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.
Sawbucks projects! Using the smallest of scrap wood pieces. This playing card box can be made to hold one or two decks. Most decks are 2-1/4 inches wide but check your cards before starting. Beginner skill level.
If you have some short pieces of dowel laying around, make a Book Organizer. Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop using your scroll saw or bandsaw. Make it truly your own by cutting designs into the sides! Beginner skill level. Your choice to paint or stain.
Wind up the string and watch the bunnies spin and go up and down. You can use any small shape instead of bunnies if you wish. This is not a toy for babies! The bunnies and top block may be broken off so it is unsafe for any child that may put small items in its mouth. This is a 2 page pattern. Be sure to print all parts and join together to get the full size pattern. Resize to suit your needs. Beginner skill level using a scroll saw should be able to accomplish this project easily.
These mini-shapes can be used in country style craft projects. This page will deal mainly with detailing these small shapes. Of course, they may be decoratively painted if you have the skill, but there are other useful techniques too. Try dipping the pieces in stain and then painting a single detail such as a heart or design over the stain. Dip the pieces in a wash (thinned paint that is opaque similar to stain) and paint detail lines or use a permanent ink felt pen or paint pen. Try an antique finish by painting the plaque a light color and when dry, lightly wipe with a dark stain to age the paint. See the patterns for more options. Beginner skill level.
Children will love this happy HO HO HO holiday welcome! Great for door decoration or outdoor tree ornaments! Here we have a Santa decoration that you can either build flat (one piece of wood) or you can build it in layers. Beginner skill level. 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. Create a Christmas door and wall ornament with our enjoyable Santa print-a-project! It includes detailed, full size patterns for our approx. 9-1/2 inch tall Happy St. Nick to welcome your guests and this decorative project features our easy paint technique for quick finishing and is layered to add more dimension than flat plaques. Great for 3-D large tree decorations too!
Our Door Goose is designed as a Door Ornament and a name, street number, the word Welcome, etc. may be painted on the body. It may also be used as a plaque or add cup hooks or pegs to make a key rack, etc. Option - We have added clockworks to the back and numbers to the body to create a nice Country Clock.
Use these fish with our Fishing Boy #05-WP-171 or they can be used alone by mounting on a board as a wall decoration for folk art projects. Colours are suggestions and you may paint them bright colours to make a Koi or Goldfish, or other species. Beginner skill level.
Sawbucks projects! Using the smallest of scrap wood pieces. These two pages continue the bandsaw box technique to include logs rather than glued-up blocks of finished lumber. The wood must be dry and free of cracks for best results! Intermediate skill level.
This classic design is a craft show favourite! This project is simple to make and requires a minimum of materials, but you must cut and drill 52 slats for one spiral. We try to make this easier by using the two simple jigs included. It is very easy to have an attention lapse when doing repetitive operations.So pay attention and be careful! This is a 2 page pattern. Be sure to print all parts and join together to get the full size pattern. Resize to suit your needs. Beginner skill level using a scroll saw should be able to accomplish this project easily.
A six board stand that you can quickly assemble to display quilts or blankets. Or even place over a heat vent on the floor and hang your coat and mitts! Paint as you like or leave it natural. Beginner skill level.
Battery powered clockworks are inexpensive and small so its easy to convert a plaque into a decorative clock. This boat clock could be painted or stained, do so as you wish. Beginner skill level.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Whether you use them for identifying your street address, or paint them bright colors to add to your childs room decor, you can count on this design to make you a few bucks at craft shows. Beginner skill level.
This pattern could be used to display a fox or coyote. Paint like shown, or paint all black and then detail the lines a white/grey to provide details. This is a 5 page pattern. Be sure to print all parts and join together to get the full size pattern. Beginner skill level using a jig saw or scroll saw should be able to accomplish this project easily.
Our Country and Folk Art patterns may be used exactly as presented but we intend them to be suggestions. By mixing and matching the shapes, projects and your individual skills in painting, wood burning, decals, etc. you can create an unlimited number of decorative projects! Most of these designs my be cut from 1/4 inch stock for applique, 1/2 or 3/4 inch stock for plaque-type projects and 1-1/2 inch thick stock for free standing projects. They may be dipped in paint, stain or a wash (thinned paint that has an appearance between paint and stain) or finely detail to fit your project and skills.
This Dutch Boy pattern prints out over 3 pages. Simply lay out the pages, tape together and you have your full size patterns. Trace the pattern to plywood, cut out, paint and touch up the detail lines with a permanent black marker. Beginner skill level.
This is a simple to make toy that is great fun. The blade assembly is placed in the launcher - the end of an 18 inch piece of strong twine is inserted in the blade dowel and the string is wound around the dowel by turning the blades clockwise. Hold the launcher away from you face and give the twine a sharp pull. The helicopter will leave the launcher and fly up, up and away!This is a 1 page pattern. Be sure to print all parts and join together to get the full size pattern. Resize to suit your needs. Beginner skill level using a scroll saw should be able to accomplish this project easily.
A pattern set of playhouse furniture that can be used for any playhouse but this could also go with the Townhouse plan R-FCP-WPCPC91K. Includes the wall and floor panels for the Townhouse, as well as a Dining Table, Fern Stand, Headboard, Footboard, Phonograph, Armoire, Bassinet, Victorian Woman, Victorian Man, Parlor Chair, Nightstand, Hanger, Dining Chair, Fireplace in stone and tile, Jelly Cabinet, Lingerie Chest, Antique Trunk, Vanity, Cat, Library Bookcase, Plant Stand, Sofa and Hall Tree.
This is an updated version of an old folk toy. Still a lot of fun for kids and adults too. The astronaut goes up with alternate pulls. Pull the string tight and falls back down. 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.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. You only have to reach into the oven once and touch your arm on the hot metal to prove how valuable this little tool can be. Beginner skill level.
Mother Duck points the way. Make multiple baby ducks! Use on trails and pathways to point the way for trail walkers. Paint as you like or all black as a silhouette. Beginner skill level. Two sizes of drawings for each duck included.
This is an excellent stand for collectible plates or to display a photo frame or artwork on your desk or shelf. Scrap wood is all you need! The pattern is drawn full size and you can always reduce or enlarge the pattern to resize your stand. 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.
Layering is simply breaking down some of the detail lines on a plaque into separate pieces and assembling the pieces with glue to form the entire project. This Rocking Horse is an obvious example, but the technique may be used to decorate or improve many other designs too.
Weathervanes are simple to make and are quite popular. Use as wall decorations,appliques or add a dowel and base for a free-standing project. Rooster and Arrow (assemble with glue) may be 1/2 or 3/4 inch stock. If you use 3/4 inch stock, try carving or rounding the edges to take away some of the thickness. Beginner skill level.
Weathervanes are very popular as wall decorations and as free standing decorations when added to a dowel and base. We try to increase the appeal by using weathervanes as racks for hats, pot, holders, keys, dish towels, cups, etc. by adding pegs, cup hooks or L-hooks to the arrow or spaced around the Rooster body.
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