Wood Crafts: DIY Faux Animal Head Trophies

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If you are looking for some fun whimsical art for your walls, my faux animal head trophies may just be for you.  These little guys will adorn your wall with an elegant white and gold statement.  The whimsical nature of these wood crafts are sure to leave your guests with a smile.  Change up the colors to use in other rooms of your home as well.  Maybe a bright glossy red animal head for your son’s room?  A hot pink {Read More}

DIY Birds on a Wire Canvas

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I am going to start right out here by admitting that this is the first canvas I have painted. Ever. I am not a painter! So be gentle with me. That being said, I loved how my birds on a wire canvas turned out- and if I can do this, guess what? YOU CAN TOO. Supplies needed to make your own birds on a wire canvas art: 18×24″ Prestretched Artist Canvas Standing Wood Bird Figurine (2) 2mm Black Satin Rattail {Read More}

“Shine On” DIY Wall Decor

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As I’ve mentioned before, I love when my decor can be both beautiful and functional!  This DIY wall decor piece doubles as wall art and as a hook for keys, hats, or anything else!  The best part about making your own piece is that you can change the colors and quote to match your style.  Read on to learn how easy it is to make your own decorative wall art with a hook. Supplies needed to make your own DIY {Read More}

How to Transfer a Photo to Wood

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Transferring a photo to wood is one of my favorite crafting techniques!  Transferring any image I want from paper to another surface is so much fun and surprisingly easy to do.  I’ve transferred images to fabric (here) and even on to painted surfaces (here).  Once you give this a try, I think you’ll find yourself looking for more ways to apply this technique! To begin with, know that you cannot use an image that comes from your ink jet printer {Read More}

How-to: Modern Tree Art

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What do you get when you combine a painted canvas with Duck Tape?  Modern tree art, of course!  I was inspired by this polka dot circle tree from Crafts by Amanda.  My oldest daughter fell in love with it when she spied it on Pinterest.  I decided to add my own spin to it with a little Duck Tape.  After all, my daughter is going to decorate her new apartment in a safari theme….so lets break out the zebra and {Read More}

How-to: DIY String Art for Kids

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My DIY string art for kids is the perfect craft for those rainy or extra hot days when you and the kids just want to stay inside.  This is a great craft for older and younger kids alike.  You will have more hands on with the younger ones, but they will enjoy this project just the same.  I love when a child’s artwork and craft projects can actually be displayed and not shoved into a closet.  These string art pieces {Read More}

How to Make Your Photos 3D!

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The other day, while browsing my favorite home decor store, I ran across a wall hanging that was 3D. It was created from multiple layers of the same image. I wondered if that same technique would work for my own photos. Well, it did! I am excited to show you how easy it is to create three dimensional photos using your own prints. Supplies needed to make your own photos 3D: Craft Knife & Cutting Mat Micro Scissors Foam Mounting {Read More}

Make Your Own Tiled Mirror

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I love to decorate with mirrors. Mirrors are like framed blank canvases that change as people pass by. I used a very basic mirror and decorated it to match my son’s room decor. It’s an inexpensive and quick way to add some interest to a blank wall. Supplies needed to make your own DIY mirror: Round Mirror Scrapbook Paper Epoxy Domes Aleene’s Jewelry Glue Saw Tooth Hanger Scissors Step one: Select your paper. 6″ x 6″ sheets designed for card {Read More}

DIY Antique Map Wall Clock

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 Ciao!  It’s Morena back with another vintage looking project because, as I’ve said before, I have a craft crush on all things shabby and antique.  This time I’ll be showing you how to make a wall clock that is customized with the map of your choice.  I went with an old map of my birthplace, Pozzuoli, Italy, to give to my mother for Christmas.  Like me, she loves handmade gifts, and the personal connection with the map makes this gift {Read More}