Home Decor

Jingle all the way pallet

Hey, Clear Scraps friends! Leah here with you today sharing my take on another crafty homemade Christmas home decor sign using Clear Scraps Medium Rectangle Pallet and the Large Jingle all the way stencil.

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I started off by painting just the edges of the pallet in red. I knew I wanted a small border all around the paper edges I would be adhering to.

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Since the length of the sign is over 16", I just cut two strips of pattern paper 2" x 12" and overlapped and cut off the excess.


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I also knew before I stenciled that I wanted to line up "all the way" part of the stencil inside each horizontal line. So I started by stenciling 'Jingle' and 'the', and then moved the stencil into the place where I wanted the other words to be.

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Howto4_JingleAllTheWay_LeahCrowe After I had stenciled I realized I had done so on textured pattern paper. It still looks cute, but some of the stencilings was not as smooth as I liked. To help that out a little, I outlined the words in a black pen, just to help it jump off the background a bit. Next, I added floral pieces, twine, ribbon, and decorative jingle bells to dress this baby up!

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I'll see you soon!!

Leah Crowe


Clear Scraps Bulb DIY Pallet Shape -- Truckloads of Merry

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

home decor project.  It's fun and easy to create, and would make

a great addition to your home, or a friend's, if you choose to gift it!

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It starts with the base of one of Clear Scraps awesome pallet shapes,

the Bulb DIY Medium Pallet Shape.  If you haven't taken the plunge

and tried one of these, you are really missing out!  Fun to create, and

best yet....they are a GREAT way to use up extras you might have

after you scrapbook with a collection kit or embellishments. 

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I traced the ornament/bulb shape onto the snowflake paper, cut out

the pieces, inked the edges with brown ink, then glued to the pallet

shape.  Then I painted up that cute little truck and the word Christmas.

Did you know Clear Scraps has amazing chipboard?  You can find the

 Old Truck Chipboard Embellishment in the store along with so many others!

The word Christmas is one of many choices in the Clear Scraps store to create

scrapbook pages, or any project.  You can find all the different options HERE.

The Christmas Chipboard Word Title used on this project, you can find HERE

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Since I used paper to cover the ornament, I decided to stick with

the paper look and traced out the top onto a piece of cardstock.  To add

just that extra little touch, I tied a bow with a bit of burlap ribbon and some

red and white twine.  The word Merry and the holly and snowflakes are those

"leftovers" from another project.  Great to use up those little bits that you

have when you complete other projects.  I love to use up all of a kit or

set of embellishments, and this is a great way to do that!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Hope you are inspired to try creating your own Clear Scraps DIY

Pallet projects.  They are so much fun!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Bulb DIY Medium Pallet Shape,

Christmas Chipboard Word Shape,

Old Truck Chipboard Embellishment

Other:  Christmas paper and embellishments,

adhesive, ribbon, twine, red, black and brown

acrylic paint, Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


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Hi everyone and welcome back!

Today I am sharing this super cute idea with you all.

Not sure what to make with some of those chipboard embellishments.

Well here is a super easy idea.

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Gift card holders!!  That's right a gift card holder.

Let me walk you through what I have created!

I started out with the Present Chipboard Embellishment.

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As soon as I saw this I knew it would be perfect for this project.

I started out by painting the chipboard piece with white paint.

I let that dry and then I painted on my snow-tex to give it

some dimension.  For a pop of color I added a red poinsettia.

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I used some pattern paper to create the pocket to hold the card.

I used a scalloped circle punch to punch a spot to be able to grab the gift card.

I adhered the pocket to the back of the chipboard embellishment.

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What I really like about this project is after you use the gift card, you can

turn this into an ornament for your tree!

Just think about putting this on your tree and then handing it to someone

as their gift!  Its the perfect little project for anyone!

Thanks for stopping and see you in the next project!

Kim :)

 


XL Vintage Christmas Truck

Happy Holidays Clear Scraps family! We're in the home stretch of the year and holiday season. Today I'm sharing this super fabulous XL Vintage Wood Truck that I turned into a Christmas decoration for my home.

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The most challenging part of this whole creation to me was painting the tires on there. Don't look too closely, painting is not my thing (I do wish it were my thing though!)

The chipboard tall trees were the perfect embellishment on the side of the truck.

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The most fun part of creating this was the extra-large Christmas tree in the back of the truck.

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I printed out a tree and roughly traced it onto a plain sheet of 12x12 acrylic, then cut it out and adhered pattern paper behind the acrylic. I then embellished it and adhered it to the truck with hot glue. I cut away the excess part of the tree so it wouldn't show near the back tire.

I then added our surname in a cute alphabet and added some floral embellishments and trim.

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This looks amazing in our home! It would also make a wonderful gift for your non crafty friends all decorated and done up just right.

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See you soon, friends!

Leah Crowe


Comfort & Joy Bulb Medium Pallet Shape

Hello friends! Happy Friday to you! It's officially the Christmas season here in the US now that Thanksgiving is over.  Today I  am sharing a holiday home decor project I  created along with an easy tutorial! The new Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape is the perfect size to use the 4x6 Stencils

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I  began by painting my pallet with chalk paint in a dark red color. I  found I  only needed one coat as the birch wood helps the paint go on smoothly. You will also find that the chalk paint dries quickly. 

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I  then took a small amount of Color Shift paint in black to paint the top of the pallet. For this portion, I  did apply two coats as I  painted over the red.  

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I  secured the Comfort & Joy 4x6 Stencil to my pallet with washi tape. I  then applied glitter gel in silver across the stencil.  I  found that sweeping a foam brush over the top of the stencil after the application helped to smooth out any bumps. 

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Here is a close up of the end result! I  do like how it turned out but it was definitely a learning curve; especially since this was the first time I  had used the glitter gel. (I  also found that the glitter gel takes extra drying time).

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Lastly, I  used a hole punch on either sides of the top and pulled twine through to create a way to hang my pallet. I  then added a small swag of ribbon and a rustic bell to accent.   

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  Be sure to check out all the DIY Pallet Shapes by visiting the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  paint: DecoArt; glitter gel: Gina K. Designs; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; misc: ribbon, twine, bell. 


Autumn Napkin Rings

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Hi everyone and happy Thanksgiving!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a quick tutorial for this easy autumn table décor project made with chipboard embellishments from the Clear Scraps shop.  These fun and easy handmade napkin rings are the perfect last-minute project for Thanksgiving and are even a great way to keep the kids busy before the big meal!

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Start by trimming the Pumpkins Chipboard Embellishments out of their packaging with a pair of scissors.  Then paint them in various shades using orange and green acrylic paint (kid-safe paints or inks can easily be substituted in this step to make it a family-friendly project).  I chose to layer the pumpkins, so painted the outline image in a slightly lighter orange than the solid image, but you can also use the shapes separately if desired.  Allow the pieces to dry completely before proceeding.

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Adhere the outline pumpkin shapes to the solid pumpkin shapes using a strong liquid glue like Beacon 3-in-1 glue.  Trim a short length of ribbon for each napkin ring (here I'm using about nine inches of copper organza ribbon per ring) and adhere the center of it to the back of the pumpkin embellishments using Beacon 3-in-1 glue.

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Fold up your napkins in the style that suits you (there are tons of online sources for napkin folding and this style has always been my favorite!) and slip your silverware inside.  Wrap the ribbon around the folded napkin and tie the ribbon in the back with a small, pretty bow.  Place on each plate at Thanksgiving dinner for a fun way to add just a little more pumpkin to the evening.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy autumn table décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With tons of chipboard embellishments in the Clear Scraps shop to choose from,  you can adapt this idea to fit the theme of any party!

~ Annie

Additional products used: orange and green acrylic paint; paint brush; Beacon 3-in-1 glue; copper organza ribbon


Clear Scraps Shaker -- Santa Shaker Ornament

Hi everyone!  Laura here with you today, and I hope

you are having a wonderful November!  With all of the

early cold and snow here in the Midwest, it feels like

Christmas is already in the air!  Do you make gifts,

home decor and ornaments for the holidays?

I've got a pretty ornament to share with you today

that you can make for your tree, or as a gift!

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Clear Scraps has so many shaker shapes you can use to create

cards, ornaments, you name it!  Only limit is your imagination!

Want to check out all the fun shapes?  You can find them all

in the store HERE. For this ornament, I used the Circle Shaker.

The top frame is painted black, and I used a cute snowflake

pattern pretty paper on the base layer.  Just trace it onto your

paper of choice, cut it out, and glue to the base piece....easy peasy!

I added the Clear Scraps Winter Sequin mix to the shaker, then

glued all the pieces together.  But what is that piece on the top?

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The ornament that is glued to the top of the shaker is the

Clear Scraps X-mas Swirl Bulb Chipboard Embellishment.

It's painted with red and gray acrylic paint, then after it

dried I went over the surface with a glitter glue to give it

some sparkle.  A twine bow is a cute finishing touch, then

it's glued to the front surface of the shaker.  I could have

left the back plain, but, I love to decorate so I added

a little simple Santa scene to the back of the ornament.

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Just a couple of stickers, some foam tape and a few enamel dots.

And to create the hanger for the ornament, I glued twine around the

edge of the ornament leaving extra so I could knot it at the top

and create a loop to use as a hanger.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Shaker Ornament, Winter Sequins,

X-mas Swirl Bulb Chipboard Embellishment.

Other:  black, red and gray acrylic paint, glitter glue,

twine, glue, foam tape, Echo Park I Love Christmas

patterned paper and stickers.


Gelli Printing Technique On Cards and Pallet Wood

Hello crafty friends... Thanksgiving is about 3 days away and I have couple projects to share with you that you can make in the last minutes. On both projects, I use the basic gelli printing technique on pallet wood and cardstock.

My first project is this CAS card set, I use the 6" Fall Leaves Stencil, 6x6 Gelli Printing Plate, and multi-surface acrylic paints on white cardstocks.

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First, add first layer paint (I used orange) on the gelli printing plate and spread it with brayer. Next, add the stencil on top of it and then add the cardstock. Gently press the cardstock on the gelli printing plate, move all over the surface to get the paint transfer to the cardstock. Remove the cardstock and you have your first print.

While the negative print still on the gelli printing plate, add more base paint different color (I used white paint), spread it with brayer, and then add the cardstock. Gently press the cardstock on the gelli printing plate, removed it and you get your second print.

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The gelli printed cardstocks dried quickly becuase it is acrylic paints. I made sure they are dried well by drying them with craft heater.

I cut them with various square dies and rectangles dies, and then I added them on white cards with 3D foam tape and adhesive runner. I used yellow and orange cardstocks for mats.

I cut out the words out of the orange cardstocks using the Grateful and Blessed word dies. I added the sentiments on the card with dries-clear glue. I embellished the cards with some natural burlap twine ribbon.

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The second project is this Pumpkin Pallet Wood Sign. I created that background on the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shaped Wood using the 6" Fall Leaves Stencil, 6x6 Gelli Printing Plate, and multi-surface acrylic paints.

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First, I taped the stem with painter tape and then painted the whole pumpkin pallet wood surface with light yellow paint as the base color. I used brayer instead of brush for extra texture on the wood. Let the paint dried well before the next step.

For this printing step, we have to work fast white paint still wet. First, I added some of the orange paint on the gelli printing plate, spread it with brayer, and then I added the stencil on it. I added another piece of white cardstock, pressed gently to get the print, and then removed the cardstock. Here I got another printed cardstock for future project.

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Next is the stamping with the gelli printing plate step. Make sure the paint still wet. I removed the stencil, picked up the gelli printing plate and then I used that gelli printing plate to stamp the paint on the wood. While the gelli plate still on the wood, I pressed of firm to transfer the paint.

I repeated this printing and stamping steps several times until the whole surface covered with the leaves pattern.

When the whole surface dried well. I used make up sponge to add the orange paint around the edge and I painted the stem with brown paint and small flat brush.

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I added the Grateful, Thankful, Blessed XL Script Wood Quote on the pumpkin with wood glue. I put some acrylic stamping blocks on it to press it down while the glue drying. It took 15-30 minutes to make sure the glue dried well.

After that, I decorate the pumpkin with some thick natural burlap twine and some gold leaves ribbon. I secured them on the wood with glue stick.

I hope you all get some more Thanksgiving ideas and check out Clear Scraps store for the wood pallets, wood words, and stencils.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. We hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving weekend with your loved ones and family!

 

~ Helen G. ~


Outdoor Address Pallet Sign

Happy Friday Clear Scraps family! Today I'm sharing my super cute Outdoor Address Pallet Sign using Clear Scraps Farmhouse Home Sweet Home Stencil,  Numbers 2.5 x 4" stencil & the amazing House DIY Pallet Shape.

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Please excuse the chalk on the brick behind my sign, I have some scrubbing to do in my future. ;)

I started by lightly sanding the wood with 220 grit sandpaper. Just enough to make it smooth then wiped away the dusty residue. I then used this water-based Wax stain in white just to give it a bit of color. I love it because you still have all the wood grain detail showing.

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I let it dry a half hour and then came back to arrange my stencils.

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Once I had the stencils placed where I liked them, I used washi tape to hold the stencils in place.
I then used an old makeup sponge and lightly pounced chalk paint on the stencils.


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I peeled up the stencils while the paint was still wet, and ran to the sink to clean the stencils. Once the stenciling is dry I used Thickers to add in our name and the other 'home' to the pallet sign.

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I sealed the sign with Rustoleum Matte Clear Enamel Spray to help protect it from the elements.
I then hot glued some twine to the chimney and flowers to draw attention to the house number.

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I should have taken a photo from the street, because this shows up perfectly from the mailbox, plus it's unique. So fun!

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Have a wonderful weekend!!

Leah Crowe


Clear Scraps Pumpkin DIY Medium Pallet -- Hello Fall Pumpkin

Hello all!  Who is enjoying their fall crafting?

Are you making some beautiful fall gifts or home decor?

Laura here with you all today, and I've got a super cute

little pumpkin project that is perfect for your own decor,

or it would make a great hostess gift to take along if someone

else is hosting Thanksgiving or any other fall gathering!

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Isn't it a cutie?  This starts with the Clear Scraps Pumpkin DIY

Medium Pallet.  LOVE this shape!  Would make a great project for

Halloween too....I'll keep that one in the memory bank for next year!

I used orange acrylic paint for most of the base, but I left the stem.

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In the pic you can see I filled in the stem with green for some

contrast.  I also added a little bow with a textured ribbon and

some twine.  You can see the pallet slat behind the pumpkin

peeking out in the natural wood.  You can use a brush and paint

that right up, but it's fun to mix it up and give a little different

look sometimes.  I like to leave that bit of the raw wood showing.

After everything was all painted up and dried, I started to decorate.

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To put the paper on to meet the curved edges of the pumpkin,

I started with about a 2" by 8&1/2" piece of striped patterned paper,

so a little longer than I wanted, inked it, then glued it down on the

pallet, and trimmed the edges to fit the curve of the pumpkin.  I did

the same with the strip of cardstock and contrasting patterned paper.

 Then I added a 3x4 journal card, and some chipboard and stickers

in layers to finish off the project.  Cute, simple, quick, and a

perfect little thank you gift, or a nice piece of decor for your table.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hope you are enjoying all the fabulous inspiration this month!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Pumpkin DIY Medium Pallet Shape

Other:  Carta Bella Fall Market collection, orange and

green acrylic paint, Walnut Stain Distress Ink,

foam tape, glue, ribbon, twine.


Pumpkin Shaker Magnet - Hello Fall

Hi everyone!

Today I have a simple but super cute project to share.

I love the small shakers that Clear Scraps carries!!

Today I have used the small Pumpkin Shaker.

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But I didn't use it as a shaker.

What I did was this.....

I started out with using some fabric scraps to cover the inside bottom piece.

Its the same fabric I used in my last project.

I glued all the layers together except the 2 top pieces.

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I painted the top piece with off white acrylic paint to start.  I needed a base for my watercolor

paints.  I used a couple different ones to get my orange color.

I then inked the outside once it was dried with walnut stain distress ink.

I stacked some paper leaves, giving the illusion that there was a pile of leaves inside the shaker.

I adhered the acrylic piece and the top piece together and then glued it to the other layers.

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I made a bow out of some burlap ribbon and added my sentiment to the front and a magnet to the back.

Now I have this beautiful fall magnet to hang on my fridge!!

This was so simple and easy to create!

Thanks for stopping.

Have a great day!!

Kim :)


 

 


Sparkly Christmas Ornament Sign

Sparkly Ornament Sign by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Main

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a fun and easy Christmas décor project made with one of the medium pallet shapes and a festive stencil from Clear Scraps.  I love anything red and green for Christmastime, but today decided to try out some non-traditional colors for something a little different.

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I started by giving the Bulb Medium DIY Pallet Shape a quick sanding with a sanding sponge.  Then I applied two coats of deep purple pearl acrylic paint to the body of the shape and two coats of metallic silver acrylic paint to the hanger top using foam brushes.  Once completely dry, I laid the 4x6 Sparkle stencil over the center of the shape, taped it down with light-tack painter's tape, and applied silver glitter gel through it with a palette knife.  When I had a nice even coat of glitter gel applied, I removed the stencil and moved it further down the shape to add a few extra stars by stenciling just a small portion of the design.

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I left the sign to dry completely overnight (although a few hours is probably all that is needed).  To embellish, I added a few pom-pom branches from a fun and sparkly floral pick with hot glue, then tied a small bow of white organza ribbon around the hanger portion of the shape.  You can add a rope or ribbon hanger to the sign if desired, but I chose to leave mine as is.

I hope you enjoyed this fun and festive holiday décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  How would you decorate the Bulb Pallet Shape for the holidays?

~ Annie

Additional products used: purple pearl and silver metallic acrylic paint; silver glitter paste; floral pick; white organza ribbon; foam paint brushes; plastic palette knife; sanding sponge


Clear Scraps Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet -- Welcome Fall Pallet

Hi there everyone!  It's Laura sharing some fall love today!

With Thanksgiving coming soon, I thought it would be nice

to have a greeting to welcome friends and family a the door.

It's a home decor project that makes you feel right at home!

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The Clear Scraps Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape

is a really versatile surface for any home decor project you

dream up!  Truly another of my favorite Clear Scrap items in 

their store!  The other shaped Medium Pallets are wonderful

too, and you can find all kinds of shapes that will be specific

to your project.   Find them all in the Clear Scraps store HERE.

The size is perfect to cover with some pretty patterned 12x12

paper.  I cut it to size, and then inked around the edges of each

piece, then glued it onto the pallet base.  I used a brighter color

in the middle to highlight the word Welcome in the center.

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This word is one of the Clear Scraps XL Script Wood Words.

It's painted up with brown acrylic paint, then glued down to the

DIY pallet.  Using the lighter paper really makes the word pop!

You could keep this project super simple, the paper and the

XL Script Wood Word makes a really nice welcome sign for your

 home.  I went a little further with the fall theme with few additions.

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This is a combo of chipboard and stickers from a fall kit collection.

Nothing too complicated, just a little something layered up, then adding

the ribbon and tag around the bottom board, finishes the project off nicely.

It's the extra little touches that just make a home decor piece feel like "home".

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

There is so much inspiration coming your way this month...stop back soon!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Rectangle 12x10 DIY Medium Pallet Shape,

Welcome XL Script Wood Word.

Other:  Carta Bella Fall Market paper, stickers, chipboard.

foam tape, brown acrylic paint, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, glue.


DIY "Simply Blessed" Pumpkin Pallet

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Hello everyone... Thanksgiving is about 2 weeks away and today I would love to share this "Simply Blessed" Pumpkin Pallet home decor with you all.

I really enjoyed making this home decor sign using the Large Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape and the Simply Blessed 6x16 Stencil.

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This pumpkin shaped pallet wood is ready to use. I painted it with multi-surface acrylic paints (orange, light orange, yellow, and brown). I painted it and mixed the colors at the same time to create some shades on the pumpkin.

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After the paint dried, I sanded all the edges with sand paper to give a little bit of a distressed look to the wood.

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I sprayed the back of the large stencil with the stencil spray (it is a temporary glue spray) and let it dry of about a minute. Then, I added the stencil on top of the painted surface.

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Using the small round foam brush, I added the brown paint on the stencil. I used the bouncing motion to add the paint on each letter. If you don't have foam brush, make sponge will work great, too.

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After I covered the whole letters, I let it dried. I added the second layer of paint for bolder, solid look.

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I let it dried completely and then removed the stencil. I washed the stencil with warm water and mild dish soap right away.

I decorated this pumpkin pallet wood with some of the fall colored plastic flowers using glue gun.

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I put the finished pumpkin pallet wood on our mantle with the other Fall/Thanksgiving decor I have. I love the size of this large pallet is perfect for the mantle!

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You can make your own home decor with Clear Scraps wood pallets and stencils in your ways for sure! Check them all out at Clear Scraps store.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! Have a fabulous day!

 

~ Helen G. ~


Laundry home decor sign

Hello, Clear Scraps friends. Leah here with you this afternoon sharing this cute Laundry home decor sign.
Do you ever feel like the never-ending laundry grows overnight? I did and wanted something cute for my laundry area!

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I lightly sanded the  Rectangle Medium Pallet shape and then brushed on an Antique wax stain. I wiped it off using a paper towel, but its recommended to use a lint-free cloth to wipe off the excess stain.

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I let the board dry for about an hour, then I taped down the 6x16 Laundry farmhouse stencil and applied a coarse texture gel on the stencil.

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While the gel is still wet, lift the stencil and wash immediately. The texture gel didn't take long to dry and creates this wonderful raised texture once dried. I then used my electronic cutter to create the smaller saying and applied chalk paint for the rest of the saying.

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I applied twine to the back with hot glue to create a hanger.

Check out all the wonderful Farmhouse stencils Clear Scraps offers.

Leah Crowe