DIY Pumpkin Creature – Teddy Bear

Pumpkin Creature Teddy Bear

Simple DIY Pumpkin Teddy Bear Creature. Pick up multiple sizes orange pumpkins for the body, legs, arms, ears, etc.

Basic instructions:

1. To make the body, attach a medium-size pumpkin to a larger pumpkin with a 3/4-inch wooden dowel (use a drill to make holes in each).
2. For the arms and legs, cut the top off of orange gourds, hollow out, and attach to pumpkin body with 1/2-inch wooden dowels.
3. Use Jack Be Little pumpkins for the face. Cut one in half for the ears, cut two in half for the eyes (use the pumpkin tops with stem). Make bear’s snout with a small orange pumpkin, halved and hollowed out. Attach to head with bamboo skewers.

Here are some other examples of what you can create as well. Good luck.

great-pumpkin-ants tortoise-pumpkin

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52 Ways to Improve Your Homes Curb Appeal

52 Ways to Improve Your Homes Curb Appeal

Today’s real estate market can be crazy. But improving your curb appeal can help you get the price that you want for the house that you are selling. Here is a list of 52 great ideas for improving your curb appeal on your home.

1. Hide your Garden Hose in an Attractive Planter

2. Reface Your Foundation

3. Update Your Address Numbers

4. Repave Your Driveway

5. Add a Pathway

6. Add Shutters

7. Add Personalized Planters

8. Add a Trellis Above the Garage Door

9. Buy a New Front Door

10. Add Window Boxes

11. Camouflage Eyesores

12. Add Mulch to Your Existing Garden Beds

13. Paint Your Front Door

14. Cover an old concrete stoop with pavers

15. Create a Container Garden

16. Update your Mailbox

17. Create a Seating Area in Your Front Porch

18. Put in a Fence

19. Update your Front Porch Light

20. Replace Your Garage Door

21. Paint your Garage Door

22. Add New Hardware to Your Front Door

23. Add Hardware to your Garage

24. Add Interesting Pieces to your Yard like an archway or bird bath

25. Add Symmetry to Your Front Door

26. Add Cute Welcome Mat

27. Paint the Exterior of your House

28. Add an Arbor

29. Paint your Trim

30. Power wash the Exterior of your Home

31. Clean your Windows

32. Plant a Tree or Two

33. Add a Door Knocker

34. Pull Weeds

35. Tile your Front Porch

36. Replace or Repair you Gutters

37. Upgrade your Porch or Deck Railing

38. Dress up your Dormer

39. Add Windows to your Garage

40. Add Molding to Your Front Door

41. Edge Your Driveway

42. Add Light to your Walkways

43. Window Treatments that Compliment the Exterior of the House

44. Paint your front stoop

45. Build a Berm

46. Replace Door Threshold

47. Get rid of dead and dying plants

48. Clean Your Roof

49. Replace Damaged Shingles

50. Pruned Landscape

51. Cute Patio Furniture

52. Manicured Lawn

Small Wood Cabin – Step 15: Finished cabin structure

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Small Cabin - Step 15: Finished cabin structure

Small Cabin - Step 15: Finished cabin structure

And that’s it you are all done your small cabin!

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 14: Gable ends

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Small Cabin - Step 14: Gable ends

Small Cabin - Step 14: Gable ends

Here are the gable ends finished with the batten strips attached. All that’s left for them are the two vents.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 13: Studding in the front wall and door frame

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 13: Studding in the front wall and door frame

Studding in the front wall and front door frame, it was a hot day!! Here’s my dooraggin’ Dad! Just had to take a picture of this! He-he-he…

2nd picture: my friend Josh came over for a day to lend a hand on the mitre saw.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 12: Studding in the porch ceiling


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Small Wood Cabin – Step 12: Studding in the porch ceiling

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 12: Studding in the porch ceiling

Small Cabin - Step 12: Studding in the porch ceiling

This picture shows the studding in for the porch ceiling, 16 inch centers and 4 foot long studs.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

Small Cabin - Step 11: Rough sawn lumber for 8 inch board and batten siding

1st – 3rd pictures: show my dad cutting the siding boards to 8 foot long.

4th – 6th pictures: show the boards up on the wall and the soffit and the facia boards being put on.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

Small Cabin - Step 10: Floor joists and insulation and floor

1st & 2nd pictures: show the (14) 2x10x12 floor joist installed

3rd & 4th pictures: show the 1×2 furring strips nailed to the inside of the floor joist 1 inch below the top of all the joists.

5th picture: shows the 1 inch insulation board between each joist before gluing and nailing the floor to the joist.

6th picture: shows my Dad lending a hand nailing down the floor.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 9: Hurricane studs

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 9: Hurricane studs

Small Cabin - Step 9: Hurricane studs

1st picture: shows the (20) 13 inch hurricane studs with the 5/12 pitch angle cuts.

2nd picture: shows them installed.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 8: Lag bolting the outer joist to the 4×4 poles

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 8: Lag bolting the outer joist to the 4x4 poles

Small Cabin - Step 8: Lag bolting the outer joist to the 4x4 poles

Small Cabin - Step 8: Lag bolting the outer joist to the 4x4 poles

I had to screw (36) 3×3/8 inch lag bolts to all the outer joists into the 4x4s for stability.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 7: Side wall and purlin illustration

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 7: Side wall and purlin illustration

Check out this side wall and purlin illustration for details.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 6: Adding on a 4 foot porch

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 6: Adding on a 4 foot porch

Small Cabin - Step 6: Adding on a 4 foot porch

Here is where it started to get complicated for me. I was looking for a 12×16 cabin, but once i looked at it I decided I wanted the whole 12×16 for floor space so i added a 4 foot porch to the 12×16 to make it a 12×20 total building instead of a 12×12 inside living space.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 5: Setting the rafters

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 5: Setting the rafters

Small Cabin - Step 5: Setting the rafters

Small Cabin - Step 5: Setting the rafters

Small Cabin - Step 5: Setting the rafters

Small Cabin - Step 5: Setting the rafters

1st picture: shows the rafters being set next.

2nd picture: shows the rafters on and the starting of the purlins being put on the top of the rafters for roof support. This is what the metal roofing is screwed to.

3rd picture: shows the tails all cut to 9 inches long and shows the steel roofing over hanging the roof by 2 inches to support the facia boards.

4th and 5th pictures: show the roofing installed.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 4: Making the angles for the top and bottom of the rafters

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 4: Making the angles for the top and bottom of the rafters

Small Cabin - Step 4: Making the angles for the top and bottom of the rafters

Small Cabin - Step 4: Making the angles for the top and bottom of the rafters

Small Cabin - Step 4: Making the angles for the top and bottom of the rafters

1st picture: shows using a quick square. Put the pivot point at the top of the board and turn the square until the 5 on the * COMMON TOP CUT* line graph lines up with the outside of the board. Then draw the line to make the angle.

2nd picture: Once you cut your first angle then you have to measure from the tip of your cut down the length of the rafter to get your measurement for the seat cut. Once you have that measurement then you put the pivot point on that mark and turn the square until you get your 5/12 angle again. Then measure up that angle 2 1/2 inches and draw that line.

3rd picture: shows taking the edge of the square and lining it up with the 2 1/2 in line and turn the square until the tip is lined up with the edge of the board. Then draw that line.

4th picture: shows the angle seat that I just drew cut out.

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Small Wood Cabin – Step 3: Setting the center rafter board

Have you ever wanted to build yourself a small wood cabin or log cabin? Give yourself that sense of accomplishment and joy that you completed it. Well we found just the project for you. This cabin is actually quite simple to do and doesn’t require a lot of money as well. Sounds too good to be true? Here are the steps required to build this beautiful small wood cabin!

Small Cabin - Step 3: Setting the center rafter board

This picture shows the center rafter board. I measured over 6 feet to the center. The roof is going to be a 5/12 pitch roof so the rafter board had to be 30 inches to the top of the board.

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