If you love the spooky feeling a ouija board can add to your Halloween decor, then this is the project for you! This DIY ouija board Halloween tray adds a creepy touch and is also great to use as a serving tray at your Halloween party!
So I got a comment on the blog post about my witch costume the other day from a lady quoting scripture about how the Lord will put an end to witchcraft, fortune tellers, pagan cities and the such.
Folks, it’s the Halloween season. I’m not out here dancing around nude in the dark offering up my soul to the devil. I just love a damn good witch costume and Halloween.
I mean, we all know I need prayer for a whole lot of things but my witch costume and halloween decorations aren’t one of them.
All that being said, this ouija board tray will not be used to summon spirits. And even if I wanted to, I’m not sure the thick coat of Mod Podge I put on the bad boy would even let any spirits through.
This tray however can be seen throughout this glorious Halloween season adorning my coffee table, serving drinks, and just generally satisfying all my Halloween decorating dreams. 😆
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Isn’t it spooky? It looks old and creepy and I love it for all that and more.
This tray is easily made using a pre-fab tray, a printable I’ve got for you and a couple other things.
DIY Ouija Board Halloween Serving Tray
Materials and Supples Needed:
- PreFab Wooden Tray – I used the medium one in this set.
- Black Spray Paint – I used this semi-gloss one.
- Ouija Board Printable – details below.
- Mod Podge – I used Satin.
- Foam Brush
Print out the Ouija Board Printable.
You can get the printable from my Printable Library. To access the printable library, you’ll need to be an email subscriber to Rain on a Tin Roof.
If you’re already an email subscriber, go to the Printable Library here and enter the password which you can find at the bottom of the latest email from me, which would most likely be about this tray. Scroll down until you see the ouija board printable, download and print it using the links.
If you’re not already an email subscriber to Rain on a Tin Roof, simply click here and sign up. After signing up, you’ll receive an email to confirm your subscription. After doing this, you’ll be directed to the Printable Library where you can download the ouija board and then print.
I used this public domain ouija board image and created two different sizes from it to use for the tray. If you go with the same tray size I used, I would recommend using the 8.5″ x 14″ size that I made. If you go with a smaller tray, you can use the 8.5″ x 11″ size. Both are available for download in my printable library.
Paint the tray. I did two coats of spray paint.
Cut out the printable.
If you go with the same size tray and printable I used, the printable is going to be longer than the tray. To cut it out, I just placed the printable in the tray, then creased where I should cut.
Now, I am not recommending that you do the next part exactly how I did it. I don’t want none of you coming back and blaming me for burning yourself.
After I cut the printable down some, I burned some of the paper along the edges to give it an authentic spooky Halloween look. Again, I don’t recommend you do this. If you do it, you are doing so at your own risk.
Apply a good coat of Mod Podge onto the bottom of the tray, then immediately place the ouija board on top of it.
Apply a coat of Mod Podge over the ouija board.
Let dry, then add 1-2 more coats of Mod Podge. I did three coats total.
As you can see, I had a couple of wrinkles in my paper. I tried to get them out, but failed. However, in the end, I think it just added more to the overall “old” look of the project.
Oooo, I just love it!
Isn’t it so fun for Halloween?
I’m off to give this thing a whirl and see who all I can conjure up!
Will you be adding this touch of ouija board decor to your Halloween home?
Want more Halloween projects to get your house creepy-fied?
How to Make a Glowing Crystal Ball – it will take you all of five minutes!
DIY Skull Sconce – using items from the Dollar Tree!
Printable Spell Book Cover and Potion Labels – turn any book into a “spell book!”
Want to come back to the instructions for this tray later? Just pin the image below!
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