Category Archives: Staff Projects

Quick and Easy Christmas List Ornaments

Are you looking for a quick Christmas ornament idea? Well, have I got the project for you. Turn our 1-1/2″ Wooden Spools into a Christmas Wish List to hang on your tree. All you need is some red paint, ribbon or twine, and a Christmas List that you print out from your computer. The fun…

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Purple Snowman

I had my eye on our resin snowman surface for a while now because it reminds me of the beginning of December when it starts to get really cold and I get all excited to put my Christmas decorations up and get my fake (but cute) little tree out from storage. I chose some soft…

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Merry and Bright Plaque

I am loving all the fun hand lettering projects I see on Pinterest. When I saw a Merry and Bright plaque design, I knew I needed to recreate it on our Basswood Country Round – Large. So, that is exactly what I did… First I followed the outer rings on the wood and painted the…

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Believe Plaque

Sometimes simplicity is nice…our Basswood Country Rounds are perfect for that! I used the Small one for this quick and easy project. Following the natural rings in the wood, basecoat the center with Country Red. If the grain rises a bit, lightly sand it down before adding a second coat. Once the red is dry,…

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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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