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Scroll Saw Project - Busy Squirrel

In the fall, the squirrels are busy collecting a supply of food for the winter. Whether nuts or pine cones, they need to find enough to hide and to keep them through the winter. This one was quite successful and now is looking for a safe place to keep his treasures. For this project you only will need to saw out 2 pieces of wood.



Wood Craft for Autumn - Wooden Squirrel Shelf Decoration

For this project you will need:

- patterns below
- thick pine wood
- pencil
- tracing paper
- scroll-saw or a jigsaw
- acrylic paint in light brown, brown, dark green and white
- dried moss
- natural or artificial items such as pinecones, acorns, leaves, apples, chestnuts etc...
- hot glue gun
- drill with 3.5 mm bit
- 1 wood screw 3.5 mm x 35 mm

Craft Pattern:

Pattern Squirrel 2 100

Squirrel Template

Bottom piece of squirrel- komp 100

Bottom Piece Template






1. Print out and trace the squirrel pattern and the base onto the pine wood.
2. Saw out all of the required pieces and sand them smooth.
3. Create a stain by filling a jar with water and adding brown paint to the water. When it is a light brown color, then you can brush it onto the squirrel. You may need 2-3 coats, depending on how you want the color of the squirrel to be. Use the picture as a reference. When it is dry, dry brush brown on the edges and within the body and tail.
4. Draw the eye on with a pencil. Start with a circle and add points to both sides to create the eye shape. Paint the eye dark brown. Let it dry and then dot a white spot onto the front of the eye.
5. Paint the bottom piece dark green on all sides and let it dry. Brush dark brown on the edges.
6. Drill a hole from the bottom of the bottom piece and drill a hole into the bottom of the squirrel at the back of his foot. Insert a screw through the bottom piece and screw into the foot to secure him onto the board.
7. Use the hot glue gun to glue moss and the found nuts and pinecones onto the board. If you find a twig with acorns, you can glue this onto this hands. If necessary, glue the acorn bottoms into acorn tops to secure them.

Illustrated Craft Tutorials:

Transferring Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial

How to Make Patterns and Permanent Templates

Drybrushing Tutorial

How to Dry Brush Wood

Scrollsaw Tutorial

How to Saw Wood Out Using a Scroll Saw





More Autumn Craft Themes:

Fall Paper Crafts

Fall Crafts for Kids

Fall Textile Crafts

Fall General Crafts

Fall Wood Crafts

Autumn Season Cards

Halloween Crafts

Thanksgiving Crafts

Leaf Crafts

Pumpkins and Jack o’ Lanterns

Fall Craft Patterns and Templates




A Selection of Autumn Wood Crafts

Wood Burned Ornaments For the Fall

Wooden Fruit Crate Embellished With Fall Paper Napkin Motifs

Wooden Pumpkin Trio Decoration

Wooden Scarecrow Decoration

Wooden Welcome Sign with Pumpkins and Leaves

Autumn Scarecrow

Busy Squirrel Wooden Decoration

Fabric and Wood Magnets

Wooden Apples and Basket

Wooden Crow and Pumpkins

Wooden Pumpkin Decoration

Wooden Toadstools Table Decoration

Wood Craft for Autumn - Wooden Squirrel Shelf Decoration





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