DIY Halloween magnet board


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Alright let’s hear it… who’s pulled out their Halloween decor? I just can’t wait until October 1st! Ha! Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. I absolutely love everything about this time of year! The cooler weather, warm soups, scarves, pumpkin bread… mmm. I l also love dressing my kids up in their Halloween costumes. They get so excited to be their favorite super heroes and it makes my heart smile seeing them believe they can CONQUER the world in that suit.

However, one thing I realized this year was that I never get around to printing out those fun pictures we take on Halloween. By the time Halloween passes, Christmas planning has already began. So this year I thought would be different. I decided I would make a magnet board to display on my Halloween table to share those memories.

Want to make one?!


Supplies for Halloween Magnet Board:

  • Beadboard or MDF board
  • Metal Sheet
  • E-6000 glue
  • Embellishments
  • 1 sheet of scrapbook paper
  • Magnets


1. Gather your wood and metal sheets (these can be found pre-cut at HD or Lowes). The board I used measures 12×14 and the metal sheet measures 8×12. Once I had my wood cut down I decided I wanted a distressed look to make it look a little spooky! To do this I bought Americana Glazing Medium (found at Jo-Ann’s or Michaels) and mixed it with a little black and silver paint. Then I lightly brushed the glaze on the board and wiped off any access.

2. Then I glued the metal sheet to my board with E-6000.

3. Next set a heavy book on top and let it dry over night to make sure the corners don’t pop up.

4. You can leave the metal as is, or add some decorative scrapbook paper with mod podge.

5. Next, I added the words “October” with a fun stamp set.

6. I also thought it would be fun to have a spider hanging down, so I glued some bead trim to the back of the spider.

7. I then attached magnets to the back of the spider and a few other buttons.

8. I thought it needed one last touch, so I added a piece of ric-rac across the top and it was good to go. I printed out some pictures from Halloween a few years ago and hung them up with the magnets. I found a picture stand to put it in and now have my new magnet board to display. :)

This was such a fun project to do and I love that I now have somewhere to display all those Halloween pictures!

This magnetic bead board would be perfect for any holiday or to have up all year long depending on your color selections. Get creative and have fun! I’d love to see if you make one!

Thanks for reading. Hope everyone has a fabulous day!

If you liked this project, make sure to check out my other holiday crafts.

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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5 comments on “DIY Halloween magnet board”

  1. i love this halloween display! very cute! and love the magnet board idea! I think i’ll give it a try! also im just curious if you really have this halloween display in your house to stay till halloween or if you just pulled it out for the picture and will put it back up in october?

  2. Cute! I too LOVE Halloween though I’ve never been much of one for decorating for the holidays? I am thinking this year that I’m gonna have to go for it!

  3. I love this display. What a great way to display some pictures. I have been unable to locate the metal sheets at HD or Lowes. What department are they in?

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