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DIY Bone Inlay Inspired Tray

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Over the weekend, I finished up a craft project I’ve been meaning to try for a few months – recreating the look of bone inlay with paint and a stencil. I love how it turned out and now this bone inlay lookalike tray sits on my vanity in my master bathroom to corral makeup brushes, jewelry, etc.

diy bone inlay inspired tray

 

I was inspired by images of bone inlay trays I saw online but as we all know, authentic bone inlay pieces are pricey, often several hundred dollars for just a box or tray. I loved the geometric pattern in these two colorful versions so I set out to recreate a lookalike with paint, but I chose metallic gold instead of a bright color.

bone inlay trays

 

I ordered a craft stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils so I could attempt a faux version with a basic wood tray I bought at Target. To create your own inlay inspired tray in your color of choice you’ll need these supplies: basic wood tray like this one; primer, white craft paint, colored or metallic craft paint, nagoya stencil, foam roller, medium and small artist’s paintbrush, wide No. 2 pencil, top coat for protection.

diy bone inlay inspired tray supplies

 

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Paper Medallion Holiday Banner

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

With the busy holiday season in full swing, so many prefer a quick and easy craft that doesn’t take too much time or cost a lot of money. A few weeks ago, we created this sweet and simple paper medallion banner to spread Christmas cheer on the kitchen mantel.

paper medallion holiday banner

The paper medallions were created with gift wrap, paper snowflakes, and chipboard letters – this is a fun project for kids and one that can be reused year after year.

glittered letter paper medallion

 

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DIY Wrapping Paper Bunting

Monday, November 18th, 2013

I love this project because not only is it fun for the “holly day” season (ha!) but the same supplies and process can be used to make bunting for any festive occasion, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, kids rooms, and no sewing!

This festive slogan was made with cardboard from cereal boxes, wrapping paper, and glitter cardstock, and it’s easy enough for kids to help too. Details on how to make your own version below!

diy wrapping paper holiday bunting

 

The supplies are simple and cheap! To recreate, you need a roll of wrapping paper, cereal boxes for the pennants, enlarged letter template, glitter cardstock paper, tape (single sided and double sided), twill ribbon, hot glue, scissors.

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