Buffalo Check Scrap Wood Christmas Tree


*Scrap Wood

*Mod Podge

*Scrap Book Paper-Buffalo Check

*Waverly Chalk Paint-Agave

*Apple Barrel Paint-Bright White

*Wood Star-Wal-Mart

*Paint Brush

*Hot Glue Gun

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!

Scrap Wood Zip Code Sign


*Scrap Wood

*Waverly Chalk Paint in Agave(Wal-Mart)

*Jute Twine

*Galvanized Letters(Hobby Lobby)

*Foam Paint Brush


*Hot Glue Gun-affiliate link for the one I use

The piece of scrap wood I used for project was approximately 20 inches long and is a tongue and groove style board.  I started off by dry brushing some paint onto my board.  I didn’t want to fully cover my board so the dry brushing technique works perfectly for this.  I didn’t paint the top groove section of the board as we are going to do something with that part next.

Once my board dried I took my jute twine and wrapped it several times around the top of my board leaving just a bit of the natural wood showing.  I secured the beginning and end of my twine with hot glue.  You could also use a staple gun to secure the twine.

Next, I hot glued the numbers of my zip code to the board.  If you plan on using this outdoors you will want to use E6000 to adhere your numbers to your board. I found my letters at Hobby Lobby for $1.39 per pack.   I am in love with this piece!  What do you think?  Easy, cute and versatile so you can use it around your house year round.

Patriotic Ribbon Flag

This is diy is seriously one of my faves and I hope you love it too!

Supplies needed:

*Pallet plank-I got mine from Wal-Mart in the craft section but you could use any piece of scrap wood.

*Wooden stars-Wal-Mart craft section

*Waverly chalk paint-Also from Wal-Mart. I used the colors ocean, crimson and white, but you can use any red, white and blue paint you have.

*Paint brushes

*Red, White, and Blue ribbon of your choice-Most of mine came from Wal-Mart


*Hot glue gun-Affiliate link for the cordless glue gun I use

Once you have all of your supplies gathered the first step is to get your stars painted so they can be drying while your doing your next step.  I painted my stars red, white, and blue but you could also stain them to give them a more rustic look or even mod podge some patriotic scrapbook paper on them to spruce them up.  There is no right or wrong way to do a diy!

Next, while your stars are drying go ahead and get all your ribbon cut to your desired length.  My pieces are between 8-9 inches.  Again, all of my ribbon came from Wal-Mart except for the red polka-dot burlap which came from Dollar Tree.

After the stars are dry you can go ahead and get them glued on your piece of wood in any order you like.

Pretty easy so far, right?  All that’s left to do is to glue on your ribbon.  I flipped over my plank and began hot gluing my ribbon on a few pieces at a time.  I used 2 pieces of each color of ribbon that I used and am happy with how it turned out.  This is how it looked after I finished gluing the ribbon on.

I decided the top was missing something so I decided to take some of my extra blue, trim ribbon and glue a piece across the top to finish it off.  This was exactly what it needed!

Love, Love, Love…Let me know what you think!


Patriotic Ball Jar Decor

Supplies you will need:

-Ball Jar

-Patriotic Picks (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)

-Patriotic Hair Scrunchies (Hobby Lobby)

-Crimson Waverly Chalk Paint (Wal-Mart)

-Paint Brush

-Sanding Block (optional)

Once you have gathered your supplies the first step is to paint your jar.  I decided to paint mine red(Crimson) to make mine a little brighter.  This would also be cute painted blue or white. As always this is your personal preference! Once your jar has dried you can distress it with a sanding block or piece of sand paper if you like the distressed look.  I like to rub my sanding block over the lettering just to make words stand out a little more.

I then took my blue scrunchie and put it around the neck of the jar.  Initially, I was going to make a cute little bow to go around the neck but then I found these scrunchies at Hobby Lobby and thought this would be something unique and different so I snatched them up!

Now it’s time to stick in your picks. You can get these lots of places but I happened to be at Hobby Lobby so I grabbed mine there.  I like to use 2 or 3 different styles. That’s it! The perfect addition to spruce up your home for celebrating America!  What do you think?

That’s it! The perfect addition to spruce up your home for celebrating America! What do you think?

Thanks for reading,


DIY Spring Vase Decor

Are you ready to transition your home for Spring? These cute DIY vases will be the perfect addition!

First step is to gather all of your supplies. The vase came from Dollar Tree for $1 of course. I used two colors of Waverly chalk paint from Walmart. The colors I used were Agave and Peacock. I mixed the two colors until I achieved the teal color I was going for. The floral sprigs came from Hobby Lobby. I bought these on a week when florals were 50% off so were around $3 each. I always have the jute twine on hand so I just used some from my craft stash.

Now it’s time to create! I used a paper plate to mix my paint to the desired color. I then apply the first coat to the vase. Depending on your desired look you may want to do a second coat, I did not.

Once your vase has dried completely it’s time to glue the twine on. You want to be sure that you start and stop the twine on the back side of your vase. Simply add some hot glue and begin to wrap your twine around your vase until you have you desired amount. Once you have finished wrapping the twine secure it with another dab of hot glue on the back of the vase. I like to use my cordless glue gun for this so you don’t have to mess with the pesky cord.

You are now ready to add your florals and decorate your home with your new décor!