7 Fixer Upper Style Projects to Make Now
Are you a fan of “Fixer Upper” and the stars of the show– Chip and Joanna Gaines? Me too… that’s why I’m excited to share these 7 Fixer Upper Style Projects to Make Now. Catch these projects live on KOMO News at 4pm on Tuesday March 27th.
All of these great materials are available at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.
Distressed Flower Pot Candle Holder
Materials: medium and small flower pots (make sure the smaller pot fits inside the larger one with room to spare), small faux succulents, sand, a large white candle, Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting (white) and Serene (blue), making tape and a sponge style paintbrush.
1. Lightly dip the sponge into the white paint and apply to medium flower pot. You don’t need to cover the whole surface, you just want it to look distressed.
2. After the white paint dries, add a light layer of blue.
3. Use masking tape to tape off the “holes” on the bottom of the pots.
4. Add sand to the larger pot and place the smaller pot inside. Add sand around between the pots.
5. Add faux succulents to the space between the pots.
6. Pour some sand in the smaller flower pot and add the candle.
Materials: paper clipboard, Jen Hadfield Homemade Simple Life cardstock, green and patterned card stock, 1″ circle punch, Tombow glue.
1. Trim a piece of cardstock to fit on the clipboard
2. Cut out the “Enjoy” card
3. Glue it to the larger piece of cardstock.
4. To make the mini leaves, fold small pieces of cardstock and use the circle punch to make a leaf shape. Make 24 leaves.
5. Glue them to to the paper.
Rustic Letter Sign
Materials: 12 x 12 gray palette sign, 4 metal corners, E-6000 glue, furniture nails, 5 x 8 square of muslim looking fabric, wooden letter, gray acrylic paint.
1. Use the E-6000 Glue to attach the metal corners to the sign, but be cautious of glue gun burns and be careful.
2. Glue the fabric to the center of the sign.
3. Paint the letter gray let it dry.
4. Glue the fabric to the center of the palette.
5. Add furniture nails around the edge of the fabric.
6. Glue the letter in the center.
Materials: 4 x 6 wood block, pink acrylic paint, raw sienna acrylic paint, scissors, ruler, Tombow glue, card stock (Jen Hadfield Homemade Simple Life in Bougainvillea and Simple Words (smile).
1. Paint the wood block pink.
2. Dry brush a little Raw Sienna on the sides of the block.
3. Trim the patterned paper to 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, cut it out and glue it to the wood block.
4. Cut out “Smile” from the other sheet of cardstock and glue it to the center of the block.
Let’s Stay Home Sign
Materials: 4 x 6 wood block, DecoArt acrylic paint in Ebony, American Crafts “Thickers” letter stickers in Detail, lace ribbon.
1. Paint the block black, let it dry.
2. Add letter stickers.
3. Tie lace ribbon around the block.
Dragonfly String Art
Materials: 12 x 12 white pallet box, 3 pkgs. of 1 1/4″ nails, embroidery floss (dark brown #3371, blues #334, #825, #827, #3750 and green #6702), Americana Decor turquoise color stain, hammer, pushpin, scissors, dragonfly outline, foam brush, tape, Aleene’s Tacky or Ultimate Glue, toothpick, foam board or cardboard to cut to fit inside box.
1. Paint stain on the sides of the box.
2. Tape dragonfly picture onto the top of the box.
3. There are two ways to create your design with the nails. 1)Using the pushpin, poke through the paper along the nail heads to show you where to nail when you take off the paper 2)Nail through the paper and then rip off the paper afterwards.
4. Make the nails stand evenly with each other, about 1/2″ above the wood.
5. Turn the box over and place the piece of foam board over the nail ends and tape in place.
6. Tie the brown floss onto a nail and at the end of the tail with a knot and start winding it around the tail and body of the dragonfly. Tie off onto a nail when you have it the way you like it. Don’t worry about making a knot, use the toothpick dabbed in a little bit of glue to keep it in place. Cut off the tail after the glue has dried. Do this on each strand as you go.
7. On the top wings we did green and blue #827 first. Then we wound the blue #825 on top of them and outlined the just the top of the wings with it.
8. On the bottom wings we did the blue #3750 on the ends and along the edge of the top of the wings. Then blue #334 over it and the rest of the wing. Add the green as the last color.
Magnolia Paper Wreath
Materials: 14″ straw wreath form, card stock (4-6 green patterned and solid colored paper), scissors, and a hot glue gun.
1. Use die cut #LC16 at Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond. This is actually a rocket ship shape but when you snip off the bottom “legs” it looks like a magnolia leaf!
2. Cut the “legs” off the rocker and fold the leaf shape in half. Continue until you have about 60 leaves.
3. Use a hot glue gun to attach one end of the leaves to the wreath to make the first row. Wrap the leaves to completely cover the top and sides, fanning them out from the center and alternating leaf colors.
4. Start the second row that slightly overlaps the base of the first row. Continue around the wreath until the two ends meet.