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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween 2x4 craft

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With Halloween being next Friday I thought I would finally get around to a Halloween post!
Back at the beginning of October I thought to myself, 'I don't want to start decorating now, it's way too early'...and then the month snuck by without me even knowing! Oops.
I know I'm not the only one this has happened to...right? :)
Anyways, back to our craft.
A couple of weeks ago there were some guys finishing the basement in the house next to ours. I had come home from picking my son up from school and I noticed a huge pile of 2x4 and plywood scraps lying on the driveway.
I went to the basement window and called down to the workers to see what their plans were for the wood. They told me it was all to be thrown away, but if I wanted to I could take any of it.
I ran to the other few homes on our street and told the other moms about our awesome opportunity, you should have seen us, we were like vultures buzzing around picking out what we wanted. We all had our kids loading up their arms with little piles of wood, and ideas were racing through my mind of what we would should make.
This is our first project.

We looked through our stash and picked out some pieces that we thought would work.
We started out by painting our base piece a charcoal grey color.
We just used acrylic craft paint that you can get at Wal-mart for .50 a bottle.
Of course my son got to help with all of the painting :).
We painted all of the solid colors first,
and once they were dry we added the details.
I lightly drew the details with a pencil first so I could see how it would look finished, and then I painted.
My oldest son is going to be a vampire this year for Halloween, so I made this block specifically with him in mind.
He loved it :)
I debated if I should round out the grave stone block, but I ended up just leaving it.
I like the way it turned out.
The blocks have just been placed on the base piece, they are not screwed in.
I wanted to keep it that way for when we put the decorations away, I feel like they will store better if they are separate pieces.


  1. These are so cute! We have a lot of scrap wood in the garage from building a fence. You right, it is such a great resource, lol!

  2. These are so cute!! I found this fun post on Happiness is Homemade

  3. Super cute! We have a bunch of wood lying around and this would be a perfect project to do with my boys.

  4. What a great project. My favorite part is that the kids can get involved with this one! Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday!

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  6. These are adorable and the kids will love to make them. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

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