Patriotic Charger

June is more than half way over and I realized I haven’t done anything patriotic, yet. So, I came up with this easy project using a plastic charger I got on clearance after Christmas. I’ve wanted to try painting a charger for a while and I thought this would be a great project to try […] Read more…

Easy Patriotic Blocks

The 4th of July is going to be here before we know it, so I thought I’d better switch out of summer decorating and focus a bit on some patriotic decor. This project is super easy and if you have a little bit of scrap wood, can be made for next to nothing.   HERE’S […] Read more…

Stenciled Patriotic Charger Tutorial

I really like using chargers for projects because they are very inexpensive and look great with vinyl. I like that they are round instead of the typical rectangle shaped sign.  But, sometimes, the metallic look isn’t the look I’m going for. Did you know you can paint chargers?  Well, you can! I’ve done it here, […] Read more…

Teacher Gift

This has been my teacher gift for the last 4 years. I love it because it is so quick and  easy to make. I use whatever wood I have laying around and change the layout of the quote to fit my board. I start with whatever wood I have sitting around the house.  I have used squares […] Read more…

Painted Beach Door Mat

I’ve wanted to try painting a door mat for quite a while, but I didn’t have one on hand and didn’t want to spend a lot of money to buy one. Well, a couple of weeks ago, I was at the dollar store and was so excited to find a stack of door mats. What […] Read more…

Please Remove Your Shoes Sign

I recently bought a shoe cabinet (that I still need to put together) which inspired me to make this cute little sign. I used the same wood as this project. I cut 4-6″ pieces and 4-9″ pieces with 45 degree angles. I used Krylon’s Blue Ocean Breeze for the inside slats. Such a fun and […] Read more…

Make your own Stenciled Starfish Place Mat

Here is a quick and easy way to dress up some place mats.  With just a little paint and some stencils, you can make this cute starfish place mat, perfect for a summer beach party! Start with a plain place mat (mine was made of bamboo). Tape off and paint the stripes. After the stripes […] Read more…

Mother’s Day Frame

Mother’s Day is just over two weeks away. Do you have a cute picture or printable you want to frame and give to your mom? Here is a simple way to personalize a frame that is perfect for any mom (mother, mommy, or mama). I used a wood picture frame that measured about 7.5″ x […] Read more…

Teacher Tote/Gift Bag

Teacher appreciation week is usually the first full week of May, which means it will be here before I know it.  I usually wait til the last minute to make (or buy) something for the teachers, but this year I thought I’d try and get a head start. I decided make a custom tote/gift bag.  […] Read more…

What’s an Electronic Cutter and Why you Need One

If there’s one tool every crafter needs in their life, it has to be an electronic cutter. Ok, NEEDS might be a little over the top, but if you’re a crafter, you really, really, REALLY should own one of these awesome machines.  But, before I talk about all the reasons you should have one of […] Read more…

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