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.
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.
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.
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 Buffalo Check and Burlap Garland


*Buffalo Check Ribbon

*Burlap-I used 3 different colors from Hobby Lobby

*Jute Twine

*Wood Beads

Start out by cutting your ribbon and your burlap into strips. The longer the strips the fuller your garland will be. I cut my buffalo check ribbon into roughly 7 inch strips and my burlap pieces were a little shorter as I just kept them the width of the roll so I would say they were around 5 inches.

Once you have all of your strips cut you are ready to begin the fun part. I started my garland off with a wood bead and then alternated with 3 pieces of burlap/ribbon and then another wood bead. I also tied to small loops at each end of the garland so you could hang it if you wanted as well.

I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! So cute! I have included my Facebook video of me making this so you can refer back to it if you have any questions.

Dollar Tree Door Hanger


*Wooden Pumpkin Hanger-Dollar Tree

*Metal Fall Words-Dollar Tree

*Bow-2-pack from the Dollar Tree


*Paint Brush

*Waverly “Pumpkin” Chalk Paint-Wal-Mart


*Hot Glue Gun-Here is the affiliate link for the one I use on my live videos.

I found all of my supplies for this at the Dollar Tree except for the Waverly paint and my paint brush! Who would of thought, right?

I started by painting my pumpkin with my “pumpkin” Waverly chalk paint. You can get a small bottle of this paint for under $2. You could certainly skip this step if you wanted to but I thought it would be cute to see a pop of orange through the burlap. Once that had dried I traced my pumpkin on my piece of burlap. You can then either use mod podge or hot glue to adhere your burlap to your pumpkin.

Next I used the word “welcome” from the 3 pack of metal words I got at the Dollar Tree. If you have a Dollar Tree I would go snatch some of the words as soon as you can! You would be surprised how much cute craft stuff dollar stores actually have. Not a week goes by that I don’t go on a good old shopping spree at our local Dollar Tree!

Lastly, I hot glued my bow onto the bottom of the stem. I also got this two pack of bows at Dollar Tree for $1. Too cute pass up so I snatched them up.

How stinkin’ cute right? The even better part is that I made this for under $5.

Scrap Wood Picture Holder

Supplies Used:

*Scrap Wood-If you don’t have any on hand you can get pieces of wood at Hobby Lobby.


*Faux Cotton Pods(Hobby Lobby)

*Metal Clip

*Mod Podge

*Paint Brush

*Hot Glue Gun-Affiliate Link


*Ribbon(Dollar Tree)

*Raffia(Dollar Tree)

The first thing I did was cut my piece of burlap down to the size I wanted it and then I used my paint brush and mod podge to glue it on to the center of my piece of wood. I brushed some mod podge on the board first and then laid the burlap down and added more mod podge to the top. Remember, this will dry clear.

Next while that was drying, I hot glued my metal clip and my 3 cotton pods on. If your not a fan of the cotton pods I thought it would look cute to wrap some jute twine around the bottom also. Or, if your piece of wood is shorter you may not need to add anything to the bottom.

Of course the project wouldn’t be complete without a bow, right? Many of you have seen how I make my bows but just in case you haven’t I will show you below.

I then hot glued my bow on and added a picture. These would make great gifts for your loved ones for any occasion or just to add to your own home décor!

I got my ribbon and my raffia all from the Dollar Tree. If you haven’t checked out the craft section there…your missing out! I’m sure you could find the burlap and metal clips there as well but I already had those on hand.

Reverse Canvas Button Christmas Tree

I could seriously do Christmas crafts all year long if I had the time!  Christmas is my favorite holiday and as far as I’m concerned you can never have too much Christmas décor!


*12×12 Burlap Canvas(Mine came from Hobby Lobby)

*Crimson Waverly Chalk Paint(Wal-Mart)

*Paint Brush

*Assortment of Red and Green Buttons(Wal-Mart)

*Various Christmas Ribbon(most of mine came from Hobby Lobby)

*Staple Remover(optional)


*Hot Glue Gun-click here for my affiliate link


*Small Twigs

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?