I've been quite busy in the workshop and here is one of my favorite projects of late. It started with a little trip to Hobby Lobby to visit the 60-90% off aisle. I found this fun little wooden owl, but as you can SEE...
it had a missing part!
Guess both eyes didn't make it through the Christmas holidays. Yikes!
This sweet little owl was marked down 80% off...
I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it, but owls are all the rave these days, so I grabbed her up!
The eyes were an easy fix...I popped the good eye off and then Mod Podge two new ones using scrapbook paper cut out to look similar to the original one.
I also distressed her a tad.
This project was for a teacher's classroom, so I opted to glue the owl onto a painted canvas
(this one is 18x24 inches in size)
and then used my Cricut to cut the lettering...
So...what happened to the "eye"...well, here you "see" it on another project. It was turned into a flower for a sweet canvas for a special girlie girl in my life...
Good luck with your "Scratch -n-Dent" purchases.
Be creative...think differently...think fun! :)
It's only September, but I am beginning to think "Christmas!" One of my first projects for the holidays is this personalized canvas Christmas tree. I thought I would show you the step by step process as to how it was created...
Grab a canvas (size is your choosing). I used a 16 x20 because I wanted it big enough to display on the front door if I wanted. Using green paint, paint quick strokes that curl up slightly on the ends in order to get your tree.
Paint a yellow star on top and a brown tree trunk below...
Outline your frame by brushing short, quick strokes. Give your tree some fun polka dots too!
Now...the fun part. It's time to embellish the tree. Give the tree "highlights" using black and white paint pens. I just drew swooping lines and added a few white dots beside, under or at the end of the lines and used a similar technique on the red polka dots. Using left over burlap, I also added a few bows for texture and then jazzed it up with the help of rhinestones...hot glued both of those on. Don't forget to outline your tree trunk and the middle of the star on top!
Here is another look...
Also, using a paint pen, write the name of each family member on the tree, spacing the names out nicely.
Using a Cricut machine or even stickers...Spell out "Merry Christmas as the top and the family's name on the bottom under the tree. Then adhere everything using Mod Podge. This also gives it overall protection and a shiny, finished coat.
This step is optional. I don't always dress up the edge, but thought it looked like it need it this time. Using a ribbon, wrap the ribbon around the edge of the canvas, staple gunning in the corners or middle as you go. This just dresses the edge up a but and looks more finished. Using the same ribbon, staple gun extra length of ribbon to the top and the canvas can be hung on the front door.
And now...Enjoy your decorated canvas! Yaye you!
These are fun to make for your own family or to give away as a gift. The total project cost is less than $10 if you have a good supply of most of the basic craft supplies: canvases, scrapbook paper, ribbon, paint and Mod Podge. Good luck...and don't forget to share a pic of your creation so I can see :)
It's been a bit since I have posted, but don't think I haven't been busy...whew! Since I left you last, a simple enjoyment of mine has turned into a glorified hobby LOL! Because I am raising funds for an upcoming mission trip to Turkey (where I will get to teach...my love!), I am working fast and furious on some new projects. Today I thought I would share them with you...
12x12 Alphabet Sampler...$30
Check back for availability of more!
16x20 Alphabet Samplers...$35
These can be painted in your color choice. The price will increase on this item in August...most popular creations!!!
Painted Boards...$15 - $20
Teacher's Name Canvas...$25
Razorback or Personalized Pic Frames...$25
Holds a 4x6 picture.
3.5 x 3.5 Opening Pic Frames...$20
16x20 Sports Canvases...$40
I can do these in any color combination, just let me know what you are looking for.
8x10 Initial Canvases...$20
"My Prince Came Boards"...$30
You can order anything that you see and proceeds will go towards my mission trip until about August...I am over half way there...$1400 of the $2200 needed. ***UPDATE...all funds have been raised! Yaye!*** But...feel free to continue to shop :)
Take a look at my new facebook page as well for more pics...DB Decor. Message me through the DB Decor page to place any orders. Thanks for taking a peek at my latest happenings!
Here at No. 9257 we are preparing to welcome our 2nd grandson into this crazy world of ours. My daughter-in-love has been hard at work over at
No. 8030, already preparing the nursery for her new little one that should be arriving in May.
She picked out the bedding and once it arrived we were off to the store to pick out some coordinating fabric to cover a few canvases, make a window treatment, redo a lampshade and more...
Here is what the room looked like before...
The bed got a new home...at Nana D's house (those pics are in another post.) Caden is a big boy now, so he has graduated to this twin size bed when he comes to visit and spend the night with Nana D, Poppa T, and Uncle B.
Once the furniture was out, it was on to painting a bright and spunky green color on the walls...
Baby Colby's Daddy (my son) was not too impressed with the wall color initially. But the daughter-in-love and I were certain that it was perfect!
The bedding came in and it matched beautifully =)
Next on the "to do list" was to pick out a fabric to recover that large contemporary canvas that was made a couple of years ago.
We found an eye catching animal print at the fabric store and simply used a staple gun to attach it to the canvas.
We also bought some cute grosgrain ribbon and large buttons to adhere to the front of the newly covered canvas. Using a large canvas like this is a great way to use up some wall space. The fabric ran $15 a yard and unfortunately we didn't have any Joann's coupons this shopping trip. =( We purchased about 2 yards because we wanted enough to cover the canvas AND to make a window treatment.
Next, we were on to the lamp shade...we simply hot glued coordinating ribbon and ball fringe to the top of the shade. Super easy and cute!
(Idea borrowed from the Bestie.)
See this sweet little white picture frame? We added some colorful coordinating ribbon and buttons to it. Now it grabs your attention and says "look at me" when you take a look around at the room.
This little picture frame also screams out..."cuteness"! Will def be more adorable with a baby's pic in it!
(Thanks for the idea, Lisa R!)
And...here is the picture frame in the shelving unit,
along with some new canvas bins that coordinate so nicely with the room.
Along the side, we added some hooks for storing the little man's many hats.
(Notice the circle scrapbook "patches" on the side...yep, they are covering up some boogered up spots!)
Some more fun and inexpensive wall decor
We tried to reuse as much as possible and these letters and frames were borrowed from older brother,
The letters got a fresh coat of paint along with the giraffe, which was originally black. We also added some patterned ribbon to each letter...just the right look now. The giraffe once had hooks on the feet, but those were removed and buttons added, along with a ribbon and button around the neck. The frames got coordinating mats to match the room's decor as well.
(No pics yet of baby Colby...coming soon!)
This next pic was posted on my "Oh Baby" board on Pinterest where it has been repinned almost 8000 times...crazy! I wish that I had pics of the step by step process to show how these were made, but unfortunatly...I wasn't blogging yet and only saw the need to take a "finished project" pic. :/ Sorry!
These letters were created with scrapbook paper Mod Podged over 3 canvas boards and minky fabric stapled on to the remaining 2 canvas boards. The letters are wooden letters purchased from Hobby Lobby for less than $2 each and adhered to the covered canvases with E6000 glue. We used coordinating ribbon to hang the letters from a curtain rod that we already had, but wasn't being used.
The cost of this project was minimal (under $100) since we reused canvas boards that were passed down from big brother's room. Aside from the fabric to recover the canvas boards and for the valance, the letters and ribbon were the biggest purchase for this room makeover.
Hope you enjoyed a sneak peek into baby Colby's nursery. It won't be long before we'll be enjoying a sweet bundle of joy in there!