Keeping it Simple: Tutorial Tuesday: Thanksgiving 2x4s

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Thanksgiving 2x4s

I absolutely loved how my Halloween 2x4s turned out, so I decided to make some for fall/Thanksgiving. I love having something on the door step to great people when they come!

This is how I made it:
1) I took a 2x4 and cut it into four pieces. The base was 14" and the others were 8", 9", 10". Did you know that you can get clearance would at Home Depot (probably at other stores too)? I got the wood for $1!

For the scarecrow
2) I painted the wood cream.

3) Then I added the face. I cut the face out of vinyl with my Silhouette. I used Expressions Vinyl, in colors: carnation pink, white, black and nut brown.

4) Next I glued on some straw for the hair.

5) Then I glued on a hat. I got a little scarecrow from the dollar store and used the hat, I was too lazy to make one myself.

For the pumpkin:
6) I painted the wood orange.

7) Then I glued on a stem and raffia to the top of it.

For the turkey:
8) I painted the wood brownish... not sure what color it is

9) Then I added some vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. I used the colors: red, light brown, nut brown, black

10) Then I painted some craft sticks all different colors to make the feathers. I used the spoon kind because they had a little more flare than just regular sticks. I glued them into place and then stapled them.

For the base:
11) I painted the wood brown

12) Then I added the words with transfer paper. The color of the vinyl is nut brown.

13) I glued all of the pieces of wood onto the base and then screwed them together.

And now I have something fun and festive to greet people when they come by!



  1. Eeekkk! This is so fun, love it!

  2. such a great idea! ive been looking for 2x4s because i loved the halloween ones so much. these are just as awesome. :)

  3. Awesome!! Looks really simple to make and super cute.

  4. Cute! I love the turkey! You're so stinkin' creative.

    Thanks for linking up!

  5. Oh, Kaysi- there you go again with all your fabulous craftiness! They are so cute and would look great on my front porch!

  6. Ha! I love the turkey! Great idea.

  7. What a cute trio!
    Thanks for linking up at Show & Share!

  8. Love how this project turned out, so cute and creative. I was so bad with fall decorating this year..I might do something along these lines for Christmas though. Thanks for the how to!

  9. I love this! linked up on my blog


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