Here is the original wooden tree I got from Dollar Tree.
I found this cute wooden tree at Dollar Tree and it just jumped right into my cart. I had a few different ideas but I finally settled on making it a chalkboard tree!
Here is the original wooden tree I got from Dollar Tree.
I grabbed my Folk Art Chalkboard Paint and a paint brush, covered my work surface with wax paper, and got ready to get started.
I painted on 2 coats of the Folk Art Chalkboard paint letting it dry between each coat. I then let it dry overnight.
I seasoned the tree with chalk. To do this simply coat the entire board with chalk. This will make the chalkboard be able to erase. Without doing this step sometimes the things you draw on a chalkboard stay and won't erase well.
After it's completely coated, erase the board and it's ready for use.
The possibilities are really endless! Use different colored chalk and decorate your tree, use it as a message board, or even a countdown calendar.
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Who's ready for Christmas???? I know I am! It's time to pack away the Halloween stuff and start gearing up for the most wonderful time of the year! Though I'm sad to say goodbye soon to my favorite time of year (fall), it isn't such a disappointment because I know I can start making and putting out DIY Christmas decor. Wait 'til you see these jolly giant ornaments! I've seen giant ornaments you can hang on your porch but these have a little twist to them.
This idea of flower pot Christmas tree came to mind when I saw mini ornaments in "Merry minis" section of Michaels Craft store. They were so cute, tiny and sparkly that I wanted to get them and use it as Christmas decor. So I thought, why shouldn't I make my own tree to hand these ornaments which resulted in the flower pot Christmas tree.You can even make your own tiny ornaments if you can't find these mini ornaments. I did not have enough time to make my own mini ornaments so I ended up using only the ones I bought at the store. Let's see how.
What’s better that getting an Advent calendar filled with chocolate or treats? One filled with booze! This DIY alcohol Advent calendar is a fun way for grown ups to celebrate the holiday season. Feeling stressed this Christmas? Not to worry, this calendar is filled with a different miniature alcohol bottle for every day from December 1st- 24th. From gin to vodka, whiskey and wine, reveal a different bottle and mix yourself up a special drink after work because the tree isn’t the only thing getting lit this year.
Guys I have wanted to make a kitchen island of my very own for a long time. So when we were buying this house, it had the perfect space for the island I'd dreamt about forever. I bought a $25 dresser that I wanted to use because of the perfect amount of storage for baking sheets & all other baking utensils. It had ample drawer space! Then I turned it into a beautiful work space for my kitchen!
I wanted to do a hall tree unlike any I had ever come across. We have various sizes of these industrial spools that we do lots of things with. I suddenly knew what I wanted to do and when I told my husband, I got his usual response of "huh?". Boy am I glad he went on this journey with me and so is he!!!
A lunch date shopping trip turns to a family project! That day we went to a local vintage shop to have lunch and shop. I go to local shops often to see what's new. When my daughter saw this door in a friend of mines booth she had to have it. He sells stuff so cheap it was only $10. She wanted to make something, college kid with no money. I thought this would be fun. We had taken a good friend with us on this trip and she said I'll buy it for her. I told her I can get it ,but she insisted. She wanted to see what she can come up with. The challenge began, when we got home She looked at some pictures and came up with a door shelf / hall tree. I went to my stash of things. I buy items when I see them inexpensive. I had a couple ball feet I had pulled off a couch that someone was throwing out, and 2 table legs not sure where I had gotten them, but knew I could use them that day. I had a pallet box lid that her boyfriend had brought me home from work. I though that should work perfect. See below what our family project turns out like.
This project is very much in the same vein as the yarn ball tree I did a couple weeks ago, but this one is MUCH less time consuming and I think it is a bit cuter too hehe... This mitten / glove tree can be created with your bag of misfits that many households have or you can order some gloves in bulk for crazy cheap as I did! Simply make a chicken wire base and hot glue the gloves on for this Dr. Suess looking mitten tree!
I was looking for a fun little way to really step up my holiday decor game this year. I wanted something to change my dining room a lot with a minimal amount of effort. This was actually difficult, since I practically cover my house with holiday decor (tastefully, of course). So a friend and I came up with this great chandelier idea using a hula hoop and some dollar store crafts for an awesome DIY Christmas project. Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
I know Halloween was just the other day, but I'm so excited for Christmas that I'm already getting a jump start on decorations. These jars are adorable (and they're a great place for all of my leftover Halloween candy). They sit perfectly on a mantel or console table. Plus, they are the perfect project for all of my leftover glass jars! They don’t need to just for candy; you can put any small items in them like office supplies or decorative marbles. They really add to any festive décor, and I could imagine doing them in other colors for other holidays. Check out how I make them below. Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Hi everybody! I know We aren’t even passed Halloween, but I whipped these fun little guys up last weekend and I just couldn’t wait to share! I am busy getting ready for the Thorndale Christmas Open House, so that means from now until December 4th, I am in full on Christmas mode!!!
Radiance DYI String Light Bag Art.Gather all your supplies. In my case I used a wood frame so I took out the glass and spray painted the frame black let it dry then used my color of choice (gray) to dry brush over and sand back in areas to give a shabby look (this is optional) While my frame finished drying I then took the glass out of the frame and laid the glass on the image of my choice (bag) to size the image. I then used the razor to cut the image along the side of the glass so this way I could ensure a perfect fit. After I got the size right I used the tape to tape the lights throughout the image. I highlighted the parts that stuck out to me. You will want to start at the end of the strand of lights closest to the battery back this way the battery pack will remain at the bottom of the frame so it can easily be hid once finished. Once the lights were all taped and I was satisfied with the image, I put the glass back into the frame and image with taped lights making sure battery pack is at bottom. It can now be enjoyed by everyone.
A kissing ball is a fun holiday decoration that can add to your Christmas decor. Kissing balls can be made to coordinate with any of other decorations and can be made in fresh greens or artificial. I will show you how to make an artificial kissing ball you can display throughout the holiday season.
Did you hear the great news? Chip and Joanna are coming back in a new TV show!!We couldn't help but start dreaming...what if the Gaines' came to your house? Which room in your home would you ask them to makeover first?So, what do you think? Tell us which room in the comments below!