Due to the huge amount of primitive craft plans and patterns available, this main category for these items. Both free and fee plans are listed so check the Link Type for what you are looking for. All of the listings involve the use of of some wood in making the project.
Napkin Stands are very popular and we offer a couple of different ways to make them from our country plaques. We try to make all of our projects into useful items because they sell much better than purely decorative pieces. Cut Napkin Base from 1/2 or 3/4 inch thick stock (We used a 3/4 x 5 x 5 inch board for the Hen). Glue the plaques 2 inches apart to hold napkins. The base may be stained or painted and may be routed with a decorative edge. If you wish, glue some excelsior or wood shavings to the joint of base and Hen to look like a nest.
Fun to poke in the garden. You may turn this pattern into a weathervane by using an Arrow from one of our Weathervane projects, or sketch your own. Be sure to check out all the options on the other Primitive Patterns pages. Beginner skill level.
The project shows the figure mounted in a two-post sign. We also include the pattern merged onto one page that you can use as a guide to piece together your pages. Its also suitable for an intarsia project. Be sure to check all the options in the accompanying pages to see the other options for one-post signs, yard pokes, etc. The figure may be made flat (from one board) or layered, have an attached or suspended sign, may be wall mounted, used as a simple yard poke or mounted in a one or two post stand (as shown on page 3) with even more options for each! This project does not include instructions for the posts as that is a simple project consisting of three posts; two in the ground and one spanning across the top.
This is a 3 page pattern, simply join the pages together to get the full size half pattern. To get the other half, either print the mirror image of the pages or trace the pattern on the reverse of the paper. Resize to suit your needs. Shown here with the farmers wife #05-WP-174. This design may be a farmer or an Amish folkart design. Painting tips offered for both. Beginner skill level.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. This Christmas wreath pattern can be used as a a base for a door greeter decoration, or size the inner circle to the shape of your serving dish for a seasonal decoration. Beginner skill level.
This is a very flexible design that can be used alone or as part of other projects, with or without the arrow. Paint and decorate as you wish! Mount on a stick or on top of your mail box! Easily scale the pattern on your printer to make the size you want. A perfect beginner project for scouting, guides and 4H Club woodworking projects.
With the smallest of wood pieces you could make these cat and mouse country critter crafts. Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Beginner skill level. Choose to paint as little or as much detail as you want.
It may rock but it will not fall! This simple to make toy is another updated classic. Just set its nose on any pointed object. Color to suit your tastes. As long as the basic shape is maintained, you can change up the design to suit a number of different patterns. Scrap wood is all you need! Easily scale the pattern on your printer to make the size you want. A perfect beginner project for scouting, guides and 4H Club woodworking projects.
Mix and match these two patterns and the project ideas with our other Country/Primitive Patterns pages! Do not be afraid to experiment! Make a Decorative Candle Holder or Base by gluing a candle cup on the Swan or drill a hole to hold base of candle. Beginner skill level.
Coin Banks are very popular and may be made from most of our County Plaques. Of course, the Piggy Bank is a classic! We try to make all of our projects into useful items because they sell much better than purely decorative pieces.
Most plaques may be made into Book Stands by gluing a plaque to each end of a 1/2 or 3/4 inch thick x 5-1/2 inch wide piece of board. The length may be as small as 6 or 8 inches or as long as 24 inches depending upon where it is going. These are also handy for CDs, Video and DVDs.
Sawbuck projects! Build from the smallest scrap wood you probably have in your workshop and sell for a couple bucks at craft shows. A basic 1 page instruction on how to make one, with full size drawings. Beginner skill level.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Pretty sure they no longer print TV guides but if you are thinking about decorating old school, here is one way hit pause on style! Beginner skill level.
This design may be used as a decorative wall hanging, but you may add coat pegs or hooks to the Arrow or Rooster to create wall racks. You may also drill the bottom of the Arrow to make dowel and base stands. This design may also be used as a house number or sign plaque either by lettering on the Rooster or hanging a sign from the arrow with screw eyes and hooks.
Sawbuck country projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Cut out this simple pineapple and sell for a couple bucks at craft shows. Beginner skill level. This project would look great in the yard, on the porch, in a store window or anywhere you like! Choose to paint as little or as much detail as you want.
This is a very versatile design and is popular for tole painting and decoupage. We offer the full size half pattern. Simply print the mirror image to get the other half or trace on the back side of this pattern to get the mirror image. Trick: Hold up to a window to trace, to see the lines clearly. Cut from a 22-1/2 inch length of 2x4. Or resize as you need. Round over edges with a knife or bastard file, then sand and stain, paint as you like or leave it natural. Use shaker pegs or make your own. Beginner skill level.
A fun craft project, these can be made as a boy, a girl, an old man etc. Make it cross eyed for fun, winking, sleeping etc. Or even change the shape into a dog, cat or whatever you want. We started making these as gifts the kids could give to their grand parents. Cut the pieces and let the kids have fun putting them together! Easily scale the pattern on your printer to make the size you want. A perfect beginner project for scouting, guides and 4H Club woodworking projects.
With the smallest of wood pieces you could make these coasters, a good way to protect those wood surfaces. Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Beginner skill level. Choose to paint as little or as much detail as you want.
May be cut from almost any thickness of plywood or from 3/4 or 1-1/2 inch wood. Decorate a Halloween yard scene with a witch standing next to it... ready to catch her next victim for her wicked brew! This is a 2 page pattern. Beginner skill level using a scroll saw should be able to accomplish this project easily.
This house may be suspended from a branch or eaves by threading a wire through the screw eye. Attach wire at two separate points so the birdhouse will not spin. Be sure to print all parts and join together to get the full size pattern. Resize to suit your needs. Beginner skill level.
Simply adjust the hole size and cavity or interior size for different species of birds. This is called a Wren House, but quite a few small birds will call it home. You may also mix and match siding materials. Resize to suit your needs. Beginner skill level.
Another simple, personalized project using our simple alphabet plan 05-WP-011 (sold separately). You could even use fonts found on your computer! Scrap wood and short lengths of dowel are all you need. Easily scale the pattern on your printer to make the size you want. A perfect beginner project for scouting, guides and 4H Club woodworking projects.
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