Home Decor

Spring Floral Cone Using Chipboard Banners

Hello,

Tami here with a brightly colored project that is just perfect for spring.

As the weather starts to warm up, it's time to shake off the muted colors of winter and brighten up our homes with the colors of spring. And what is more "Spring-y" than flowers? I'll show you how to easily turn the Clear Scraps Large Chipboard Banner into a cone that you can hang on the wall and fill with flowers.

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The Clear Scraps banner sets are great to use to make decor, holiday or party banners. But they can be used for more than that as you can see from this project. 

The triangle shapes of the banner pieces make it simple to attach 3 together to make a cone. I used paint on the scalloped edge of the banner pieces, then covered the rest with printed paper. Cardstock hinges connect the pieces to form the cone. 

Here is a short video that shows you how to make this cone for your own home decor. 

This pretty cone would also make a special gift once you fill it with flowers. You could also cover the cone in neutral colors, then change out the flowers to match the season.

If you or a friend is planning a wedding, these cones would look beautiful on the church pews or on the chairs lining the aisle. For outdoor weddings, decorate the space by hanging them in the trees. 

For the sample project, I only embellished 2 of the 3 chipboard pieces as the back of the cone is against the wall and did not need to be covered or painted. If the cones will be hung where all 3 sides will show, just embellish the third side as well.

I hope this project will help you get in the mood for Spring.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Chipboard Shapes Large Banners

Other: Graphic 45 Printed Papers, DecoArt: Titanium White Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, Pom Pom Trim, Cardstock and Ribbon

Tools: Trimmer, Scissors, Paint Brush and Bone Folder

 


Vacation Shaker Magnets

Vacation Shaker Magnets by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial for these cute little shaker magnets.  I don't know about you, but the hint of spring in the air has me dreaming of summer vacation already, and these little magnets are the perfect way to remind myself that I'll be lying on the beach or heading off in our camper in no time!

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Of all the new shakers in the Clear Scraps shop, the little flip flops may be my favorite!  First I traced the sandal shape onto some bright and summery scrapbook paper and then I cut it out and adhered it to the chip back shape with liquid glue.  After adhering two more chip forms on top of the chip back with liquid glue, I added sand from one of my family's more recent beach trips and sealed the memories inside with the acrylic divider.  To coat the top chip form in shiny black enamel, I applied Versamark ink and black embossing powder before melting it with my heat tool.

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The camper shaker was assembled in much the same way, trading in some pine tree scrapbook paper for the summery pattern and silver embossing powder for the black embossing powder.  I added woodgrain and forest green sequins to the shaker before sealing it up with the acrylic divider that I applied a blue foil rub-on sentiment to the front of.

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I added strong magnets to the back of each shaker with hot glue so that I could stick these to my kitchen appliances and dream of summer vacations past and those to come!

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I hope you enjoyed these fun shaker magnets and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With all of the cute new shakers available in the Clear Scraps shop, what are you going to make first?

~ Annie

Additional products used: black and silver embossing powder, Versamark ink, heat tool, woodgrain/green sequins, beach sand, Beacon 3-in-1 glue, rub-on foiled sentiment, patterned paper, strong magnets


Scatter Kindness Mason Jar Pallet

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Chris here and today I am excited to share this Spring-y home decor I created using Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape. These pallet shapes are so fun to play and create with! They work up very quickly and make perfect last minute gifts.  (if you are painting you still have to allow the paint to dry though) I made this one to hang outside my office.  

Start by painting your Clear Scraps Mason Jar Medium DIY Pallet Shape. I chose a bright and cheery turquoise-y color to coordinate with my papers. 

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Die cut or fussy cut your sentiment to fit pallet. IMG_5367Add paper doily and die cut sentiment to pallet. 
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IMG_5367I just love how the colors look so bright and cheery! 

Add a floral sprig to the top of your pallet. 
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Finish off your pallet with a jute bow.  
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I hope you decide to give these pallets a try!  


DIY Shaker Camera Wood Sign

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Hello everyone... Helen is here today. I’d like to share this fun Shaker Camera Wood Sign that I made using the new Wood Shapes Per 3 Pak and Mini Shaker Camera. These are supen fun new products! There are more at the store, too!

I love taking pictures with my camera, especially my family pictures. When I saw this Mini Shaker Camera chipboard embellishment, I want to use it on this project along with my favorite quote.

First, the base I used is one of the new Wood Shapes Per 3 Pak. I covered the wood with the marble patterned scrapbook paper. I traced the wood on the paper and then cut it with scissors. I added it on the wood with Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive glue.

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I covered the top and bottom pieces of this shaker camera chipboard with white gesso and then silver metallic paint. I did it with my finger to get the random distressed look on the camera.

When the painted pieces dried, I stacked all the pieces using the Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive glue. When you work with shaker pieces, there is 2 pieces of clear plastic film on the protect the plastic piece ofthe shaker that you need to remove first before you add it on the chipboard. For the shaker filler, I used the mixed sequins I have in my stash. I put stackes of acrylic blocks to hold the pieces down while the glue drying.

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I used my digital stamps on for the quote and frame. I edited them on my computer using the Pixlmator Pro software and then print it with Cannon inkjet printer. I colored the frame with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Alcohol Marker. I fussy cut it with scissors.

I added the sentiment and camera on the wood with the same adhesive glue. If you don’t have the Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive glue, make sure your glue is strong, permanent and works on all surefaces, including wood.

This sign is now up in my craft room to remind me that there is hope for another shot in this life. So, don’t give up!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Come back again for more inspirations from the design team! Have wonderful day!

 


Welcome Home by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using some of the new products available at Clearscraps.

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The new wood puzzle shapes are so much fun to work with. 

Start by separating the house puzzle pieces and then paint with light brown and dark brown paints.

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Tape the 6" Shiplap Stencil to the chimney and add modeling paste.
 
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Stamp paw prints in black ink around the light brown panels.

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Stamp the paw prints at the top of the house.  Use stickers to spell out welcome across the roof.

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Run twine across the roof, then "hang" acrylic Small Pennants banner pieces that were painted with pink paint.   Add stickers spelling home.

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Add photos.  Since we just adopted a new puppy, I wanted to welcome her to her new home.

Thanks for stopping by.

Other supplies:  Plaid Paint, Imagine Crafts Ink, Stickers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hello Spring Pallet

Hola! Tami here to share another project with you.

Are you ready for Spring? Better be ‘cause it’s here! March 19 was the first day of Spring this year.

To celebrate the coming of Spring I'd like to show you how to create a decor piece using Clear Scraps Medium Square Pallet Shape and 2 of their stencils; Hello Spring and Doily Mat.

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I whitewashed the pallet, lightly sanded it, then added portions of the Doily Mat stencil to different parts of the pallet using white paint. Gel pens were used to add the design. 

When you look at a stencil, think about how you can use the parts differently. You can also flip some stencils over to change the direction of the design. For this project, I layered the flowers individually to create my designs.

Here is a short video that shows you how I made the sample piece.

 

My gel pens worked beautifully on the wood, but I would suggest that you try yours out on the back of the pallet. You could also use markers or ink to apply the designs. But make sure whatever product you are using will not bleed with the wood grain.

Supplies:

Clear Scraps: Medium Square Pallet Shape, Hello Spring and Doily Mat

Other: DecoArt: Translucent White Media Fluid Acrylic Paint, Kingart Glitter Gel Pens and Rhinestones

Tools: Paint Brush, Stencil Brush and File

 


Clear Scraps Wooden Puzzle -- Hello Spring

Hello everyone and happy Spring!

Laura here today to share a springtime project

created using the new Clear Scraps Wooden Puzzle!

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Actually, it's SO new, we don't even have it listed in the store

yet!  But it's coming soon, so keep an eye out!  These puzzles

will become one of your favorites for making all kinds of projects

for home decor, gifts, or memory keeping!  Find all the new in

the Clear Scraps store, in the "What's New" section.

Make sure to check in often!  It's the best place to see all

the new shakers, chipboard, and so much more!  Always

fun to see all the new ideas to make your scrapbooking,

album making, and home decor projects come to life!

Well, back to this bright, cheerful, burst of spring project!

Another great wooden item you can paint, cover with

paper, or do whatever you'd like!

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On this one, I covered each piece individually with

paper, then brushed the edges with acrylic paint.  Ink

was a little more subtle than I wanted.   I wanted it to

be bright and cheerful since it was a springtime project.

Then, super easy, I basically created a cute card front!

Just layered up a little paper and a few stickers, and

attached to one of the puzzle pieces.

The next piece was covered with pretty bright flower

patterned paper, and in addition to the stickers.

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Look at the sweet little bunny!  New, new, new!

The Clear Scraps Mini Shaker Bunny!

The frame is painted with white acrylic paint,

I traced the bunny onto colorful floral paper to

use as the backing, and added a few little beads

and sequins.  A button, bow, and springtime

sticker finish off this super cute shaker!

The other 2 puzzle pieces were decorated also,

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using more of the bright colorful stickers, papers,

and also a few enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps - Wooden Puzzle, Mini Bunny Shaker.

Other:  Doodlebug Simply Spring, green and white

acrylic paint, adhesive, enamel dots, twine, button, ribbon.


Easter Panel by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today using some of the new products available at ClearScraps.

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The panel I used is approximately 8" x 10".  I divided the panel into 2 sections, one for the grass and one for the sky, then dry brushed on the paints.

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The Bunny Mini Wood Pallet Shape was painted pink and Nuvo drops were added to her ears for dimension.  She was then placed on the grass.  The Easter chipboard word title was painted purple and glued above the bunny.  A strip of Rinea Foiled Paper in Emerald was torn and placed across the panel, then the bunny was added on top.
 
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Using a small oval die, I die cut assorted papers to create Easter eggs.  They were placed around the panel and Nuvo Drops were added to several eggs for dimension.
 
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I used a Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the panel and added ribbon for hanging.
 
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Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph

Other Supplies:  Plaid Paint, Nuvo Drops, Spellbinders dies, Rinea Foiled Paper
 
 

 


Pretty in Pink Phone Stand

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Greetings!  Chris here and today I am excited to share this adorable phone stand I created for Clear Scraps!   Although I do have a confession.  I use this stand to hold my calculator at my desk at work!   The silly calculator was always getting buried under paperwork , but now it has a pretty stand! 

I started by tracing my Clear Scraps Hearts Wood Phone Stand  onto patterned paper.   I chose background papers with a sentiment that fit into the heart cut outs. 

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IMG_5379Paint the Clear Scraps Hearts Wood Phone Stand  with paint and let dry. 
IMG_5379After cutting out the papers for my stand I decided to trim away some of the paper so that only the bottom of stand was covered.  I also fussy cut the butterfly to add to top of the phone stand.
IMG_5379I adhered to papers with Mod Podge.
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After covering the base, the fit was very snug.  To make the pieces fit together easier, I sanded the edges to make them easier to assemble. 
IMG_5379I hope you are inspired to get creative! 


Mason Jar Banner

May Flowers Mason Jar Banner by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to make this bright and cheery mason jar banner perfect for spring decorating.  With three jars in this wood shape set, you can use it alone or buy multiples to spell out any name or phrase in the form of a banner or wall hanging.  I've been yearning for spring, so I thought I'd use my banner to wish for May flowers.

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I started by sanding each jar shape with a sanding block, and then applied metallic champagne acrylic paint to the surface.  Once dry, I sanded the pieces again and applied a second coat of paint for a smooth, even finish.

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Once the shapes were completely dry, I secured the capital letter stencils to each one with painters tape.  Then I applied teal glitter paste through the stencil with a palette knife, removed the stencil immediately when done to wash in soapy water, and allowed it to dry for at least an hour.

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Add silk flower bunches to the back of the jars with hot glue and then tie a bow with pretty ribbon around the neck of the jar to secure the flowers even more.  Punch holes on either side of the neck with a heavy duty hole puncher and string the shapes together using rustic twine.  Hang the banner on any wall to instantly cheer up the room!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy springtime banner project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you use the new triple wood shape sets to decorate your home?

~ Annie

Additional products used: metallic champagne acrylic paint, sanding block, foam paintbrush, painters tape, teal glitter paste, palette knife, silk flower bunches, hot glue gun, white organza ribbon, heavy duty hole puncher, rustic twine, 


Love Grows Wild

Happy Thursday Clear Scraps family. Leah here with you today sharing this cute spring home decor sign, and I couldn't resist using this chipboard Vintage LG Truck on the Rectangle Medium Wood Pallet.

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I had started off painting this truck a bright fire-engine red, but it didn't work with this paper I wanted to use, so I ended up painting it this non-traditional pink, which makes me SO HAPPY. It sings spring to me!


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I've been with Clear Scraps over 6 years now, so have quite the stash, and included in it are these awesome acrylic flower embellishments.


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I ended up staining them with Alcohol ink and adding perfect pearls to create texture. I then just layered looooots of flowers behind the truck!


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I love how bright and happy this home decor piece is. I think it will work as a wreath on the front door or right inside the entry way!
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I just want to take a minute and Thank Susan and Jim for allowing me to be a part of the Clear Scraps family for so long. I love their products and have believed in them since day one when I started on the Design Team. I will miss making projects and sharing them with you, but will always love and support this company. <3

XOXO

Leah Crowe

 


DIY Spring Wood Pallet Sign

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Hello everyone! Helen is here today. March is here and that means Spring is coming, too! It is time for a new home decor. 

I made this new Spring Wood Pallet Sign using the new Wagon Large Chipboard Embellishment and Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape.

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To decorate the Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape, I measured the size of each pallet and then I trimmed a 12x12 scrapbook paper with paper trimmer into paper strips. Or you also can simply trace the wood pallet on top of the 12x12 scrapbook paper and cut with scissors.

I added each paper strip on the wood pallet with Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive glue. If you don’t have this glue, make sure you use permament strong adhesive glue that works on wood surface.

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Next step is decorating the Wagon Large Chipboard Embellishment. I used heat embossing technique on this chipboard embellishment. It is easy and give some texture on the wagon, it looks like a painted wood wagon.

I applied the VersaMark ink all over the wagon chipboard surface.

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And then, I sprinkled the white opaque glitter embossing powder (I have a bottle that I mixed the white embossing powder and iridecent glitter embossing powder). I cover the whole surface.

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And then, carefully I used my craft heater gun to heat set the embossing powder. Please, make sure your craft heater gun is warm enough to melt the powder, better pre-heat it for 15-30 seconds before. If not, you will blow some of the powder off when you go over the chipboard when it is still cool.

I did this embossing step three times to get the thickness that I wanted on the wagon and for the wheels I decided to use the black glitter embossing powder for the second and third layer.

When the embossing step is done, I adde the chipboard on top of the wood pallet with the Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive glue, and I held it down for a minute to make sure the glue dried well. I added a diecut flowers and leaves on the wagon to embellish it.

For the sentiment on the sign, I used cork letter stickers and I wrote the rest of the Bible verse with permanent marker brush.

I finished the wood sign with couple of those gold beaded butterflies that I added on the wood with the same adhesive glue. It is ready to be put on our mantle for Spring decor.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Make sure to come back tomorrow to see more inspirations from the design team. And... Check out more of the new products at Clear Scraps store that you will love to use for your projects!

Have wonderful day!


Clear Scraps Medium DIY Pallet -- Flannel Fun

Hi there everyone!  Laura with you today and even with

spring right around the corner (yes it's coming!) I'm

sharing a home decor project that would be great year

round, especially if you love cabin or woodsy decor,

or love that buffalo plaid themed home decor look

look that is so popular right now!  It's sure one of my

favorite looks, how about you?

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How cute is this little sign?!!  It started with the Clear Scraps

Medium DIY Pallet, these little square pallets are so great for

any home decor project!  Paint 'em, ink 'em, paper 'em!  Any

theme you want for seasonal decor, or add photos to display

a favorite memory.  Sometimes I keep it simple, and so this

is just painted up with brown acrylic paint on the top and

bottom boards.  The center board is covered with a piece

of patterned paper that goes with the outdoorsy theme.

Love the new Vintage Truck LG chipboard embellishment,

which is one of many chipboard shapes available in the

Clear Scraps store!  Want to see all the others available

just waiting for your creativity?  You can find them all HERE

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The truck has been painted with red, black and brown acrylic

paint, and then I went around the edges with black ink to

make it look a little more vintage/aged.  I added a bunch of

 cute cabin and outdoor themed stickers.  They are layered,

using foam tape, at the back of the truck. At the top,

the word Howdy is also new from Clear Scraps! 

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It's just painted with black acrylic paint which matches the

buffalo plaid theme perfectly!  The little "channel the

flannel" tag with a twine bow adds a little of that plaid

flair and color at the top of the project.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

 

Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Medium DIY Pallet,

Howdy LG chipboard embellishment,

Vintage Truck LG chipboard embellishment.

Other:  Acrylic paint - black, brown, red.   Twine,

adhesive, foam tape, Echo Park Little Lumberjack -

paper and stickers.  Black Soot distress ink.


XL Wood Bunny

Hello friends and happy Saturday! Hope you are having a good start to your weekend! Spring is just around the corner and today I'm sharing a fun Easter project using the new XL Wood Bunny! This would make nice home decor piece for the spring or a welcoming door hanging!

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I  began by painting my shape with chalk paint in a bright patina color allowing some of the wood to show through. This is an easy technique to give a distressed look to your wood.  Also, the chalk paint dries quickly so you can move on to your next step!

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Using my Silhouette and white cardstock, I  cut a pretty "celebrate spring" title for my project.  I  simply adhered with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive; it dries quickly and will not warp or miscolor the wood.  You can also add sentiments using vinyl as well! 

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Again, using my Beacon Adhesive I  adhered these pretty pink paper flowers in a cluster around my title.  

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Last, I   created a bow to adhere onto the bunny ear for decoration. You can also use a hole punch such as a Crop-o-dile if you want to hang your project.  

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Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out what's new with Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  paint: FolkArt; flowers, ribbon: Recollections: cardstock: Bazzill; die cut machine: Silhouette; cut file: "Celebrate Spring" by Echo Park Paper Co #191053; adhesive: Beacon; misc: twine 

 

 


Feeling Lucky Shamrock Shaker Home Decor

Good Morning friends! Leah here with you today to share another home decor item.

As you know, Saint Patricks Day is around the corner, and whether you're Irish or not, there is something to love about little Shamrocks and rainbows!

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I had this cute Mini Shaker Shamrock and knew I wanted to make something with it, so I pondered on that while I put the little shaker together.


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I adhered pattern paper to the top and bottom layer of chipboard then filled the shamrock with little rhinestones.

I happened to look up and notice my daughter's rainbow canvas hanging on my wall. I had rescued it from the trash when she tossed it over a year ago, vowing I would figure out a way to re-purpose it and surprise her. I ended up adding some black stazon ink to the background and edges, and dressed it up with ribbon and stickers, with the focal point being that adorable SHAKER!


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Look how cute this is hanging up! I love that it can be interactive with the shaker element too.

Happy Saint Patricks Day a little early!
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Leah Crowe