DIY Colorblocked Cork Boards with Blender Pen Image Transfer

DIY Colorblocked Cork Boards DIY Colorblocked Cork Boards

This is day 3 of my image transfer DIYs! I started with a wood block photo transfer, then yesterday was my packing tape image transfer. Today you’ll see how I made my DIY Colorblocked Cork Boards with Blender Pen Image Transfer. Transferring images with a blender pen is such a fun technique. Grab a laser printed image, something to transfer the image onto, and the blender pen.

If you like the pins featured on the cork boards you can find them in my shop.

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Personalized Photo Candle DIY – Packing Tape Photo Transfer Technique

Personalized Photo Candle DIY - Packing Tape Photo Transfer Technique

Yesterday I shared my Colorfully Painted Wood Block Photo Transfer DIY with you, so today I’m sharing a Packing Tape Photo Transfer Technique. This process is VERY simple and the perfect way to make a Personalized Photo Candle DIY. This is another project that my friend Lindsay, of Shrimp Salad Circus, and I taught at the Craftcation Conference.

If you’re not really into candles, that’s fine. You can use this Packing Tape Photo Transfer Technique for many projects (as long as it doesn’t need to go in the dishwasher). I’ve seen it used in pantry organization, for personalizing journals, and decorating computers/tablets.

Ready to get started? Follow the directions below.

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Colorfully Painted Wood Block Photo Transfer DIY

Colorfully Painted Wood Block Photo Transfer DIY

If you follow me on social media you’ll notice that my friend, Lindsay of Shrimp Salad Circus, and I were in Ventura, CA to teach a couple of art classes for the Craftcation conference. The great thing about this event is how welcoming and relaxed it is. This is my second time attending and I feel inspired to create more after this trip.

So today I’m sharing one of the projects we taught to our class. It’s my Colorfully Painted Wood Block Photo Transfer DIY. It’s a fun project that paints colorful details BEFORE the actual photo transfer. Follow my directions below to see how i made this.

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Our Colorful Small Space Patio Makeover: with Before and After photos!

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Our Colorful Small Space Patio Makeover: with Before and After photos! Our Colorful Small Space Patio Makeover: with Before and After photos! Our Colorful Small Space Patio Makeover: with Before and After photos!

It’s the first day of Spring, so to celebrate I wanted to share our Our Colorful Small Space Patio Makeover that my husband and I put together with the help of Lowe’s! It turned out great and I love spending time back there. This project took longer than expected to finish, but we are done and we are happy. We’ve spent many evenings sitting out there roasting marshmallows by the fire, and when the kids are in bed we enjoy some wine late into the evening. It’s been so nice to finally have a space in our backyard we can actually enjoy.

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Pretty Wood Bead Chandelier DIY

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Pretty Wood Bead Chandelier DIY Pretty Wood Bead Chandelier DIY

Making a beaded chandelier has been on my to-do list for a couple of years now and I’m happy to report: I’ve finally made one! My original plan was to make a chandelier to hang in our dining room, but when we began planning our backyard makeover I knew I wanted to make this to hang outside. With the help of supplies, from The Bead Chest,I transformed over 1,200 beads into this pretty wood bead chandelier DIY!

This project is VERY time consuming, but simple to make. I promise. Maybe sitting down to binge watch some shows while you string beads will make the time fly by? Please explore the directions below to see how I made my chandelier. Feel free to come up with your own bead pattern if you prefer.

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How to Incorporate Hidden Storage into the Backyard

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How to Incorporate Hidden Storage into the Backyard How to Incorporate Hidden Storage into the Backyard How to Incorporate Hidden Storage in the Backyard How to Incorporate Hidden Storage in the Backyard

How to Incorporate Hidden Storage into the Backyard!

We live in the Pacific Northwest and it rains A LOT. We live in this wet climate with very limited indoor or outdoor storage, so anytime my husband and I build something new around the home we always think about how to sneak storage into the project. While planning our backyard makeover we made sure to plan for multiple spots that could hide everyday outdoor items from view. Our large wood planter does just that. It’s tall and hollow and it’s the perfect spot to hide weatherproof containers.

By adding a couple of tall resin deck boxes into our wood planter we have hidden a ton of kid’s outdoor toys and the outdoor pillows can now stay dry and clean for the winter. In addition to the deck boxes we decided to use 5 Lowe’s buckets (with lids) to store smaller items. We have BBQ tools in one bucket, small garden tools in another, spray paint (I surprisingly have a lot), storing hoses for the winter, and a sort of catchall bucket. By adding this bit of storage we have been able to clean up our small shed in the back and we can actually find things easier. It’s amazing. All of these items used to build this can easily be found at Lowe’s!

Do you want to see how we built this piece? Follow the directions below. You can adjust them to fit the size of your yard.

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