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!

DIY Mod Podge Noel Sign

Supplies:

*4-5 Ft. Tall Board

*N-O-E-L Letters From Hobby Lobby

*Srapbook paper or wrapping paper of your choice

*Mod Podge

*Apple Barrel Paint-I mixed Kelley Green and White

*Paint brush

*E6000

*Jute twine

For those of you who love to decorate your porch for the holidays…you can never have too much porch decor can you? I absolutely LOVE how this porch sign turned out!

The board I used for this project came from Menards. It was a 10 ft. board that we cut in half to get two 5ft. boards. Once my board was cut to my desired length I then painted it. I mixed “Kelley Green” and “White” Apple Barrel paint together to get a sage green color.

While my board was drying I began tracing my letters and using mod podge to adhere my scrapbook paper and wrapping paper to my letters. The scrapbook paper I used came from Hobby Lobby and the teal plaid is Pioneer Woman wrapping paper that I got at Wal-mart. Both worked great for this project.

Once I had my paper mod podged on the letters I also went over the top of the paper again to seal the letters.

Once my board and letters were dry I used E6000 to adhere the letters to my board. If you plan to use this sign inside you could also use hot glue for this step. You will want to be sure and let your E6000 set up for the recommended time to ensure your letters stay put.

I used my staple gun to wrap some jute twine around the top and bottom of my sign and added a cute home made bow to the top and voila! Stinkin’ cute, right? So excited to add this to my porch! If you wanted to spruce it up even more it would be super cute to add some lights around it.

If you plan to put your sign outside you will want to spray it with a clear coat to seal it from the weather!

Scrap Wood Farmhouse Ladder

Supplies:

*2-40 Inch 2×4 Boards

*3-13 Inch 2×4 Boards

* 2 1/4 Inch Screws

*Drill

*Paint/Stain of your choice-Here is the affiliate link for the paint I used.

*Paint Brush

*Sanding Block

This project is seriously so easy! Now, I used scrap wood on my ladder just because I have a ton of it laying around! If you do not have scrap wood you can just use regular 2×4 boards. My pieces of wood were already cut to these lengths so instead of complicating it I just kept them the lengths they were. So obviously if you would like your ladder to be taller than 40 inches you would would just adjust your lengths accordingly! For the steps of the ladder my pieces were 13 inches wide but like I said just do whatever works for you depending on the size of the ladder you want!

Once you have all of your pieces the lengths you want them simply lay out your pieces and screw it together! I left 10 inch gaps between the steps on my ladder.

Once I had my boards screwed together I went over it with my sander. This step may be optional depending on the boards you use. Since I used scrap wood my boards definitely needed some sanding!

Now it’s time to add your paint or stain. I went back and forth on what I wanted to do with mine but decided to use white chalk paint since that’s what I had on hand.

Once my paint dried I went back over it all with my sanding block to add some distressing. If you don’t have a sanding block you could also use a piece of sand paper or an orbital sander. You will want to use a coarser grit on this.

I just love decorating with these ladders! They are so versatile and you can dress it up differently for each season!

Hello Fall Door Hanger

Supplies:

*Wooden pumpkin hanger-Hobby Lobby

*Wooden “Hello Fall” hanger-Hobby Lobby

*White paint-I used Apple Barrel but any kind will do.

*Orange paint-I used Waverly chalk paint from Wal-Mart.

*Mini Buffalo Plaid Transfer-Chalk Couture.

*Eucalyptus Chalkology Paste-Chalk Couture

*Squeegee-Chalk Couture

*Foam brush

*Ribbon and Raffia-optional

*Wood Beads-affiliate link

I did a live video on this door hanger but thought it turned out too cute not to put on the blog so here it is. I love how this turned out and you could certainly put your own twist on it to make it your style.

I chose to add a bow to my hanger because if you know me, you know I put bows on darn near everything…HaHa! I love the farmhouse look that the wood beads added to it. What do you all think?

Lraedesign’s Go To Craft Supplies

Love this cordless glue gun. I use it on almost every project I do.
I love the farmhouse look of adding wood beads to my home décor.
I love me some mod podge…I use both of these depending on the project I am doing and if I prefer a matte or gloss finish.
I like to use raffia on almost all of the bows I make.
I prefer these gorilla glue stick over any other as I feel like the glue holds better.
I like to use foam brushes anytime I am painting or staining.
My go to paint for my smaller projects is the Waverly chalk paint. I usually get mine at Wal-Mart but certain colors are available on Amazon as well.
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I get a majority of my burlap from the Dollar Tree. My affiliate link above will take you directly to their site where you can find several different patterns of ribbon/burlap. Can you believe you can get a roll of for just $1?
If I am staining a project I prefer to use the Minwax Gel Stain.
I use these Faux Cotton Pods all around my house and on many of my projects as well. Here are a few projects I used them for.
https://lraedesign.blog/2019/05/31/diy-decorative-balls/
https://lraedesign.blog/2019/07/23/scrap-wood-picture-holder/
I love using scrapbook paper and mod podge on lots of my projects to add more color and dimension. I also use a lot of holiday themed paper when I am doing holiday crafts.
I use jute twine for dang near every project I do. I just love the rustic farmhouse look it adds.
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I love to use this for certain crafts projects where hot glue isn’t quite strong enough for the project I am doing. This is also great for projects that are made for outdoors as it can withstand both the heat and the cold.

I hope you enjoyed this and I will add to this as I find more of my favorites!

DIY Dish Towel Pumpkin

Supplies:

*Foam Pumpkin-Dollar Tree

*Dish Towel-I found this buffalo check towel at Hobby Lobby.

*Raffia-Dollar Tree

*Cinnamon Stick

*Knife/Scissors

I seriously cannot get over how stinkin’ cute this little pumpkin is. And the even better part is that it is super easy and cheap! Who doesn’t love a budget friendly craft, right?

If you have a Dollar Tree, run quick and snatch up some of their pumpkins before their gone! They have tons to choose from and they are only $1. If you do not have a Dollar Tree close you can always grab them at Wal-Mart or Hobby Lobby.

The first thing I did with my foam pumpkin is pull out the green stem and then used my knife to cut a circle in the top of my pumpkin. I would say roughly 1 inch.

Next I trimmed my dish towel down to 20in. X 20in. Obviously you can adjust this depending on the size of your pumpkin. Also if you can’t find a patterned dish towel that you like this works great with any fabric also.

After you have your fabric cut to the size you need it’s time to start wrapping your pumpkin. I used my cinnamon stick to help push my fabric into the hole. I started with the bottom left corner and worked my way around. Be sure you are pulling the fabric tight as you are pushing it in the hole.

Now you are ready to stick in your stem. I chose to use a cinnamon stick for mine, but it would also be cute with a piece of a twig.

Lastly, I took several strands of raffia and tied a cute little bow on the stem. I used a little natural colored and a little orange raffia on mine. You can find both of these colors at the Dollar Tree.

All the heart eyes, right? I can’t wait to make more of these!