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DIY Wood Slice Rustic Alphabet Magnets

October 23, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under For the Home, General Crafts

Wood Slice Alphabet Magnets DIY Wood Slice Rustic Alphabet Magnets
Alphabet magnets are a part of life when you have little kids, but there’s no reason that the magnets on your fridge can’t be neat ones! These awesome, rustic, wood slice alphabet magnets are so fun and totally personalizeable! Make a standard set of letters or create enough for whole sentences, family names or favorite words!

Things you’ll need:
Wood slices
Pencil
Wood burning tool
Magnets
Craft glue

Things to do:
1. Using a template or freehand, draw the letters onto the wood slices using your pencil.
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2. With the chisel or find tip screwed into it, heat up your wood burning tool and trace the outsides of the letters.
3. Fill in the letters with the shading tool or using patterns or crosshatching.
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4. Once the letters are done, flip the wood slices over and attach a magnet with a generous dollop of glue. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly before attaching to your fridge.
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Children’s Art Cutting Board

Childrens Art Cutting Board Children’s Art Cutting Board
If your kids are anything like mine, they are pretty prodigious when it comes to the creation of art. And while it might seem like this profusion of art will last forever, it really wont, some day they’ll be too busy and too grown up for those sweet doodles. So here’s a way to save some of your favorite drawings forever and make something useful in the process! These make excellent gifts for grandparents, aunties and uncles or even teachers as well so gather those drawings and get to work!

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 45 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Cutting board
Kids art
Trace paper
Pencil
Wood burning tool

Things to do:
1. Lay a piece of trace paper over the drawing and trace it with your pencil, pressing heavier than you normally would to deposit more graphite onto the paper. If your drawing has words, you’ll need to flip the trace over and retrace the image on the back side of the trace, otherwise you’ll have a mirror image of the art.
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2. Flip the trace paper onto the cutting board and color over the drawing, this will transfer the drawing onto the board.
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3. Plug in your wood burner with a tip that will work well for your particular piece of art.
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4. Trace the image using your wood burner. If desired, add a date and name and oil the cutting board with cutting board oil.
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DIY Fall Mum Wall Pocket

October 21, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under Fall Crafts, General Crafts

DIY Fall Mum Wall Pocket DIY Fall Mum Wall Pocket
Wall Pockets are a great way to liven up a plain space on your wall, indoors or out. This fall, why not add a little cheer to your front door, hall or a bedroom that needs a little extra beauty with a sweet fall mum display? Flowers can be changed out as the seasons change as well, making this a great year =-round addition to your decor.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Artificial mums
Wall pocket
1-inch wide sheer ribbon
Scissors
Small rubber band or floral wire
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Things to do:
1. Trim the ends of the mums so that just the blooms will poke out of the wall pocket.
2. Using a rubber band, secure the stems to one another to form a tight bunch.
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3. Cut a 12-inch length of ribbon and thread through the hole, tying in a secure know. Rotate the ribbon though the hole until the knot sits at the back of the wall pocket, hidden from view.
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4. Cut another length of ribbon and tie into a decorative bow. Using a drop of glue, attach it to the top of the hanging loop.
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DIY Nature Wood Play Block City

Nature Wood Play Block City DIY Nature Wood Play Block City
We’re big block builders in our family. Even as my kids start reaching out of the toy years, they still like to dig through that big old bin of blocks and build away. This project has taken that age old game to a new level, expanding on the creativity that makes their city-scaping so fun. And to add to the fun, let the kids sketch out the city blocks themselves and take over for the burning portion of the project.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 1 hour

Things you’ll need:
Wood blocks
Pencil
Wood burning tool

Things to do:
1. Sketch, or let your kids sketch, the basic elements of a building on the blocks. Mix it up, making some blocks have doors, some have windows, some work as roofs and some have whole houses or buildings on them.
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2. Screw in the fine or chisel tip into the wood burner and plug it in.
3. Trace the lines that you sketched with the wood burning tool.
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4. Once the basics are done, start embellishing. Add buntings, hash marks, dots and shutters to give texture and interest to the blocks.
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DIY Family Vacation Keepsake Ornament

October 18, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under "How to" Videos, General Crafts

Vacation Keepsake Ornament DIY Family Vacation Keepsake Ornament
This sweet ornament will serve as a special reminder of your favorite family vacation. All you need is a map and few crafting supplies to create a keepsake that you will treasure for years to come.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 45 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Map
Wood heart ornament
Wire cutters
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Cutting mat and craft knife
Scissors
Sand Paper

Things to do:
1. Use your wire cutters to remove the wire hanger from the heart shape. Use sand paper to smooth the edges where the wire was attached.
2. Find a location that you love on a world map and trace the heart shape onto the map. Cut out the shape.
3. Use Mod Podge to secure the map to the wooden heart. Apply a thin layer to the wood and place the map on top. Allow time to dry before adding additional layers.
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4. Use a cutting knife to remove any excess paper.
5. Re-attach the wire hanger to the wooden heart.
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How to Make Mason Jar Flower Vase

Mason Jar Flower Vase How to Make Mason Jar Flower Vase
This DIY will teach you how to transform a plain mason jar into a trendy vase in just a few simple steps. Make a few and give them away with bouquets to friends, or use them to decorate your house. However you choose to display them, they are sure to be a fun way to make a rustic style statement.

Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up * Younger ages may need assistance.
Difficulty level: Beginner

Thing you’ll need:
Suede cord
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Chalkboard tags
Chalk Ink marker
Mini clothespins

Burned Heart Spoon Ends

October 15, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under For the Home, General Crafts

Burned Heart Spoon Ends Burned Heart Spoon Ends
A wooden spoon is a wooden spoon, right? Plain and ordinary and always useful. But they can be beautiful too. And this little trick will spread a little love in the kitchen, at a potluck or just while doing the dishes with this sweet project. And while you’re at it, it will help identify your spoons should they be out and about with (or without) you so they don’t get mixed up with someone else’s.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: less than 5 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Wood burning tool
Wooden spoons

Things to do:
1. Insert the fine detail tip into your wood burner and allow the tool to heat up.
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2. With the end of the spoon toward you, Lay the tip down against the end of the spoon and roll it slightly, moving the fatter part of the tip while leaving the narrow point in place to create half of a heart.
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3. Repeat to complete the heart.
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DIY Wood Burned Hanger

October 14, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under For the Home, General Crafts

DIY Wood Burned Hanger DIY Wood Burned Hanger
Hangers are just about as plain and simple as things get, even the pretty old wood ones, which is fine since they are, at their core, utilitarian objects. But occasionally you might want something a little fancier when it comes to your hanger needs. Perhaps for a special person or a special outfit! Turn that boring hanger into a beautiful keepsake!

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 30 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Trace paper
Wooden hanger
Woodburning tool
Pencil
Clip art

Things to do:
1. Lay the hanger out on the trace paper and trace around the outside to give yourself an idea of where to place the clip art.
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2. Lay the trace paper over the clip art, arranging it so that it’s centered on the hanger shape. Trace the art onto the paper in thick pencil lines.
3. Flip the trace paper over onto the hanger and use the side of the pencil tip to rub the image onto the flat of the hanger.
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4. Heat up your woodburning tool using the fine tip and trace around your images. Using the shading tool, fill in the shapes evenly to finish.
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DIY Tea Towel Apron

October 13, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under General Crafts

DIY Tea Towel Apron DIY Tea Towel Apron
I’m a sucker for a pretty tea towel and I have amassed quite a collection. Some of the prettiest I tend not to use as towels, but I’d like to have them out for use still and this project turns a simple tea towel into a pretty, serviceable apron that can be easily altered to fit an adult or a child.

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 20 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Tea towel
Scissors
Iron
Sewing machine and notions
Ribbon

Things to do:
1. Fold the two corners of one narrow end of the towel at 45 degree angles and press.
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2. Trim away most of the excess from the corner of the fold, leaving enough to fold under into a hem. Press the hem.
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3. Cut a length of ribbon long enough to comfortably around your neck.
4. Pin the ribbon between the beginning of the two folds and stitch along the folds, across the top to secure the ribbon, and down the other fold.
5. Cut two lengths of ribbon long enough to tie the sides of the apron around your back.
6. Loop the apron around your neck and pin the ribbons where your natural waist is. Take the apron off and sew the ribbons in place. Trim all threads before wearing.
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DIY Wood Slice Coasters

October 7, 2014 by Jessica Christman  
Filed under For the Home, General Crafts

Wood Slice Coasters DIY Wood Slice Coasters
Winter, in our house, means lots of steaming hot drinks. Tea, coffee, cocoa, something always being sipped during the cold months which means there’s a lot of need for coasters! These wood slice coasters take their decoration from your favorite holiday cookie cutters, making them an excellent choice for some holiday gifts as well!

Difficulty level: Moderate
Time required: 20 minutes

Things you’ll need:
Cookie cutters
Wood slices
Wood burning tool
Pencil

Things to do:
1. Center the cookie cutter onto the wood slice and trace around the inside.
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2. Plug the chisel or fine point tip into the wood burner and plug it in.
3. Trace along the lines to burn the shape into the wood slice.
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4. Add embellishments, dots, edging and texture, with the wood burner to finish.

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