How to make a Floral Chalkboard

DIY Chalkboard with Adornit…

The Floral Chalkboard makes a fun decorative Home Décor piece and is really easy to make.

To make the Floral Chalkboard you’ll need…               (*affiliate link)

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Directions:

  1. Apply an even coat of Mod Podge* over the larger Wood Bracket shape*.  Lay decorative scrapbook paper over shape and smooth with your hand.

2.  Using an x-acto knife and cutting mat, cut excess paper away from the Wood Bracket*.

3.  Rub Vintage Photo Distress Ink*onto the outside edges of the wood shape using the Ink Blending Tool*.

4.   Paint the smaller wood shape with the Black Chalkboard Paint*.  Add small white dots around the outside of the wood shape with the white paint marker*.

5.  Stencil the words “be Happy” onto the chalkboard using white acrylic paint and the Deco Art Americana Decor Stencil, Inspiration*.

6.  Cut a few flower shapes using the second sheet of scrapbook paper.  Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge* to the back of the flowers and glue to the front of the chalkboard.  Add decorative pearl embellishments to the inside of the flowers.

7.  Glue chalkboard to the front of the floral base using Beacon’s Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive*.

8.  Drill two holes on the top of the chalkboard and add Twine* for hanging.

    

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If you liked the Floral Chalkboard, you might also like the DIY Bloom Floral Plaque.

You can see the full tutorial here.

     

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When your Spring Mantel needs a pop of Red…

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With the beautiful days we had in February…

My Spring Fever has set in big time.

Last week-end, I removed any and all remnants of Winter Decorating and re-did my Mantel for Spring.

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Inspired by a picture a friend posted online,

I ran upstairs and grabbed my little red racer from my office.

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There’s been a lot of serious jelly bean eating out of this old gumballs machine.

I added a second bag this week.  This could be a problem 🙂

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Any one who knows me even just a little knows my decorating philosophy…

“Every room needs a pop of red.”

Now, I’m wishing and thinking warm thoughts.

Let it Snow Canvas…

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After all the Holiday Decorations are down, I like to decorate the house with a Winter theme.

Even though I may not like the cold winter months.

I still find beauty in a blanket of newly fallen snow.

So “Let it Snow”.  (just not too much)

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Supplies Used:

  • 12 x 12 Denim Canvas (or painted blue canvas)
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • White Embroidered Iron Letters from Joy S.A.
  • Old Firm Toothbrush
  • Snowflake Embellishments
  • Lace and Ribbon
  • Silver Berry Sprig and Greenery
  • Jingle Bells
  • Fabri Tac Glue

Directions:

  1. Squirt a small bit of white acrylic paint on to a piece of scrap paper.  Lightly apply paint to the bristles of an old toothbrush.  Wipe excess paint off.  Gently flick paint spraying paint over the canvas.
  2. Glue embroidered letters and snowflake embellishments onto the canvas.
  3. Glue lace and ribbon onto the canvas, wrapping and gluing ends around on the back of the canvas.
  4. Gather up silver berries and greenery, tie them together with a jingle bell and satin ribbon and glue to the bottom corner of the canvas.

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A little Holiday Sparkle…

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Thinking of adding a little Holiday Sparkle this year?

Adding a little Holiday Sparkle doesn’t get much easier than this.

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Gather up a few sparkly holiday sprigs…

tie them together with a jingle bell and satin ribbon and then glue them onto

your favorite frame.  Your frame will be dressed to impress.

Holiday Sparkle Frame in the Snow

I loved the way this frame turned out, so sweet and simple. 

But let me tell you… I really struggled trying to get a good picture to show you.

Taking good pictures of clear acrylic frames is really hard.

I took over 150 pictures of this frame.  (no joke)

When it started snowing yesterday morning, I decided to try again.

It was such a beautiful snow, I didn’t even mind getting cold.

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For my Holiday Sparkle Frame I used the NEW Clear Magnetic Curved frame

that will be available from Defecto Craft Solutions in January 2016.

I love the original curved magnetic frame* and I am so happy that they decided to

make it in a smaller size without a border.  (can’t wait to get my hands on a few more)

This new frame measures 5″ x 7″ and is perfect for a 4″ x 6″ picture or graphic.

(you can find the larger size here*)

“Tis the Season to Sparkle” comes from the 4×6 Horizontal Journaling Card Elements

from Simple Stories “Claus & Co.” collection layered on red glitter cardstock.

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Crafting with Office Supplies

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When you think of crafting do you ever think office supplies?

Would you believe…

the “be happy” sign, which is now sitting happily on my fireplace mantel,

started out as a office name plate holder

A few stickers, chipboard letters, washi tape and voila a happy little reminder.

There are surfaces everywhere just waiting to be embellished.

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Deflecto Interior Image Sign Holder, 8.5 x 2 Inches, Nameplate (89105) (affiliate link)

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Painting on Acrylic Frames

Painting on Acrylic Frames

With all this new Home Décor chalk paint out on the market…

with it’s claims of being able to paint on most anything.  I decided to give it a test.

I’ve used it on wood, old frames, stuff like that.

Acrylic frames?  It was worth a try.

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I created a mask using blue painters tape and applied it onto the front of a

Mini 3″ x 4″ Sign Holder*  (*affiliate link) from Deflecto Craft Solutions.

Make sure to burnish the edges of the tape.

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I painted the surface of the frame with:

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Furniture & Craft Paint in Imperial*

I used 3 coats of paint.  Make sure to allow good drying time in between coats.

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After allowing plenty of time for the red paint to dry and cure.

I gave the frame an aged look by applying a layer of Tattered Angels Decor and DIY Paint*

I wiped it off with a damp paper towel.  Leaving bits of the black streaks.

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I stamped around the edges of the frame with a crackle background stamp

and  Tsukineko StazOn Ink Pad, Jet Black*

Carefully remove the blue painter’s tape mask.

At this point, I stopped and admired my frame for almost a month.

Just waiting for inspiration….

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Meet Rachael Cunningham Parr. 

I found Rachel, a tin type, years ago while hunting for treasures.

If Rachael is your relative, I’m pretty sure she wasn’t really a gypsy.

(She really is a beautiful woman.)

I embellished the frame with some vintage rickrack, key, and a tiny flower.

“R is for Racheal” was made with Metal Type Charms by Tim Holtz*

Once inspired…  I created a couple more frames.

The frames uses charms and hardware  from Canvas Corps Brands 

and Chitchat Word Stickers by Tim Holtz*.

Now to try this on a bigger frame!

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Creating a Decorative Display Board for all my Little Pretties

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My project started as a Memo Board and… 

While I was looking for some push pins I stumbled across a collection of little pretties.

Tucked away in a cabinet along with a lot of other embellishments were these little

metal frames.  Something that I’d been hoarding since my K & Company days.

I added those frames along with some other little pretties onto my board.  (Love!)

Memo Board Products

To make my Memo/Display Board I used:            (*amazon affiliate link)

Directions:

  1. Paint wood frame with cream acrylic paint.
  2. Cut the Smoothfoam sheet a 1/4″ larger than the center opening of the frame.
  3. Apply spray adhesive to the front of the Smoothfoam and lay onto the fabric.
  4. Wrap and glue the fabric around the back of the Smoothfoam.
  5. Glue the frame onto the front of the covered Smoothfoam.
  6. Decorate the top and bottom of the frame with dimensional flowers.

*My little pretties are stuck into the display board with decorative garment pins.

A really fast and easy project.

This project was created for and sponsored by Smoothfoam.

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Make a Lucky Hat for St. Patrick’s Day

Feeling a little Irish? 

Need a Lucky Hat for St. Paddy’s Day?

Using only a few Smoothfoam shapes you can make yourself a Lucky Hat centerpiece

in no time.  A fun centerpiece for all your “GREEN” celebrations.

Here’s what you’ll need:                                                                                    (*affiliate link)

Directions:

  1. Paint 8″ Half Ball and 10″ Disc with English Ivy paint.
  2. Repaint Disc and Half Ball with Kelly Green paint, allowing some of the darker paint to show through.
  3. Paint sides of 8″ Disc with Black paint.
  4. Glue 8″ Disc onto the 8″ Half Ball.
  5. Center and glue onto the  10″ Disc.
  6. For a shiny finish, paint the entire piece with Mod Podge.
  7. To create gold letters, paint the chipboard letters with a gold paint pen.

Have a great day and may the “Luck of the Irish” be with you!

 
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Don’t Forget to SMILE Today!

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A fun little project to brighten your day.

Along with the Art Play Paintables that I used for the ADORNit Blog Hog,

I also received some great wood pieces, a pad of Blender Basics and some fun Art Play Prints.

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To make the project:

  1. Paint the edges of the wood pieces with black acrylic paint.
  2. Glue paper from the Blender Basics pad onto the wood pieces using Mono Adhesive glue.
  3. Trim around the shapes with a craft knife and lightly sand the edges with a sanding block.
  4. Distress the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Ink Applicator.
  5. Glue the two pieces together.
  6. Cut around the inner circle from the “Smile” Art Play Prints and glue to the center.

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Quote of the Day:  “I just like to Smile, Smiling’s my Favorite”  (Buddy Elf)

Have a great day and don’t forget to SMILE!

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This project was created by me, materials provided by ADORNit

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Shabby Vintage Clipboard

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More new products today from Clear Scraps.

This was a fun project.

When I first got this new acrylic clipboard I wasn’t sure how I was going to use it.

Once I got a clearer vision on how I wanted it to look, inspiration soon followed.

Now, I can’t wait to make another one.

Here’s the link to all of the NEW PRODUCTS from Clear Scraps.

Shabby Vintage Clipboard

Supplies Used:

  1. Spray the back of the clipboard with the IrRESISTible Texture Spray to give it a soft lacey look and dab the edges with White Picket Fence paint.  (Both paints work great on acrylic.)
  2. Adhere collage papers and vintage photo into place or allow the clip to hold them.
  3. Adhere mirror embellishment to corner of clipboard
  4. Embellish Clipboard with Vintage Trim and Lace.
  5. Add small adhesive rhinestones and a vintage style button to the clip and tie a crinkle ribbon bow.

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This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.