Barn Wood “Hop” Easter Sign

To start, I simply used my Apple Barrel paint to paint my letters. You can find the paint I used at Wal-mart. I used “Pink Parfait” for the “H” and “Aquamarine” for the “P”.

Next, I took my piece of scrapbook paper, traced my oval shape onto it, cut it out and then mod podged it onto my oval. I then like to brush a little mod podge on the top and around the edges to seal the paper down.

Next, I used E6000 to adhere my pieces to my barn wood. I used the E6000 versus hot glue so I could use this sign outdoors also. Hot glue will not not uphold outside with the varying temperatures. Keep in mind this will take up to 24 hours to cure.

To finish my sign off, I simply took a few different pieces of ribbon and made a quick bow. I found both of these patterns of ribbon at Hobby Lobby.

I am in love with how this turned out. Now to decide if I want to keep this indoors or use it to spruce up my porch. If you will be using your sign outdoors be sure to spray your sign with a polyurethane or clear coat to seal it.

DIY Terracotta Pot Candy Jar

Supplies I used:
*Small terracotta pot with base
*Glass globe-Dollar Tree
*Wooden ball knob
*Acrylic paint- I used tahiti blue and cranberry for my colors
*Paint brush
*Spouncer
*E6000-Click here for affiliate link
*Ribbon and twine

I started out by painting my terracotta pot and the base with my teal color. Once those had dried, I then took my small spouncer to add polka dots to my pot. I also used this same color to paint by knob.

Next, I used E6000 to adhere my knob to the top of the base of the pot and also my glass globe to the bottom side of my pot. Remember that E6000 takes a minimum of 24 hours to fully cure.

Next, I took some buffalo check ribbon and some jute twine and wrapped them around the jar to make a cute little bow. Now, this would be super cute if you painted/decorated your candy jar using certain holiday colors/themes but I wanted one that I could use year round so that’s why I chose not to this time. This would also be a fun project to do with your kiddos!

Stinkin’ cute and easy, right? Will you be making one of these cuties?

DIY Chicken Wire Jewelry Holder

I have wanted to make myself a jewelry holder with chicken wire for quite some time now, but just couldn’t quite decide how or what I wanted to use to make it. I just happened to be strolling through Hobby Lobby and found the frame with chicken wire on it and I knew right away what I was going to transform this into!

The first thing I did was brush my stain onto to the frame. The darker you want it the thicker you will want to apply the stain. I didn’t want mine super dark so once I had my stain applied, I went back with a paper towel and wiped away all of the excess. This also helps it dry quicker!

Once I had my stain wiped off and my frame was mostly dry, I then took my white paint and very lightly dry brushed over my frame. If you have never used this technique don’t panic. All you have to do is dab your paint brush in your white paint and dab off the excess onto a plate or a paper towel. You want very little paint left on your brush when you are dry brushing. Next you will just lightly paint across your surface leaving behind just a little bit of paint. Now, obviously it will depend on your personal preference on how light or heavy you will want to apply your paint. I actually used the same brush I used for the stain to do this step.

Next, I took the hooks I found at Hobby Lobby and glued one on each side of my frame. I thought these would be handy to hang necklaces or bracelets from.

The last thing that I did was add a bow to the top and voila! I absolutely love how this turned out! It was just what I needed to keep my jewelry organized.

DIY Scrap Wood Valentine’s Gnome

This cute little Valentine’s gnome was just to adorable not to share on the blog! I had so much fun making this and think you will too!

You can watch the live video of me making this HERE!

So, what do you think? Isn’t it adorable! I wasn’t a huge fan of gnomes at first but, I have to say they have definitely grown on me and I may be a little obsessed now! Haha!

DIY Farmhouse Riser

Supplies:

*1 3/4 Inch Ball Knobs(Hobby Lobby)

*12 Inch Round Panel(I got mine from Menards)

*White Paint

*Paint Brush

*Sand Paper or Sanding Block

*Hot Glue Gun-affiliate link for cordless glue gun I use in my live videos.

This project is seriously so easy I can’t believe I am just now doing it! There are only three steps to this cute little project and anyone can do this.

The first step is to paint your round board and your wooden ball knobs with any paint you prefer. I used a white acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby but seriously any paint will work for this.

Next once everything was dry I took a sanding block and distressed my piece of wood. The amount of distressing will depend on your taste. I like to make mine noticeably distressed as I prefer the more aged farmhouse look.

The last step is to simply glue on your feet(knobs) to the bottom of your riser. I used 4 knobs for mine and it works perfectly. You could also use E6000 to adhere your feet to your riser but I didn’t have any on hand so just used hot glue instead and that worked just fine.

I am so excited to decorate my new riser for the different holidays! What do you all think? Super cute, affordable, and soo easy to do! Just the way I like it!

Reverse Canvas Valentine’s Decor

This project was so fun to make so I knew I had to do a blog post on it! I did this project live on my Facebook page so I attached the video below!

Supplies:

-11×14 canvas

-scissors

-Valentines gift bag(mine came from Dollar Tree)

-paint of choice

-paint brush

-hot glue gun

-assorted ribbon(optional)

-raffia(optional)

https://www.facebook.com/lraedesignhomeandgarden/videos/1212351282488621/

Who would have thought you could make such decor with a plain old canvas, right?