Category Archives: Staff Projects

Santa doesn’t always have to wear red

Although the majority of the Santas in my collection at home are dressed in various shades of red, I do have a few that are in different jewel tones that make them stand out from the rest. I thought our 2017 Santa would be a great piece to paint in a rich, regal color that…

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Merry Christmoose

Inspired by a pillow design that I saw on Pinterest, I knew our Merry Christmas Board would be perfect for the Merry Christmoose design with my own twist. What a fun and rustic project this turned out to be…I think I may want to paint one more! I just chose a font from my computer…

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Candy Cane Lane Sign

I love making quick and easy signs, especially for the holidays. Inspired by a sign I saw on Pinterest, I went to work looking through our wood selection to find something that would be just perfect. Along with a minimal color palette and basic painting techniques this sign can be completed easily by painters and…

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Quick & Easy Acrylic Ornaments

Sometimes I get in the mood to create something fun, simple, and just plain crafty! Our round acrylic ornaments I just couldn’t wait to fill. They come in two pieces, which makes filling them easy…and they just snap together. I did use a little hot glue at the top and bottom once the ornaments were…

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Fall Plate

When I saw Jane Allen’s “Give Thanks” I immediately knew that I wanted to make it as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving. The warm Autumn colors and funky banner made this so much fun to paint! Even a beginner like me can paint this beautiful project. I followed Jane’s pattern with just a few exceptions….

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Tom the Turkey

  Palette: DecoArt Americana Acrylics Baby Blue #13042 Burnt Sienna #13063 Canyon Orange #13238 Cashmere Beige #13091 Cocoa #13253 Cool White #13240 Deep Midnight Blue #13166 Dove Grey #13069 Georgia Clay #13017 Light Mocha #13241 Orange Twist #13256 Raw Sienna #13093 Salem Blue #13043 Soft Black #13155 Tuscan Red #13255 Whispering Turquoise #13537 Surface: Mr….

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Snowman Duo

Palette: DecoArt Americana Antique White #13058 Bluegrass Green #13047 Black Plum #13172 Bleached Sand #13251 Hauser Medium Green #13132 Lamp Black #13067 Light Buttermilk #13164 Mint Julip green #13045 Persimmon #13516 Extreme Sheen Metallics 24K Gold #16077 Pearl #16074 Glamour Dust Aqua #13604 Purple Princess #13597 Metallic Lustre Polished Coral #14482 Surface: Resin Snowmen #80827…

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12 Weeks of Christmas: Week 5

Today is Week 5 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas!  This weeks FREE Downloadable pattern is “Sugar Plums” by Sandra Malone. Sandra’s cute and whimsical Sugar Plum stocking is the sweetest holiday project!

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Raggedy & Friends Winter Door Hanger

Hi guys! I know it is only Fall but I am starting to get the Christmas crafting itch! After seeing Mary Jo Tuttle’s Mitten Ornaments from her new book Tuttle’s Touches Seasons 1, I fell in love with her Raggedy Ann! I have always had a warm spot on my heart for Raggedy Ann because…

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Day of the Dead Ghost

I have a fun project to inspire your Halloween crafting today! I am not a fan of spooky Halloween décor, so when I saw our happy Halloween Ghost (https://www.artistsclub.com/ghost/p/80823) I wanted to paint a bright design. I started searching for inspiration and come across this free stock image (http://www.freepik.com/free-vector/sugar-skulls-collection_804270.htm#term=day of the dead&page=4&position=4) of some colorful…

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