You all know I love a good 80’s pattern. The windowpane black and white grid pattern is a quitessential memphis pattern that screams 80’s, but is so clean and geometric, that it is the perfect modern pattern too. And the black and white grid lends itself so well to Halloween. When I found this blank crecent moon wall art piece at JO-ANN, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it craft wise, but I knew just a touch of paint could transform it. Once I got it home, I knew that I could easily use a ruler and black marker to add a grid pattern and those bats would look fab in neon colors. This DIY 80’s grid halloween moon decoration now looks perfect and is ready to display for Halloween. You can make your own too. All you need is paint and a black marker.
-Wood moon and bat wall hanging from JO-ANN stores
-White acrylic paint
-Black sharpie or permanent marker
-Neon acrylic paint
The wood moon and metal bats looked cute, but definitely not my style. So I began by painting the wood moon white with a coat of acrylic paint. Then I used the neon acrylic paint to give the bats a coat. I let the first coat dry fully for about 1 hour and then came back and gave the bats a second coat of paint for full coverage. Once dry, I used a ruler and a black permanent marker to draw on the iconic windowpane grid pattern.
That’s all it took to transform this plain Halloween moon into the perfect 80’s inspired moon!
I hung the moon above my ikea shelving and added a few vinyl bats flying around it for the perfect Halloween vignette.
What do you think? The perfect amount of 80’s nostalgia mixed with neon and Halloween vibes? Go grab your own crecent moon blank and make your own DIY 80’s Grid Halloween Moon Decoration asap!