Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: 2x4 Spring Characters

You've probably wondered if I was going to do a post with 2x4's... it's been awhile but of course I had to make some characters for spring!! I just love using wood, it's so cheap.  Especially if you check out the clearance section, then you can get it for really cheap.  I got a 6ft 2x4 for $.51!!  

This year I decided not to put them outside, they got ruined last year. So instead I'm just putting them on my ledge in my family room.  



Here is how I them:
1) For the butterfly, I cut a 2x2 to 8 inches and then painted it green.  Using some felt (it was the stiff kind) I cut out wings.  I glued the wings onto the 2x2.
2) Then I put a pipe cleaner on the top.  I wanted to add a little color, so I punched out circles out of glitter paper and glued them to the wings.  

And there are the butterflies, super easy!
3) For the bunny, I took some felt and wrapped it around the wood.  
4) Then I cut out some ears.  To make sure the felt didn't fall, I glued a popsicle stick to it.  (Sorry for the blurry picture....)

5) I stapled the ears onto the wood and then decorated the face.  
And there are the bunnies :)
6) For the duck, I used white felt and white feathers.  I used felt instead of paint because I want it to have a fuzzy look under the feathers.
7) I wrapped the wood and then glued on feathers.  
8) Then I added the face.  
Super easy and super cheap!!!  
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22 comments:

Mammy Made said...

Those are cuuute!!

- Adele @ Mammy Made

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Kaysi, they're adorable! I love the bunny faces!

Samantha said...

I love these! The bunnies look really naughty as though they're about to go and do something tricksy like eat all your seedlings :D

Jenny Melrose said...

Kaysi -- These are so cute and I love that all I need is felt and my glue gun. I'd love it if you'd share these at Whimsy Wednesdays at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-3.html. We go live tonight at 8 EST.

Christine said...

How cute are they!!!! My girls would love these!!

Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

Zoe said...

These are really cute! I love the yellow bunny the best. I have seen these with painted wood but the felt seems like it would be faster and cuter! Great job!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Ha ha. I am dying over the bunny's teeth. They're so cute!! I adore these Kaysi!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Jenny Melrose said...

Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays Kaysi!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Clever idea to wrap the wood! The expressions on the faces are so cute. I would love it if you would consider linking to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy, a Sunday through Thursday link party for ideas that make life easier, better and more fun!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Well aren't those cute! I hope you'll link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop!

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/hippity-hop-easter-project-hop.html

Scrappy Gifts said...

LOVE the ducks! So creative on all of these! I might try your butterfly ones with the $1 store butterflies (the ones you used on a pillow before) to decorate for my daughter's 1st birthday.

Heather Green said...

Oh my goodness! I just want to give that duck a squeeze; he's too cute!!

Mindie Hilton said...

Oh those are too cute, love the feathers. I don't know if you have shared this yet at Bacon Time, but I am hosting a Spring Battle of the Cookers and Crafters, and there are some great prizes if you are interested.

SusieQTpies said...

This is so awesome! I would LOVE for you to stop in and share it in my Mommy Solutions linky. You have such a great ideas! Feel free to share others, too.

Thanks, Crystal http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2012/03/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-36/

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Oh my goodness!!!! This guys are super cute! I may have to make a couple of the butterflies to add to my spring mantle. Have a wonderful weekend! Visiting from Creation Corner.
~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

Swedie said...

What a fun way to use a piece of wood! Love the chick feathers!

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

pauldarosaranch said...

I found your site via pinterest. I love your blog. I will be visiting often.\Lisa

Ginger said...

Featuring YOU today! :) Thank you so much for sharing at {wow me} wednesday!

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/03/take-look-at-you-easter-edition.html

Hani@Craftionary said...

Love the cuteness..
Thanks for linking up at friday fun party

amy and jesse hudson said...

Cute, easy, and cheap! Best kind! Love it!

Crafty Mischief said...

These are so cute! My kids would just love a craft like this. Thanks for sharing!

Six Sisters said...

These are so cute! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We love having you and hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters