Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DIY Stenciled Green and Red Headboard

Old headboard that cost $5

Sand the edges to give it that vintage distressed look.

Pick out some pretty stencils.

And voila! You have a pretty headboard!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

DIY Purple Vintage Style Wooden Signs Wedding Favors

Step 1

You will need to cut several pieces of wood to about 7" long.

Step 2

Sand any rough edges.

Step 3
Drill two holes in the top corners of the wood, 

Step 4

Paint the wood whatever color you choose. I painted each side different colors. 

 Step 5

Stencil on flowers or whatever pretty stencils you have. Also stencil on words or phrases.

Step 6

Sand the corners and edges and go over each one lights with a sanding square, to give it the distressed, weathered look. This will be what gives it that "vintage" look. After you sand it you can varnish it to give it a shiny finish if you want to.

Step 7

Add the wires to the wood to make a hanging sign. 

 And you are done! 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Whimsical Handcrafted Pastel Picture/Noteholders

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What you will need:

Wood cut out shapes. (Flowers and hearts)
Wood block
Wooden Dowels

Step 1

Paint the wood shapes, including the top shapes, clothespins and the bottom blocks. You can paint the dowels if you choose to also.

I also painted the back with a glitter gloss just to sparkle it up a bit.

Step 2

Drill a hole on one side the clothespin. If you do not drill the hole first then the clothespin will likely split when you try to screw the screw through it. You can drill a hole into the block also to hold the dowels.

Step 3

Glue buttons onto the top flower or heart. Let dry.

Step 4

Use a little screw to screw in the clothespin into the flower or heart and onto the block.

Stick the dowels into the block and you are done!

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