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.




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

Beach Wood XL Word Frame

Hello!  Summer is officially here which means warm weather and vacations!  Today I'm sharing one of the Wood XL Word Frames that are perfect for home decor!  For my project, I  used the Beach Wood XL Word Frame and I'm going to show you a tutorial on how I  achieved my end result!


All Wood XL Word Frames are cut from birch and can be painted, stamped, inked, or covered with paper (or a mixture of all the above!). I  love using chalk paint on the birch because it dries quickly and it allows the wood grain to show through. I  applied a light coat of mint green chalk paint allowing some of the bare wood to show through.  


I  set aside the main part of the frame to dry and so I  could complete my next step.  The flip flop portion of the frame has wood cut out that  you can embellish. I  used Distress Stain in Evergreen Fir to color the wood. It soaks right into the birch and a little goes a long way!


I  then added Beacon Zip Dry to the top of the cut out and applied a turquoise glitter.  I  thought the flip flops needed some bling!  


Using the 6 Inch Shiplap Mascil, I  applied white acrylic paint to the word portion of the frame. I  thought it needed a little extra because the chalk paint looked a little flat. 


Each of the frames are approximately 5x7 inches and I  covered each with bright patterned paper. After adhering my photos to the wood, I  used my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive to adhere the frames. I  then used coordinating stickers and chipboard to accent my photos. 



Thank you for stopping by the blog today! Check out all of the XL Wood Frames in the Clear Scraps shop! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, chipboard, stickers: Simple Stories; paint: Plaid, DecoArt; glitter: Stampendous; adhesive: Beacon; Distress Stain: Ranger. 

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.













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. 

Creating a Mini Wall Hanging with Clear Scraps and Stampendous Stamps


Greetings!   Chris here and I am super "WILD" about sharing this project I created for the Stampendous and Clear Scraps team up!  This is a project featuring my mischievous son at the awesome age of 2!  You remember that age.  This was from the trip where he squished dead minnows in his hands and chased his bigger sisters around the inside of the boat while my and dad tried to fish!

To create this project I started with my Clear Scraps Blank Wood Card.  White-wash the blank card.


Stamp Texture stamp from the Stampendous Cling Wild Texture Rubber Stamp using a brown Archival Ink.  (I just love how the wood grains shows through the texture stamp.)


Stamp two lions with the Stampendous Lion Cling Rubber Stamps and cut using the coordinating die set.  Color lion as desired.


Cut a 3 1/2 inch circle from cardboard or chipboard to use as your photo backing. Cut your photo to  a 3 1/2 inch circle and add to backing. 


Cut Frame from Green Card stock and "square off" to use as the photo frame.  Cut an extra "frame" and cut away grass and leaves to be used on project. 

Add photo and lion and leaves.  Create  and add banner by masking the "Have" portion of the stamp set greeting.  Add jute bows and hanger to finish! 


I hope you enjoyed this project!

Products used:

Clear Scraps Blank Wood Card

Stampendous Lion Cling Rubber Stamps And Cutting Dies Set

Stampendous Wild Texture stamp

Tattered Angels Color Wash

Green Card Stock

Brown Archival Ink



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.

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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.

Paws Mini Album by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and this month Clear Scraps has teamed up with Stampendous.


I've used the Paws Wood Card to create a mini album.  Inking the Stampendous Cling Wild Texture Rubber Stamp with brown and black inks, I stamped both sides of the wood card.  At 6" x 6", this Stampendous collage background stamp was perfect to completely cover the wood panels.


Cutting papers 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" I created the pages for the album.


To finish the front cover, I used the Giraffe Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies Set.  


Die cutting the savannah setting from green cardstock, I further die cut it into a circle to add to the front of the album.  The sweet giraffe was then stamped with black ink, die cut and added atop the savannah setting.  The phrase was added off center.


Adding rings to the album, I tied strips of burlap.


Thanks for stopping by.


Other supplies used:  Stampendous Stamps and Dies; Imagine inks, burlap


Phone Stand by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a fun project using the Vintage Wood Phone Stand by Clear Scraps.   There are so many ways you can add color to these phone stands, I chose to use acrylic paint.  I have seen them with pattern paper and with nothing, natural wood.  I loved all the looks!!!

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Start by sanding the wood lightly and then add a coat of color.  I used acrylic paint.  The center cluster is put on freehand but stencils or decoupage are other options for added design. 
The checker border under the flower cluster is a border stencil by Clear Scraps.  They have some really cute ones~check them out!  The last thing I did was speckled it with black acrylic paint.  

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Super cute!!! Clear Scraps have several different styles and designs.  They even have them in acrylic.  Check out all the inspiration on the Clear Scraps Pinterest Page.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Mason Jar Pallet Decor with Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a pallet project, using the Mason Jar Pallet, by Clear Scraps.  I really love this one!!  The decorated Mason Jar Pallet looks great as front door decor.  Clear Scraps has many different shapes that make great DIY home decor projects.  Check it out~Wood Pallet Shapes.

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1. Sand the wood pallet lightly and then add a coat of color to the pallet.  Let dry and sand again lightly.  This will give the pallet a distressed look.
2. Apply the Our Home stencil to the front of  the Mason Jar Pallet, using a soft sponge and acrylic white paint.

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3.  Add bluebonnets or a flower cluster to the Mason Jar Pallet.  This can be achieved using a stencil or freehand. 

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4.  Add color to the mini Texas Pallet embellishment and then add the flower cluster.

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5. Tie the mini Texas Pallet embellishment around the neck of the Mason Jar Pallet, with jute or ribbon.
6. Speckle the completed project with black acrylic paint.  I always do this with an old toothbrush.  Water the paint down and you will get really good splats!!!

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Products used:
Clear Scraps: Mason Jar DIY Pallet Shape
Clear Scraps: Mini Texas Pallet Embellishment Shape
Clear Scraps: Our Home Stencil

acrylic paint
old toothbrush

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas

Hi everyone!  Annie here with a fun home décor project made with the Jar Mini Pallet Shape.  Spring has really sprung in my neck of the woods so I've been enjoying all things floral, but if you're in an area where you're still waiting to see that first pop of color, then this super bright and dimensional canvas would definitely hold you over in the meantime!

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I've always loved turquoise mason jars the most and wanted to emulate the look of mercury glass as well, so decided to paint the jar shape in a way that would make it the star of the piece.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Paint Metallic Coat

Using silver metallic acrylic paint, I painted a basecoat on the jar that would literally shine through the cracks of my top coat for a mercury glass-inspired look.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Paint Blue Coat

Next, I laid the Shattered Glass Stencil over the entire shape and pounced turquoise satin acrylic paint over top.  Since this is a very intricate stencil, the pouncing method works best to prevent paint from seeping under the beautiful design.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Remove Stencil

When you remove the stencil, you'll have a beautiful blue jar with silver metallic cracks throughout (not exactly mercury glass, but it definitely reminds me of it).

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Glue to Canvas

Once dry, wrap white twine around the neck of the jar and adhere it to the lower half of a canvas board.  Here I've used hot glue to adhere my jar to a grey burlap art board.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Add Greenery

You can be as creative as you'd like when you fill your jar.  I die-cut flowers out of felt and shaped them myself for my piece, but you can just as easily buy paper or silk flowers to fill your canvas.  Don't forget some greenery!  I started by adhering leafy branches and baby's breath to the canvas with hot glue to create a nice base for the floral arrangement.  Then to help keep the arrangement centered and dimensional, I popped the center flower up about a half-inch with a half-sphere foam piece.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Assembled

Fill the canvas up with the rest of your flowers for a full and dimensional look and place it inside a simple frame to hang on the wall or easily display on a shelf.

Mason Jar Bouquet Canvas by Annie Williams for CS - Detail

I hope you enjoyed this bright and dimensional décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  What are you going to fill your jar with?

~ Annie

Additional products used: silver metallic acrylic paint, turquoise satin acrylic paint, stencil pouncer, 9" x 12" grey burlap art board, flower and leaf dies, various colors of felt, hot glue gun, white twine, frame