Halloween Chalk Art

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Halloween Chalk Art Cast a Spell

I found this neat little shutter mirror at my local thrift store and I knew it would make a great chalkboard. I painted it with a few coats of chalkboard paint. I am putting the finishing touches on my party decor, so I decided on this cute “Cast a Spell” quote to use.

I have seen some fantastic chalkboard art out there, but wow is it difficult to get the lettering straight and in line. Years ago, I used to paint murals and so it just so happens I have an “old-school” overhead projector. This makes writing on a chalkboard so much easier. You can find one at a school surplus store or even online. If you run across one, I recommend grabbing it. Those new high-end versions are super expensive, but even a kids version might do the trick!

Halloween Chalk Art “Cast a Spell”


  • Transparency paper for your printer
  • Overhead projector
  • Damp sponge
  • Chalk pens
  • Regular chalk and a printer

Projector Chalk ArtI headed on over to PicMonkey and made my wording using their Fantastic Halloween Fonts. I used the font’s “Emily’s Candy”, “October Crow” and added a cute spider. Print them out on the transparency paper. Add them to your projector and adjust the pic.

I tape my transparencies to the projector so they do not move once I get them placed just right. Take the chalk pen and outline the words. Turn the projector off and I free hand the rest. Use your sponge to fix the mistakes. And that’s it! Super easy professional looking chalk art!

Click below for a FREE PRINTABLE of “Cast a Spell” for a transparency

Cast a Spell

Birthday Chalkboard ArtI made this one for my Husbands Birthday Party.

DIY Halloween Chalkboard Art

Halloween Head in a Jar propClose up of my Creepy Zombie Head in a Jar.



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  1. 11.11.12
    Jessica said:

    Creeeeeepy! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday, sorry I didn’t thank you sooner ;)

  2. 11.1.12
    Michelle said:

    Thank you so much for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog……

    Michelle xoxo

  3. 10.29.12

    Love the Halloween Chalk Art! Too cute!

  4. 10.29.12

    Love the chalkboard and the mask! Happy Halloween! Joining from Inspire Me Monday –

  5. 10.28.12
    Jen said:

    What a great idea to use a projector for the letters! I love how this turned out, have fun at your party!

  6. 10.27.12
    LUCY said:

    Ok…so I looove the chalkboard halloween vignette….buuttttt…now I can’t get that horrible picture of the mask in the jar out of my head. I enjoy visiting you anyway…! have a great weekend…xo

  7. 10.26.12

    That shutter mirror/chalkboard is awesome. What a fantastic grouping!

  8. 10.26.12
    Kathie said:

    Love the chalk art! That zombie head in a jar gave me a great idea for something to do with my giant pickle jars! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. 10.26.12
    Penny said:

    What a “scary” vignette! Your chalkboard turned out so cute, I just love it! Hugs,, Penny

  10. 10.26.12

    I need a projector sooooo bad, been on the lookout for one for quite awhile now. Thanks for linking up to Curb Alert block party so quickly. Such a cute chalkboard and display!

  11. 10.26.12
    Jen said:

    I love the whole display! And that head in a jar….super creepy but I love it!

  12. 10.25.12
    Katherines Corner said:

    Kim, you make the best stuff! Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing your wonderful blog at Thursday Favorite Things xo

  13. 10.25.12
    Jo said:

    Yikes!..scaries everywhere!…fun stuff! Saw your #12 @ Craft Junkie.
    #18 LoblollyLane

  14. 10.25.12
    Michelle said:

    This looks awesome! And such a great tip about the overhead projector!

    I would love to invite you to post this over at my link party on Hope to see you there :)
    Michelle xoxo

  15. 10.25.12
    Pamela said:

    That is just too too cute!

  16. 10.24.12
    Yelle said:

    Such a cute idea! I have some chalkboards up but wasn’t sure what to write on them for this time of the year, but Cast A Spell is perfect!

  17. 10.24.12
    Angie said:

    Great job Kim! You really put together some amazing props. Nice work

  18. 10.24.12

    This turned out so nice, what a great thrift store find!

  19. 10.24.12

    This is fantastic!! I hope you will stop by and link this post up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven’t already. Thank you so much!

  20. 10.24.12
    Yvonne said:

    Your gave me ideas with your great work. I didn’t know about picmonkey so I have something new to check out.

  21. 10.24.12
    Crystelle said:

    Super scary head in a jar! Eek!
    LOVE the mustache on the skeleton….. gonna have to use that one… heeheehee….!

    hugs, Crystelle

  22. 10.24.12
    Jennifer said:

    Oh how fun! Great job!

  23. 10.23.12

    I love the chalkboard also. I want to make something with chalkboard paint but I can’t seem to decide what to do. Great Job!

  24. 10.23.12
    Home Decor DIY Craft said:

    beautiful display. Like Vanessa, I am also intrigued by that mask! Ahhh….So well done! Thank you for sharing it on our blog party also. Hope to see you again tomorrow with another great idea! ~ Rose

  25. 10.23.12

    How scary is the mask in the jar! Love the chalkboard.