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.
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.
Nuthatch, Chickadee, Titmouse and Downy Woodpecker Houses. This house is taller than the preferred size because it narrows so much at the top and bottom and these are not really considered living area. There must be some leeway to allow variations in design. Resize to suit your needs. Beginner skill level.
Groupings may also be made without any platform or connection between the pieces. Set these Ducks on a shelf or table as a grouping and they will be quite effective. Place larger more detailed pieces to the front and smaller less detailed pieces toward the rear. You may also cut accessories such as a Cat-o-nine-tail or other plant, simple rock, log, etc. to add to the grouping. Cut these from 3/4 inch stock. Round over edges of larger Duck for a more natural look.
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.
You may use flat blocks of wood for dowel bases for our Country Projects, but a shaped base adds more interest. This projects uses a freeform shaped base, but you may mix and match the base shape or the bird plaque to create wide variety of designs.
Almost any design may be used as a Shelf backing or Mirror Plaque, but this Heart is excellent. It offers a large inside area for maximum mirror size. The shelf may be rectangular, free form or a semicircle as shown in the sketch. Attach to the back with glue. Drill a countersink hole for hanging. Paint or finish as you prefer.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Sell for a buck or two and you are in money. Simply resize the pattern to suit the size of plant pot you are using. Beginner skill level. Choose to paint as little or as much detail as you want.
Of course, this pattern may be used for dowel stands, napkin stands and most of the other Country Projects that we offer. Mix and match the projects and patterns for a wide variety of designs!
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. We are pretty sure once you see just how easy it is to make one of these towel racks, you will be making one. You could even use one as a tie rack. A basic 1 page instruction on how to make one. Beginner skill level.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Back in the day, there was a necessity for candles and they had to be within easy reach. They still serve a use even today but you could also use the box to store anything else. Choose to add the heart or not, or come up with your own design! Beginner skill level.
Butterflies are beautiful and what is really nice about this pattern is that you can have all the fun you want in choosing your own color combinations! Cut around the perimeter and paint or use the pattern for a scrollsaw silhouette. You could even use the pattern to make an intarsia project. Beginner skill level.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Cut out this simple goose 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.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Scroll cut out these simple planter pokes and sell for a buck at craft shows. Mount onto a dowel or long piece of coffer wire. Beginner skill level. Choose to paint as little or as much detail as you want.
The shield plaque is a popular shape for awards and presentations. The edges may be left square, hand sand to ease the edges or router with a special profile bit. The scroll plaque is popular for displaying decoupage papers and documents. Beginner skill level.
These end patterns look best on a plaque that is cut from 1 x 5 inch stock. Use the same shape on both ends or combine ends for a variety of looks. Another way to decorate square or rectangular plaques is to add decorative corners. Beginner skill level.
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.
In the seated position this boy is 15-1/2 inches tall. Shown here with the Fish pattern 05-WP-171. You could paint him your favorite colors or as a black silhouette. The design also allows you to position him on the ground as shown, or you could place him on a tree stump near a pond. Beginner skill level.
Doorstops can be a simple wedge to place the door, but why not gussy it up a bit! We are expecting this project to spur you out of the saddle and into the workshop. Nothing says Welcome! more so that an open door with a big ol HOWDY! 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.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. A nice wall decoration may be made using a plaque and some basic embroidery material. Beginner skill level.
This design features a half pattern that you print out and then flip over to get both parts of the pattern! The two pages fit together at the small circles to form the left side of the wreath and then the joined patterns are flipped over to form the right side of the wreath. The results will be a large heart with 4 stars and 10 stripes. Beginner skill level.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. This pattern set includes two different butterfly patterns. Use the wing patterns we supply or create your own! Be sure there is sufficient distance between the switch and the door moulding. Beginner skill level.
With the smallest of wood pieces you could make this little box to store trinkets or gifts. Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Beginner skill level.
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.
This Turkey may be wall mounted or used as a door decoration by drilling a small hang hole at the top of the body. You may also add a stake to the back to mount the turkey in the soil. This is a 4 page pattern. Resize to suit your needs. Beginner skill level using a scroll saw should be able to accomplish this project easily.
We enjoy providing birds with good homes, but we dislike cleaning out bird houses every spring. We developed our Quick & Easy Birdhouses as a way to make maintenance much easier. The outside shell of the house is made of disposable materials and the wooden ends are reused the next year. Some quick work with a hammer or stapler and these houses are like new! Be sure to print all parts and join together to get the full size pattern. Resize to suit your needs. Beginner skill level.
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