Sunday, September 30, 2012

"Button Tree Key Ring Holder"

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What You Will Need


Step 1

Cut the board and sand.

Step 2

Paint with base coat and let dry. If you want weathered look, sand over the whole board again just enough to make it look rough. Then dip a wet paper towel into the accent color paint and rub it over the board. Once you cover it with the secondary color, wipe clean with a moist paper towel.


Step 3

Paint the tree and words.




Step 4

Sand lightly over whole board to make it look more weathered.

Step 5


Glue buttons around the branches.



The Finished Project


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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Country Blue Key, Leash & Note Holder



What You Will Need




1. Paint and brushes
2. Craft Wire
3. Piece of wood
4. Clothepins
5. Hooks
6. Sandpaper


Step 1
Cut piece of wood to size you want. Sand the wood.



 Step 2
Paint base color that you want. On this example it was off-white. Let dry. Also paint clothespins.



Step 3
To give it the "weathered" look, sand the board, paying attention to the corners and edges especially. One sanded take a moist paper towel and dip it in a second color of paint. In this example, light blue. Run it over the board. The color will stick to where the board was sanded. The more you wet the paper towel the less it will stick (or highlight the secondary color).

Step 4
Stencil or paint the lettering/words you want to use.

Step 5
Add hooks. You can put them along the top, the side and along the bottom.

Step 6
Use superglue to glue on the clothepins.

Step 7
Drill two holes in the top of the board for you hemp string or craft wire to hang up project.  Add wire and curl ends.



Finished Project






Finished Project

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Folk Girl" Wooden Wall Hanging "Note Holder"

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What You Will Need

1. Wood
2. Paint & Brushes
3. Drill
4. Sand Paper
5. Craft Wire
6. Wood Glue
7. Clothes pins

 Step 1

Cut wood into three plaques.

Step 2

Sand the wood until smooth.

Step 3

Paint base coat and let dry.  When first coat dries, using a stencil brush or sponge you can put watered down secondary colors, like different shades of green, yellow and purple..just lightly sponge over the base coat. Let paint dry.

Step 3

Paint your decoration on the plaques. Make sure to do the bases first, the color of the face and colors of the flowers. Don't do details until the base decoration is painted. Let Dry.

Step 4

Spray with sealer or paint with Mod Podge in aerated area. Let dry.

Step 5

Do detailed work with a paint pen now. It is important to do this after the sealer dries, because sealer will make the ink run if done prior.

Step 6

Drill holes in the boards where you will need to connect the pieces with wire.
* The top board will need two holes on the top and two holes on the bottom.
* The second board down will need two holes on the top and two on the bottom.
* The third board down will only need two holes on the top.
Make sure all the holes line up.

Step 7

Use wood glue to glue down the clothespins on the bottom board. You can use however many you want. 

Step 8

Connect the pieces with craft wire. Use your paint brush to curl the wire at the ends for fastening.





Finished Project

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