Please Do Not Throw Away Scrap Pieces Of Wood!

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by Ana illausky
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We had lots of projects this summer, that required wood. As the wood was cut, the scrape pieces were collected in a bin. At the time I knew that even the shortest piece could be used as a project. With thought I came up with some yard characters for fall and other holidays made from left overs(cut wood).
These are my fall characters. You can carry this funny pair through Thanksgiving!
Black Cats
Here are some of the many pieces of scrap wood. Many of the pieces were already cut to size, I picked out from the bunch. All of my wood is pressure treated for long life!
To make my cat display a V shaped was cut for top head shape.
This jigsaw was used to cut my V shape.
All pieces are pre cut and nailed together before painted.
I LOVE LOVE These paints! The are great for this project, Paint and Primer in one, and Indoor/Outdoor.
Here is pre cut with base piece added to the back, making them strudy as a stand nailed together.
Here are the pieces spray painted. A small base , cut and nailed underneath for stability,was added and spray painted. Dry.
For a fun look, I used craft paints to finish off. (NOTE) After using craft paints you will need to use a sealer, spray or bush on the craft paints.
Here are some of my smaller pieces of wood.
Here are my Mr & Mrs. of our yard! You can use this same idea for all Holidays and Occasions!
Suggested materials:
  • Wood pieces   (On hand)
  • 2 on hand, 2 new   (Walmart)
  • Craft paints   (On hand)
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Carol Carol on Oct 19, 2017
    What did you use for the cats eyes

  • Debbie Bracken Debbie Bracken on Oct 21, 2017
    What size wood did you use for the cats? I love them!

  • Evon king Evon king on Oct 25, 2017
    How did you get them to stand without falling over

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