Category Archives: Inspiration

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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Another Bazaar Done and in the Books!

I use to do multiple bazaars during the holiday bazaar season, but usually only one was actually worth it. So, this year, I decided to just to participate in the most productive one for me. I didn’t have a lot of painting time this season, but still had enough new items to keep my followers…

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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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Crackled Turkey & Pumpkin

Do you ever get in the mood for a quick and easy project, that you really don’t have to think about? Sometimes my mind hits overload and I just need to do what I call a “no brainer project”. This is a project that can be completed quickly and when done, you still love the…

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Snowman Candle Holder

Our Traditional Candle Holder may soon be gone, but this snowman design could easily be painted on a wide range of candle holder shapes and sizes. You can change the shape of the eyes and nose, as well as change the color scheme to match the details of your candle holder. This painted up quickly…

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Birch Pin Ideas

When I paint for my bazaar every year, I try to include pins that are quick and easy and fun to paint. Our Birch Value Bag of 20 Pieces is perfect for pins or even gluing a few together to make a snowman. There are so many possibilities, you just have to let your creativity…

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Turkeys with a Touch of Gold

We have another turkey craft project for you! This one uses our Turkeys—Set of 2 #80840 that look like little pilgrims. I kept the painting simple on this one, even though the leaves/tail feathers were tempting to make more colorful. I found that when I tried to do that I wasn’t getting the effect I…

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Quick and Easy Wood Pumpkins

Fall is my favorite time of year, and I love painting pumpkins, and when you can paint 5 little wooden pumpkins in a short amount of time, it makes me even happier! Our Chunky Pumpkin Cutout is a great piece that you can paint as detailed or as simply as you want. One pumpkin I…

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Turkey Time

For me, resin is fun to paint and sometimes I use it as a break from painting more complex projects. Sometimes I choose to paint it and do full shading and highlighting, other times I don’t do any shading and highlighting and sometimes I just add highlighting, like I did with this version of Mr….

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