This project is seriously so easy! Now, I used scrap wood on my ladder just because I have a ton of it laying around! If you do not have scrap wood you can just use regular 2×4 boards. My pieces of wood were already cut to these lengths so instead of complicating it I just kept them the lengths they were. So obviously if you would like your ladder to be taller than 40 inches you would would just adjust your lengths accordingly! For the steps of the ladder my pieces were 13 inches wide but like I said just do whatever works for you depending on the size of the ladder you want!
Once you have all of your pieces the lengths you want them simply lay out your pieces and screw it together! I left 10 inch gaps between the steps on my ladder.
Once I had my boards screwed together I went over it with my sander. This step may be optional depending on the boards you use. Since I used scrap wood my boards definitely needed some sanding!
Now it’s time to add your paint or stain. I went back and forth on what I wanted to do with mine but decided to use white chalk paint since that’s what I had on hand.
Once my paint dried I went back over it all with my sanding block to add some distressing. If you don’t have a sanding block you could also use a piece of sand paper or an orbital sander. You will want to use a coarser grit on this.
I just love decorating with these ladders! They are so versatile and you can dress it up differently for each season!
All of my supplies for this project came from the Dollar Tree except for the grapevine wreath which I got at Hobby Lobby. So, for under $10 you can create your own super cute, Halloween wreath!
The first thing I did was hot glue my spider web onto my grapevine wreath. Once I had that secured down I started adding in my picks. I had several different picks that I had picked up at different stores but in the end I ended up using the picks I found at the Dollar Tree. Can you tell I kind of like that place a little bit? HaHa! I simply just stuck the stems of the picks into the grapevine wreath. You can also secure them with hot glue if needed.
After I had my picks arranged how I wanted them I took my witch hanger and cut it apart. I then glued the hat and the legs onto my wreath. I saved the middle sign that said “Happy Halloween” to use on a different project but you could certainly stick it on there if you wanted to!
Next I added a few rubber spiders throughout to finish it off! Quick, easy, and budget friendly! Just the way we like it, right?
This project was so fun to make and I just love how it turned out. The first thing I did was use my black paint to paint my Dollar Tree candle holder black. I then sprinkled my glitter on quick before the paint started to dry. I had this glitter on hand and it happened to be glow in the dark so I thought what the heck that might look pretty cool…and it did! I got the glitter at Hobby Lobby last year so I’m sure you could still grab yourself some if you wanted.
Once the candle holder was try I then hot glued the pumpkin onto the top of the candle holder and then added the hat. I got this cute little witch hat at Wal-mart the other day and it just happen to go perfectly with this project.
Next, I made a quick bow using a few different styles of ribbon and raffia and then glued that on right under the pumpkin. The black ribbon with polka-dots came from Hobby Lobby and the skinnier purple and orange ribbon came from the Dollar Tree.
Next I added a couple rubber spiders that I had left over from another project to make it look a little more spooky.
You all know I love me some scrap wood projects and I am really excited to share this one with you!
To start off we used saw horses to lay all of our boards on. We laid the board we were using for the brim of the hat across the underneath of the longer boards. You will want to lay all of the backs of your boards facing up when your screwing on the brim of the hat. Once you have your boards how you want them your ready to put the screws in. We used the 2 1/2 Inch screws for this step.
Next we took some smaller pieces of scrap wood we had laying around to make a support for the bottom and added some stakes so we could stick the scarecrow in the ground. Where we live the wind is never ending so in order to have anything not blowing away or tipping over we have to make sure it’s staked down.
We did pre-drill these before putting the screws in to avoid the wood splitting. We used the 1 3/4 Inch screws for this step. Our stakes were 14 inches long and we just cut the point in the ends with a miter saw. Once we had our stakes screwed on we added a 1 inch x 12 3/4 board in between the two for extra support. We also pre-drilled these holes as well. These steps are optional obviously if you didn’t want to stake your scarecrow into the ground.
Now that you have your stakes and support screwed on it’s time to start painting and designing your scarecrow. There are so many different ways to design scarecrows so i’m not going to do that step by step as it’s fun to add your own spin on these kinds of projects.
Here are a few pictures of my scarecrow while I was dressing it up!
I painted my hat and brim and then once dried i used my sanding block to add some distressing.
Next it was time for the face! There are TONS of different ways to paint a scarecrow face so I just did a combination of several different ones that i have seen.
I added some polka dots to his hat and used my Chalk Couture supplies to write “WELCOME” on the brim of the hat. I also added some raffia for the hair. You know I always have to add a bow to my projects so I just used some mustard colored burlap, polka dot burlap and some raffia and made a super easy and cute bow to finish off my scarecrow. Once I was all finished I did spray my scarecrow with a clear coat to seal it.
I absolutely love how this turned out so I also made a mini version to sit on my deck! What do you think? Stinkin’ cute, right?