Monday, September 10, 2012

Repost: Halloween Spooky 2x4's

*This is a re-post from two years ago!*

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 podge it to the front!
I 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!!

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  1. Oh me, oh my! How cute?! I love this!!

    I would love to invite you to post this over at my link party on The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you there :)

  2. WoW how creative you are.
    Personally I am not a Halloween girl. Never really have been.

  3. Did you know that Wineanddesignsc in Mt. P is doing this same thing October 7? It almost looks identical to yours! -heather


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