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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pallet Wood "Farm Fresh Pumpkins" DIY Vintage Sign

It's Fall! Hurray!

If you can't tell by the last few posts around here, I'm excited to bust out the Fall crafts and DIY autumn decor projects!


Today I'm going to show you how to make a vintage style "Farm Fresh Pumpkins" pallet sign and I'm even including the printable template so you can make one too!

Materials Needed (affiliate links)

- Wood Stain (I LOVE this spray stain!)
- White craft paint
- paint brushes (foam brush for the stain and small brush for the words)
- pencil or ball point pen
- white chalk
- Vintage Sign Template (DOWNLOAD PART 1 AND PART 2 HERE)


1. Begin by spraying the entire pallet sign with spray stain. Be sure to protect your work surface from over spray. Use a foam brush to even out the stain.



2. Add a light brush of white paint over the stain and use a paper towel to blend it in and give it a weathered look.




3. Print out the template from the link above and tape the two pages together. Apply a heavy layer of white chalk to the back side of the paper, making sure to cover everywhere under the image.


4. Center the image on the wood, then trace over all of the lines of the design. 


As your pencil pushes on the paper, it transfers the chalk to the wood, giving you an outline of the design!


5. Using a detail brush, fill in the design with white craft paint.


And that's how you create this cute, farmhouse style pallet sign. I just love the vintage, weathered feel of it. It's so perfect for Fall!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DIY Fall Decor: Toilet Paper Pumpkins

Hi friends! I've got a quick and easy Halloween decorating idea for you today. I'm going to show you how to make cute decorative pumpkins.... using a roll of toilet paper!


All you need to make these cute DIY Fall decorations is a 22 inch square of fabric, a 2x10 inch strip of fabric, a pair of scissors and a roll of toilet paper.

Watch this quick video to see just how easy it is:



That's it! My favorite part about this craft is that when it's time to clean up the Fall decor, the toilet paper will go back into the bathroom cupboard and the fabric will get folded and put back in my craft room. I love the fact that I don't have to store anything bulky!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fall Florals Free Printable

Hi there! Just popping in really quickly to share this cute free Fall printable with you. I love the floral background and the script words. It's the perfect way to add a touch of Fall to any space and such a great way to decorate on the cheap.


Just print out one of these bad boys, pop it in a frame and boom! Instant Fall decor.


I've got three versions for you:


Simply click on the links above and print.

For personal use only please.

Enjoy friends!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Large, Inexpensive DIY Aspen Tree Wall Art

Big art can be so expensive. I've been looking for something to hang on the big wall above my couch for a while now, and since I couldn't find anything to buy that was in my price range, I decided to make something instead. I created a pretty aspen tree scene!


I love how my DIY wall art turned out and it was so inexpensive... I made the whole thing for less than $10. I also love that I could choose the exact size I wanted. The finished size is 3 feet by 5 feet. That's a BIG piece of wall art! 

Want to make one too? Here's how you can craft your very own big DIY aspen tree wall art:




Materials

- Black or charcoal craft paint
- Paint brush
- Scissors
- Yardstick

Begin by unrolling the foam sheet and taping it to a hard surface to keep it flat. Using a yardstick or other straight edge, draw a 3 inch border around the outside edges. Then draw your aspen trees. I looked up a picture online to use as a reference. I found that I had a hard time distinguishing between the trees and the background, so I colored my trees in a little bit to help me see which ones to cut and which to leave.

Cut out the negative space with a pair of scissors without cutting through the outside border. 


When everything is cut out, use a small brush and craft paint to add knots and bark details. 


As soon as the paint is dry, it's ready to hang on the wall! I used masking tape, but it started coming down after a few days, so I would recommend those Velcro Command Strips.


Not bad for $10, don't you think?


I love the wintery feel of this art, and plan to leave it up until spring!


Since this DIY wall art is super lightweight, it's perfect for a dorm room or rental apartment because you can easily hang it without damaging walls.

Now that I've had it hanging up for a while, I think I want to build a barn wood frame for it. Wouldn't that look great?!

Monday, September 12, 2016

DIY Wood Picture Frame Desktop Organizer

Looking for a handmade gift idea for the upcoming holiday season? This wood photo frame desktop organizer would be the perfect gift for kids to make for their grandparents or a favorite aunt or uncle. And guess what? It doesn't require any tools or wood cutting!


To make your own DIY office desktop organizer, you will need the following supplies:



Begin by painting or staining the picture frames and wooden ball feet. I used a foam brush and spray stain. 


Glue the four picture frames together to form a box. Let glue dry.



Cut a piece of chipboard the same size as the bottom of the box, then use more wood glue to secure it into place.


Add glue to the flat part of the wood ball feet, then press them on to the chipboard on the four corners of the box.


This step is optional: spray the entire project with a clear coat to add durability.


Create a box liner out of cardstock. Measure each side and cut a coordinating piece of cardstock. Tape all of the pieces together from the outside, then slide it inside the box.



Cut one more piece of cardstock the size of the bottom. We made this gift for Father's Day, so we included a little love note in the bottom. 


Now all you have left is to find some cute pictures of your kids to add to the photo frames and you have a useful, thoughtful gift to give!