Transform a thrift store find into a spooky Halloween Clock for an easy diy decor piece for your Halloween party. Use paint and vinyl letters to make this quick, easy, and fun piece.
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Making your own decor pieces for Halloween is a budget friendly way to add a festive look to your home for the holiday. Thrift stores are great places to find items that can be transformed into seasonal decor.
Spooky Halloween Clock from a Thrift Store Find
I’m excited to again join the monthly Thrift Store Challenge group! Each month participants are challenged to:
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the hosts
Angela | Simply Beautiful By Angela – Gail | Purple Hues and Me – Jenny | Cookies Coffee and Crafts –
Pili | My Sweet Things – Chas | Chas’ Crazy Creations –
Angie | Grandma Creates – Beverly | Across the Blvd
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Supplies Used for Halloween Clock
- Thrift Store Find Clock
- Chalk Paint & Brushes
- Paint Sponge
- Cricut Air Explore 2
- Black Vinyl
- Black Bird
- Hot Glue
- Wood Block
- Wood Skewer
I went to my local Goodwill on the hunt for items that I could use for Halloween decor, but I wasn’t searching for any items in particular. I like to look around and see if anything grabs my attention and imagination. This old clock did just that.
Painting the Clock for Halloween Decor
- Clean the clock with TSP
- Add one coat of white chalk paint as a base coat
- Allow the white paint to dry
- Cover the surface with black chalk paint
- Allow some of the white to show through
- Let it begin to dry, but only for about 5 minutes
- While the black paint is still wet, use a paint sponge to add gray chalk, paint working in sections
- Use a lint free cloth to blend the gray paint with the black paint
- Draw light lines with the tip of a wooden skewer onto the clock face
- Continue using the tip of a skewer to scrap the paint to give the appearance of lines
- Allow the piece to dry completely
Adding vinyl to Halloween Clock
- Use vinyl letters made with a cutting machine or buy vinyl stickers
- Attach to the clock face
I used my Cricut Air Explore 2 to create the Roman numerals for the clock face. You can also use stickers that can be found at most craft stores.
After designing the numerals using Happy Hauntings font, I cut, weeded, and attached them to the clock face.
I searched for images of witch’s hats in Design Space and found this one that I liked. You can find it by using #MC2B82B5 in the search bar.
To complete the look for a spooky Halloween clock, I added the witch’s hat and hot glued a dollar store black bird to the top.
I wanted the clock to stand on its on, so I attached a small wood block to the black of it. With the block added, I can place the clock on a table for the party. I’m also going to add a small sign close to it that says “Beware of the Witching Hour.”
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Spooky Clock for Halloween Decor