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Fence Post Frankie

5 Materials
2 Hours

Just in time for October decorating! This little guy was first spotted in an antique shop. I'm not sure why because he wasn't old...but he was cute just the same. I couldn't spend the money at the time so I took a picture instead. Fast forward two years and I finally got around to making him.

The two main components for this project are a piece of fence post cut down to 8" lengths and a base.

This should give you an idea of the post shape. Its approximately 4"x3".

After lightly sanding the post section, I applied 2 coats of green acrylic paint. Any type of paint will do, I just used what I had on hand.

For that matter, it doesn't have to be green...you choose.

Once the green was thoroughly dry, I used a sharpie to draw the hairline.

With black paint, I filled in the hair. Be sure to give is at least 2 coats.

Next, I sketched in the face with the marker. No need to be perfect...these are simple lines.

Using a white marker, I first filled in the eye whites. I then took a thick, permanent, black marker and went over all his features.

On the bottom of the base, I carefully marked out where the 2 screws would be placed.

First I drilled holes through the marks. These were just a hair smaller than my screws.

Next, with a paddle bit, I routed out insets for the screws so the base could lay flat.

I lightly stained the base in a gray tone.

Once dry, I screwed the base to the post, carefully centering it. I then hot glued some moss around the bottom for a finishing touch.

Now Frankie is ready to welcome my friends on Halloween!

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  • Jan. Cline
    on Oct 26, 2019

    as it’s 1eeek to Halloween I best get busy....... love your project.........

  • A
    on Oct 26, 2019

    You must mean "boo-sy"! Oh, wait...that's not right.

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