Chippy Paint Finish on Shutters

How to do a simple chippy paint finish on shutters using petroleum jelly.

One of the prettiest ways to get organized is to use wood shutters. Today I’m showing you how to do a simple chippy paint finish on shutters to get that wonderful time-worn look using petroleum jelly. Get Organized with Wood … Continue reading

Wooden Winter Wonderland Porch Decor

Winter is quickly approaching, so it’s time to change out my seasonal porch decor. I created a whimsical colorful Winter wonderland using Walnut Hollow Large Snowmen, Rustic Sled, Open Stars, and Rustic Stars. I used DecoArt paints and chalkboard coating to decorate … Continue reading

Wood Burned Tea Box Handmade Gift

Walnut Hollow Tutorial wood burned tea box

Yes it’s only mid-October but it’s time to start thinking about handmade gifts. I have a great gift idea for the tea lover on your list: a wood burned tea box. I’m a tea lover myself, and I’d love to … Continue reading

DIY Geometric Woodburned Basswood Round Trivet

The Autumn and Winter holidays are quickly approaching, full of large festive parties and lots of guests. If you’re in need of custom tableware for a gift or your own home, this tutorial will help you. Trivets are used under … Continue reading

Day of the Dead Painted Wood Sugar Skulls Trio

Day of the Dead is rapidly approaching. To prepare, I created a painted wood sugar skull trio, for my front porch. I love bright and colorful decorations for Day of the Dead. This is a great piece of home decor, … Continue reading

Boo! Halloween Fence decorations

Halloween Walnut Hollow Decoration Stefanie Girard

I love making big projects and Walnut Hollow wood shapes are the perfect surface to work big with. Their Halloween shapes make a great top border for my rolling gate and the large pumpkins layered with skulls and the letter “B” can be combined to spell the word “BOO”.

This decoration looks great during the day (both from the front and back) and super cute at night lit up with twinkle lights and battery-powered tea lights in the eyes of the skulls.

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Tools and Materials

2 – Short Pumpkins Large

1 –18” Letter “B”

2 –Skulls

2- Bat signs

2- Pumpkin signs

2- Cat Signs

2- Ghost signs

DecoArt Paint in black, white, orange and brown

Paint brush

Wire

Wire Cutters

Optional: 4 Tea lights, twinkle lights

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This project is perfect to get the kids involved with as there is lots of painting that no special skills are needed. I really enjoyed the time I spent first giving everything a coat of base color with the DecoArt paints.

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Next I added dimension to the pumpkins with brown paint on the edges and in crescent moon shapes on the pumpkin to shade in the curves.

For the black cat and bat I used white paint on the edges and to give the bat details on the wings.

For the ghosts and skulls I brushed a bit of black paint on the edges.

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To decorate the fence I simply slid the picks of the signs between the top pole and the chain links.

The attach the pumpkins, letter “B” and skulls I used a bit of floral wire to wire them to the fence.

To attach the tea lights in the skull eye holes I used a bit of double stick foam tape.

I hope you’ll try your hand a painting up a bunch of Walnut Hollow shapes and sharing your Halloween spirit with your neighbors.

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Thanks for taking time to check out this tutorial and if you’d like to see more of my crafting with a re-purpose and adult coloring pages pop on over to my blog Sweater Surgery.

Stefanie Girard with scissors

Stefanie Girard is a crafter with a re-purpose. She has been cutting stuff up since she was old enough to hold a pair of scissors in her tiny hands. She earned her degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and move to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry first as a Set Decorator and Prop Master then onto TV Producer specializing in How-To TV shows for HGTV and the DIY Networks. After writing 5 craft books for the Quarto Publishing Group she now spreads the crafty word online through book reviews and original projects with a focus on recycled elements.

 

 

The Cutest Painted Pallet Wood Pumpkin Patch Ever!

Painted Pallet Pumpkin Patch

Do you love the wood pallet pumpkins you’ve been seeing all over Pinterest? Me too! Walnut Hollow has new pallet wood pumpkin shapes this year! No more cutting your own pallets up and getting frustrated when yours (mine) don’t turn … Continue reading

Leather Burned Cuff Bracelet – Make it tonight!

leather burned bracelet cuff

Did you ever create a leather burned cuff bracelet when you were younger? They were a fun camp craft to do – under supervision of course – and I also remember seeing them at craft fairs. Today these bracelets and cuffs are … Continue reading