Home Decor

Harvest Gnome Girl

Hi Crafty Friends! It's Dana here with another Fall Home Decor project for you. Have you seen all the new Clear Scraps Gnomes? Aren't they the cutest? When I saw them I just knew I had to make one. For this project I used the Medium Gnome Girl.


First off I painted the nose and hands with a peach/skin colored paint. Be sure to paint around all sides. Let dry. Afterwards, you can ink the edges with Distress Ink.  I painted borh hair pieces with Red rust colored paint. 


For the body I used Martha Stewart Orange Sorbet glittered paint. And black acrylic paint for the shoes. Right above the body,  you can add some peach paint for part of the face. Only a small portion will be visible, once you glue all your pieces in place. This is how the body should look at this point.


Next I chose some paper for her hat. You can use any papers you like. For my project I used Crate Papers "Hello Autumn" collection. Trace the hat piece onto your patterned paper. And cut out.


You can then smooth any rough edges with a distress tool. Then ink the edges with Distress Ink. Glue your paper onto the wood hat piece using Beacon 3-1 Glue.  Make sure your edges are even on all sides of the hat base. You can hold these pieces together with clamps or clothes pins, till dried throughly.  Then take an exacto knife and cut along the heart shape on the hat.  Take the little wood heart shape and trace onto another paper of your choice. Cut out. Distress any rough edges and place inside the heart area on your hat. I added a puffy heart sticker to the side of the heart. Glued a paper flower above my heart sentiment. 



For the vest I traced two pieces onto a burlap like paper. Cut them out and glued on each side of the body. Added a few buttons. Make sure you leave some space between the buttons, for the hands. Glue a piece of jute cord being each hand before adhering to the body. Glue nose in place.

For the hair braids, I cut 6 pieces of rust yarn, 7 inches long. Tied the top part with a thin piece of twine. Braid pieces together and tie at the bottom. I used hot glue to attach the braids to each wooden hair piece. Added foam tape to the back and glued each hair piece in place, matching the edges along the rim of the hat. The bows I diecut using a small bow die. Glued to the bottom of the braids and added a gem in the middle. 

Last I glued a few tiny paper leaves to the twine strand. 



I hope you've enjoyed this project. Check out the Clear Scraps website and see all the new gnomes available and other great products. Click Here

Thanks again for visiting the Clear Scraps TypePad blog! See you soon!


Other Supplies: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Crate paper "Hello Autumn" papers, acrylic paints, twine, Beacon 3-1 Glue 



Witch Hat Mini Shaker Pallet

Hello friends! It's Jennifer on the blog today to share a fun Halloween themed project with you  (call me weird but Halloween is my favorite holiday)!   I  also love to create Halloween projects so I  was so excited to see new fall themed Mini Shaker Shapes released this year!  The Witch Hat Mini Shaker is the focal point of my project and I'm going to show you how I  put everything together! 


I  began by painting the Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape with black acrylic paint. It just needed one coat as the birch wood accept the paint nicely.  I  set my pallet aside to dry to work on my Mini Shaker.


I  adhered a fun Halloween patterned paper to the chipboard base of the shaker using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  I  then trimmed excess paper with scissors followed my using a sanding tool to smooth any rough edges. 


After affixing the two chipboard frames, I  filled my shaker with sequins and small glitter. I  did overfill my shaker a bit but it was done by accident! I  affixed the acrylic top piece and held in place to dry with clips as shown.  You can also wait to add the clips once you adhere the top chipboard frame. 


Here is my completed shaker! I  added orange and black bakers twine to the middle and added a bow. I  carefully measured out patterned papers to fit each slat of my pallet and adhered using my Beacon adhesive.  I  then affixed my Witch Hat Shaker to the top of the pallet again using my Beacon 3-in-1. 


Using a cut file from my Silhouette along with silver mirror cardstock and an orange patterned paper, I  added a title to the bottom of my pallet. 


Lastly, I  punched holes at the top of the pallet to string ribbon in order to hang my project! Wire or twine will work as well! 


Thank you for stopping by the blog and reading! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper:  Carta Bella; cardstock; Bazzill, bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; adhesive: Beacon; sequins: Recollections; paint: Craft Smart; cut file: Silhouette; rhinestones: Taylored Expressions: hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: ribbon

BOO Sign

Hello, Kelly on the blog with Clear Scraps using their wood products to create a very fun Boo sign just in time for Halloween! 

Supplies - 
Modeling paste
Distress paint
Acrylic paint
Dew Drops
I have to say, I love these wood rectangles for all kinds of projects. They are so versatile and easy to use, they are sturdy, easy to drill and you can use all kinds of mediums on them!
Here is a picture of the products I used to create the sign. First I painted the sign in black then used a circle stencil to add the circles in purple, orange, and green with the distress paints. Then I added the BOO with word stencils and let this all dry. 
While my sign was drying, I took the Bat Mini Palette and painted it black and add some orange dots, I set this aside to dry also. then I took the support off the back and glued the pieces together to form a solid bat shape when this was dry, I glued it to the top right corner of my BOO sign. 
After adding the bat, I used the Dew Drops and placed them randomly around the sign for some bling. Here is my finished piece, ready for Halloween!  I have to say, I think this is my favorite piece and I can't wait to decorate for Halloween! 
Boo finished
Thanks for stopping by!

Shaker Bat and Pumpkins, Oh My!!

Hello, today I am working on several projects for Clear Scraps blog using their shakers, I have to say, I love their shakers, they are so versatile. They can be used on cards, as tags, for gifts, as ornaments, and lots more, check them out at Clear Scraps

Supplies - 
Mini Shaker Pumpkin
Paper scraps
Emery board
I started these pieces with some scraps of Halloween paper I had and I love how they turned out...it took me a quick minute to realize that I didn't have to cover the whole pumpkin because the edges and the stem would not show.  
Pumpkin shaker
Here is the pumpkin with the paper scraps glued down, I cut along the edges then used an emery board to take off the excess paper.
Pumpkin shaker paper
Here is the bat with some scary eyes for the background!
Bat shaker
Here are the finished pieces! 
Thanks for stopping by, I can't wait to see what you create with Clear Scrap designs!

Thankful Pumpkin

Hello, Kelly on the blog with Clear Scraps and using their awesome wood products! I decided that I needed a fall sign for my door.

Supplies - 
assorted paints
crackle glaze
To start this project, I painted the pumpkin in green acrylic paint, when dry, I brushed on the crackle glaze and let that dry overnight. 
Pumpkin 1
When the crackle glaze was dry, I painted orange paint over the glaze to get a crackle, the heavier the layer of paint the larger cracks that form. 
Pumpkin 2
Here is a close up of the cracks in the paint. 
Pumpkin closeup
Next, I used a stencil and added the word Thankful in dark green paint, the same color is used on the stem of the pumpkin. 
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Then, I used gold gesso adding splatters of paint over the entire pumpkin. I added the sunflowers with a bit of hot glue and my pumpkin palette is ready for display!
Pumpkin finished
Thanks for stopping by! Looking forward to your creations using Clear Scrap designs. 

Clear Scraps House Pallet--Hello Fall Home Decor

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today! 

I've got some fall home decor inspiration to share with you!

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I'm a huge fan of the Clear Scraps medium pallets for creating home decor pieces. 

But don't be afraid of the larger pallet shapes!  This one is the House DIY Pallet Shape.

It's size is 16.25" by 21" so it makes a great piece to hang up (easy to punch holes with

a crop-a-dile and add a hanging ribbon or add a picture hanger on the back).

To create this one, I left a little secret when I painted the wooden pallet with brown paint:

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Since there's no reason to paint the center when I was covering it with paper!

For the center portion, it's almost like creating a LO to go in the center of

the piece.  I cut and layered the paper just like I would on a LO, then added

some stickers, twine and enamel dots to embellish it up.  I wanted a title on

this one, so I chose the Clear Scraps Home LG Chipboard Embellishment.

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Love that it's easy to paint up with some acrylic paint in any color so

I can match whatever project I'm working on!  You can stamp on it,

spray it, ink it, whatever you'd like to do!  I used some brown distress

ink around edges to add to the fall look of this home decor piece.

One of the nice things on these words, is that the letters are separate

so you can put them any which way on your project.  I overlapped

them slightly on this project.  It creates a little interest and depth

rather than just gluing them on flat.  They are also large enough that

they don't get lost behind the cute little pumpkin stickers.  They

definitely hold their own!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Happy Fall!


Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  House DIY Pallet Shape,

Home LG Chipboard Embellishment

Other:  Carta Bella--A Perfect Autumn--paper and stickers

enamel dots, twine, brown and green acrylic paint,

foam tape, adhesive, brown distress ink.

Fall Harvest Wood Puzzle Home Decor


Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog with a Fall project to show you. The air is FINALLY a bit cooler here in Texas and it's starting to feel like Fall. 

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year (and not just because it means the end of 100 degree days). The colors are all warm and fuzzy and make you want to break out the cinnamon apple or pumpkin spice candles and toss a cozy throw on the couch.

It also makes me want to grab some Autumn themed supplies and create something.

I'd been wanting to make something using the 4 Piece Square Wood Puzzle, and the papers I found looked like they would work perfectly on it.

I'd also found a sweet Fall Harvest quote online to use on the project as well...


Here are the steps for this project; it's easy to make...

Put together the puzzle and orient it how you like it - the pieces are not identical. Then label them as to their position - like "upper left", and also note the direction of the piece with an up arrow, or note "top' at upper edge of piece. I find it easiest to write on the front, you'll be covering it up. You can also note which paper you want to use on each piece. All this info will help ensure that you apply the papers on the correct side, in the correct direction and most importantly - on the correct piece! Then measure each piece and cut a piece of printed paper 1" larger  for each puzzle piece...


Adhere the papers to each puzzle piece. It's always best to put the glue on the smallest piece - in this case, the puzzle piece, this keeps you from having excess glue to deal with.


Trim off excess paper from around each puzzle piece...


Use a file to remove the rest of the excess paper from around the edges. Hold the file at a 45 degree angle, and pull downward, repeat until you see the edge of the wood showing. This method gives you a nice sharp perfectly fitting paper for your project. This technique also work on chipboard...


Write or stamp the quote, one phrase per piece, on 3" square pieces of printed paper. Mat them on 3 1/4" of contrasting printed paper...


Adhere them to the centers of the upper left, upper right and bottom left puzzle pieces, adding sticker embellishments...


Create a "scene" with stickers on the lower right puzzle piece. Or you could add a photo there instead...


If you want to connect the pieces, you could glue a piece of chipboard - cut a bit smaller than the puzzle - on the back. But since I pack and store my seasonal decor, I find it easier to leave the pieces separate. They will connect and sit on a display. You could also use the chipboard for the puzzle to "lean" on instead of adhering it.

Thank you for visiting the Clear Scraps Blog; please come back and see what other goodies the design team has to share with you!


Clear Scraps: 4 Piece Square Wood Puzzle

Other: Reminisce: Printed Papers and Stickers, Sharpie: Fine and Ultra Fine Brown Markers and Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry

Tools: Pencil, Trimmer and File

Sisters In Bloom

Good Morning all my crafty and creative friends, This is Dora!! I made this project for my mom. She is giving it to my aunt Donna for her birthday. They are sisters who love nature and especially the spring when everything is in bloom. I created this to show how a bond between sisters is like nature.... The seasons change - but through it all they bloom together in harmony! I am using the Heart Wood Shape and the Tree Stencil for this project. 

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Here is the video tutorial - I hope you enjoy and remember - you can create anything that your imagination can dream up!!! 



Thank you for stopping by and watching the video. Here are some close ups of the project!! 

Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website!

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Chipboard Banner Witch's Hat


Tami here today with a vintage inspired Halloween project to share with you.

I started with one of the pieces from the Scalloped Chipboard Banner Set. You can make some fabulous banners for any occasion using the Chipboard Banner Set, but the pieces can also be used separately.

The banner pieces can be inked, painted, stenciled on or as in this project, covered with printed paper...


I first cut a piece of printed paper to fit over the banner piece; just trace around the chipboard on the paper, then cut it out. I distressed the edges with black chalk ink...


Next, adhere the printed paper to the banner piece - NOTE: i did not cover the entire piece as I planned to cover the lower portion with an embellishment...


I had some trim I found at the dollar store that I thought would look great as the brim of the hat, so I cut a piece the length of the scalloped portion of the chipboard banner piece and adhered it...


I had some vintage cotton ribbon that I purchased at an estate sale that I wanted to use as the band on the hat. I love finding and collecting vintage items to use on my altered projects, but any contrasting ribbon will do...


The printed paper set I used had small cards that matched. If the papers you choose don't have something similar, you could stamp a Halloween themed image or sentiment, or find a vintage Halloween card or postcard online and print it out. I added some flowers at the bottom corner and used rhinestones and pearls for the centers...


I had a sheet of Halloween word stickers, so I found a few that fit the card and added them. You could also stamp or write words on strips of paper...


As a finishing touch, I decided that my hat needed a little "pom" trim at the pointy tip...


And that's it! Pretty simple project to create a vintage inspired decor piece for your Halloween decorating.

I hope this project has inspired you to pull out your Clear Scraps products and CREATE!

Clear Scraps: Scalloped Chipboard Banner Set

Other: Authentique: Printed Paper, Clear Snap: Color Box Blackbird Chalk Ink, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry and Mixed Media Glue, Dollar Store Trim, Vintage Ribbon, Flowers, Pearls and Rhinestones, 3D Dots and Halloween Word Stickers

Tools: Pencil, Trimmer and Scissors

Merry Christmas Santa By Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a Christmas wall hanging.  It's never too early to start getting ready for Christmas isn't it?

Have you seen the new mini shakers now available?  There are 14 new shakers and each is as cute as the next.


I've used the Mini Shaker - Gnome for my Christmas wall hanging.  Honestly, he is just as cute as a Santa, so it became a Christmas project!  
I can't wait to create another as a gnome!


The shaker comes with 4 individual chipboard pieces plus the clear panel that turns it into a shaker.
Just remember to remove the plastic film before assembling the shaker.


Paint the  layers with red and white paints to simulate Santa's hat and coat and black for his shoes. 
I then used modeling paste to give his mustache and beard texture and dimension.


I filled the cavities with white and red beads.


I created the wall hanging using assorted cardstock and pattern papers.


The shaker was added to the left side and a die cut Merry Christmas was added along side him.
A touch of color was added to Merry Christmas. 


Finally, a hole was punched in the top and ribbon was added so it could hang up for the holidays.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other Supplies:  Spellbinders dies; Plaid Paint; Prima beads

Family Deco DIY Pallet Shape

Hello! It's Jennifer back on the blog today to share a home decor project with you!  I love that Clear Scraps offers many wood home decor pieces that are perfect to put your spin on your own decorations or to give as gifts. I  wanted to showcase a new family photo and began with the Deco DIY Pallet Shape as my base.


I  applied grey chalk paint to the surface of my pallet allowing some of the wood to show through. Any paint will work but I  prefer chalk paint as it dries quickly and looks nice on the birch wood. 


I  also took chalk paint in black and painted the top frames of the Family Mini Shaker Shape and House Mini Shaker Shapes that I  wanted to incorporate into my project. 


 I  adhered a fun buffalo plaid pattern to the chipboard base of the House Mini Shaker Shape.  I then added coordinating sequins to the center of my shaker before assembling. I  finished by adhering a metal sentiment and affixing with black and white bakers twine. 


For the Family Mini Shaker Shape, I  painted the chipboard base with the same grey chalk paint that was used on the pallet.  I  again used coordinating sequins before assembling my shaker. Both Shakers were adhered at the edges of my frame with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. 


I  added in paper flowers, as well as metal gears and buttons.  Next, I  spritzed the areas with spray inks in white and black. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I  hope this inspires you to do some creating with Clear Scraps! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper: Carta Bella; paint: FolkArt; adhesive: Beacon; metal gears, metal sentiment, spray ink: Ranger; paper flowers: Recollections; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs, Crate Paper; misc: buttons; hot glue gun, frame. 


Mother Earth

Good Morning everyone, This is Dora, and we are creating some mixed media dimension. How are we doing that you ask? Well, we are going to go all out and layer lots of mediums!! Hold on tight, because this one is probably one of my most favorite pieces yet!! In this project I have used the wood flower shape, the brick wall stencil, the chicken wire chipboard , the cog wheels chipboard, and the coffee stain stencil.  

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As always the first thing I do is prepare the surface with a coat of gesso. Then I use the stencils to create some texture and pop on the surface of the piece.


Once the texture paste is dry fully, I coat it with clear gesso, and begin to give the piece some colors. For this one I am using alcohol inks, with a blending solution, so they move around on the surface. The colors are deep, rich, and grungy. This will help everything on top to stand out more when the piece if finished. 


Then I start highlighting the raised areas with white and green mixed media inx. Taking either a fan brush or a flat brush, gently go over the raised areas. This will give a whole new look to the background. 

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Now here is where I really start having some fun. I collect the elements I want to use. I emboss the ones I would like to stand out, along with coloring the chipboard, and paper elements. Once you have them arranged and where you want them - Use some matte gel medium (or super strong glue, not hot glue) and adhere them down.

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As you can see from the last picture above, I have started adhering the pieces to the project. I have the focal point (her face) in a certain spot to make it look like the forest is flowing from within her. For some optional ideas, you can add some microbeads, stones, glitter, or anything else you would like to, for more of a pop. I have chosen to keep her natural and the way she is when finished. Here are some final pictures of how she turned out!

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I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to get creative with nature. I always love blending the natural world with the not so natural world. The imagination is limitless and there are so many things one can do to create art. So, get out your supplies and keep creating. Hope you have an amazing day!! Blessings always <3

Be sure to check out ClearScraps and all their new goodies on the website!




Halloween Pumpkin by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and as we are in the Fall season, I wanted to create with the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shape.


At approximately 8", this is the perfect sized pumpkin to accent your Fall decorating.  
Think of all the different things you can do with it - paint it, ink it, stain it, or add pattern paper.


Using the pallet as a stencil, I drew around it onto a sheet of pattern paper, then cut out the pieces. 


Next I inked the pumpkin with brown ink to give the edges some color.


All the pieces were inked before being adhered to the pumpkin slats.  I also fussy cut another piece of cardstock to fit the pumpkin handle.


I wanted to create a spooky scene to embellish the pumpkin, so I die cut a spooky scene complete with tombstones from black cardstock.  The scene sits perfectly on the 2nd slat.  Then I die cut several flying witches from black cardstock and positioned them flying above the tombstones.

Now, I'm ready to complete my Fall decorating.

How will you decorate your pumpkin?

Thanks for stopping by.


Supplies:  Spellbinders Dies, Imagine Ink, cardstock, pattern paper

Create your Own Mixed Media Halloween Decor


Today I am excited to shared this mixed media project I created using some of my favorite Clear Scraps Supplies. I literally grabbed lots of different Halloween scrap embellishments to add to this project!  
Start by adhering 1 layer from a Halloween themed napkin to your Clear Scraps Wood Deco Piece.   These Wood Deco pieces are so fun and they come 3 to a package! 


Once dry,  trim excess napkin away and sand edges. 

Cover Clear Scraps Mixed Fancy Windows Chipboard Embellishments with embossing ink and Wrought Iron Embossing powder and heat emboss. 



Trim paper doll image to fit in window and adhere to your project base. 


Heat emboss Clear Scraps Fancy Gate Chipboard Embellishments and add to bottom of project base. 



Add embellishments as desired to finish your project. It was so fun to create this creepy home decor!  I hope you are inspired to create! 



Featured Designer Ramya Abhijit

Hi everyone ! It's Ramya here today and I'm back with another project using Clear Scrap Product Present Wood Accordion Shaker Album. This album consists of 3 wood pages, 1 wood back, 2 wood cutouts, 1 acrylic divider. They do have a variety of albums of different shapes, you can check out the items here.
How to:
  • I painted one of the wood cutouts with pink and the wood back with grey acrylic paint.
  • I placed the clear acrylic divider(remove the protective film) in between the two cutouts.
  • Then I added the sequins above the grey page and placed the cutouts on top.
  • I used pattern paper for the remaining wood pages and applied black distress oxide on the edges with the help of a sponge.
  • For filling the pages, I used burlap, foam flowers, tag die cuts,clear stamps and ribbons


Materials Used:
  • Present Wood Accordion Shaker Album
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Clear Stamps
  • Tag Die cuts
  • Burlap
  • Foam Flowers
  • Tag die cuts
  • Ribbons