DIY Reversible Wood Slice Table Runner

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Hey everyone, Katie here today with a project I am pretty excited about! I have always loved table runners and I recently had the idea to make one out of wood rounds for the Autumn season, and after I was done with it I thought “oh hey, I’m going to paint Christmas designs on the back and make it reversible!” which is how this project came about!

I used the Basswood Country Rounds Ornament/Coaster Assortment to make a long table runner, but I also think the same reversible idea would be awesome using some of the larger Basswood Country Rounds as place settings! Autumn on one side, Christmas on the other!

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Supplies:

  1. If you’re making a table runner like me, lay out your wood rounds. I did them 3 wide x 8 long, you may want to change it depending on the size of your table.
  2. Use a marker to mark where to drill holes- basically you need a hole wherever one wood round touches the next.

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3. I decided to paint them before attaching them all together. The how-to is pretty simple, just grab your paints and paint leaves onto one side and Christmas designs on the other side.

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4. Drill a 1/4″ hole everywhere you made a mark.

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5. Next take 4″ pieces of craft wire, and attach all of the wood rounds by wrapping the wire through the holes, like jump rings.

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It was actually super easy, if a little time consuming. Using the same idea with larger wood rounds as individual placemats/place settings would definitely be quicker, but I do love the look of this table runner!

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There are still a few days left to enter to win a DIY Fall Bundle from Walnut Hollow! Enter here.

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Bio: Katie is a 24 yr old artist currently living in the Pacific Northwest. She is a lover of everything crafty and is the girl behind the blog Punk Projects, where she posts scrapbook layouts, art journal pages, tutorials and all sorts of artsy things.

DIY Hexagon Clock

 

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Hey everyone, Katie here!

Since we are featuring clocks here on the Walnut Hollow blog this month, I had to make a clock using Walnut Hollows new Hexagon Wall Decor as a gift for my Mom! My Mom is a quilter and loves making little sewn hexagons and I knew this would go perfect in her sewing studio!

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Supplies:

  1. Use a hexagon template and pencil to trace a hexagon pattern onto the backside (now the front side for this project!) of the Hexagon Box.

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2. Use the Creative Versa Tool with the Universal Point to burn the hexagon pattern into the wood. I love the versa tool for wood burning, combined with the universal tip I get nice clean lines without much effort.

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3. Use acrylic paint to color in the hexagons. Use whatever color scheme you’re loving/matches your decor the best. I used 4 different colors and left a few hexies the unpainted solid wood.

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4. Once you have all of the hexagons colored in, paint on numbers for the clock face, outline them with black to make them stand out.

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5. Use stamping tips (they come with the Creative Versa Tool!) to add pattern to the different hexagon shapes. I like this because it almost makes the different hexagons look like fabrics.

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6. Drill a small hole in the center of your hexagon to place your clock movement through and follow the instructions on the movement packaging on how to install the hands.

(At this point I also decided to paint the frame around the hexagon.)

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Hang and enjoy! I love that this clock is so much more unique than your normal old store bought clocks!

Have you seen Walnut Hollow’s latest products? They have the Hexagon Wall Decor but they also have Hexagon Trays!!

-Katie

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Bio: Katie is a 23 yr old artist currently living in the Pacific Northwest. She is a lover of everything crafty and is the girl behind the blog Punk Projects, where she posts scrapbook layouts, art journal pages, tutorials and all sorts of artsy things.

Brighten Up Any Wall With a Pinwheel Clock

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A few years ago we remodeled our house and in addition to another bedroom we added on a craft room. Over time this little room has become a creative haven for the entire family; the walls are filled with our crafty makings … Continue reading

DIY Giant Tic Tac Toe Board for Your Yard

 

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Hey everyone, Katie here!

Today I wanted to share a fun project. I’ve been seeing a lot of different takes on “giant” backyard board games, such as Yard Yahtzee or giant Scrabble games and I just love the ideas. I wanted to make a large game I could store on my porch and take out into the yard to play, so I created this large Tic Tac Toe board! I love playing tic tac toe, but it is also a great outdoor entertainment piece for kids!

I painted the X’s & O’s to look like pineapples and watermelons for Summer, but obviously you can paint them whatever colors you love!

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Supplies:

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  1. Start by painting the front sides of the 5″ wooden letters. I painted my letters to look like fruit, here’s how:

For the Watermelons- Paint 5 wooden letter O’s with red acrylic paint, let dry. Use a small paint brush with black acrylic paint to paint on small rain drop shapes randomly across the letters as “seeds”. Let dry.

For the Pineapples- Paint 5 wooden letter X’s with yellow acrylic paint, let dry. Use orange acrylic paint to paint criss-crossed lines across the letters to look like pineapples. Let dry.

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2. Paint the front of the large framed rustic pallet a lime green. I love the bright color for Summer.

3. Cut red polka dot tissue paper into 1.4″ wide strips.

4. Use decoupage medium to adhere the tissue paper around the side edges of the rustic pallet. Be sure to seal it well with the decoupage medium, so it won’t get damaged outdoors. You could also paint the edges instead of decoupaging, I just loved the tissue paper dots!

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5. Use a ruler and a pencil to sketch lines where you need to paint your tic tac toe lines on the rust pallet. Because the letters are 5″ tall, so I spaced the lines 6″ apart.

6. Paint them with green acrylic paint.

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Let dry completely and you’re done and ready to play a tic tac toe battle!!

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The Framed Rustic Pallet is 21″ wide so it makes for a nice large board, which I love!

Have you seen the newest products in the Walnut Hollow store? The Framed Rustic Pallet is one of them, as well as some other really cool items, so if you have a minute be sure to stop by!

-Katie

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Bio: Katie is a 23 yr old artist currently living in the Pacific Northwest. She is a lover of everything crafty and is the girl behind the blog Punk Projects, where she posts scrapbook layouts, art journal pages, tutorials and all sorts of artsy things.