Monday, October 31, 2016

Thanksgiving Thankful Banner - Free Print Out

I wanted a colorful Thanksgiving banner for my mantle, so I went to work and this is what I came up with.

How to Print The Banner:  
Right click on your mouse.  Save it into your pictures, or copy and paste it into your printing program.  For best results print it on card stock or heavy paper.

After you print out the pictures, cut them out along the edge.  
Punch a hole in the top two corners and string a ribbon through. 

How to build a rustic wood ladder

I have noticed that ladders have seem to come back in style.  I was out in my wood pile and noticed a couple of pieces of wood that would make a good ladder.

So I laid them down and then went to my firewood pile for some some old branches to use as rungs on the ladder. 

I looked for pieces that were about the same size.

Then I went to work.  I laid the two long sticks out on a table.  Then I cut all the branches so that they were about the same length.  Once they were all the same length, I measured and marked equal increments down the ladder for the rungs to be nailed and glued.  I placed a line of glue down first.

Then I nailed the rung to the wood. 

 I continued with all the rungs until I was finished.

Now I have a fun ladder for my front door.

We used it to hang a sign on at the wedding.  
Look how cute it looks!

To see some of my other ideas click on the pictures below.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Free Thanksgiving Banner Printable - Give Thanks

I knew someone who was looking to buy a Thanksgiving banner but couldn't find one. 

 I thought that would be a great item for my blog, so I went to work.  Here's what I came up with. 

How to print it:
 If you want to print it out, just click on the picture.  Then right click your mouse and save it into your pictures, or you can copy and paste it into your printing program.  Size it to a full sheet of paper, or any size that you want.  Print it out from your printing program, or have it printed as a picture from you favorite photography shop.

It works best if you print it out on card stock.  I often use a light brown (I bought it at Walmart) so that if it gets turned around the back color is not that noticeable.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that your banner turns out awesome!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Trick or Treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat - Free Printable

I needed something fun to give to the women that I visit teach.  I made this cute sign to attach to a zip-loc bag.  

Some of the women I gave some nail polish and pedicure items.  Some of the women don't like to paint their toenails so I gave them some fruit roll-ups.

If you want to use it then just click on the picture to make it large.  Then right click your mouse and save it into your pictures.  Print it from your printing program.  You can also copy it and use it in your printing program.  Size it to a full page.

I have two sizes.  One is for regular sandwich 
ziploc bags.  The other is for quart sized ziploc bags.

Sandwich size:

I found that the sandwich bag size wasn't big enough for all the things that I wanted to put into it, so I made a quart sized printout.

Quart sized:

Print it out on cardstock.  Fold over the card stock just above the top black line on trick or treat.  Cut out both layers at the same time, using the front printing as a guide.  

Place the cut printout at the top of the ziploc bag with the printed side on the front, and the plain side on the back.  Staple along  the bottom of the printout.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How to Paint a Weathered Wood Sign

Next month I am hosting a wedding in my backyard and I needed some help making a sign.  
A good friend of mine came by to show me how to do it.  

Here's how we did it.

First we found an old board.  
I just happened to have one laying around.  

We decided to make it a little bit darker.  We painted a light coat of watered down burnt umber craft paint, then let it dry.

Next we drew guide lines with chalk and wrote out our letters with chalk. 

 Then we painted the letters on.  The cracks in the wood made it a little hard, but we got it done.

After we were done painting we wiped off the chalk with a damp cloth.

Here's the finished product.  Didn't it turn out great?

We had so much fun making that one so we made a couple more. 

Here is one of the signs at the wedding.

And here is another sign at the wedding.

We made this from a old cabinet door: