This Do-it-yourself projects category features a collection of DIY free woodworking plans to build many types of yard art figures from woodworking related web sites. The woodworkers construction information found on these sites range in quantity and quality.
These halloween ghosts are the perfect addition for your yard, they would be great lit up at night too. Easy to make using outdoor grade plywood and a few simple tools. Follow along at the link to see how it was done.
Simple layer construction makes these popular dogs easy to cut out and assemble. The woodworking plan includes all full size patterns for the pieces for two dogs - one sitting and one in a standing position! Make them from standard 3/4 and 1-1/2 inch thick boards. The measure 21 inches high and 23 inches high.
Simple layer construction makes these popular dogs easy to cut out and assemble. This woodworking plan includes the full size parts pattern for two dogs - one sitting and one in a standing position! Make them from standard 3/4 and 1-1/2 inch thick lumber pieces. An ideal scrap wood project. Measures 20 inches high.
Wolves were formerly widespread across the entire United States, with the exception of the driest areas. Timber Wolves, often known as Gray Wolves, are currently common in Canada and Alaska. You could start your own wolf population using these layered wolves. The plan includes FULL SIZE versions of the standing and sitting wolf patterns. 26 inches tall and 30 inches long.
Build a few of these adorable bunnies using pallets or scrap wood. Perfect for Easter or even just to celebrate spring. At the link there is a free bunny pattern and instructions.
Instructions on how to make black light ready Enter & Exit Signs for your Haunted House or Yard on Halloween. Combine them with old fence panels for a professional haunted look. Easy to build and easy to store away for the rest of the year.
The design was inspired by actual crypts/mausoleums in a local cemetery. I took a trip down one afternoon and took a bunch of photos. I think some people wondered what I was doing. Then I looked at each of them and combined the elements I wanted. I think what made it look good is the false raised front with the steps. I did not want to extend a false floor through the whole piece, plus this gives our ghost extra floor room to move.
This site provides a materials list and step by step instructions for these fun yard and garden stakes.
Built from pallets, this awesome rustic pumpkin would look great as yard art as well as indoors.
Here are very basic instructions for creating tombstones for your yard this Halloween.
Fill your yard with turkeys on Thanksgiving using these free templates. Just trace onto exterior grade plywood, cut with your jigsaw, then paint.
An unusual outdoor display for the holiday season can be made with figures cut out from 1/4 inch waterproof plywood stuck in the ground with a spotlight in back. The light casts a shadow of the cutout figure onto the door as illustrated in photo.
A free scrollsaw silhouette. Simple pattern.
This friendly 3 x 3 ft pumpkin is ready for fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving. Use our pattern to cut your pumpkin any size you wish (the pattern grids can represent any size). Use exterior paints over plywood to create a sturdy yard display piece. This pattern was designed for us by artist Walter Hoke; copyright 2004.
Here is a great way to add trees to your yard for Christmas decorating. Make them any size you wish using this free tutorial.
Build a snowman that will not melt this winter season. This easy-to-build project can be stored away and brought out at first snowfall.
Use these free instructions to build a Halloween coffin to add to your outdoor display this year.
These stackable pumpkins are perfect for Halloween with an LED candle, and easy to build too. They can store inside inside each other when not in use.
Welcome the spring season by adding this charming little fellow to your home this year. This wood project is complete with all instructions and patterns, so he can be finished just in time for Easter.
Cut this raven out of exterior grade plywood and place him and some friends in the yard this Halloween.
This is a wonderful project suggested by Ann one of our newsletter readers. We found an old and broken one to make a pattern from and then modified it a little. This project looks deceiving simple. There is a lot of tedium in getting the wing holes in the right place and the right weight. Once you get it right it looks great and is a real conversation piece.
Build these spooky owls and line them up on your outdoor bannister for Halloween. Here is how...
All you need to build these spooky chalkboard tombstones is 1/4 inch plywood and a jigsaw. So fun and easy.
What better project for us than to create a wooden RunnerDuck for your garden. This duck is great to put in any garden or yard. The good news is you don not have to clean up after it. The bad news is that it won not eat your slugs.
This outdoor decoration is easy to make and would make a great addition to your Halloween decorating.
Instructions on how to easily make aged, storage friendly fence panels for your haunted house or yard.
Create your own yard art this holiday season by building a few sawhorse reindeer. At the link you can find out how.
Here is a free template and video to help you build a team of reindeer for the yard this holiday season.
Not only for the yard, these pumpkins are easy to make and can be used year after year. Here is how to build them.
Build a pumpkin lantern for Halloween using these free instructions.
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