I love projects that I can make with little effort and little cost. My husband always has scrap boards around from various projects around the house. So when I think of a craft that I can use these scrap pieces of wood it makes me happy - or as Kai Lan says - it makes my heart sing. Sorry for the reference but my little girl is obsessed with Kai Lan lately. :)
Last year, I made some cute christmas ornaments using scrap 2x4s cut into a triangle and painted like christmas trees so what else is a triangle and is a decoration for my favorite holiday??? - Candy Corn!
I used the 2x4s and cut them with a chopsaw with a 15 degree angle. I didn't cut the triangle with sharp edges but left a little bit of a flat edge to make it more like the candy. Then I just got out my paint and got to painting. Just like the candy- I painted 3 stripes of orange, yellow, and white. I then used a rag to paint on some beige paint to antique it and distressed the edges with sandpaper. I had some hemp twine and I added some for the middle candy corn. I figured I am going to sale them in the booth my sister and I have in sets of three. I think that I will have to make some more for me though. Tell me what you think!
I would love to see any other projects you have made too that are from scrap 2x4s.
I also mentioned on my last post that I would be doing a give-away this time. I will be giving away a metal flower bracelet that you can see in the post before this. I will let the winner tell me what colors he/she wants the bracelet to be. The rules are: You need to comment or be a follower. If you want double the entries than do both! I will close the give-a-way next Monday 8/29/11. Good luck and may the crafting force be with you. :)
On a total random thought- don't you love it when someone has the same sense of humor as you? I was reading a book called "Hexed" by Kevin Hearne and in it there are witches, werewolves, etc. When a witch calls him he sets up the ringtone for "Witchy Woman" by the Eagles. I laughed because of my Halloween sign for the witch has the lyrics behind it too.
Have fun and don't forget to enter into the give-away!