Showing posts with label wood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wood. Show all posts

Monday, February 4, 2013

Etceteras: perk up a dollar store trivet

Trivet 5I picked up a plain wooden trivet at the dollar store recently and once again, I’m saying to myself “why didn’t I get more?”. They’re like blank canvases. You could paint them in bright colors, paint the slats with an ombre effect or paint and stencil them like I did.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Etceteras: faux wood leaves

I’m loving fall right now. Every time I open a magazine, I see dozens of great ideas and my project list is growing. This project was quick and easy so it made it to the top of the list and was quickly checked off. 


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Etceteras: faux wood {aka contact paper}



How much fun can a person have with a roll of wood grain contact paper? A lot!



There are so many things you can do with contact paper. Cover books and notebooks – I’m tempted to cover all my cookbooks and add simple labels. They might look nice all lined up on my white shelf or It could be faux wood grain overkill so I’ll have to think about it. 



Cut free form strips and make a votive using an old jar. 



The candle flame looks so pretty peeking through the strips.



Upcycle an old lotion or soap dispenser. 



Contact paper comes in a variety of patterns and colors. I lucked out and found this wood grain pattern at a dollar store and picked up a few rolls. You can use it like vinyl – cut shapes with a craft punch and decorate a wall. Or run a piece through your Cricut machine {there are many tutorials online on how to substitute contact paper for the name brand vinyl}.



I’m going to restrain myself and not cover everything in wood grain contact paper. Perhaps this is a case of less is more.
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Upcycling: wood tacks

Yard work means more clippings for the recycling bin or for the craft bin.

If you prune your trees or bushes, you can save some of the twigs and branches to use on a variety of crafts.  These smaller branches worked perfectly to make thumb tacks.

After the branches were pruned, I left them outside to dry. Once they were dry, I sawed them into ½ lengths. I used sandpaper to smooth the edges and glued them onto a thumb tack. I used Aleenes’s Original Tacky Glue and let them dry thoroughly before using them.

Wood thumb tacks - a fun and easy project. Yard work – not so fun or easy…





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