The first thing I did was stain my board. I used the color “Antique Walnut” by Minwax for my sign. I then sat that aside and painted my letters red with my “Bright Red” Apple Barrel paint.
Once all of my pieces were dry I then hot glued glued them on my sign.
Now, it’s adorable just the way it is but I just bought some super cute Christmas ribbon so of course I had to add a bow! All of my supplies for this project came from Hobby Lobby except for the paint and stain which I already had on hand, so it’s a one stop shop kind of project!
Let me know what you all think! Will you be making one?
I did this craft live on my Facebook page and thought it was to cute not to put on the blog! So, just in cased you missed it live you can see it here!
Isn’t this just the cutest? I know a lot of people don’t like to decorate with the traditional reds and greens for Christmas so I thought this would be great for those who prefer the more rustic, farmhouse look!
I’m sure you all think my scrap wood pile is never ending! HaHa! I wish that was the case! I just happened to score big last time I was at my parents place so I am taking full advantage of it and figured why not make a Christmas tree since I just happened to have the perfect pieces to do so.
I started off by painting my pieces as shown in the picture. My longest piece is 11.5 inches, my second piece is 9 inches, third piece is 7.5 inches, and my top piece is 4 inches. Now, like I said this is just what I had laying around so don’t feel like you have to have these exact lengths to make this work! Remember it’s a “scrap wood” project so it does not have to be perfect!
Next I took my bottom board and my third board and traced them on my scrapbook paper. I then cut my paper pieces out and mod podged them on my pieces of wood.
I put one layer of mod lodge on my board and the layer on top of my scrapbook paper. The mod podge will dry clear so don’t worry about that.
Once all of your paint and your mod podge is dry you can take your sanding block and distress your wood if you desire. I of course distressed mine!
Next I hit glued all my pieces together and added my wood star at the top. I found these stars at Walmart in the craft section and knew I had to buy them! They come in a bag of 4 or 5.
It’s cute just like this but I thought it was still missing something…so I added a bow of course! I just used some buffalo check ribbon and burlap I had on hand and made a quick little bow to finish it off! Love how this turned out! I think I’m officially ready to decorate for Christmas! HaHa!
You all know I love me some scrap wood projects so I thought why not make a snowman now that we are approaching that time of year! I just happened to have the perfect pieces laying around for this. If you don’t, there are tons of different things you could use to make one similar to this such as, 2×4 boards, bricks, or even a sock! Use those creative minds! My dad has access to all kinds of scrap wood where he works so of course I take full advantage of that! HaHa!
The brim of the snowman’s hat was actually from an old little tree fence that i tore apart. I have had them sitting around for over a year and finally found a use for them!
First off, I painted the body of my snowman white and the pieces for the hat black. Once that dried I then hot glued my pieces together.
Next, I used a small spouncer to add the eyes and the blush for the cheeks. I didn’t push all the way down when I did the eyes as I wanted a bit of the white to show through. I painted the nose on myself using my “harvest orange” paint and a small paint brush. For the mouth I cheated and just used a black sharpie marker! So much easier then trying to freehand it with paint in my opinion! I also added some eyebrows with my sharpie!
I decided the hat needed spruced up a bit so I used 1 inch burlap tape and made him a hat band.
Next I added a couple black buttons and made him a burlap scarf! If you don’t have black buttons you could just use your spouncer and make black dots like we did for the eyes! Of course I had to add a little raffia bow to the hat too!
If you have never done a reverse canvas before this will walk you through how to do it step by step. They are seriously so easy to do and turn out awesome every time!
I first start out my removing all of the staples from the back of the canvas. If you don’t have a staple remover you can a pair of scissor or a knife to do so as well.
Once all of the staples are out you can go ahead and paint the frame so it can be drying as you do the next step. If you want a more rustic look you can also try staining the frame. I do this often as well as I love the rustic look for certain projects! Isn’t it crazy how nice of frame is actually under the canvas?
While the frame dries you will want to cut your canvas down to fit the frame. I simply just follow along the fold lines from where the canvas was on the frame.
Next you will hot glue your canvas back to your frame. Be sure you have the front side of the canvas face down when you are gluing your canvas to the back of the frame. I like to do one side at a time so i can be sure I am getting the canvas pulled tight when gluing it down.
Now your ready to start the fun part. I thought it would be cute to add some ribbon to my tree to give it a little more color but you could certainly just do the buttons if you wanted. I started at the top with one button and worked my way down alternating one row of ribbon then one row of buttons.
Once you have your tree completed you will then glue your twigs on for the base of the tree.
Of course this is cute just like it is but you know me….I have to add a bow! If you have followed me for long you probably already know how I like to make my bows but if not I’ll show you again! Or maybe you have your own type of bows you like to use and that is perfectly fine too!
I simply just take a few different pieces of ribbon and layer them on top of each other and criss cross them. Next, I always like to bunch up a little bit of raffia and stick it in the center of my bows. Then, to tie off the bow I take a couple extra strands of raffia and wrap it around the center, tie it as tight as you can on the back of the bow and then cut off the excess flyaways.
After I get my bow tied I turn it over and mess with it a bit to get it to look just the way I want it. I decided I liked my bow centered on this project so I put a dab of hot glue and stuck it down. It would look cute on the side as well. Totally up to you! What do you all think?