I have a home decor tutorial for you today. My dad does woodworking and has a lot of wooden scraps. I asked him for some wooden blocks of various sizes and I have made a number of different home decor items. Today I have a 'clipboard' of sorts.
I have used the Flea Market collection by Crate Paper as I love shabby chic, and these papers give me that look with much less work than creating it myself! Using my Xyron products makes this a quick and easy project!
First off, I basecoat the block in a desired color. You don't need to paint the front as it will be covered.
Next I cut the background paper to fit the front of the block. I then fussy cut bits and pieces of the pattern paper and lay them here and there as desired until I like the look. I don't use any chipboard or anything bulky at this point as when I am done I run the whole pane through my Xyron 900. To hold the pieces in place before I stitch I use my Xyron Mega Runner, just enough adhesive so the pieces don't move while I stitch.
When all of the pieces are adhered and stitched in a way that I like, I then run the whole panel through. This works wonders as I use the Permanent adhesive thus no mess, no drying time, no wrinkles just a quick and easy application!
The smaller pieces I put through the Xyron 150 (this is what I covered the clothes pin with)
And here is the finished product. I will use it on my desk to hold notes or photos. Or I may just leave it as is, I love looking at this pretty paper!
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I am sure you know how much I love the Teresa Collins products so I couldn't wait to play and take part in the Hop. I also love to upcycle and that is what I have done for you today. I used the Daily Stories collection, I LOVE this rose print paper and the colors, so soft and pretty! I decided to upcycle a wooden teapot that I purchased at a Thrift Shop. First I basecoated the pot. Then, I just traced the teapot onto the pattern paper, cut it out and then used my Xyron 9" Creative Station to add adhesive to the back and voila. Easy peesy!
Finally I created a little sequin tag using the Teresa Collins sequins in the collection and some stamps from Papertrey Ink. I used the 1.5" Create-a-Sticker to paper piece the label. I then tied it on with some Divine Twine. I thought this would make a nice way to give some tea as a gift.
Here is the before photo. I just took the metal tea plaque off before painting and adhering the paper. I then just reattached it when I was done.
I went with the sketch and created this layout of my daughter passing her learner's test, yay! I used the Sightseeing Stew collection by Jillibean Soup, along with a Tim Holtz stamp set, a Silhouette cut and the key is cut with my Cricut.