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Friday, June 26, 2015

Reading Nook Decor with The Wood Connection



  It's always such a blast to be a guest blogger for The Wood Connection and I'm so excited to share with you a project I made for my little girl's room. 

I wanted to create a cozy reading nook for my daughter to encourage her budding reading skills. There was some unused space under her bunk bed that was just begging to be turned into a reading area. We put in huge pillows, shelving, fairy lights and a canopy around it so she could have her very own little space to relax and read. 

The nook just needed a few final touches and that's where these fun bookends, banner and wall hang came in. They were the perfect addition to the reading nook. 


Directions for the bookends:
Spray paint candle cups and wood letters gold and allow to dry. Paint both blocks using sea foam acrylic paint and allow to dry as well. 

When all pieces are dry, attach the letters to the blocks using wood glue and attach the candle cups to the bottom of the blocks using wood glue as well. Let dry. 

And that's it for the bookends! Pretty simple, right?



Directions for the banner:
Paint all pieces of banner wood with coral acrylic paint and let dry. Cut out pattern paper to fit the banner pieces and adhere to each piece. String baker's twine though the holes in the banner.


I painted and lightly distressed the box sign to hang on the wall of the reading space. I had a sweet little card that my daughter received for her 1st birthday and I thought it would look darling inside the box sign.


So there you have it! Three extremely quick and easy projects to add a little sweetness to any space. 
Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:

Modern Alphabet wood letters
4x6 Photo Block
Candle Cup
Banner Shape Flag
Banner Shape Triangle
Box Sign
Wood Glue
Foam brush
Sea foam blue and coral acrylic paint - available at The Wood Connection
Gold spray paint

Thursday, June 4, 2015

4th of July Tassel Garland



Hello!

Today I'd love to show you a fun project using Whisker Graphics Middy Bags in a unique way. Middy bags are awesome used as gift bags but they're also so versatile that they can be used to make other awesome crafts as well. Tassels make for great decorations and backdrops so why not add a little red, white and blue festiveness to your backyard BBQ this year.  

Directions: The bottom of the bag will be the top of the garland, so flip it upside down and
cut several thin vertical strips (about 1/2 inch) on the bag leaving about an inch of uncut bag at the top.

After the cutting is finished, accordion fold the bag and punch a hole through the top of the bags. Thread Cherry Divine Twine through the holes. Using adhesive, attach silver glitter stars between the tassels. 



Super quick and easy, right?! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Cherry Divine Twine
Middy Bags in Red, Blue and Gray
silver glitter stars
scissors
adhesive