Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2 x 4 Scrap Spookies!

***updated: simple tutorial added***

It's OCTOBER!
Helloooo, Halloween Decorations!!! :)

I do have to say - I've never been much into Halloween ... but for some reason, this time - the creative juices are flowing! I've been VERY inspired by all my bloggie friends and I'm just LOVING Halloween and all that spooky orange and black!!!

Holiday decorations are after all, a great excuse to be creative & hit up the dollar store -- which happen to be two of my favorite things! :)

So this is my latest project ... 2 x 4 Wood Scrap Spookies! :)




Here are their close-ups! :)

The country pumpkin!

The Muslin Mummy.

Freaky Frankenstein!

How cute spooky are these???
I only used things I had on hand - scrap wood, paint, scrap fabric, felt, bolts!
I love quick, free & cute projects like this!!

Want to make your own??

What you need:
Scrap Wood
Muslin, Green Fabric, Felt
Orange Paint
Long green ribbon *for stem*
Bolts (or similar) for Frankenstein's neck
Mod Podge and Hot Glue.

Gather your scraps together!
My longest one is about 2 feet. The pumpkin measures about 8", the Mummy 12" and frankenstein 14".


I didn't have long scraps - so I glued together squares ...
upright for Frankenstein & stacked for the Pumpkin.


3. Rip strips of Fabric (about 1" wide) for the Muslin. Mine were anywhere from 8"-20".


3. Wrap the Muslin around and tie in the back.


4. Keep tying the muslin strips.


5. Print out eyes (or use googley eyes)


Until he looks like this! :)


For Frankenstein mod podge any Green Fabric -
mine was leftover Duck Cloth.
(or you could paint it green).


For the face I just cut out black felt pieces.
The nose is a tissue paper covered old drawer knob and the bolts on the side of his neck were random ones I found in the house! All adhered with hot glue!


The pumpkin used 4 scrap squares turned on their side.


Now paint them orange!
I used Anita's Pumpkin Orange. :)


Tie a big green ribbon around it!


I dont' have pictures of this part - but paint your long board black.
Then I used some Halloween scrapbook paper - and mod podged it to the front!
Used wood glue to attach the spooky friends and that's it!
You're done!!!


I'd say the whole thing took less than 30 minutes!! :)
Just use whatever you have around your house!!


I like to party ... check out more creative ideas here.

45 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm visiting (& following) from Tuesday Tag Along. What a great idea for using wood scraps!

    Linda @ Linda's Lunacy
    http://www.lindaslunacy.blogspot.com

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  2. those are adorable!! glad to have found your blog {from mommyiscrafy's blog hop}

    hope you'll visit back. love that project! (:

    kelli & kristi
    http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

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  3. that mummy is the cutest thing ever. and i love that frankenstein, too! what a great idea!

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  4. Those are really cute! Following from TTA. :)

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  5. Hi! I'm your newest follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday!

    Stop on over and visit Girl Gone Mom. I've got lots of great giveaways up, too! :)

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  6. Those are so cute! Did you really make them yourself??

    I just found your blog through a Tuesday Blog Hop! Have a great evening!

    Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

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  7. Oh how cute! You did a great job!

    I'm your newest follower from Welcome Wednesday!

    http://www.thanksmailcarrier.com

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  8. those are WAY TOO CUTE. I love them.

    stopping by/following from welcome wednesday.

    http://www.bassgiraffe.com/2010/10/wednesday-giveaway-linkup-1006.html

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  9. Too cute!

    Congrats on being spotlighted on Welcome Wednesday!

    I'm already a follower!

    http://alwaysaroundboys.blogspot.com

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  10. Tooo adorable.. and here's to monkey taking a nap, so we can get a tutorial.. bwahahahah..
    Cute Blog!
    I’m your newest follower Happy Tuesday!!
    I would love for you to stop by...
    Thanks,

    Lisa C.
    http://mommyingonthefly.blogspot.com/

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  11. Those are so cute! I love your crafts! Following from Welcome Wednesday!

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  12. those are precious :) Love 'em! Found you through welcome wednesday and love your blog..you have a sweet family!

    New follower!!

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  13. I love your blog. Thanks for sharing with me, glad to be here.
    I'm here from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower, you please follow me back. I am new so please be patient with me, Thanks
    http://www.nontypicalmom.com/

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  14. I am happy to have found your blog through Welcome Wednesday. I am your newest follower.

    Would love a follow back at:
    http://fionadesigns.blogspot.com/

    Fiona

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  15. Those are great, I especially love the mummy!

    I’m a new follower from Welcome Wednesday. :)

    Ours+His+Mine=Nine!

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  16. Those are so cute!

    New follower from Welcome Wed!

    http://mommysmoneysavingobsession.blogspot.com/2010/10/welcome-wednesday-blog-hop.html

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  17. Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Tuesday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
    http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

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  18. Those are so freaking adorable - I can't wait to make my own!!! TFS!

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  19. How cool is that! I love Halloween Decorations. I'm a new follower from Welcome Wednesday! I hope you'll stop by http://cakeblast.com and follow me back!

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  20. Very cute project! You have a new follower from Welcome Wednesday! I look forward to following your blog! Come visit my blog Mama's Little Chick and say hi.
    Also visit my blog network Mama's Little Nestwork and join a magnificent group of bloggers. It is a great way to get your blog noticed. Have a great day!

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  21. Hi There!

    These are super cute! I am visiting from Welcome Wednesday; congrats on being a featured blog! Now following.

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  22. Hey, those are really great-you're artistically talented( in addition to being "crafty"!).
    When you get a chance, stop over to Bocci's Beefs-we'd love to have ya as an official Follower!

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  23. Those are TOTALLY adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking them at gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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  24. very cute!
    New follower from Welcome Wednesday!

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  25. Hi, Stopping by from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. Following you now.

    Kristin
    http://www.Kristinsreview.com

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  26. I love all of them, I like that they have different textures to them. Way to go.

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  27. I loved these enough to copy them - I made sure to credit you, though! Thanks for the inspiration! http://moodygirlprojects.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloweenie.html

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  28. SUPER-DEE-DUPER darling!!! Seriously, I love this idea! Thanks for linking it up to Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions :)

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  29. These are FANTASTIC! Love them! Thanks for linking up with Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  30. Hello there. Very cute. I must tell you that your wee one is so adorable and the Sailor outfit is too precious! I am a new follower via Blog Hopping.Please visit @ http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com
    Have a great weekend!

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  31. Hello there. Very cute. I must tell you that your wee one is so adorable and the Sailor outfit is too precious! I am a new follower via Blog Hopping.Please visit @ http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com
    Have a great weekend!

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  32. Hello there. Very cute. I must tell you that your wee one is so adorable and the Sailor outfit is too precious! I am a new follower via Blog Hopping.Please visit @ http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com
    Have a great weekend!

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  33. Hello there. Very cute. I must tell you that your wee one is so adorable and the Sailor outfit is too precious! I am a new follower via Blog Hopping.Please visit @ http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com
    Have a great weekend!

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  34. Thanks for sharing! Super Cute!!!!

    I'm your newest follower. Stop on by
    http://www.beckhamandbloom.com
    Happy Monday,
    Melly

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  35. Oh my goodness! These are so cute I can't even stand it! You are going to have me digging in my husbands shed for wood scraps tomorrow!!!! lol! I hope you'll come by and link these up to my DIY Halloween Party & Tutu Giveaway!

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/10/diy-halloween-linky-party.html

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  36. These rock! I'm loving all the 2x4 Halloween crafts right now, but these have to be my favorite! I will feature these at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com tomorrow! Grab my "featured" button.

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  37. These are so cute!! I'm over flowing with Halloween supplies (as I LOVE the holiday) but think these should replace some we have.

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  38. Very cute! I would love it if you would want to share how you made the stem of your cute little pumpkin. =) Will definitely have to give these a try.

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  39. I'm a dollar store diva myself! :) Love these! You should enter them in my sister's "DIY Halloween Contest". She's giving away great prizes! Here's the link to her contest: http://ellekate.blogspot.com/p/diy-contest.html

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