Make new wood look old with wood rasps, hammer, screws and nails. The following are my favorite techniques of how to distress wood. Create a faux driftwood look, rotten wood, dents, scratches and faux worm holes.
In today’s tutorial – the second to last project of my Advent Calendar 2017 – I’ll show you how to make a pretty, non-wilting faux cranberry wreath with wood beads. It’s an easy and quick last minute holiday craft: It took me just some minutes yesterday to string and paint the beads. Continue reading DIY Wood Bead ‘Cranberry’ Wreath Ornament
The ‘door was thrown open leading into the great exhibition-room. Here was a magnificent Christmas-tree hung all over with colored wax tapers; here were tables covered with white cloths, and glittering from head to foot with the most bewitching doll-babies, work-boxes, card-cases, silk dresses, rattles, penny whistles, shawls, sashes, drawing-implements, and I don’t know what all, for big and little, with a name written upon each, and ever so many funny inscriptions to make it all the more merry.’ (An American Family In Germany, 1866, p. 183) Continue reading The Victorian Christmas Tree
‘Hang a wreath at your threshold on Christmas
In token of Love, Life and Beauty,
For like the bound circle of evergreen foliage,
They have neither end nor beginning.
And weave in bright berries and fruits, or a riband,
For Joy, Mirth, Bounty, and friendly Good Cheer.’
Make an all-natural, old-fashioned Christmas wreath this Christmas! This Christmas wreath is made from scratch without a straw or foam base: All you need is greenery, water shoots, red berries and cotton twine. The Christmas wreath is all-natural, made without wire and glue, so you can compost the wreath after the holiday season! The Christmas wreath from scratch is so quick to make – it takes less than half an hour! Continue reading Old-Fashioned Christmas Wreath From Scratch
Make cute snow covered pine cones with things you already have in your kitchen!
‘Beautiful substantial articles that can be made by any woman of artistic tastes and strength enough to drive a hammer Continue reading Edwardian Woman Carpenter
I made a pair of wooden stick dice! 😀 Yay! I’m so pleased with how they came out. And DIY wooden dice are way easier to make than I thought: All you need is some scrap wood and some hand tools. Continue reading DIY Wooden Stick Dice – Tutorial
Count down the days until Easter Sunday 2017 with 30 free Easter and spring craft tutorials and Easter recipes. Continue reading Easter Countdown 2017 – 30 Easter Craft Tutorials And Recipes
I made a shabby distressed wood tray to display my collected river rocks! 😀 Continue reading DIY Distressed Wood Tray To Display Pebbles
Today I have 25 valentine craft tutorials, recipes and gift ideas for you! Continue reading 25 Valentine Crafts, Recipes And Gift Ideas