I once made one 15" tall and 2" thick, I've also made some just 1" tall, very popular on our craft stall.
Step 3: Find a piece of natural wood.
This was once an old bread bin, I think its Rubberwood?
Step 4: Tune in to nature.
could be weak and snap off.
Larger pieces could be cut using a jig saw or band saw, smaller ones really need a scroll saw or fret saw here I'm using a scroll saw.
Don't forget to leave a flat area to enable it to stand up.
Step 5: File the sides and edges.
Step 7: The final touches...
Note - If using wax or some none drying oils then the eyes will not stick to it.
If its for the garden then 4 coats of exterior varnish.
If using Oak, Chestnut or other durable wood it doesn't have to be varnished and will turn silver and age beautifully.
Glue on some wobbly eyes.
...say hello to your own tree spirit.