This is the Yard Art Figures category of information.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. Halloween Yard ArtNot only for the yard, these pumpkins are easy to make and can be used year after year. Black Cat Halloween Yard Art  Frighten your Halloween guests with this black cat yard art cut from exterior grade plywood.
Christmas Carolers Yard Art  A lively Christmas display on your lawn or roof top will contribute to the spirit of Christmas in your community. Christmas Tree Yard Art  These Christmas tree yard art figures are cut from plywood and dressed up with nail heads.
Christmas Tree Yard Art  Here is a great way to add trees to your yard for Christmas decorating. Christmas Tree Yard Art  Build a tree for your holiday yard art decorations using these free plans.
Christmas Tree Yard Art PDF  Fill your yard with these fun lighted Christmas trees this holiday season. Fairy Garden Yard Art PDF  Create a fantasy elfin playground in your backyard with this project. Garden Angel  These easy to make garden angels can be grouped in your garden or added as hidden gems. Giant Rat Yard Art  This outdoor decoration is easy to make and would make a great addition to your Halloween decorating. Greeting Card Yard Art  Decorate your yard this holiday season using this giant greeting card build from plywood.
Halloween Cemetery Fencing  Well for 2002 I decided that Raven Manor should have a fancy gate and fence for two reasons. Halloween Coffin  Use these free instructions to build a Halloween coffin to add to your outdoor display this year.
Halloween Coffin  Build a four foot long wooden coffin to use in your outdoor Halloween display.
Halloween Fence Panels  Instructions on how to easily make aged, storage friendly fence panels for your haunted house or yard. Halloween Ghosts Yard Art  Get your yard Halloween ready with a few of these frightening plywood ghosts.
Halloween Pumpkin, Wood Painted  This friendly 3 x 3 ft pumpkin is ready for fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving.
Halloween Yard Art  Here are free patterns of a grim reaper and witch for you to add to your Halloween yard art display. Halloween Yard Art  Not only for the yard, these pumpkins are easy to make and can be used year after year. How to build Halloween Enter and Exit Signs  Instructions on how to make black light ready Enter & Exit Signs for your Haunted House or Yard on Halloween.
Lighted Snowman  Build this fun yard art snowman, and add lights for a fun front yard display. Mini Guillotine PDF  Build a mini guillotine using these free step-by-step instructions. Mini Pillory PDF  Build your own mini pillory using these free downloadable woodworking plans.


Owl Halloween Yard Art  Build these spooky owls and line them up on your outdoor bannister for Halloween.
Pallet Christmas Tree  Use pallets or scrap wood to build this fun outdoor decoration for Christmas time.
Pumpkin Jack O Lantern Yard Art  Get your outdoor space ready for Halloween with these wooden pumpkins yard art. Pumpkin Lantern PDF  Build a pumpkin lantern for Halloween using these free instructions. Raven Halloween Yard Art  Cut this raven out of exterior grade plywood and place him and some friends in the yard this Halloween. Reindeer Yard Art  Here is a free template and video to help you build a team of reindeer for the yard this holiday season. Reindeer Yard Art  These reindeer yard art are easy to make from plywood and pack flat for storage. Reindeer Yard Art  At the link you will find the free template which you can download, then follow along with the complete step-by-step instructions to build some reindeer for your yard. Rustic Christmas Tree Yard Art  Create this rustic Christmas tree yard art using six planks of wood and a little stain. With Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts. Once you have the plywood set up on a table big enough to work on, you can do what I do by drawing your characters free hand.
OF ALL THE STEPS I OUTLINED ABOVE THIS WILL TAKE YOU THE LONGEST TO ACCOMPLISHSanding your pieces makes paint adhesion more permanent. When choosing a good style of wood to cut for Yard Decorations for Christmas or any other holiday, it is important to choose wood that isn't warped, that will stand up to the weather and get you the best results.
In an age where you can buy an inflatable Santa for $40, set him out, and plug him in within ten minutes, there are still many brave souls who put their own "spin" on Santa (and usually his reindeer). The term "folk art" implies that people who aren't otherwise great sculptors or painters have taken it upon themselves to make something creative that other people will enjoy looking at.
Our first example used to sit in a very deep yard along a major road in the North Dayton area.
Up close, it's apparent that the sled and reindeer are all cut from plywood, and that the reindeer are designed to break down for storage. If you know where this homeowner got this pattern and can provide a link to it, please let us know. New for 2010 - More thoughts on this subject are in the Reader Response area at the end of this article. I have seen individual reindeer made like this using real logs instead of landscaping timbers, and the effect was remarkable, but I've never seen a whole 4, 6, or 8-reindeer display done with logs - that would be a lot of work. The sleigh is a simpler design that may be better suited to the simpler look of the reindeer. In late 2008, I also captured many great yard decoration photos at a Christmas display set up each year by Finlay, Ohio's Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation organization, a museum that runs real scaled-down steam trains. The day I took these photos, I was coming back from a trip to Michigan - I had brought my Dad down to Springfield (and Cincinnati) for Christmas. We have more material for this section (and several others), but sorting it all out is slow going.


As far as I can determine from the photos, each reindeer body is about 30" long, cut from one of those 4"x6" landscaping "timbers." This homeowner has cut off one of the rounded edges to provide a flat "bottom" for the reindeer 's belly. The legs are 2"x2"s, whittled down at one end to 1" so they can fit into holes drilled into the timbers (if you have a lathe, you could do this in a heartbeat). The neck could be made the same way, but this homeowner seems to have found a 2.5"-3"-round bit of wood somewhere, perhaps from fencing materials. If you have a few acres like this fellow has, you won't have much trouble finding branches to use for antlers. Popular Mechanics™ Christmas 'Project-a-Plans' - See how Popular Mechanics™ designers 'raised the bar' for home-made front yard Christmas decorations in the 1960s, and how those projects live on.
America's First Christmas Store - See how the hobby of Pharmacist Leonard Brynolf Johnson started two unique Christmas businesses, one of which decorated many front yards in the 1930s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.
Visit any of the links below to see quality collectible Christmas gifts and decorations that have been popular with our readers. Our 3D palm tree makes a gerat party decoration, or use it to add a tropical feel to any room. The woodworkers construction information found on these sites range in quantity and quality. Make your holiday decorations distinctive by featuring this new slant on the ever popular Yuletide Carolers.
1) To keep the trick or treaters from walking through the middle of the yard (all those cords and semi-fragile foam tombstones); and 2) it plain just looks good and helps create the whole cemetery scene. Use our pattern to cut your pumpkin any size you wish (the pattern grids can represent any size).
I have been doing yard art for more than 20 years and if you take your time and complete the steps you can have the best DIY holiday yard art that all your neighbors can enjoy. In some cases, folks have started with preprinted plans, but they all add their own spin, and to me they all deserve credit for providing something fun to view that you probably won't see in any other front yards this year. Over the years I've seen many examples, but I didn't think to take many photos until last year. On the other hand, it probably wouldn't be TOO difficult to make your own based on these photographs.
The figures in the Charlie Brown Christmas display are about 24 inches tall, and the Grinch who stole Christmas is 48 inches tall. This kind of "ripping" usually involves a good table saw and a good blade - this wood is a pain to cut lengthwise. It really seems to hold up the extreme weather conditions that your yard art will endure.I have been making and selling yard art for decades. You can buy these in a variety of sizes and can even have your local hardware store cut it for you in the length you need.
It's second nature for me but if it is your first time do such a project I can tell you it's absolutely worth it in the end.
I did not want to extend a false floor through the whole piece, plus this gives our ghost extra floor room to move.



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