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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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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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Cactus Flower Pumpkin

Hi guys! I have officially become a crazy cactus lady. I can’t seem to say no to those cute little succulents at the hardware store! My collection has quickly grown and when I realized our Tall Pumpkin is the same shape as some of my beloved succulents I knew I wanted to transform it into…

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Paper Mache Easter Eggs

With spring sneaking up on us fast and Easter being April 1st, I was ready for a fun and easy project that would shout “SPRING”! I love to decorate for Easter and knew that our Americana Decor Chalky Paint has fun spring colors that would work perfect for the project I had in mind. So,…

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Family Initial Door Sign

I decorate my front door for the seasons and everyday, but I am not a big decorator for St. Patrick’s Day…so I needed something to hang on my door until I was ready to put up my Easter decor. I love our Initial Impressions stencils and have so many ideas running through my head, that…

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Forever & Always Sign

PALETTE Americana Decor Chalky Paint Lace #15101 Yesteryear #15406 Vintage #15396 SURFACE Narrow Rectangle Grooved Board #62936 TOOLS Curly Alphabet Stencil #71925 FolkArt Stencil Value Pack #71932 Americana Decor Waxing Brush #28000 Creme Wax Deep Brown #72001 Silver Wire #82211   After I took down my Valentine themed mantel, I was trying to decide what…

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Quick and Easy Easter Pallet Sign

  Pallets are very popular and I couldn’t wait to create a quick and easy craft idea spring. Using our 6″ x 6″ Lathe Wood Pallet Box  and three colors of Americana Decor Chalky Paint Innocence #15104, Rememberance #15402, and Everlasting #15100), our Spring Writing Words Stencil #71892 and a silhouette of a bunny. All I…

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St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger

PALETTE Americana Acrylic  Kelly Green #13055 Warm White #13239 Extreme Sheen  24K Gold #16077 Glamour Dust  Emerald #13595 SURFACE 14″ Jumbo Tag Plaque TOOLS & SUPPLIES Cling Wood Background Stamp Dual Sided Paint Pouncers Green Jingle Bell Assortment Metallic Cord – Green I always get so excited for St. Patrick’s Day! It is such a…

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Chalky Paint Family Sign

I love all of the signs that you see in stores and on Pinterest. I love the simplicity of them, yet don’t want to buy them when I know I can make them on my own. We have some great stencils and supplies that can make creating your own signs for your home in just…

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Valentine’s Day Wreath

PALETTE DecoArt Americana Dusty rose #13025 Light Buttermilk #13164 Mint Julep #13045 Metallic Lustre Polished Coral #14482 Extreme Sheen 24K Gold #16077 SURFACES Wooden Ring #63040 Heart Ornaments set of 3 #62985 Basecoat wreath with Dusty Rose #13025. Once dry, dry brush with Metallic Lustre Polished Coral. Using the end of a large brush, create…

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