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!”
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Suzanne Melton says
Jenna, you are hilarious!
I do my best, Suzanne! haha!
Lynnie D says
I saw that lady’s scriptural comment the other day … hoo, boy! (She probably wants Harry Potter books out of the school library, too.) The things people get worked up about never cease to amaze me. Now, ME … I wouldn’t have a Ouija board in the house, thanks everso!! They scare the Billy-be-damned out of me! (I, personally, don’t think they’re something to fool around with.) As the Bard said, “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio… “ But I love your Witch outfit! Wishing you a Blesséd Samhain, Feliz Dia de los Muertos and Happy Halloween!!
Stephanie S. says
Right. I can see you wearing your witches outfit and using the Ouji board on Hallows Eve. LOL
Nice look and is that coffin from Gijo?
The fun begans with Halloween comjng.
You know it!! I’ll serve refreshments on it to all my witch and warlock friends too! haha! I don’t know about the coffin/mummy thing. I got it at a yard sale and all I know is that it’s marked Hasbro (the toy and game manufacturer, I’m assuming) on the bottom of it. I love it though!
Bonnie Schulte says
It is too bad, that some feel that Halloween witches, spooks, and yes, the ouija board are evil. I love Halloween, and everything that goes along with it that makes it fun. But even all year long, in my studio/craft/ room, I have a couple of “fake” skulls on the book shelves, a crow and a crystal ball (large paper weight). On another shelf I have a dozen or more composition doll heads, with a ouija board propped up behind them. Woo.wooooooo. I still remember my brother and I, in the late 40’s talking to the spirits,he is 6 years older, and he would always try to spook me out. To this day, 70 years later, I recall all the fun we had with that board, laughing and making fun of a boogie man. A good spooky story always went along with it all. I’ve been doing a lot of rubber stamping, and have many stamps for Halloween, that I use for cards. I was very surprised when I was shopping at a huge rubber stamp store in the Twin Cities, I asked where their stamps were for Halloween, and they told me they would never have something like that in their store. Against even selling them. To each their own I guess. Meanwhile, don’t let others get you down..ENJOY Halloween and the wonderful witch costume! Bonnie in WI, leaves are changing and beautiful…
Your studio/craft room sounds so cool, Bonnie! I love all that sort of stuff too – it’s so fun! I’m the same way – even as a kid I lived for good scary stories, ghosts and the such!
Brigitte Baker says
Lmao, girl….. Don’t engage the crazies!!
Super cute Ouija board tray. I have a tray in my ‘junk’ (read: future cute, crafty stuff) pile I could do this with! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
Girl, I don’t – I just smile, and go on about my way with them. However, part of me wishes I would have told her that I’d add her to my prayer list also. haha! And I have that same ‘junk’ pile too!! I know exactly what you mean!
I am loving your decorations! What is that green mummy thing? Too cool! Oh, I’m prayin for ya and bless your heart;)
Thanks, girl! Isn’t that mummy cool? I found it at a yard sale and have no idea what it could have came from or be about or whatever. It’s marked Hasbro on the bottom, which is a game/toy manufacturer.
I love the wrinkles – it definitely adds to the vintage feel. And this will be perfect for all of my naked pagan forest ceremonies. 😉
hahahahaha!!! That’s right girl – refreshments for after all that dancing!
Susan the Farm Quilter says
Halloween has never been a holiday I went out of my way to decorate for. I figured I was doing good just to help my kids carve pumpkins and make their costumes! Scary costumes like a bookworm and Laura from Little House on the Prairie. The only costume I remember wearing as a kid was an angel!! Of course, my girlfriend was a headhunter with a grass skirt and a real cow skull hanging from it!! Now we get no trick-or-treaters our on the farm and no longer have any kids at home, so we rather ignore Halloween all together. I do like the sales on the candy the day after!!
I bet that bookworm costume was adorable though! I was an angel one year as a kid too – haha!!
Well, missy, what you do at your house behind closed doors is nobody’s business. Remember “Free to me, you and me” by Marlo Thomas ? If that’s the worse you do, you will be okay. If the Circus and Grunt love you, that’s all that matters.
Lawd have mercy !
Couldn’t agree more, Myrna! I’ve never understood why so many people get riled up about other people’s choices when it doesn’t affect them in any way!
At first I was like “ooooohhh I don’t know about this one Jenna….Ouija boards scare the ever living out of me”
BUT…I love it!! I’m not a huge Halloween fan myself, mostly because I just didn’t care for it or get all hyped up about it as a kid. But as an adult, I love how much my kids love it. I’d rather stay home and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters than take my own kids out. I just think all the kids are so cute, and I love the family costumes (but you’d never catch me in one haha!) So dress up in your witch costume and hand out your candy from your Ouija tray. Happy Halloween!!
Thanks, girl!! I LOVE giving out candy too! Funny enough, the Circus does as well! I think she’d be fine just handing out candy rather than getting it herself! haha! She loves seeing all the costumes as well!
I usually poo poo ouija board Halloween decor but just realized it’s because I never found the right one! Gotta make this!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy says
This is so great and way easier than I thought it would be! I can’t wait to make my own! Thanks for posting!