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Copycat Craft: 2x4 Halloween Decor

About a year ago I started pinning, and then I pinned some more, and even now when I can’t sleep I’ll pin.  The problem, as most pinners know, is that pinning is not the same as doing.  This is my first documented attempt to share with you something I’ve pinned and actually MADE.

While my husband and oldest are spending the weekend finishing up a major project, the two little ones and I wanted to make something of our own and it was imperative that it include paint.  ‘Cause it ain’t a real project if you ain’t painted anything. No we don’t talk that way, sorry, Honey Boo Boo advert has me thinking and typing red-neck.  Anyway, I found this cute, quick and fun project from Keeping It Simple, via Pinterest, and thought it would be easy to turn it into a kids craft.
  • 5 2x4’s of varying sizes
  • white, black, orange, green, and yellow paint
  • scrap material (beige, white, or burlap)
  • screws & drill
  • staple gun

We started off by painting each 2x4. 2x4 Halloween decor step 1

Then we added our facial details. 2x4 Halloween decor step 2

Mommy took care of covering the mummy. 2x4 Halloween decor step 3

While the kids played find the lizard, can you?  For the record they found three baby lizards like this one in the garden. Find the Lizard

Then we brought everything together.  I don’t know what he was thinking…yeah, we ended up using screws instead.  I love how the angle of this picture makes his hand look GIANT compared to his foot. 2x4 Halloween decor step 4

Ta-Da, our 2x4 Halloween d├ęcor!  Outside of drying time it took mere minutes to complete.  Love this project and might make more just ‘cause I can. 2x4 Halloween decor step 5

Kaysi over at Keeping it Simple made hers using vinyl details which made it look much more professional. Be sure to visit her site and give her kudos! Meanwhile the bigger project keeps getting closer and closer to completion!  Yay! Garden Shed

It’s been so long since I actually shared an honest to goodness craft I’ve gotta share and here’s where:

Erin Sipes
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  1. I love Halloween and these are the cutest! Pinned it to try later! Nice job and what a fun project!

  2. How cute! I want to make it for our house now, I know the kids would enjoy it.

  3. Very creative! We'd love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  4. Cute! I need to start planning my Halloween decor, I might give these a go.


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