How to Build a DIY Wood Frame For Photos and Printables

I love text art. Subway art, chalkboard art, calligraphy, awesome quotes in cool fonts, etc. There are so many free printables available now that it would be easy to find one that’s perfect for every single room is your house. What’s a little more difficult is finding cool frames that don’t cost much, especially for a large print. I figured it couldn’t be too hard to make my own using a $5 pine board from Home Depot. Turns out it’s not! Keep reading for instructions on how to make a simple wood frame. Continue reading “How to Build a DIY Wood Frame For Photos and Printables”

Watercolor Techniques

Watercolor painting is one of my favourite things to do in my spare time so I figured I would teach you some basic techniques so you can enjoy it as much as I do. For a more challenging tutorial you can try the Balloon-Themed Birthday Card Tutorial I posted a few days ago.

There are a lot of fun ways to use watercolor and today I’m going to show you 8 of my favorite techniques that are perfect for beginners (or any skill level).

You can try one or two of these ideas, or make your own page of all 8 techniques. To do this, use a pencil and ruler to measure out 8 rectangles on your watercolor paper. Label each box with each technique as shown in the photo below.

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“Be Creative” Wall Art DIY

 

Supplies

  • 30″ x 11.5″ white pallet board
  • 4″ tall paper mache letters (the ‘b’ is 4″ tall, the ‘e’ is 2.5″ for reference)
  • Cursive chipboard letters
  • Martha Stewart Craft Paint in:
    • Wedding Cake (white)
    • Amaranth (pink)
    • Habeñero (red)
    • Marmalade (orange)
    • Chamomile (yellow)
    • Pea Shoot (green)
    • Beach Glass (blue/green)
    • Pond (blue)
    • Purple Yam (purple)
    • Gold metallic
  • Paint brushes
  • Push Pins
  • Yard stick
  • High temp hot glue gun (this is the gun I use)
  • Professional strength hot glue

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