Monday, February 20, 2017

Upcycled Craft Containers

If you are a crafter like I am you are always looking for creative ways to store your supplies.
I found some really neat wood containers at I thrift store that needed a make over!



What you will need:
A container
Spray Paint - I used the zinsser primer
Paint for a hightlight
Sand Paper
Brush



First make sure your container is clean and then spray a few coats of primer and/or paint.


Next, after it has dried, sand it to give it give it an antiqued look.


I wanted to give it a bit more dimension, so I used to grey paint on the know and on the design.


I don't have a picture, but I decided to sand it a bit more after I the grey paint.



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hugs & Kisses Plate

I can't believe Valentine's Day is almost here.  I just had to finish a last minute decoration.




I used a charger that I had in craft supplies, vinyl chalkboard, and a designed a valentine saying in word.




I used vinyl chalkboard that I just stick to the plate, but you could just use chalkboard paint if you want.



I made sure the design would fit on the plate, and added the chalk.  I have a chalkboard tutorial HERE if you would like to see how I make my chalkboard designs.


I think it makes a fun Valentine decoration.




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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Winter Tags


It is winter -the days are shorter and the air is getting cooler.
It seems like there are tons of Christmas decor and projects to make, so I decided to make a project just for winter!

snowflake



First, cut the boards from a wood pallet or an old cedar fence.


Next, my handy husband cut the pieces of pallet into tags.  The large tag is about 12 inches high, the medium is about 10 inches high and the small tag is about 8 inches high.  They are all 6 inches wide.




Then, I painted the tags and sanded them a bit to rough them up.



Next, I used my cricut to cut the stencils, but a cricut is not required, any stencil will work for this.  I then painted them and pealed off the stencil.  Lastly I added the rope.  There is a full tutorial HERE on how I make my tags.



There are such a fun project!!









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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Deer Pillow

It seems like the season is flying by, and I am still trying to get some fun projects done.


Pillow


I have been wanting to do another fun deer project and Oriental Trading sent me some fun products to review and the box included these great burlap pillow covers.

What you will need:
Deer pattern - I just found one on the internet
Burlap Pillow cover - found HERE
Heat n Bond
Plaid fabric




First, iron the Heat n Bond to the fabric.



Next, trace the deer pattern on the paper of the Heat n Bond - make sure that your pattern is inverted, so it will be facing the right way on the pillow.



Then, cut out the deer.



Next, peel off the paper from the Heat n Bond and iron the deer on the right side of the burlap pillow cover and stuff!


Didn't he turn out fun!


Pillow


Oriental Trading sent me some exciting products to review and see what I thought.  They has so many fun Christmas craft products in there Christmas Store and great Christmas ideas in there Christmas Store to choose from.  









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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Pallet Deer

The Holiday season is fast approaching, and I am trying to squeeze in a couple of fun projects!  This was a fun project!





First, cut the boards from the wood pallet to the length you prefer.  I cut my 14 inches long.



Next, you will want to fasten the pieces of wood together.  I was going to glue mine together, but my handy husband suggested something a bit more sturdy.  He used his pocket hole jig to screw the boards together.


I used my cricut to cut an anchor pattern, but a cricut is not required, any stencil will work for this.



Stick the stencil to the boards and paint in the anchor.




 Next, decide where you want your rope and hot glue it on.










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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Halloween Chalkboard

I love creating chalkboards and I wanted to do a fun one for Halloween.

Broom


I started out with an old cabinet door.   Here is a picture of what you will need,  HERE is a tutorial on how I make my chalkboards.


I also have a tutorial HERE on how I design and create chalkboard designs.  Here are some things you will need,






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Sunday, October 2, 2016

October 31st

I can hardly believe it is October.  I love decorating for Halloween and just can't seem to resist making something new each year!

Halloween


I started out with some plain MDF numbers.



First paint them black.



Next, trace around the numbers on some fun scrapbook paper.



Use some modge podge to attache the scrapbook paper to the letters.


Lastly, add a few embellishments!



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