With Halloween right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to get your craft juices flowing. Grab some of your scrap wood from the garage put your tools to work with this easy to do craft. This is a previous craft I did, so I do not have a lot of in progress pictures but I will link all the tools I have used.
For this project you will need the following:
Scrap 2×4, 2×6, 2x10s. It is a great way to get rid of all the scrap wood laying around your shop or garage. I like using the thicker wood like 2×4’s because you can stand the craft up without needing to do extra work for hanging.
Miter saw- I use a 12″ Dewalt Sliding Compound Miter saw. This is a very versatile saw and a must for any basic carpentry you do and works great for quick easy cuts for crafts. I highly recommend spending the little extra on this saw and it should last you a lifetime!
Here is the link to the sander on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VXOJTi
Jig saw- I have owned many different jig saws for crafts so far. The current jig saw I have is this one: Dewalt Jigsaw The price on amazon is not bad hovering around $100. I like it because you can vary the speed of the blade while you are doing more intricate cuts and speed up for long straighter cuts. It also has a nice trigger lock so you can set it for longer cuts without having to hold the button down. The corded version does tether you to a wall but works forever without having to change batteries especially when you are hammering out wood crafts.
Again, here is the link: https://amzn.to/2P2BkId
The next tool you will need is a sander. I promise you I do not only buy Dewalt tools, but you cannot beat the 5″ Dewalt Orbital Sander. This small sander quickly sands down all your crafts in a hurry and has the ability to hook a vacuum up to it to keep the dust down. That is very important in a small mancave like mine that is multi use. It also has a small bag attached to it that you can empty out as necessary. At only $55 dollars it is a must for any shop.
Here is the link to Amazon: 5″ Dewalt Orbital Sander
Paint brushes- I buy these brushes by the boat load. They are easy to clean and reuse a few times. Once they are worn out, just toss them in the garbage.
The last item you will need for your Spooky Halloween Craft is paint. I am very selective about my paint because I take a lot of time to prep these crafts so I want them to last forever. I use Apple Barrel Paint for 95% of all my paint crafts. The quality is consistent and you can find any color your looking for! I usually get the Assortment every few months.
Here is the link: Apple Barrel Paint
The Quick and dirty instructions are as follows
Cut the two wood into separate small chunks with your miter saw. This can be whatever length or size you would like it to be.
Draw out your shapes based on what you want to make such as ghosts, pumpkins, Frankenstein etc. It is easy to draw the outline in pencil.
Use the jig saw to cut out your traced lines.
Finish up by sanding all the wood down with some rough sand paper. I like to use 80 grit to save time.
Now the fun part:
Put on some spooky Halloween music and paint the night away! Great fun time craft for the kids.
Here are some examples of what we made this year!!!