Category Archives: Finished Projects

Holly Ring

I have been having a lot of fun lately trying out wood burning, and it is really fun! For this project, I took one of the holly stencils and traced on the design and wood burnt in the outlines and then added acrylic paint to finish the design. It was so much fun! I hope…

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Quick Gift Idea

It seems to happen almost every year…you thought you had everything done and then you realize you need another gift for a party or even a holiday birthday. But, what should you do? Well, dig out some wood and lets make a quick and easy inspirational sign! Not good at hand lettering, well don’t you…

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String Art: Deer

This was my third and final string art piece in my fall trio! I knew this design would be more challenging, so saved it last for that reason. If you need more detailed instructions on how to make string art for beginners check out my ginkgo leaf project, which is simpler. I got inspired by…

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Mad for Plaid

I love plaid…especially a red or black Buffalo Plaid! So, I decided to play around and see what I could create. I grabbed our wooden candle holders (quantities are limited on these) and set to work. These were quick and easy, I chose not to tape them off, but you could…I just chose my brush…

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Festive Stocking Holders

Do you hang stockings on the mantel above a fire place? Or do you not have a fireplace and they hang from a bookshelf? Well, our Snowman Stocking Holders will be great for either of those options. I chose to go with a more traditional Christmas color scheme, but you could paint them any color…

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String Art: Bear

This was my second string art project and I had a lot of fun making it! I recommend reading about my ginkgo leaf project for more detailed instructions to this craft. I chose to create a cute bear design from the book DIY String Art (#38863) and used yarn from our sister company Knit Picks…

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Just a Couple of Turkey’s!

Are you ready for a little turkey time?! This little duo is ready to come and join you for the Thanksgiving holiday. I planned them to be perfect for painters of all skill levels, and with no shading or highlighting they are great for the beginning painter. Here is what you will need: Turkey’s –…

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Winter Snowman

I love painting snowmen! They are just so much fun and each one develops into their own special character. Our little Snowman with Tree has so many fun options…I chose to take a simpler design option for mine. I did shading and highlighting on the snowman’s face and body, but chose just to highlight his…

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Wood Slice Ornament Ideas

Every year, I give my kids new ornaments for Christmas, sometimes they are handmade, sometimes they are bought from a store. This year, I think my kids are going to get something homemade because I love our Birch and Basswood Country Round Ornaments. They are great for a variety of designs and techniques. On the…

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String Art: Ginkgo Leaf

I love revisiting crafts from my childhood, and string art is no exception! This addictive craft is so satisfying to make. I chose to create a cool ginkgo leaf design that I saw in the awesome book DIY String Art (#38863) and I used soft, luxurious yarn by our sister company Knit Picks instead of…

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