Wooden Coffin Decorative Halloween Sign

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Are you looking for new ideas and ways to decorate at Halloween time?  Halloween is one of my favorite holiday’s and  I love to go over the top!  Adding new Halloween decorations to my house while looking for new ideas is a fun past time of mine.  In fact deciding to create a coffin out of old wood flooring that I had was easy for me.  I knew that I needed to add something to it because it was very plain looking.  Finding this darling saying from Dexter Kozen made the perfect addition to put on my coffin.


To make a Wooden Coffin Decorative Halloween sign you will need:

2 wood slats cut 3″ by 24″ (you could use wood fence slats)

2 additional wood slats

wood glue

jig saw

chop saw


white vinyl

personal cutting machine


first  create a paper template to trace onto your wood flooring slats or fencing.  My template measures 24″ long by 12″ at its widest point.  Next you will measure and cut 2 of your wood slats 24″ long, using a cop saw. Place the 24″ long slats next to each other along with 2 more wood slats on each side of the 24″ wood slats.  Lay your coffin template over the 4 wood slats and trace the angles over the 2 outer wood slats. Using a jig saw cut the 2 outer wood slats to size and design.

coffin cutting

Next you will use gorilla wood glue to glue together the 4 wood slats.  Let the glue completely dry on the Coffin.  You can also nail and add 2 tack strips on the back for extra stability.  Sand all edges of your coffin.  You can paint or decorate your coffin as desired.

coffin sand glue

I chose to cut this saying a saying from “Dexter Kozen ” using your personal cutting machine type in the saying pick desired fonts and cut onto white vinyl.  Weed out vinyl and apply saying onto the center of your coffin.

coffin vinyl

I ended up making 8 of these cute coffins to give away as prizes at our annual Halloween party. How will you decorate your coffin?

coffin up close



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