Chalkboard and Burlap Thankful Frame

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Hi again Crafting Chicks friends! It’s Leanne from Organize and Decorate Everything! I’m so happy to be here with you today sharing a fun Thanksgiving craft. I like the idea of having a place where we can share what we’re thankful for, so I made this little chalkboard that we can write on daily through the month of November. I can’t wait to see what the kids write on it. Here’s what you need: Unfinished Wood Frame Burlap (2 different colors) Paint stick Paint (my colors: Americana Mustard Seed, Americana Jack-o-lantern Orange, DecoArt Spa Blue, Ceramcoat Antique White, Ceramcoat Burnt Umber) Clear Chalkboard coating (Americana) Twine or jute Glue dots Cut the white burlap into little triangles, mine measure 2″h x 1 1/2″w. You can paint whatever designs you like on the flags, but I’ll share with you how I made mine. The orange polka dots were made by using the end of a paint brush, dipping it in the [Read More…]

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Easy Way to Reupholster a Bench

Reupholstered Keyboard Bench 3.1

Hi again Crafting Chicks friends! It’s Leanne from Organize & Decorate Everything. I hope you’re having a fantastic Summer. I’m so happy to be here again this month showing you an easy way to reupholster a bench. It took less than an hour and cost less than $10 in supplies. Let’s start with a before and after. Isn’t it always fun to see them side by side? I love seeing what a big impact a little fabric and some spray paint can have. When Emilee saw the before pic she said, I don’t remember it being that ugly. The first step is to get the bench taken apart. It was an easy process but the most time consuming part was taking the staples out. Start by taking the screws out of the bottom of the bench to take the legs and attachments off. I chose to paint the legs white to match Emilee’s desk. Prime them before painting then paint [Read More…]

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DIY Wood Photo Holder

DIY Wood Photo Holder

Hi again Crafting Chicks friends! It’s Leanne from Organize and Decorate Everything. I’m so happy to be with all of you again. I hope you’re having a terrific Summer. When I make or purchase something I like to make sure it can fit in at least 3 different areas of my home. There are a few reasons for that: I don’t buy as much stuff if it doesn’t fit my criteria, I like to move things around, I like things with dual purposes. Today I’m sharing how to make a DIY Wood Photo Holder. It can hold photos, cards, recipes, quotes, memos, and so on. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Solid Wood Frame Candlestick or Wood Spindle (I used a candlestick) Scrapbook Paper (your choice) Spray Paint (any color) Clip (from scrapbook supplies) Skewer (optional) Cork (optional) E6000 glue If you are using a candlestick remove the metal cup. It’s easy to remove by using a knife to pry the [Read More…]

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Chalkboard Ombre Coasters

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Hi there! It’s Leanne from Organize and Decorate Everything. I’m so happy to be here with the Crafting Chicks and all of you. I have a thing for re-purposing and using what I already have. There are so many things lying around our homes that we can make beautiful and useful again with just a little work and imagination. Even if you don’t have everything on hand for these chalkboard ombre coasters, it will only cost you a few dollars to purchase all the supplies. Supplies needed: clay saucers paint (your color choice) white paint clear chalkboard coating I know ombre has been popular for a while and I might be a little late to the game but I love these colors for Summer and can’t wait to use the coasters in my entertaining. Plus, these have a little added surprise. Here’s how I was able to get the ombre effect on the saucers. The top left saucer is the [Read More…]

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