Home Decor

Summer Travel Game Board

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make this fun travel game board using one of the Printer Tray Frames and an acrylic sheet.  

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Whether you're stuck in the car with young ones for a long ride or even camping in the great outdoors, this game board can be customized in a ton of different ways and might be a fun reason to put the phones and tablets away for a little while.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Paint Border

Start by painting one of the chipboard dividers in the Square Printer Tray Frame kit in the color of your choice.  Here I've chosen a sunny yellow acrylic paint that matches the summery scrapbook paper I'll be using on the rest of the board.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Adhere Background

Next, cover the chip back with paper...or for a fun twist, try using photographs to really customize your board!  You can adhere one sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper for a quick and simple background, or do as I did here and adhere several small squares of coordinating papers.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Adhere Dividers

Adhere the dividers on top of the chip back using strong liquid adhesive like Beacon 3 -in-1 Adhesive.  Set aside to dry fully, then paint the outer edges with the same acrylic paint as the top divider to finish the board off nicely.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams - Trim Acrylic Game Pieces

To create the game pieces, start by trimming a 12x12 acrylic sheet into 3 3/8 inch squares.  You will need at least five game pieces for each player (X's and O's), so an extra acrylic sheet will be needed in addition to the one included in the Square Printer Tray Frame kit.  Round the corners of each game piece with a corner rounder tool (this allows for easy removal of game pieces and also makes the pieces safer for young children).

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Diecut Letters

Die cut at least five X's and five O's from white cardstock (this shows up well on busy backgrounds like mine).  Alternatively, choose two different shapes that match the theme of your game board.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Assemble Game Pieces

Adhere the letters in the center of each acrylic game piece using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and allow to dry.  Since the game pieces are clear, you won't cover up any of the fun customization on the game board while playing.

Summer Travel Game Board by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Final

Now you're ready to play on the go!  The game pieces are sized so that they fit snugly in the board and won't fall out, but are still easy to remove when a new game starts thanks to the rounded corners.  Since the walls of the dividers are much taller than the pieces, they also won't accidentally fall out on a bumpy car ride!

I hope you enjoyed this fun summer travel game project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you customize the square printer tray frame to make your own game board?

~ Annie

Additional products used: patterned paper: Bo Bunny; letter dies: Altenew; paint: Martha Stewart/Plaid; adhesive: Beacon; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers

Clear Scraps XL Word Frame--Beach Fun

Hi there everyone!  Laura here to share with you today!

Looking for a great way to remember a special event,

vacation, or memory?  The Clear Scraps

XL Word Frames are amazing for creating this

type of home decor!

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This is the Beach XL Word Frame of course!  Perfect for

memories of our beach vacation!

The frame comes in pieces you assemble to make it easier

to paint, stamp, ink, or whatever you'd like to do!

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I painted the bottom of the flip flops with gray acrylic paint,

and then painted the tops with bright green paint.

I added a layer of glitter glue to add a little sparkle.

Next up was the actual frame part of the piece.

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Both are painted with white acrylic paint, then stamped

using a wood-grain stamp and gray acrylic paint.

To get the even pattern and keep it going in the same

direction, I used some washi tape as a mask:

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Then I was able to stamp and make the wood-grain pattern

go in the same direction so it looks more like real wood.

The word Beach at the top of the frame can be painted,

or inked, or you can cover it with paper like I did here.

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Just trace it and cut it out.   I did ink up the edges

with some black ink because I liked the way

it framed the word since it has such a bright

white background.  Then I glued it down.

Cute chipboard added some bright fun to

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finish up the frame.  You can also see the

wood-grain look frame and how it gives a little

texture too.   Also if you peek closely, you can see I

did not have a long 4x6 picture.  Easy to fix,

 I used some cute patterned paper behind a 4x4 photo in

this frame.  You can do something similar if you

don't have photos that will work lengthwise/sideways.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  XL Word Frame-Beach

Other:  Bella Blvd Splash Zone, Stickles, white and gray

acrylic paint, wood grain stamp, adhesive,

Black Soot Distress Ink.




Brighten Your Back Yard with Customized Pillows


Summer Greetings!  Today I am super excited to share this bright and cheery accent pillow I created for my backyard paradise! I love sunflowers and plant them along my fence line in the summer.  So this pillow creates the perfect accent for my back yard benches!   And it was so quick and easy to create! 

I chose the 6 inch Sunflower Masking/Stencil to create my pillow.  This Masking Stencil is also available in the 12 inch size. 

After placing a piece of cardboard inside my pillow cover, apply all purpose paint in your favorite colors. 



Carefully lift your stencil and move to another location., to create a repeating pattern. 


Let your pillow cover dry and stuff to finish!   


Other Supplies used

All Purpose Paints

Pillow Cover

Mixed Media Beach Tag

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here to share a mixed media beach tag.   


Using one of the tags from the Chipboard Tag Album, I began by first painting it with gesso. The Tag Album has 4 different shaped tags that  can be used for an assortment of projects.  I decided to use one to create a mixed media tag with an assortment of elements.  Once the gesso dried, I added several colors of spray inks to create the background.

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Mesh was also spritzed then adhered to the left corner.  I also added several sizes of art stones as well as some sea shells created from Makin's Clay for dimension.


Once dry, I spritzed additional colors of inks to give the tag more life.  In the center of the tag, I added more art stones.


I stamped and colored a Prima doll stamp, fussy cut her and added her to the tag with foam adhesives.


Isn't she sweet?


Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies used:  Prima stamp; Prima Art Stones, Makin's Clay mold and clay, spray inks

Canvas Bags with Farmhouse Stencils by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a cute project, that is perfect for the Summer months!!!   Canvas bags (think beach bag) stenciled with the very trendy, Farmhouse stencils by Clear Scraps!  These are really easy, so easy you could make these with your children.  Great craft project!!!

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Here is a collage of photos showing the steps taken to create this canvas beach bag~

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1. Iron the canvas bag flat, getting out all the wrinkles.
2. Place a cardboard inside the bag (so paint doesn't damage the backside of the canvas bag).
3. Lay the stencil, over the front of the canvas bag, and gently add acrylic paint with a foam brush.
4. Start off with a small amount of paint. When the script word is filled in with paint, gently lift up on the stencil.

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I added the 12" Beach Fun Stencil for the flip flops.   I created a couple more bags using the Farmhouse Stencils.

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The process for creating is the same as above, just a different stencil. 
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These bags would make great goody bags for teachers, best friends, church friends and all of those in the middle.  I can see this one full of different coffee's, travel coffee mug and chocolate.  Everyone loves chocolate!!!

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Products used:
Clear Scraps: Farmhouse Stencils: Coffee Bar, Give Thanks and Happy Place.
Clear Scraps: 12" Beach Fun, Peace Be Still and 12" Fall Leaves
acrylic paint
foam brush

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Clear Scraps DIY Medium Pallet - Patriotic Heart

Hi everyone!  Laura with you today, and I hope

you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

One of the things you know I love to do is

create home decor pieces for the holidays.

Well, Memorial Day is no exception, and

I used the Clear Scraps Heart Medium DIY

Pallet Shape to create a little fun patriotic decor!

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Bright, fun and all decked out in Red, White and Blue!

And easy to create too!  First I painted up the heart pallet

with blue acrylic paint.  After it dried, I used the

Clear Scraps 4x6 Star Stencil

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Love how it has the different size stars as

you work down the stencil.  I applied the paint

to one side, then picked up and moved the stencil

to add the stars to the other side.  I turned the

stencil around to just add more of the little

stars to the bottom of the heart.

Next up, the cute little star shaker!

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Love these shakers from Clear Scraps!  You can

find them all in the store HERE.

I used the cute Mini Shaker Star.  Just painted

the top frame with red acrylic paint,

traced the outline of the star on some pretty star

paper and cut out, then layered up the pieces,

and lastly, used some of the pretty

Clear Scraps patriotic sequins,

which of all things are their "Winter Sequins".

The Red, White and Blue make them great

for this project too, and the perfect touch.

Then I glued down the acrylic layer, and then

the red frame layer.  Now that all the

pieces were ready, I decorated the heart

with a few strips of paper and stickers,

then glued on the Mini Shaker Star.

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I created a little banner out of a strip of scrap paper,

and then glued it and some stickers on the star.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hope you are inspired to make your own

patriotic home decor!


Supplies Used: 

Clear Scraps:  Heart Medium DIY Pallet Shape

4x6 Star Stencil, Mini Shaker Star, Winter Sequins.

Other:  Bella Blvd Fireworks & Freedom collection,

enamel dots, acrylic paint, adhesive.













Create An Altered Steampunk Chipboard Wall Hanging


Greetings to you Steampunk fans!  Today I am excited to share this project I created using Clear Scraps 6x6 Regular Album.  I chose to just use 1 page for the album and turn in into a wall hanging! 

Start by painting your chipboard album piece with paint. 


Lay Clear Scraps 6 inch Gears Stencil over dry painted chipboard.


Using Distress Inks, Ink over stencil.


Spray with acrylic sealer to seal distress inks.

Separate Clear Scraps Jellyfish Chipboard Embellishment from frame (hint: save frame for a future project!) 


Paint Clear Scraps Jellyfish Chipboard Embellishment white paint.  When dry spray with Glimmer Mist. Attach to altered chipboard when dry. 


Cut Merfolk and title block from patterned paper.  Ink chipboard saying to coordinate.  Add all to the chipboard to finish! 

I hope this project inspires you to get creative!







Supplies used

Clear Scraps 6x6 Regular Album

Clear Scraps 6 inch Gears Stencil

Clear Scraps Jellyfish Chipboard Embellishment

Tattered Angels High Impact paint - Rose Gold, White

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist -Red Tipped Rose

Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea papers

ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever 


Tim Holtz Chipboard

Distress Inks




Clear Scraps DIY Medium Pallet - Life in the Jungle

Hello everybody!  Laura here with you this afternoon!

I'm sharing a project that's a little walk on the wild

side, using the Clear Scraps DIY Medium Pallet,

and some Stampendous stamps and glitters!

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The base for this project is the Clear Scraps Square Medium DIY

Pallet.  These are always a good choice for

any home decor project, or for highlighting a special

 memory, like this one, of some grandpa/grandson fun!

I started by painting it a bright sunshine yellow with

acrylic paint.  Next step, using the Stampendous

 Cling Wild Texture  stamp along the edges of the pallet. 

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Another reason I love these pallets.  You can use so many

different mediums with them!  Here, it was stamped with

embossing ink, and embossed using a charcoal gray

embossing powder to create a border to add some

fun texture to the Clear Scraps pallet. 

The cute little monkeys, and the leafy jungle vegetation

are from the Stampendous WindowRama Monkey

stamp and die set. 

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I stamped the monkeys, and the cute little banana,

in Memento ink, colored them with Copic markers

and then cut them out.   I die cut the leaves

out of cardstock, spread them with glue,

and then applied 2 different shades of green

Stampendous glitter.  Looks like those

little monkeys are hanging out in the jungle,

including the one in the picture....haha!

If you haven't checked out the many options

and shapes of the Medium DIY Pallets in the

Clear Scraps store, make sure to check them

out HERE.  You'll find a lot of fun shapes for

every project, whether you want to hi-light a

special memory or make a home decor project!

Thanks for stopping by today, and thanks

to Stampendous for letting us play along with

some of their amazing stamps, dies, and glitters!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Square Medium DIY Pallet

Other:  Stampendous Monkey WindowRama Die Set, 

Cling Wild Texture Stamp, Sea Green and Moss Green glitters,

Simple Stories paper, cardstock, embossing ink,

WOW charcoal embossing powder, Copic markers, adhesive.









Clear Scraps & Stampendous ~ Our Home Medium Wood Pallet

Good Morning and Happy Friday to you!!! I'm so excited because Clear Scraps has teamed up with Stampendous as you have seen this week, and it has been so much fun! I wanted to showcase Clear Scraps beautiful XL Script Wood Quotes and the fabulous Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape to create this cute home decor piece using glitter and stamps from Stampendous.

The products from these two amazing companies complement each other beautifully!
The glitter sticks to the wood quote so perfectly.

I applied mod podge to Clear Scraps XL wood quote, then applied Stampendous Jewel glitter in three different colors to the wood. I outlined the wood in sharpie marker so it would pop against the background.


If you look closely, you will see that I stamped the back of the paper on the wood pallet using the 6x6 Fern Garden stamp.

I couldn't resist paper piecing the Elephant. Stampendous makes it so easy using the included dies in the stamp package. I added some small shadow details using my Prismacolor colored pencils too. Lastly, I attached some cording to the backside of the medium wood pallet to create a wall hanging.
I hope you've enjoyed each companies collaborations this week and keep checking back in with us each day!
Leah Crowe, Clear Scraps DT

Additional Products Used
Clear Scraps Our Home XL Wood Quote; Square Medium DIY Pallet Shape
Stampendous Jewel Glitter (Moss green, sea green, ocean spray); 6x6 Fern Stamp; CLD19 Elephant Stamp; Jumbo Handle
Pattern Paper: American Craft; Studio Calico; Echo Park; Basic Grey
Glue: Mod Podge' Beacons 3-in-1; Foam Dots
Paint: Waverly Chalk Paint;
Ink: Distress Oxide Ink; Stazon

Clear Scraps & Stampendous: Square Mini DIY Pallet Shape

Hello! Jennifer here to continue our cross promotion with Stampendous!  I  created a fun wall hanging with the Square Mini DIY Pallet Shape and a favorite photo of my kids and niece at the zoo when they were little. 


I  began by coloring the wood with Distress Stain in Mustard Seed yellow.  The stain works great on the birch wood and you do not need much for good coverage. 


Then using the Fern Background Stamp from Stampendous and StazOn in black, I  stamped a random pattern onto the wood pallet.  I  didn't worry about the images being perfect or if they overlapped. I  chose StazOn because I  did not want my ink to interact with the Distress Stain plus I  thought I  would get a better stamped image. 


Here is a close up of the stamping! I  love how it turned out! 


I  then added my photo as well as the stamped giraffe and sentiment included in the Stampendous set.  Using a small amount of Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, I   added glitter to the giraffe's spots and the bottom of the leaves.  


Thank you for stopping by and hope you have been inspired this week with all of the fun projects!  Come back tomorrow as we have two more projects from the team! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, stickers: Simple Stories; Distress Stain:  Ranger;  ink: Tsuneiko; punch: Marvy Uchida; ribbon: May Arts; cardstock: Bazzill; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; markers: Chameleon; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; stamps, dies, glitter: Stampendous. 

Wooden Baby Banner with Clear Scraps & Stampendous

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a cute wooden banner that's perfect for baby showers or birthday parties or even to hang in your little one's nursery.  The banners from Clear Scraps can be customized in tons of ways, and I chose to paint and embellish mine with some adorable stamped images from Stampendous.

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I started by painting my wooden banner shapes with purple and pink acrylic paint, alternating colors between each pennant.  Once dry, I laid the Wild Texture Rubber Stamp face up on my work surface, applied white acrylic paint to it using a sponge brush, and pressed each pennant on top to give it tons of wild texture.

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After stringing the pennants on some white organza ribbon, I started to embellish the banner.  First, I cut letters to spell out the name in gold glitter cardstock using my electronic cutting machine and adhered them to the pennants using strong liquid adhesive.

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Next, I stamped the leaf and elephant images from the Elephant Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock and colored them in soft colors with Copic markers.

Elephant Baby Banner by Annie Williams for CS - Detail

After cutting the images out using the coordinating dies, I adhered them to my pennants using foam adhesive. An elephant was placed at each end of the banner while a set of leaves was adhered just under the ribbon on each pennant. 

I hope you enjoyed this cute wooden banner project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you customize the banner shapes for your next party?

~ Annie

Additional products used: Wild Texture Rubber Stamp from Stampendous, Elephant Rubber Stamp Set from Stampendous, white, pink, and purple acrylic paint, white cardstock, black ink, Copic markers, gold glitter cardstock, electronic cutting machine, white organza ribbon

Partnering together ~ Clear Scraps and Stampendous!

Hi, Connie here with Clear Scraps and Stampendous!  We are partnering together for a fun and creative journey.  I had the opportunity to use stamps by Stampendous! on wood hearts by Clear Scraps.  It was amazing, just like putting down a design pattern, and then adding color.  In my case it was acrylic paint and a paint brush!!!

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Here is a tutorial on how these key rings were created:
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#1.  The wood hearts were sanded lightly and then painted with a coat of acrylic paint.  Color you choose~
#2. The image was stamped on the wood using Distress Oxide/Jet Black.  I heat set it with a heat tool.
#3. Acrylic paints were used along with a no.0 size paint brush.  
#4. After the image is painted. heat dry, speckle with black acrylic paint.  I use an old toothbrush brush.  Gives you good control on the splats.
#5. The Stampendous! stamp set comes with a die, so I die cut the branch with leaves from green cardstock.

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Looks super cute wrapped around a bunch a bananas!!!!  Kids would love it and the bananas!

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Makes a fun key ring too!

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#1. This one was created a little different.  The stamp used is a 6"X 6" background stamp by Stampendous! and the wood heart by Clear Scraps is 4"X 4".  Sand the wood heart lightly and wipe down with a soft cloth.
#2. Add spots of color (Distress Oxide) in random areas on the stamp.
#3. Lay the wood heart on top of the inked stamp and press all around making sure the heart has been inked.
#4. Heat set with a heat tool and then splat lightly with black ink.

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Punch a hole in the top of the wood heart, add an "o" ring and trim with fabric strips.

Products used:
Clear Scraps: 4" wood hearts
Stampendous!: Monkey with die set
Stampendous!: 6" Fern Garden stamp
Ink: Distress Oxide
Paint: DecoArt
other: "o" rings, fabric, cardstock

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Clear Scraps and Stampendous - Shabby Shaker Banner

Hi Everyone!  Isn't this exciting!  Clear Scraps and Stampendous teaming up!!  I have created this super fun shabby shaker banner piece.  I have used the Small Chip Pennants Banner Set, along with a stamp and die set and glitter from Stampendous for this project.  



I covered the pennant with some pattern paper inking all the edges with distress ink.  I added a paper doily which I also inked.  I die cut some pattern paper using the foliage circle die from the stamp set called Lion from stampendous.


I cut a piece of acetate for my shaker window and added some foam tape to pop it up.  Once I had created my shaker piece I added a cut apart from the pattern paper to the doily.  I then added some Stampendous Shaved Ice Glitter.


To help hide the foam tape I added a pearl strand around the shaker element.  I finished off my banner piece with some flowers and a butterfly.  I used seam binding as my hanging element. 


I hope you like what I have created.  I really enjoyed showing how to use the Banner Piece a different way.


Thanks for stopping!!


Other items used: Pattern paper, seam binding, flowers, butterfly, pearl strand, paper doily, distress ink.

Patriotic Shaker Wand

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams for CS - Main

Hi again!  It's Annie, and today I'm getting you ready for those Memorial Day parades and picnics with this fun patriotic shaker wand.  I have two young kids who love parades, so this is a great little project to get them excited about those summer events.  Since it's a fairly simple project, it's also a great way to get them involved in crafts too.

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams for CS - Painting

Start by painting one chip form from the Mini Shaker Star with navy blue acrylic paint.  Then paint a ¼" wooden dowel with red acrylic paint.  Allow both to dry fully.

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Using the chip back in the mini shaker kit, trace the star shape onto some patriotic patterned paper and then trim the shape out with scissors.

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Adhere the patterned paper to the chip back with liquid adhesive and then adhere two of the chip forms on top with more glue.  Pour red, white, and blue sequins into the star shaker.

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams for CS - Assembled Shaker

Peel off the protective film from the acrylic divider and carefully adhere it on top using strong adhesive (I chose red liner tape) to enclose the sequins in the shaker.  Then, adhere the painted chip form on top.  Carefully paint the back and edges of the assembled star shaker with navy blue paint to give it a nice finish.

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams for CS - Adhere Rod

Adhere the wooden rod to the back of the star shaker with a little hot glue.

Patriotic Shaker Wand by Annie Williams for CS - Assembled

Add streamers of red, white, and blue satin ribbon to the rod and then tie a big bow out of patriotic ribbon directly beneath the shaker element to embellish.

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These wands are quick are easy to make, so you can mass produce them for a picnic or let the kids make their own.  With tons of mini shaker shapes to choose from, this is a project that works for almost every holiday too!  Which holiday and shaker shape would you choose?

~ Annie

Additional products used: ¼" wooden dowel, red and navy blue acrylic paint, patterned paper, red, white and blue satin ribbon, gingham ribbon, red liner tape, liquid adhesive, hot glue gun

Acrylic Box by Clear Scraps

Hello Everyone!  Design team member Kim Cornwell here to share my design team project.  I have altered this lovely Acrylic Box.  I love boxes and this one was perfect for my desk to hold just about anything.


Assembling this box was so simple to do.  I used glossy accents and hot glue to keep the box together.  I covered it with pattern paper which is double sided so it even looks nice on the inside.  I inked the edges of all the paper with distress ink.  Once assembled I wrapped some black lace around the whole box.  I then added some flat back pearls to embellish the lace.


I then decorated the top of the box.  I added a paper doily, some flowers and a pearl spray that I cut up.  For finishing touchs I added a string of pearls around the bottom of the box and some wooded feet.


This box is a perfect addition to my desk.  

Thanks for stopping!

Kim Cornwell