Cork Trays

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

When you plan your next Wine Party, keep these in mind! They are really easy to make and will add a special touch to your party décor.

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I started with the Rustic Pallet, 7.63” x 7.63” – and flipped them to use the bottom for my project. Using a medium flat brush, I painted the wood with a wash of DecoArt® American® acrylic paints – Burnt Orange and Hauser Medium Green.

Use Tombow® MONO Multi Liquid Glue to adhere 6” square cork tiles to the center. Use the same glue to adhere used corks – you probably have a collection of them somewhere! – along 2 edges of the Pallet.

You can use these a couple ways – either as serving pieces for your wine and appetizers or make one for each guest to use to hold their wine glass (it won’t slip on the cork!) and food.

 

Rustic Heart

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

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If you’re not ready for Valentine’s Day yet this year, here’s a very quick project that can be displayed year-round.

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This project is very simple to create and will only take you a couple of hours to complete – including the drying time! To get started, you’ll need the Rustic Heart.

I used DecoArt® Americana® acrylic paint each slat a separate color – Royal Fuchsia, Bubblegum Pink, and Cinnamon Drop using a large flat brush. When the slats are dry, use a fan brush to dry brush Poodleshirt Pink here and there on each slat.

Once everything was thoroughly dry, I used an electric sander (or a course sanding block) to sand of the edges and in other areas on each Heart slat.

To give it a more vintage look, I mixed Americana® Staining and Antiquing Medium with Dark chocolate (1:1). I added a little water to thin it out and applied one coat to the entire Heart. Wipe the excess off with a soft cloth.

It’s ready to hang on a wall or sit on a tabletop – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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Rustic Valentine Tree

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

Valentine Tree Blog

The Rustic Pallet Collection’s Rustic Tree is not just for Christmas! You can create Trees to celebrate many occasions – Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Birthdays and Special Occasions!  I’m sure you can think of a few more.

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This time I added the Rustic Wood Ledge and 5″ and 1 1/2″ letters to the mix.

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Begin by basecoating the Tree, Ledge and Letters with DecoArt® Americana® Cranberry Wine and Terra Coral.  Alternate the colors so you have nice contrast for the wood pieces.

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I added Graphic 45 paper (Botanical Tea) to the front of the 5” letters – it’s simple, just trace around each letter with a pencil, cut and adhere with Tombow® MONO Multi Liquid Glue.  I used the same glue to adhere the 1 ½” letters to the squares and circles of burlap. I used Tombow® Power Tabs to adhere the burlap pieces to the Rustic Tree. If you use Power Tabs, you can change the burlap attachments or move them around when you wish. The Power Tabs hold extremely well, but can be removed when needed.

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The burlap flower at the top of the tree was purchased at Joann Stores – it’s a David Tutera flower that has a stem. I wrapped the stem around the very top of the Rustic Tree. Love the flower!

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The Rustic Tree was nailed to the inside of the Rustic Ledge.  Use Tombow® MONO Multi Liquid Glue to adhere the 5” wood letters to the front of the Ledge. Fill the Ledge with Valentine Kisses – they are in the stores now so go get some.

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I used small clips to attach the valentines to the Tree.

This is a great piece of home décor for Valentine’s Day – save it to use from year to year. Fill with vases and flowers, candy, cards or whatever else you might like!

Thanksgiving Coasters

By Sara Shirman for Walnut Hollow

We are excited to be blog hopping with Quietfire Design all this week. We have so many creative projects to share with you using Quietfire Design high quality rubber stamps with Walnut Hollow Wood Surfaces and Tools.

Walnut Hollow + Quietfire Design Prize

We have a great prize to give away. Let us know what you think about our projects by leaving comments. We will choose a prize winner Monday, October 6. Leaving comments on all of the projects will increase your chance of winning! See where to go next at the end of my post!

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Quietfire Designs has some of the most beautiful stamps that I have ever seen. The delicate Calligraphy is so well done and the stamps themselves are very high quality. It was really fun to work with Suzanne in deciding what the stamps should say for this Thanksgiving themed blog hop! It took me a whole 5 minutes to decide that I was going to make coasters for the blog hop. The size of the Quietfire Design stamps combined with Walnut Hollow’s 4.5″Circle Mini Thin Plaque were perfect for coasters on a Thanksgiving table setting!

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I started preparing my Circle Plaques by sanding them and putting 2 coats of Light Buttermilk Americana Acrylic Paint

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Once the paint was dry I used Coffee Bean Archival Pigment Ink to stamp on this Sunflower stamp that was purchased at Michaels.

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I used a heat gun to set the ink then colored in the sunflowers with Tsukineko® Memento Dual Markers. The brush tip worked well for filling in the petals and the center of the sunflower with loose strokes.

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I stamped the beautiful Quietfire Design stamp that is a part of the Give Thanks set onto a thin piece of white paper. I love the quality of these stamps! They are so clean and crisp!

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I centered the paper in the center of the sunflower.

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I mixed up some Ice Resin (it is so easy to use!) Here is a video that shows how to mix your Ice Resin properly.

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I poured the ice resin over the stamped paper and spread it all the way to the edge. The Ice Resin is thick enough so that it does not run over the edge of the piece of wood. Ice Resin is very easy to use on wood!

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I let the Ice Resin dry for 24 hours. They turned out really nice – now I can’t wait for Thanksgiving!

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Walnut Hollow Crafts Thankful Coasters

Thanks for stopping by to see my Thanksgiving Coasters! Now go see what Kathy Jo and Sherry have created! http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/