How to Create a Beautiful Spring Wreath with Scrapbook flowers and buttons

Inserting Spring into My Wreath

A few years ago I purchased a simple white berry wreath from Target (I don’t think it’s still available at Target, but this is a similar style wreath.) To save money, I challenged myself to use this one wreath through every season for one year. Did I do it? You bet your little penny pinching fingers, I did! So, today I want to show you how I transformed this simple wreath for Spring.

Inserting spring into the white berry wreath was as simple as pairing a green leaf wreath and some DIY scrapbook flowers.

The best part about it is, this simple wreath can handle new colors and elements throughout the year. Can we calculate how much you’ll save on door wreaths for one year? Subtracting the minimal cost of crafting supplies, you’ll save at least $100 on wreaths (attractive wreaths usually start around $39.99.) If you want to see how I transformed the wreath for the other seasons of the year, be sure to scroll all the way to the end of this tutorial!

Inserting Spring Paper Flowers into your Wreath:

Materials:

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Instructions:

Start by pairing your white berry wreath with a green leaf wreath to give it more bulk (or just add green sprigs to your berry wreath.)

To combine the two, simply wrap some of the berry branches around the leaf wreath.

wrap berry stems around leaf wreath

That’s it! This way you can separate them at a later date if you decide to use the wreaths independently.

Making Scrapbook Button Flowers:

Begin by cutting flower shapes out of your scrapbook paper.

cut around flower shape

Lay your flower on top of a coordinating sheet of scrapbook paper and cut a second flower shape larger than the first.

match up flower with coordinating paper

Lay both flowers on top of one another and cut slits in toward the center of your flowers. Be sure not to cut too close to the center.

cut slits into both scrapbook flower layers

Fold the edges of your flowers up to give them dimension.

cut out scrapbook paper flower

Cut a length of floral wire long enough to wrap around your wreath.

cut wire

Thread the wire through your button. If you have a four hole button, you may want to thread it in an “X” shape as shown below:

thread button onto wire

Then poke the wires through the centers of the flowers (it is easiest if you have one on top of the other so you can poke through both flowers at once.)

thread paper flowers and button onto wire

You should end up with a scrapbook paper and button flower that looks like this:

button scrapbook flower made

Make as many as you like and then arrange the flowers on your wreath.

add button flower to wreath

Wrap the wires around the back and twist to secure.

Repeat until you have covered your wreath in beautiful spring flowers.

Add a coordinating ribbon to your wreath. You can tie a bow on your wreath. . .

add ribbon to wreath

. . . or use a flat ribbon to hang your wreath. It’s your choice.

Enjoy your new spring wreath!

Although my paper flowers have faded a little, I’ve been able to use this wreath for several years (as evidenced by the change in color of my door.)

Here’s how I transformed the same wreath for Christmas through Valentine’s Day:

For Thanksgiving, I added some feathers to the wreath, (For a fuller wreath, you can add more feathers):

For fall, I paired free magnolia leaves with the white berry wreath:

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you liked this post, you’ll love my round up of 24 creative fall wreaths (because frankly, some of these look pretty enough to hang year round.)

24 Creative Fall Wreaths | Pretty Handy Girl

You might also appreciate these 9 Holiday Storage Hacks:

Storage Hacks for Holiday Decorations | Pretty Handy Girl

DIY Sheet Metal Gift TraysDIY Sheet Metal Gift Trays

The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about gift giving ideas! Gift trays are a great way deliver gifts to your friends, neighbors or teachers. The best part of a gift tray is it can be reused for anything they want and nothing goes to waste! Follow along with this tutorial to see how to make these DIY Sheet Metal Gift Trays.

Materials:

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Materials: Sheet Metal Gift Tray

  • 1/2″ or 3/4″ Plywood scrap wood
  • 2″ pieces of lathe or scrap moulding
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B000W49NPC’ text=’Sheet metal scrap’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prett-wp-001-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4f103892-cbe2-11e7-a00c-3fda84932599′] (large enough to cover plywood base)
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00009OYFY’ text=’Sheet metal snips’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prett-wp-001-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’56db011a-cbe2-11e7-88c9-230adf5bdb2c’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B000S7ZSTS’ text=’Construction adhesive’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prett-wp-001-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’65c9549d-cbe2-11e7-8619-39ed35fc6585′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B000DZF2Q4′ text=’Caulk gun’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prett-wp-001-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’6d3fe28c-cbe2-11e7-bb25-e144f3be5a89′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B00125NQBC’ text=’Sandpaper’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prett-wp-001-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7f0ff979-cbe2-11e7-b34f-fb2f071c5869′]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B001JYVDSE’ text=’Steel wool’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prett-wp-001-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’8e654c5e-cbe2-11e7-b495-0ffc93a9294c’]
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B01I7DNOYA’ text=’Gloves’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prett-wp-001-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’b09e21ba-cbe2-11e7-91af-d908a698cd02′]
  • Drill
  • Pencil or Marker
  • 4 – [amazon_textlink asin=’B01N6NID4X’ text=’L brackets’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prett-wp-001-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’de9d5670-cbe2-11e7-84b2-2f143e838863′] and 1/2″ wood screws
  • [amazon_textlink asin=’B001PNH8D8′ text=’Brad nails ‘ template=’ProductLink’ store=’prett-wp-001-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0337c2d4-cbe3-11e7-b1d7-3dfa06c67bf1′]Nail gun

Instructions:

Cut your piece of plywood to the desired size for the tray base. Lay the plywood base on top of the sheet metal and trace with a permanent marker. Use tin snips to cut the metal to size.

1. Cut base and mark sheet metal size.

Put on your safety gloves and use the sanding block to remove some of the shine from the sheet metal. Smooth over any sharp edges.

2. Sand Sheet metal edges and base.

Rub the steel wool over the entire sheet metal piece to give it a soft polished finish.

4. Use steel wool to dull sheet metal surface.

Load a tube of construction adhesive into your caulk gun. Apply a fair amount of adhesive to the plywood. Glue the sheet metal to the top of the plywood.

5. Add Construction Adhesive to wood base

Press the sheet metal down evenly on top of the adhesive. Wipe off any excess if needed with a paper towel.

6. Press sheet metal on top of wood base.

Cut the 2″ pieces of lathe or scrap moulding to the length of the two shorter sides. Next, measure and cut two pieces of lathe for the long ends. (Be sure to allow extra length to overlap the short pieces of lathe/moulding.  Use the construction adhesive and brads to secure the lathe to the sides of the plywood. Clamp the sides until the adhesive cures.

8. Clamp sides while glue cures.

Once the adhesive is cured, remove your clamps. Attach the L brackets on the lower half of each corner using 1/2″ wood screws. The L brackets will reinforce the sides and add an industrial look.

9. Add corner brackets for extra support and decoration.

There you have it! These DIY Sheet Metal Gift Trays are easy to make, look great, and are an extra special and environmentally-friendly way to give gifts!

10. Add gifts and deliver!

I hope you love this project. Do you have other ideas for quick gift giving? Please share!

Want some more gift giving inspiration?

DIY Scrap Moulding Trays

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Make a Driftwood Gift Crate

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If you make things out of wood you know almost every project leaves scrap wood. Why not use up those scraps by making some of these 71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects?

71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects

These projects definitely won’t break the bank and they will keep the scraps out of the trash. As a bonus, most make a great gift idea. Enjoy!

build your own rustic wood bathtub tray pinRelax in style with this Rustic Wood Bathtub Tray.

rustic serving tray tulips

 This Rustic Pallet Serving Tray is beautiful and functional.

DIY yard diceHave some family fun with these DIY Yard Dice.

switches and locks board 3Make this Switches and Locks Playboard for a little one in your life.

create art block holdersSimple Create Art Block Holders for your craft area or to give as a gift.

DIY feather artMake this unique and clever DIY Feather Art using old yardsticks and scraps.

rustic wooden caddy with branch handleThis cute Rustic Wooden Caddy with Branch Handle can hold anything.

How to make an easy scrap wood fall sign

Celebrate fall with a beautiful DIY Fall Leaf Art Sign.

white washed window boxMake this White Washed Window Box from a discarded wine crate.

coffee serving tray mapLove your city? Create the perfect Coffee Serving Map Tray.

personalized wall shelf A few boards are all you need to make this Personalized Wall Shelf with loads of storage.

house shaped mailbox promoBuild an adorable House-shaped Mailbox.

house shape door decor Forget a wreath, remind everyone that home is where the heart is with this House-shaped Door Decor.

one board organization storageAll these amazing Storage Options using just one board!

diy drawer dividersGet organized with these simple DIY Drawer Dividers.

Wooden sign teacher giftShow your appreciation to a teacher with this Wooden Sign Teacher Gift.

bunny place cards Brighten up your Springtime table with these Bunny Place Cards.

Mousetrap Memo Trap FinalRepurpose and make a Mousetrap Memo Pad.

valentines wreath branches close up wood heart wreathMake a Valentines Wreath from tree branches for a loved one.

Bailey Farm Crate End Sign Customize this Rustic Farm Crate Sign for your home using new scrap wood (plus, learn how to age the wood.)

Decorative Crown Molding Make this Decorative Shelf using Crown Molding.

lollipop stand This DIY Lollipop Stand is sure to be a hit at your next party.

valentine string art all you need is love wood artShare your love with this Valentine String Art Engraving.

Marble tossThis DIY Marble Toss Game would be fun for anyone.

kids scooter clearanceBe the coolest parent around by making these DIY Kids Scooters.

jewelry organizer bowlsA Jewelry Organizer is simple yet a must-have.

diy produce rackOrganize your fruits and veggies with this DIY Produce Rack.

owl bookends These whimsical DIY Owl Bookends add fun to any room.

state pride magnetic key holder Keep your keys close at hand with this magic State Pride Magnetic Key Holder.

snowflake christmas trivetsThese Snowflake Christmas Trivets are perfect for your holiday dinner.

spider stool What kid wouldn’t love this DIY Spider Stool?

apple pencil holder An Apple Pencil Holder would make a great gift for your favorite teacher.

door stop with handle This Doorstop With a Handle makes an adorable stop that also helps keep your door open.

Rustic Home sign Super cute! This Rustic Home Sign can be made in any size using scrap wood.

close up rusted sleigh bellsCreate a Vintage Rustic Sleigh Ride Sign for perfect holiday decor.

framed pumpkins Add some character to your room this fall with Framed Pumpkins.

Gold and marble coasters Anikas DIY Life final These Easy Gold and Faux Marble Coasters are modern, clean and you can make them with scrap wood!

4x4 wood block framesMake these incredibly simple 4×4 Picture Frames to display your memories.

Crate Christmas tree boxForget the skirt, make a Christmas Tree Crate to hold your tree.

plans to build a lost and found centerHave a fair amount of scraps? Make this Lost and Found Center for your local school.

DIY Rolling Plant Caddy by Brittany Goldwyn Make a Rolling Plant Caddy so you never have to carry heavy planters again.

DIY candle lantern final with fireplace This Candle Lantern From Leftover Trim is sleek and modern.

karate belt display final Does your kid need a DIY Karate Belt Display? Make one easily!

Modern Cat Scratcher DIY Your furry friend will love this DIY Cat Scratcher Post.

folding-rustic-wood-guitar-standMake this Folding Guitar Stand to keep your instrument accessible.

animal-toddler-stoolsThese adorable Toddler Animal Stools would be loved by any child in your life.

are_you_woman_enough_signMake this Are you Woman Enough? Plywood Sign for your shop, or customize the wording easily.

rustic-trays-gift-box-top-view-2Make a Tray Gift Box for your next present.

rustic-king-headboard-side-viewThis Rustic Wood King Headboard is simple and affordable.

citrus-decor-with-lemonade-768x599Make this fun summer display for a party or lemonade stand. Who doesn’t love Giant Citrus Fruit?

hot-wheel-matchbox_race_track_promoLet the kids play for hours with this Hot Wheels Car Racing Ramp.

wood-copper-cake-stand-1Create this Wood and Copper Cake Stand for an awesome display of your baking masterpiece.

fabric-wood-coasters-wrappedRustic and soft Fabric and Wood Coasters are easy to make for gifts.

rustic-wooden-crates-in-cabinet-straight-onBuild some Rustic Wooden Box Crates for your cabinet or shelf.

wood-block-picture-framesHow sweet are these Floating Wood Block Picture Frames?

easy-wooden-chalkboard-sign-christmas-countdownYou can make this Easy Wooden Chalkboard Sign for any season.

DIY-Rustic-Wood-Lanterns-e1441294338713These Rustic Wood Lanterns are the perfect decor for any room.

drift-wood-gift-crateFind free driftwood at the beach and make your own Driftwood Gift Crates.

scrap-moulding-traysEndless options with these Scrap Moulding Trays.

plywood-frames-2Wow your visitors with these Plywood Frames with Glass.

scrap_wood_christmas_treeUse various scraps to make an adorable Scrap Wood Christmas Tree this year!

reclaimed-wood-wall-hook-vase-sconceThis Reclaimed Wood Wall Hook and Vase would look great in an entryway.

scrap-wood-wall-studio_view_from_angledWith a bunch of scrap wood you could Install a Scrap Wood Wall.

scrap-wood-ipad-tray-infarrantly-creativeKeep your device upright with this Scrap Wood iPad Tray.

scrap-wood-wine-holderThis Scrap Wood Wine Holder is simple, but oh so handy.

scrap-wood-caddyKeep your tools, cleaning supplies, and so many other things organized in this Scrap Wood Caddy.

Two-tiered-plant-stand-Anikas-DIY-Life-700-3This Two Tiered Plant Stand is a modern and stylish way to display your plants.

Scrap-Wood-Ironing-Board-Rack-2450This Industrial Ironing Board Rack would save space and keep you organized.

scrap-wood-shadow-box-frameDisplay memorabilia in this awesome DIY Shadow Box Frame.

Scrap-wood-plater-Herb-Garden-BoxThis Scrap Wood Planter Box is a quick and easy way to grow your own herb garden this year.

recipe clipboard standKeep your recipes or notes at eye level with this Easy Clipboard Stand.

If you like these projects, please share! Here’s an image you can pin it on Pinterest:

71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects

Which were your favorite scrap wood projects? And other ideas you have for using up scrap wood? I’d love to hear it.

71 Practically FREE Scrap Wood Projects

Here are some other round ups you may like:

35 Upcycled Gift Ideas | Pretty Handy Girl

35 Upcycled DIY Gift Ideas

25 Tabletop Garden Terrariums

25 Ideas for Tabletop Gardens and Terrariums

Easy Peppermint Snowflakes | Pretty Handy Girl

Last year I made these Easy Peppermint Star Ornaments. They were a lot of fun to watch as they melted and fuzed into a snowflake ornament. My son asked if we could make them again this year. Because the kids are officially out of school now, I thought this would be the perfect holiday activity today.

Won’t you join us as we make these Easy Peppermint Star Ornaments?

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Materials:

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 300˚F.

Unwrap the candies. You’ll need 13 candies per star. Lay the peppermints onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Arrange them into a snowflake design:

Easy Peppermint Snowflakes | Pretty Handy Girl

Place the baking sheet into the pre-heated oven. Bake for 8 minutes.

Remove the tray and immediately use a large needle to create a hole in the top of one of the outer points of the snowflake.

Easy Peppermint Snowflakes | Pretty Handy Girl

Allow the peppermints to cool and thread a green ribbon through the hole and tie.

Easy Peppermint Snowflakes | Pretty Handy Girl

Wrap up the Peppermint Star Ornaments in treat bags and give them to your friends and neighbors!

Easy Peppermint Snowflakes | Pretty Handy Girl

Or hang them on your tree ;-).

Easy Peppermint Snowflakes | Pretty Handy Girl

Here’s the quick video wrap up for how to make Easy Peppermint Star Ornaments:

Be sure to plan on making more than you need. The melting process can create some not so desirable snowflakes, but they still taste good ;-).

 

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Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Have you been following Stacy Risenmay’s Styled x3 series? It’s addictive y’all! It’s kind of like the “who wore it best” in the home decorating world, but there’s no shaming. The way it works is Stacy buys three of one item and ships two of them to selected bloggers and keeps the third for herself. Then it’s time for all three recipients to get creative and use it or transform it. It’s so fun to see how each blogger uses the item. Wait until you see how I transformed my item into a Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar!

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This is what arrived on my doorstep:

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

A big ole empty glass container. But, it had so much potential! I could fill it with anything. Part of me wanted to turn it on its side and build a little miniature ship inside. But, then I wised up and decided to create a Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar. I’ve been dying to create a fairy garden. There’s a fun coffee shop near us that also sells fairy garden supplies. The boys and I love seeing all the fairy gardens there and longed to make one of our own.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

It was a lot fun picking out decorations and creating this fairy garden. Want to make your own? Let’s get to it!

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Materials:

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Optional:

Instructions:

If you want, paint the lid for your glass container using chalk paint. Set it aside to dry.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Add pebbles to the bottom of your jar for drainage.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Add a layer of potting soil on top of the pebbles.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Place succulent plants into the soil.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Place moss on top of the dirt and around the plants. Leave room for a water feature if you want one.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Pour blue beads or crushed glass for your water feature.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Place the bench and any other large pieces in the container first.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Create a walking path with wood slices, bottle caps, or other flat objects. Add the smaller decorations. Am I forgetting anything? Oh “deer”! For a woodland fairy garden, you should have at least one animal. Add a deer. 😉

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

I placed our garden on a candle holder. You don’t need to add the lid unless you are worried about little fingers getting into the garden. Succulents actually don’t need a ton of moisture.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

It’s fun to move the deer around from time-to-time.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

I added some battery powered fairy lights to our garden.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

If you place the fairy garden in a child’s room it would make a whimsical night light.

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Woodland Fairy Garden in a Jar | Pretty Handy Girl

Aren’t you curious to see the other Styled x3 transformations with the same glass container? Go visit Not Just a Housewife and Uncommon Designs.

Hope you enjoy making your own fairy garden. Jillian and her crew made this fun Ghostly Fairy Garden for Halloween.

Ghostly Fairy Garden Planter

Have a great rest of your week!

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Make a Summer Garden Flag from a Dollar Store Placemat | Pretty Handy Girl

I have to admit, I’m a little addicted to making garden flags out of fabric placemats from the dollar store (The Dollar Tree to be exact.) In fact this flag was made using all materials from The Dollar Tree. I bought fake flowers, bar towels and a placemat to make this summery flag. Best of all, you could make this flag with or without a sewing machine.

If you missed my previous flags, this was our winter flag:

and our Fall flag.

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And our Valentine’s Day flag (that I’m embarrassed to say hung until this week.):

Yup, they are all made with dollar store placemats!

I finally caught up to the correct season and made this cheery garden flag!. As I like to say, “Better late than never!”  Read more

After the abundance of candy and cookies consumed over the holidays, I cringe at the idea of more sweets finding their way into our home. Especially candy with artificial colored dyes added. Valentine’s Day and Halloween are the two holidays where I have to brace myself for the inevitable influx of dye-laden candies. I don’t have concrete proof, but I’m fairly certain that one of my sons has a dye sensitivity. This sensitivity manifests itself in behavior issues.

Because of this, I try to make Valentines that don’t use candies. Introducing Melted Crayon Heart Valentines!

For Halloween I give out chocolates instead of hard “colorful” candy. Read more

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I’m thrilled to share with you a selection of 3 DIY books this holiday season. If you are looking for ideas for someone on your gift list who: has children who love to create; loves rustic metal decor; or wants some simple ideas to love the home they are living in…I have the book for you!

Let’s start with C.R.A.F.T – Creating REALLY Awesome Free Things (affiliate link). This book by Jamie Dorobek was not a book I had originally planned on reviewing. But, when I opened the envelope and set the book on the counter it was instantly whisked away from me. My boys took the book and read it from front to back!

C.R.A.F.T. Book Review

Within 30 minutes, my oldest (a middle schooler) had already cut up a cereal box and was working on his own puzzle.

C.R.A.F.T. Book Review

C.R.A.F.T. Book Review

The next day, my 3rd grader had a playdate at our house. He and his friend asked for the materials to make their own Emoji masks. Read more

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Today I have the ever fabulous and always vivacious Corey on stage. She will be sharing how to make these Personalized Wood Slice Coasters.

Rockstar DIY Series

Corey is the rockstar designer behind Sawdust 2 Stitches. As if you had any doubt, this girl is multi-talented with her building and sewing skills! You’ll definitely want to check out her amazing gallery of tutorials.

Hey, I think I hear a chainsaw? Take it from here Corey!

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Hey all, this is Corey from Sawdust 2 Stitches. I am one of THOSE people, that when I get an idea, I run with it… and I run fast. One day I decided that I didn’t like the tree in our front yard. Long story short, I had a small supply of wood logs at my disposal.

As the Holiday Season is quickly approaching, I decided to slice up the stump and use them in a plethora of festive decor. One such idea was Personalized Wood Slice Coasters. These are great for anyone attending and/or hosting a holiday dinner! This little tutorial will have you prepared to make the atmosphere absolute perfection. Or if you are attending an event these would make thoughtful hosts gifts.

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Materials:

  • Log or Wood Slices
  • Pencil
  • Fine Tip Sharpie
  • Poly Acrylic
  • Foam Brushes

Instructions:

As I stated earlier, I had wood logs at my disposal and I chose to slice them about 1/4″ thick on my compound saw. One thing to consider, if you are using fresh wood they will be undergoing a drying process for a few weeks, and they can crack! I had some of mine do this, but truth be told, I kind of liked it. It added a little character. However, if you would prefer them not crack-less variety there are ways to lessen the possibility. I have been told that if you store the wood slices in in a double bagged brown paper sacks, it will prevent them from drying to quickly. Simply open the bag every day to let in fresh air, and then reseal it.

HOWEVER if you don’t have time for that, many craft stores have wood slices available and ready to use.

wood slices

Once the slices are ready to use, I began by drawing on my design with a pencil first. ( If you hate your handwriting you can always use a stencil or transfer paper. ) Read more

Canvas Halloween Door Decor TodaysCreativeLife.com

Today I have a special guest rockstar for you! Kim is here to show you how to whip up the quickest Canvas Halloween Door Decor.

Kim is the creative goddess behind Today’s Creative Life. She truly has an eye for the awesome. I mean have you seen her bathroom makeover for $110?

She effortlessly pairs colors and textures together in the blink of an eye. Get ready to learn how to make holiday decor as quick as a guitar riff.
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Welcome Kim, our next Rockstar to take the stage!

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Hello Pretty Handy Girl readers! I’m thrilled to be hanging out at Brittany’s place today sharing a quick and original way to decorate for Halloween with this DIY Halloween Canvas Door Decor.

DIY Halloween Canvas Door Decor

Canvas Halloween Door Decor TodaysCreativeLife.com

If you follow Today’s Creative Life (formally Today’s Creative Blog), then you know I’m not talented like Brittany in the ways of building, but I sure do love me some quick and easy ways to bring more creativity to my home!

I share DIY Decor, DIY Projects and Recipes for families. You’ll find easy to follow tutorials for bringing creativity to your home and a lot more for holidays!

I’m always looking for something a little out of the ordinary for decorating my door for Halloween. Sure, I could just slap a wreath on the door and call it good, but that would be way to sensible.

Last year, I created a fun Halloween wreath from a ceiling medallion.

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I love the way it turned out and may use it for my Halloween mantel this year.

This year, my ideas kept coming back to using fabric or canvas somehow. My first idea was to use Iron On Transfers with the fabric from a drop cloth and then, I remembered I had some printable cotton canvas that was printer ready.

Halloween Door Decor

Materials:

  • Printable Graphic (I used The Graphics Fairy)
  • Printable Cotton Canvas
  • Ribbon
  • Stick
  • Paper hole punch
  • Paper Trimmer

Instructions:

1. I found and downloaded the image I wanted from The Graphics Fairy, as I do for all my iron on transfer projects. She has just about any image you’d ever want for any time of year. Such a great resource.

2. I used PicMonkey to create the text and frame, but any photo editing tool would work. Of course you could just print the image only and keep it really simple.

3. I printed it on printable cotton canvas. This particular paper ended up having a self adhesive backing, so I just left the protective paper backing in place.

4. Using a paper trimmer, I trimmed the bottom.

5. I punched a hole in each upper corner with a paper hole punch.

6. I tied a coordinating ribbon to a stick from the yard (actually I broke it off my lilac bush) and called it good!

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After I got it hung up and looked at it for a day or so, I think I may try to age it a bit for an older distressed look. You can do that easily by brushing on brewed tea and lying it out to dry.

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I like the way it looks. It’s original and can be used anywhere in the house. The possibilities are plenty!
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Here’s more creative Halloween ideas from Today’s Creative Life.

Halloween Table Centerpiece | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

DIY Halloween Table Decor

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Are you running off to make your own Halloween decor now? Me too! I hope you are enjoying the Rockstar DIY series and are ready for more talent next week.

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