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DIY Barnyard Farm Animal Pots

How adorable are these guys! Transform your space, weather it’s for your farm, kids storage for their art supplies, or displays for your garden table. These are so playful and sure will bring smiles to your guest.

Difficulty level:Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes

Things you’ll need:

Let’s grab your supplies, channel your inner artist, and let get crafting!

Step 1: Painting the base

I chose to do a barnyard theme for these paper mache pots. I mean, Is there anything cuter that a cow, pig and a chick!! So for the bases, i painted them white, pink and yellow.

Helpful tip – Use a pencil and draw the faces on the pots. This will help with placement and get the desired shapes you wish.

Step 2: Creating the cow

First, you will start off by painting the nose and the eyes. This will allow you to find the best spots to paint on the black spots for the cows ‘body’. You will paint the nose pink. Then once dry, you will use a Q-tip to dip in the black paint to create the eyes and the nostrils.

Step 3: Creating the piggy

Here you will take the hot pick and paint on the ears and the nice rounded nose for the pig. Once this is dry, you will then come in with a clean Q-tip and dot the eyes and the nostrils. Then you will come back with a small paint brush and paint on the little side mouth.

Step 4: Creating the chick

Here you will start with the beak. Grab your orange paint and paint a upside down triangle. Grab a darker orange to allow you to have contrast when painting on the comb at the top of the ‘head’ and the wattle near the beak. Lastly, take a Q-tip to dot on the eyes.

Step 5: Filling the pots

To start, i took some Styrofoam that I had laying around and cut it up into pieces to fit inside the pots. This will allow you to easy poke the succulents in place.

Then you will come through and top each pot with the desired amount of the lichen moss.

For the finishing touch, place any types of succulents that you may have or other faux flowers. These are cute art activities for kids for those barnyard parties, farm tables, or even allowing kids to place their art supplies inside.

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DIY Americana Cutting Board for Display

This EASY project designed to up your patriotic decor with charm! Whether you’re celebrating 4th of July celebration, Memorial Day, or simply want to show your patriotic spirit – Our Americana Cutting Board is a great summer project!

Difficulty level:Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes

What is needed:

Let’s grab your paintbrushes, channel your inner artist, and let get crafting!

Step One – Painting

  • Here you will grab your desired paint color. I chose white paint to help blend the napkin.

Step Two – Pick your Design

  • I found these cute napkins on amazon. Soon as i came a crossed them, i knew they would be perfect for crafting and decoupaging.
  • On each napkin there are 4 different pictures. I chose my design, cut along the folded lines.

Here i separated the back layering of the napkin. This will leave you with a thin layer of the napkin with your chosen design.

Step Three – Decoupage

  • Take your Mod podge and brush on a thin layer to help adhere the napkin that you have prepared.

Take that napkin and lay on top carefully where you have painted the Mod Podge on.

Step Three- Sealing the decoupage

  • Once that napkin is in the desired place, you will then take more mod podge to help seal and protect the napkin. (Be sure to apply carefully and softly. A good artist brush will be fine or you can use a foam brush.)
  • Once dry, You will then carefully take a damp Q-tip and get the edges wet that are hanging over the cutting board. This will help get a clean edge and clear off the

Step Four – Creating the Bow

  • Create 3 different sections.
  • One section (the bow), you will have the ribbon folded 3 times measuring 6-1/2 inches. The wrapping it 3 times will allow the bow to have three loops on each side that you can fan out at the end.
  • Second section (tail), you will fold it once over to have the front and back measuring about 8 inches.
  • Lastly, the third section will be a 5 inch ribbon that you will tie in a knot. This will be the middle of the bow.

Step Five – Painting

  • Here you will take section 1 and section 2 together. You will take your pipe cleaner and twist them together in the center. This will connect the top of the bow and the tail together.

Take your third section (the knot) and you will simply tie this around the middle of the bow. This will help create a nice look and hide the pip cleaner. Then you will simply take the pipe cleaner and twist all the pieces together. Trim your pipe cleaner.

Step Six- Fan it out

  • Once this bow is all twisted together. You will take your bow portion and fan out the extra loops that are inside. Then hot glue it in place.

Now it is ready to display for all your loved ones to see!

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