Scrap Wood Fire Crackers

Supplies:

*Scrap Wood

*Red, White, and Blue Paint

*Paint Brush

*Spouncer

*Sanding Block

*Jute Cord/Rope

The first thing I did was paint my two pieces of wood. I used “Ocean” Waverly chalk paint for my blue and “Bright Red” Apple Barrel paint for my red.

Once my paint had dried, I took my spouncer(round sponge brush) and added white polka dots to my blue fire cracker and white stripes to my red fire cracker. If you wanted, you could use painters tape to paint your stripes on also for a more perfected look.

Next, I hot glued two pieces of jute cord on the top for my fuses.

Once my polka dots and stripes were dry, I then took my sanding block and distressed them.

They are super cute just like this but I decided I wanted to add a cute, little bow to mine. I simply just took a few different patterns and thickness of ribbon and criss crossed them. I then take a skinny piece of ribbon or twine and tie it to the center of my bow to gather my ribbon together.

Aren’t these just adorable! The perfect addition to your patriotic decor!

Farmhouse “Home” Sign

Supplies:

*12×15 pallet sign(Wal-Mart)

*Wooden “Home” cutout(Wal-Mart)

*Mini Lamb’s Ear wreath(Hobby Lobby)

*White paint

*Burlap

*Ribbon(if bow is desired)

The first thing I did was add a little white washing to my pallet board. I wanted it to be a little bit brighter so I simply dry brushed it with some white acrylic paint.

Next, I took my Lamb’s Ear wreath that I found at Hobby Lobby and glued that on to my board. I found this mini wreath in the wedding section at Hobby Lobby and it was the perfect fit for this project.

I then took a strip of burlap and glued that down to my board and then glued my “home” onto the burlap to help it stand out against my board.

Now, if you wanted to leave it just like this then you are finished. But…you know me and that I almost always have to add a bow to finish off my projects. So, I added a bow to the top of my hanger to dress it up a bit more. I found this polka-dot burlap ribbon at Hobby Lobby also.

Now do you believe me when I say you can make your own farmhouse decor without having to spend a ton of money? I am in love with this and hope it will inspire you to get creative and make some of your own home decor too!

Picture Frame Decor

This project turned out cuter than I ever imagined it could! I found a couple frames in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby and just let my mind wonder. This is what I came up with!

https://www.facebook.com/lraedesignhomeandgarden/videos/2531532177116363/

This project is one of my favorites! Who would have thought you could create something so cute with just a few clearance frames!

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.