The “Crafty Crew” and I are working on a wood block project that I’ll be showing you soon, but we had a LOT of extra wood left over.
Truthfully, I bought enough to make our projects and have extra for extra projects… getting these ladies together always ends up with more ideas and projects than we originally got together for. lol
This wasn’t one of my ideas, but it sort of evolved as we were going along – scrap wood Jack-O-Lantern! (without the lantern part)
Take some scrap wood and sand it smooth (any size or shape will work).
I had some “Construction Orange” (Behr) paint leftover from my Hallowe’en road sign, so I painted them up.
You can see the wood is in pretty rough shape – for my purposes, it didn’t matter at all.
Hallowe’en is about cobwebs and scars and all kinds of scary things, so this was actually ideal for a scrap wood Jack-O-Lantern.
I used the Silhouette machine to cut out some creepy Jack-o-Lantern faces from adhesive vinyl – but to be totally honest, I could have just drawn the scrap wood Jack-O-Lantern faces on with a black Sharpie.
I picked up some styrofoam candy corn and a bunch of fall leaves from the craft store to add as embellishments.
I also picked up a container of “Sparkle” Mod Podge.
I’ve used regular Mod Podge before, so I wanted to try something new…
and I can’t resist a little sparkle.
Paint over the scrap wood Jack-O-Lantern faces (if you use a Sharpie, make sure the marker has set completely before doing this step – you wouldn’t want it to bleed).
One coat of mod podge was sparkly enough for me – you’ll see it below dried.
I cut a few leaves from my fall flower bunch and hot glued them to the top of the block, then topped them with the styrofoam candy corn to act as a stem.
Pretty cute right?
Both blocks have a single layer of the mod podge on them, but the one on the left is just catching the light differently.
An easy Hallowe’en decoration that can sit on your bookshelf, mantle, sofa table or even front porch if you
have large pieces of scrap wood super-size them!
Have a great one!