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Jumping Jellyfish Kid’s Craft

Jumping Jellyfish Kid’s Craft

Beach Crafts for Kids

EASY. QUICK. FUN… & Beachy! Here’s a great project for your little sea-loving folk! The cool thing about these Jumping Jellyfish is that that the kids are occupied making them… and then they can also enjoy playing with them!

Beach Crafts for Kids

Materials: 3 inch Styrofoam balls, foam cutter, DecoArt Americana paint in Dragon Fruit and Calypso Blue, thin elastic, Rik Rack, ruler, scissors, goggly eyes and glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Make your kiddos a space where it’s OK to paint, glue and get messy!

Cutting Styrofoam

Step 1: Grown up cuts the styrofoam balls in half.

Painting Styrofoam

Step 2: Kiddos paint the styrofoam bright colors.

Googly Eyes

Step 3: Kiddos glue googly eyes on.

Knot

Step 4: Grown strings elastic through top of jellyfish, making a loop on top and a knot on the bottom.

How to make Jumping Jellyfish Kid's Craft

HAVE FUN!

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Beach Crafts for Kids

Catch these ideas LIVE on Seattle’s KOMO-TV on Tuesday July 8th at 4pm

Beach Crafts for Kids

Beach Crafts for Kids

Have you and your kids been enjoying the beach this summer? Whether it’s the ocean or the lake, there is plenty of creative inspiration at the beach. Here are some fun crafts your kids can do to enjoy the spirit of sand and surf!

Jumping Jellyfish

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 5 and up with help from a grown-up.

Materials: 3 inch Styrofoam balls, foam cutter, DecoArt Americana paint in Dragon Fruit and Calypso Blue, thin elastic, Rik Rack, ruler, scissors, goggly eyes and glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Adult cuts styrofoam balls in half with foam cutter

- Child paints on half of ball to make jellyfish body

- Adult pokes hole in top of jellyfish, strings elastic through and ties knots on top and bottom.

- Adult helps child measure and child uses safety scissors to cut six inch pieces of  6-9 pieces of Rick Rack.

- Adult helps child glue Rik Rack to underside of jellyfish body

- Child glues eyes on jellyfish

“SEA” Inspired Letters

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 7 and up with the help of a grown-up (also great Tween project)

Materials: Large cardboard S, E, and A letters, DecoArt Americana Paint in Whispering Turquoise and Mississippi Mud. Delta Creative paint in Spring Green, blue rope, small pieces of driftwood and sea glass. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints letters using photo as a guide

- After paint dries, child glues rope, driftwood and sea glass on letters.

Sand Frame

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 7 and up with help from a grown-up

Materials: Wooden Frame, package of sand, white glitter, Mod Podge, shells, DecoArt Americana paint in Dragon Fruit and Calypso Blue, rope and glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints frame (may take 2-3 coats)

- Child mixes 1/4 cup of sand and 1/8 cup of white glitter.

- Child paints Mod Podge on frame and white it’s still wet, sprinkles sand mixture on top.

- Meanwhile, child paints a medium sized and small sized shell bright colors and lets dry.

- When shells are dry, adult helps child glue together to make a fish and add goggly eye.

- Adult glues rope around edge of frame.

- Child glues “fish” on front of frame.

Cute Crabs

Beach Crafts for Kids

Age: 5 and up with help from a grown-up

Materials: Craft Shells, Darice Chenille Stems in orange, Delta Creative acrylic paint in Orange Soda, googly eyes, glue and scissors. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints shells orange (may take two coats).

- Adult helps child cut eight  2 1/2 inch pieces of chenille stems.

- When paint is dry, child flips crab over and glues chenille stems for crab legs.

- Child adds goggly eyes to crab.

Fun Fish

Beach Craft for kids.

Age: 7 and up with help from a grown-up

Materials: Glass containers, shells, DecoArt Americana paint in Irish Moss, Dragon Fruit and Calypso Blue, mini Rik Rack in yellow and green, goggly eyes, glue. All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints large shells for fish “body” and small shells for fish fins using photo as a guide.

- Adult helps child cut small pieces of Rik Rack for edge of fish and child glues it on.

- Child glues fins on fish (if desired).

- Child glues goggly eye on fish.

- Adult glues fish to glass containers and child adds any additional shells.

Starfish Mirror

Beach Craft for kids

Age: 11 and up with grown-up supervision

Materials: 12 x 12 wooden block, DecoArt Glamour Dust in Aqua, round mirror, four starfish, hot glue, vinyl letters “you” and “are a.” All materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Directions

- Child paints wooden box with Glamour Dust Paint (may take up to 4 coats).

- With adult supervision, child glues mirror on box using photo as guide.

- Child adds vinyl letters “You are a.”

- With adult supervision, child glues starfish on mirror.

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Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Wedding Reception Seating Chart

How to make a gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Weddings are SO much fun but they also involve so many details. As a bride, you want to do everything you can to keep your guests feeling relaxed and comfortable. One great way to do that is to have a Wedding Reception Seating Chart so your friends and family know where they’re supposed to sit.

How to make a gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

The most challenging part of this project is waiting for the paint to dry!

Materials: Pallet Sign, DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Innocence, Arrow Vinyl from Decorating Your Life, Clothespins from Canvas Corp, Lace Ribbon from Designer’s Excellence, white cardstock, Gold Number Stickers from American Crafts Thickers and a paintbrush and a stapler. Use a paper punch or the Die Cut Center at Ben Franklin to make the table tags. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

How to make a gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Step 1: Paint the pallet sign and wire handle with Chalky Finsh paint. It will take 3-5 coats

How to make a gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Step 2: After paint to completely dry, add the gold vinyl arrows (follow package instructions).

How to make a gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Step 3: Add lace ribbon and secure on either side of sign with staples.

How to Make a Gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Step 4: Use a paper punch or the Die Cut Center at Ben Franklin to make the table tags.

How to Make a Gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Step 5:  Add names with word processing function on computer or hand write. Add gold number stickers.

How to Make a Gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

Step 6: Secure table tags to lace with clothespins.

How to make a gorgeous Wedding Reception Seating Chart

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Wedding Crafts with DecoArt Chalky Finish #weddingHOA

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DecoArt. All opinions are my own.

Wedding Crafts with DecoArt

Can you believe it’s wedding season? There’s a product that would be perfect for all your wedding gift and decor projects: DecorArt Chalky Finish Paint. 

Wedding Crafts with DecoArt

Thanks to Crafty Hangouts, I got the chance to do a Google Hangout, talking about these cool paints and showing how I created with them. 

Wedding Crafts with DecoArt 

Here’s my video:

 

Want more fabulous Chalky Paint ideas? Check out CraftyHangouts for more! 

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Pinterest Party Featuring DecoArt

Hello, friends!
Michele here to bring you the first installment of Pinterest Feature Friday for 2014!

Each Friday of the month we (Bev, Malia, myself, and a special guest) feature one lucky person from the 
Pinterest Master List for Crafters. I do hope you’ve linked up! Its a great way to gain new Pinterest followers as well as find like-minded friends to follow yourself!

Today’s feature is not a person, but a company loved by crafters. We’re featuring the brand DecoArt!
We are so honored to have them join our Pinterest party.
 
DecoArt has a 64 boards and 3631 pins. 
While most of their boards revolve around their own products, most projects are pinned from blogger websites because they are such great supporters of us! You will find many great ideas on how to use their products, and maybe even discover a few things you didn’t even know they had to offer.
 
Let’s dive into a few of those boards!
 
Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, and DecoArt has some great ideas gathered for projects for this love-filled holiday!
One of the hardest things to decide when putting together a project is the color scheme. 
DecoArt helps you with their Color Combos board. 
One can never have too many organizational ideas, especially when it comes to your craft room/space!
There is a lot of great inspiration in this Craft Storage and Organization board.
Add dimension to your crafting! Get inspired with DecoArt’s Textures board.
 
 
Ready for some pins?
 
DecoArt has recently come out with their own line of chalk-type paint they call Chalky Finish. 
Look how amazing it looks on these frames!
Pinterest Party Featuring DecoArt
Pinned by DecoArt from DecoArt
 
Sometimes a little bit of glitter makes a big statement. 
I love the gold glitter tips on these simple white pinwheels! 
Pinned by DecoArt from Lolly Jane
 
Turn something ordinary into something extraordinary with the power of a stencil! 
 
Metallics are HOT right now, and I am completely infatuated with this gold metallic Mason jar!
A trio of them would make a fantastic centerpiece. 
 
Chevron is still a hot trend, but creating the pattern can be difficult.
This is a great tip to get straight, even lines every time! 
 
 Something not to forget in 2014: creativity is contagious! Pass it on to your friends, family, and other loved ones. You’ll be amazed at what happens!
Pinned by DecoArt from Thrash Lab
 
Thank you so much for linking up to our party, DecoArt!
So much inspiration in those Pinterest boards and so little time to peruse!


 

Have you joined the Pinterest Master List yet? Who knows, you could be our next feature!

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

Catch these ideas 7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas ON KOMO-TV Monday October 7th at 4pm

Halloween Crafts

Detailed decor projects can be downright SCARY! Here are some simple Halloween decor ideas that you can easily create… some taking just minutes!

Spooky Cheesecloth Ghost

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

Materials: Cheesecloth, “Stiffy” Fabric Stiffener, styrofoam balls, wood dowels, large empty soda bottle, bowl, craft glue, scissors, googly eyes, wire or cardboard paper towel holder covered in plastic wrap. I’d also grab an old towel to protect your work surface. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

 Instructions

1. Insert the wood dowel into the styrofoam ball

2. Stick dowel, with ball on top, into your bottle. This keeps the dowel upright while working on it. 

3. If you want arms on your ghost, twist wire around dowel and extend out to the length and shape you want. OR wrap the cardboard paper towel holder in plastic wrap and  set aside.

4. Drape cheesecloth over your form to get an idea of how much you need. If you want the ghost to be tattered looking, cut the edges of the cheesecloth. Put cheesecloth into the bowl and saturate completely. Gently squeeze out excess. Do not wring.

5. Drape the cheesecloth over your form one layer at a time. Shape the folds the way you want them. If you decided to go the “paper towel roll” route for the arms, wedge the cardboard roll under the cheesecloth where desired.

6. Let it dry overnight. Add the “googly eyes” with craft glue.

Starry Night Pumpkin

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

Materials: A pumpkin, Americana acrylic paint in Black, DecoArt Dazzling Metallics paint in Shimmering Silver Mrs. Grossman’s small and medium sized star stickers.

Instructions: Paint the pumpkin black (2 coats). Hand paint a sliver of a moon. Outline and paint it silver. Add star stickers.

 Pumpkin Candy Vases 

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

Materials: Orange Spray Paint in Pumpkin Orange, 3 Mason Jars (with a flat side), Martha Stewart Beverage Clings. Hershey Kisses, candy bars, masking tape, skewers and curling ribbon. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

Instructions

1. Spray paint the jars. It works best to do many light coats of paint.

2. Add the clings

3. Fill up the jars with Hershey’s Kisses. Use making tape to tape candy bars to wooden skewers. Arrange in jars. Add curling ribbon.

Candy Corn Bunting

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

Materials: 4 Canvas Corp 12 x 12 Burlap Sheets, a die cut machine (or cardboard triangle patter, ruler, hole punch  and scissors) Delta Creative Cermacoat Acrylic Paint in White (2), Yellow and Bittersweet Orange, ruler and masking tape, Black Canvas Corp Cord. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames. Optional: use large plastic bags on your work surface to protect it and also to expedite painting.

1. If you purchase the burlap sheets at Ben Franklin, you can use there awesome die cut machine for free to cut 8 pennants (2 per sheet). The die cut even makes two holes on the top for hanging. If not, make yourself a cardboard template of a pennant measuring 7 x 10 x 10 inches. Then trace and cut 2 triangles from each sheet. Punch two holes on the 7 inch side for hanging later.

2. Paint the front of the pennants with white paint, let dry. Flip over and paint the backs, let dry.

3. Measure 2 inches from the top of the pennant and stick a piece of masking tape underneath. Repeat on all pennants. Paint that top portion yellow and let dry. Note: My inclination was to make 3 equal sections of yellow, orange and white, but if you look at real candy corn, the orange section is the main part.

4. After orange section is dry, measure a 4 inch section underneath it, tape it off and paint it orange. Repeat on all pennants. Let dry.

5. String cord through holes and hang.

Candy Corn Frame

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

 Materials: Sierra Pacific Crafts  5 x 7 inch bordered frame, 1 bag of candy corn and glue dots. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

Instructions: Remove frame and mat. Use glue dots to adhere candy to mat.

Monster Wreath

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

 Materials: Black Faux Fur (18 x 28 inches), foam wreath form, scissors, straight pins, yard stick, white chalk, and Darice Felties Eyeballs stickers. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

 Instructions

1. Flip the fur over and measure and draw lines (on the long side of the fur) every 3 inches.

2. Cut the fur into strips.

3. Wrap the fur strips around the foam wreath form, securing with straight pins.

4. Add eyeball stickers.

Spooky Candles 

7 Simple Halloween Decor Ideas

 Materials: Candles of differing heights, googly eyes, craft glue, glitter foam, Halloween themed paper punch or scissors, Duck Tape Glow in the Dark stickers. All craft materials available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames.

 Instructions:

1. To make the “googly eyes” candy, simply glue on the eyes

2. To make the glow in the dark candle, just stick the glow in the dark stickers on it.

3. To make the jack-o-lantern candle, punch or cut the shapes out and stick on candles. As always, burning candles should always be supervised by an adult.

Command Center Organization Ideas

 

 Catch these ideas live on KOMO Channel 4, Monday September 26th at 4 pm

Home Organization

Command Center Organization Ideas

For many families, the Command Center is the “brain” of the home. It’s the place where school and sports schedules are posted, the calendar and keys are kept, and tonight’s dinner menu is available. Here are some ideas for streamlining your Command Center.

Command Center Organization Ideas

Command Center Ribbon Memo Board: A pretty way to keep things organized and available.

Materials: 16″ x 20″ canvas board, 2/3 yard fabric, 6 yards of 3/8″ wide ribbon, decorative brads or buttons, staple gun, Ultimate Tacky Glue, batting (for a fluffy look), marble discs (all supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond).

Instructions

1. Fabric should have at least a 2″ clearance to wrap the canvas board

2. Lay on top of canvas board face down on the wrong side of fabric

3. Bring fabric up over the sides and tuck underneath or use staple gun to secure. Fold the corners as though wrapping a box.

4. If using batting sheet for a puffy look apply first then lay fabric on top

 Adding ribbon: Ribbon is applied in a basket weave pattern. Start at one corner and work across to the opposite corner. Space the ribbon equally apart (appoximately 5-1/2″ for 16″ x 20″ board). Spacing will vary depending in size of board. Cut the ribbon off after attaching it to the board.

Helpful Hint: Use thumbtacks to temporarily secure ribbon and adjust for appropriate spacing before stapling. Secure to backside of the canvas board using staple gun. Repeat the same procedure with the opposite corner.

Finish by punching a little hole with a sharp awl in canvas an insert brads at the intersections of the ribbon for the criss cross board or different areas on the ribbon on the memo board. Dab a little glue on top of brad to add embellishment.

Command Center Organization Ideas

Command Center Chalkboard Labels and Plastic Containers: Keep the essential stuff at your fingertips with these labels and plastic containers.

Materials: Chalkboard Labels and Bistro Marker (all supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond).

Instructions: Simply use a Bistro Marker to write on the chalkboard labels and erase if you need to change them. Affix to plastic containers so it’s easy to find what you need on your desk.

Command Center Organization Ideas

Command Center Erasable Calender: Keep everyone’s schedule visible with an eraseable calendar. This would also make a great chore chart!

Materials: Picture frame, Paper Accents eraseable calendar and Bistro Markers  (all supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond).

Instructions: Use a Bistro Marker to create a current calendar, erase when it’s time for a new month to start. 

Command Center Organization Ideas

Command Center Magnetic Memo Board: Keep essential items handy– out of drawers and off your kitchen counter.

Command Center Organization Ideas

Command Center Key Holder: Never lose your keys again (in the house at least)!

Materials: Key holder (unfinished wood), giant key, Americana Paint in Indian Turquoise, E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive, Metal Stickers, paintbrush and masking tape (all supplies available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames Redmond).

Instructions: Tape off the hooks on the key holder with masking tape. Paint wooden part with the turquoise paint (may need two coats). After paint is dry, use the E-6000 glue to adhere the giant key. Add metal stickers. Don’t forget to hang up your keys!

Command Center Organization Ideas

Command Center Magnetic Board with Hooks: Keep your stuff within reach with this space saver you can mount on the wall. Add a few small buckets to corral odds and ends.

Command Center Organization Ideas

Command Center Magnetic Board: Let everyone know what’s for dinner… or what chores they need to do with this Magnetic Board.

Materials: 11 x 14 Picture Frame, 11 x 14 sheet of metal, Darice Sticky-Back Chalkboard Vinyl, Bistro Markers, scissors and credit card (to burnish).

Instructions: Measure and cut a piece of the sticky-back chalkboard vinyl to cover metal (it’s super easy since there’s how a grid on the back). Line up the vinyl and the metal sheet and peel the backing off, burnishing with the credit card as you go (preventing air bubbles). Pop covered metal in frame. Write on surface with Bistro Markers.

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Ombre Neon Striped Tote

Ombre Neon Striped Tote

 Hello… I hope everyone had a great weekend! I want to share a REALLY easy project with you. I used neon orange textile paint but any fabric paint would work. This is pretty inexpensive and it’s another great reminder that sometimes the simplest supplies work the best!

Neon Ombre Striped Tote

 This is also a project that the kids could make and get great results from!

Ombre Neon Striped Tote Supplies

Supplies: Cotton Tote Bag (this one is around $3), DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint (this is my fave white fabric paint), Jacquard Textile Paint in Fluorescent Orange, a spouncer or foam brush and plain old masking tape. You’ll also want cardboard to put inside. Also, if you have a yardstick or tape measure, that can be really helpful too. You’ll also need 3 paper plates for mixing paint.

My craft supplies came from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame. Love them!

Ombre Neon Striped Tote Tape

Step 1: Put the cardboard inside the bag to prevent the paint from coming through.

Step 2: Measure where you want to place your stripes. My stripes were each 2″ thick with 3″ of  blank space between them. I used the masking tape to actually tape the bag to my workspace– I went past the edges of the bag. This keeps the bag stable while you’re working on it.

Neon Ombre Striped Tote Painting

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Step 3: Paint the bottom stripe with your paint color… don’t add any while fabric paint. Let it dry and add a second coat.

Step 4: On a separate plate, mix the orange paint with some white paint. Make enough to do at least two coats. If you are worries about it drying out on the plate between coats, you can put a piece of plastic wrap on top. Paint two coats, allowing drying time between applications.

Step 5: On the last plate, mix your color with lots of white paint until you get desired shade. Repeat Step #4. 

Step 6: When paint is completely dry (I would let it set overnight), gently remove the masking tape.

Neon Ombre Striped Tote Bag

Enjoy your new tote bag!  

Neon Ombre Striped Tote

 

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DIY Letter Decor Ideas

Catch these ideas live on KOMO TV Monday May 27th on the 4pm News!


What’s H-O-T in decor right now? Letters of course! DIY Letter Decor is simple to create and there are SO many options.

Letter Crafts

 Whether you’re looking to add a pop of color to your living room or some sparkle to a kid’s room, the possibilities are endless!

 Moss Covered Letters

Moss Covered Letters

 Bring some of the great outdoor inside with these fun moss covered letters.

DIY Moss Letter

Supplies: Cardboard letter(s), MossyMat (available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames) a ruler and craft knife or scissors.

Directions: Using a ruler measure the top (height and width) of letters. Flip the MossyMat over and use a pen to mark the same measurements on the MossyMat. Cut out with craft knife or scissors. Remove the backing from the MossyMat and stick moss onto letters. Do the same for the sides and top of letter.

 Giant Scrabble Tile Letter

 It’s so fun to make a giant scrabble tile. 

Scrabble Tile Decor

Supplies: A 10 x 10 artist’s canvas, a 12 x 12 piece of woodgrain paper, usually found in the scrapbook aisle. A large wooden letter of your choice, a small number (I lucked out and found one that was already painted  black), Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, America Acrylic Paint in Black, a paper cutter or scissors. All items available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame.

Directions: Paint the large wooden letter black. It may take 2-3 coats to get full coverage. Let it completely dry. If you have a paper cutter, cut your wooden scrapbook paper to 10 x 10. If you don’t have a paper cutter, no problem. Flip your paper over so the wooden side is face down and use a ruler to measure 10 x10 inches. Cut it out.  Apply the Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue to the artist’s canvas. Carefully place the piece of wooden scrapbook paper on top. Use the glue to attach the large letter and small number and let it set.

 Giant Scrabble Tile

 Rhinestone Studded Letter

 When it comes to sparkly decor, rhinestones are a girl’s best friend!

How to make a Rhinestone Letter

Supplies: Cardboard letter, Krylon Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating, Americana Acrylic Paint in Ultra Blue Deep, Rhinestone Tacks and foam paintbrush. All items available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame

Directions: Paint letter with acrylic paint letting it dry between coats (it may take a few). Spray with crystal clear coating (makes it shiny). Let it dry. Add rhinestone tacks.

Mow to make a Rhinestone Letter

Tissue Paper Covered Letter

Take a walk on the wild side… of tissue paper that is! Dressing up your letters with tissue paper is quick and easy.

DIY Tissue Paper Letter

 Supplies: Cardboard letter, Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage, Decopatch Tissue Paper, scissors and paintbrush. All items available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame.

Directions: Cut squares or strips of tissue paper. Apply Fast Finish Decoupage to letter. Add square or strip of tissue paper then add another coat of decoupage on top. Continue until letter is covered.

DIY Tissue Paper Letter

Metallic Letter 

Create a letter that’s rich in color and texture with paint and upholstery tacks.

DIY Metallic Letter

 Supplies: Cardboard letter,Americana Acrylic Paint in Traditional Burnt Sienna, Decoart Dazzling Metallics Paint in Glorious Gold, Dritz Home Decorative Nails, paintbrush and sponge for painting. All items available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame.

Directions: Paint letter with burnt sienna color (may take a full coats for full coverage). Using a sponge, apply gold acrylic paint and let dry. Add decorative nails.

DIY Metallic Letter

Glitter Letter 

Light up your kid’s room with a shimmery glitter letter.

DIY Glitter Letter

 Supplies: Cardboard letter, Mod Podge, Americana Acrylic Paint in Royal Fuchsia, Nicole Ultra Fine Premium Glitter, paintbrushes. All items available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame.

Directions: Paint cardboard letter fuchsia (make take a few coats) and let dry. Brush a think coat of Mod Podge on top and add glitter. Let it dry.

DIY Glitter Letter

Have fun creating your own custom letter or mix and match color and styles to spell a word. 

DIY Letter Decor Ideas

1. Spell out your child’s name

2. Create a favorite word or family motto

3.  Make your last name

4. Use paint and glitter on cardboard letters to spell out “Shine”

5. Assemble the word “Welcome” to greet guests

The ideas are limitless!

DIY Letter Decor

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