I have so enjoyed making all of my Hershey Kiss boards this year (I have two more yet to make!).
I love seeing a few of you take my tutorial and make one with your own spin on it. Here is my Halloween take on my Hershey Kiss Board.
My kids love counting down to any holiday. The countdown to Halloween will probably be our most popular because my kids adore trick or treating.
Those numbers are actually inverted Hershey Kisses. Kids love them, guests love them, and I have been known to snag a few myself.
Let’s get started.
Supplies You Need to Make the Halloween Kiss Board
- Electric Drill
- 3/4 paddle drill bit
- 220 grit sandpaper
- 12” x 12” x 1/2” MDF board
- Coordinating scrapbook paper
- Hershey Kisses
- Glue Dots
- White cardstock (2 pieces)
- Silhouette machine
- Mod Podge
- Foam brush or roller
- Spray paint (I used Krylon’s Black)
How to make the Halloween Kiss Board – Step By Step
1. Cut MDF Board to Size
Cut your 1/2” MDF board to a 12” x 12” size. (or have Home Depot cut it like I always do).
2. Mark the Holes for the Kisses
Measure out where you want your kisses. This is where you will drill your holes. Using a 3/4” paddle drill bit and an electric drill — drill your holes but do not go all the way through the board.
The top of the bit will poke through the back but don’t drill the wide part of the bit more than 2/3 of the way.
This will allow the Hershey kisses to set in there and stay. This is what the bit looks like.
3. Drill the Holes for the Kisses
Mark your holes and then drill them.
I measured every 1 1/4” and then drilled my holes.
This allowed me to have 10 holes across and 3 rows of them for a total of 30 kisses.
Then I drilled one more hole to accommodate #31 down below.
4. Sand the Board
3. Lightly sand the board with 220 grit sandpaper especially around the holes. Wipe it clean. Spray prime and paint it.
5. Create the Spider Web with Silhouette
Next I used my Silhouette machine and created a spider web vinyl stencil.
Then applied it to the board and taped the rest off and sprayed it with Krylon’s Brushed Metallic Silver spray paint.
I removed the vinyl to reveal a spider web design on my board.
6. Cut Out the “Happy Halloween”
I cut out “Happy Halloween” with my Silhouette machine (using Lobster Two font) and Mod Podged it onto the board.
Then coated it with a thin layer of Mod Podge with a foam roller so I wouldn’t get any lap marks.
7. Apply Halloween Tape
Martha Stewart has a new line of Halloween paper tape that I found at Michaels.
So I added that around the edges to give it a finished look rather than Mod Podging the paper on…so much easier.
8. Print and cut out the Numbers
I then printed and cut out numbered circles 1-31 and applied them with Glue Dots to the back of the Hershey Kisses.
If you have a Silhouette machine and would like the files click here to download them.
Click below to see more of my kiss boards.