Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Chalkboard Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Lights

Two of our favorite trends in 1 fabulous project! Pair the fun of chalkboard with the flair of marquee lights! What name will you put up in lights?


Heidi Swapp Marquee Love letter kits (spell out whatever you want!) each kit includes battery opporated lights, and bulb covers

Krylon Chalkboard paint spray- black



1. In a ventilated area- lay down cardboard or other protective material. Lay out your marquee light letters (just the letters, don't add the lights or bulbs yet). Spray paint each letter with Chalkboard spray paint. Inside and outside. Allow to dry. 

2. Pre-treat the chalk surface by rubbing regular chalk all over surface until totally coated in chalk. Then wipe clean with cloth. 

3. Now decorate how you like with chalk. 

4. Finally, add your lights and bulbs! Each letter includes just the right number of lights and bulb covers for your particular letter. Follow the included map to be sure lights are strung in correct order. Add bulb covers.  Add batteries to light up your name! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Watering Can Card by Becca Glos

How to make a Window Box Watering Can Card by Becca Glos for @craftsavvy

Supplies List:

5"x 7" Cream Card
Bo Bunny - Double Dot Paper; Mellow Yellow, and Hot Pink
Darice - Clouds Embossing Folder #1217-53
Darice - Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Metallic Collection pack #GX-1960-01, bronze sheet
Darice - Bakers Twine Pink/white
Impression Obsession - Watering Can die #DIE155-A
Ranger Stickles - Diamond
Echo Park Jack and Jill Collection; Jill Floral, Dress Pattern and Cute as a Button Papers
Marvy Uchida - 2" Scalloped Cirlce Punch
Martha Stewart - Medium Frond Punch #M283047
Sticky Thumb Tape Runner
3M Foam Tape


Cut Mellow Yellow paper to 3 3/4" wide x 4" and emboss with cloud folder, attach to top of card (centered and 5/8" from top) with tape runner

Cut Cute as a Button (woodgrain side) paper to sizes 4" x 1/2" and 4" x 1 1/2", cut the sides of larger piece at a slight angle to resemble a planter
Attach to bottom of card (centered and 5/8" from bottom). Tie bow around smaller piece with bakers twine (approx 12"). Adhere on top of larger piece with foam tape

Punch 1 - 2" scalloped circle with Hot Pink paper and cut in half (need only 1 half, adhere above planter in the center

Punch 1 - 2" scalloped circle with Jill Floral paper, cut in half, adhere on top of both sides of hot pink circle so the hot pink is peeking through

Punch 3 fronds with Dress Pattern paper and adhere, tucking behind scalloped pieces. Die cut watering can with Tim Holtz metallic bronze paper

Adhere to top right corner of yellow paper at an angle. Add "drops" of water with stickles to look like water coming out of the watering can

Friday, May 22, 2015

Dandilion Slat Board

Create your own ombre slat board with just a few colors of craft acrylic paint and a foam brush! Then, personalize it - I added a fun dandelion vinyl. What colors will YOU use?


12x12 slat board unfinished sign
Jute cording
Acrylic paint - choose at least 3 colors that can blend together like the yellow, orange, and red shades
Foam brush
Vinyl of your choice

  1. Apply 1st color of paint to top of wood slat board - about the top 1/3 then, while 1st paint is still wet apply orange paint to the middle 1/3- blend the the space where the first and second colors meet to create a nice fade from one color to the next. then, while paint is still wet, apply the red paint to the bottom 1/3. Start at the very bottom and work your way up blending into the middle color. Blending the red and orange colors where they meet to create a fade from one color to the next. 
  2. Let dry. 
  3. Wrap jute cording around the metal wire hanger. 
  4. Apply the vinyl of your choice to slat board. If your vinyl design is larger then 1 of the slats, you can cut your vinyl into segments the same width as each slat so that you can apply the vinyl to more then one slat- as was done with the white dandelion vinyl pictured above.
  5. Tip- if desired you can distress the painted slat board a little before adding vinyl by sanding away some of the color.  
* Special Selection Unfinished Wood 40% off regular prices and Special Assortment 2oz Craft Paint 4 for $1 (reg 99 cents) on sale until May 25th, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hello Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Lights

Here's an easy marquee light project! Use the Heidi Swapp Marquee love letter and shape kits to create your own message. The kits are finished in a beautiful matte white. Decorate the inside of each letter or shape with paper to match your personal style.

Hello Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Lights @craftsavvy @heidiswapp @sarahowens #heidiswapp #craftwarehouse #hsMarqueeLove #marquee #lights


Heidi Swapp Marquee Love letter or shape kits of your choice
Pattern papers of your choice
Paper Adhesive- we like Pioneer embellishment glue stick


1. Each Marquee Love letter or shape kit includes a light set, bulb covers, and a template.

2. Trace the template for your letter or shape onto the pattern paper of your choice. Trim with scissors. Be sure to allow for each light bulb. To make it easy- the template includes markings for each light.

3. Adhere the trimmed pattern paper to the inside of your letter or shape using the embellishment glue stick.

4. Now follow the light map- included in your Marquee Love kit to add your lights. Then simply snap on the included clear bulb covers over each light.

Now just add batteries and light up your project!

* Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Up Letter Kits $9.93 (reg $14.99) and 30% off regular prices of Marquee Love Accessories until May 25th, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spell it Out Wood Plaque

Get inspired with our NEW Hazel and Ruby Handmade DIY Decor Tape! In just minutes you can customize a wood plaque in no time! I used two different tapes to cover this wood plaque; a solid and a floral pattern! Then I took black letters and painted them white to customize it with a name!

Spell it Out Wood Plaque @craftsavvy @sarahowens @hazelandruby #craftwarehouse #frame #washitape #hazelandruby


Unfinished hanging wood plaque sign with rope hanger
Choose black 4" wood letters
White craft acrylic paint, and foam brush
Choose 1 style of 6" Decor Tape by Hazel and Ruby
Choose 1 style of 4" Decor Tape by Hazel and Ruby
3in1 Beacon glue
Craft knife


1. Smooth the 6" Decor tape across top of unfinished sign.

2. Smooth the 4" Decor tape across the bottom of unfinished sign- so that only a couple of inches are layered to sign.

3. Turn sign over and cut away any excess decor tape with craft knife.

4. Paint black letters white (or whatever color you like) using foam brush. allow to dry

5. Arrange the 4" wood letters how you like, and then use 3in1 Beacon glue to adhere in place.

* DIY Decor Tape 30% off regular prices and 40% off regular prices on Special Selection Unfinished Wood until May 25th, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Heidi Swapp Marque Love Marquee Lights

Decorate your daughters room with this fun marquee letter project! These marquee letter kits include the lights, the bulb covers, all you need to do is spell out her name, add decorative tape and paper to fit her style.

How to make Heidi Swapp Marquee Lights in minutes! Created by @sarahowens for @craftsavvy and @heidiswapp


Heidi Swapp Marquee Love letter kits (spell out the name of your choice)
Heidi Swapp Marquee Love wide striped washi tape (available in several colors, or glitter! and sized to exactly the right width of each letter!)
Gold leafing pen
Pattern Paper of your choice
Adhesive (we like the Pioneer Embellishment Glue stick)


Each Heidi Swapp Marquee Love letter kit includes a template for the inside of that letter. Use this template to trace the shape of your letter onto the pattern paper of your choice. Use scissors to trim out shape. Make sure to allow for lights to poke through- the template makes it easy by showing you where each light needs to go!

Glue the trimmed paper to the inside of your letter. Next wrap the Heidi Swapp wide washi tape around the outside of your letter. This stuff is super sticky!

Use a gold leafing pen on the edge of each letter for a shabby chic golden touch. Just run the tip of the chisel tipped pen along the edge.

Finally, add  your lights and then your bulb covers (included in each letter kit). Add batteries and watch your girl glow with excitement when she see's her name in lights!

* Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Up Letter Kits $9.93 (reg $14.99), Marquee Love Accessories 30% off regular prices on sale until May 25th, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

State Iron On Vinyl Canvases

Show your Love Across the Miles!

A fast and heartfelt decor idea! Use fabulous iron on vinyl in the shape of the states of Oregon or Washington or Idaho to represent your state and a loved ones state. Pin your location and your loved ones location and tie a string between the two.

State Canvases @craftsavvy @sarahowens #craftwarehouse #vinyl #state #canvas #diy


Iron on vinyl states with red heart by Decorate Your Life
Bakers Twine
Mini Pins
6x6 Canvas


1. Iron 1 state iron on vinyl to center of 1 canvas

2. Iron the other state iron on vinyl to center of 2nd canvas

3. Add red heart iron on vinyl to center of each state on canvas

4. Add mini pin to location on state vinyl canvas where you are located

5. Add mini pin to location on state vinyl canvas where loved on is located

6. Tie bakers twine between the 2 state canvases by wrapping twine around each pin.

Learn more tips about how to apply this iron on vinyl by watching the video from Decorate Your Life Vinyl below!

* Entire Stick Stretched Canvas 70% off regular prices until May 25th, 2015


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