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It’s no secret that art is expensive yet we all want something beautiful to adorn the walls of our home. Crafting is not only an affordable way to create art on a budget, it’s also a great way to personalize decor to your individual tastes.
We’re happy to share this project from Craft Warehouse for creating DIY Shadow Box art using a few basic craft supplies and E-6000. It’s an inexpensive project you can complete in less then an hour with long-lasting results you’re sure to cherish.
What you’ll need:
- 12×12 Black Shadow Box
- 5×5 black frame
- Scrap book paper of your choice
- A key (antique or a craft store purchase)
- A large section of Burlap
- Double-sided tape
- Remove glass from 5×5 frame and set aside.
- Cut scrap book paper to fit the 5×5 frame.
- Glue the key to the center of the scrap book paper and assemble the 5×5 frame (Do not use the glass front).
- Cut burlap to 14×14 to fit the back of the shadow box frame.
- Wrap burlap around the backing and adhere using double-sided tape.
- Place the 5×5 frame in the middle of the covered burlap and adhere using E-6000 glue. Allow to dry up to 24 hours.
- After the glue has dried, put the back on the shadow box to complete your framed art.
For a complete photo tutorial visit Craft Warehouse. For more projects to dress up your walls, check out the following links:
Photo credit: Craft Warehouse
Here are our favorite craft and DIY links this week. Be sure to follow us @amazinggoop for daily updates on crafts, DIY projects and more! Hope you have a great weekend!
When you come out with as many amazing craft projects as Mark Montano does, sometimes there isn’t room to contain them all. We love this Laminated Lampshade project that didn’t make the cut for Mark’s book “The Big Ass Book of Crafts,” and we’re so happy that he saved it for his blog.
What you’ll need:
- Drum Lampshade
- An image to copy and laminate
- E-6000 Adhesive
- Clear or Masking Tape
For complete directions, visit Mark’s blog, where you’ll find more of his amazing craft projects and information about his upcoming book.
The guests are coming! You’ve spent months preparing for the holidays, and now family and friends will be arriving in just a few days. In our earnest efforts to get the house in tip-top shape, the area often neglected — the entryway — is also the most important. The first impression that visitors gather stepping in the door sets the tone for the entire house.
It’s the little touches that make an entryway feel warm and inviting. Most likely, you’ve already hung a holiday wreath outside, but what about the inside hallway or foyer? Surprisingly, it’s easy to dress up this space with a few quick and easy DIY projects. This week, we’re excited to share two projects from Michael’s and Better Homes and Gardens that you can put together in no time!
Make the Entryway Shine with a Holiday Mirror
If you already have a mirror resting on a hallway console or hanging on the wall, why not give it a festive touch? This easy project from Michael’s takes less than 30 minutes to complete and will leave a great first impression on your guests.
What you’ll need:
- Amazing Goop Craft Adhesive
- Lightweight ornaments
- Beaded garland and colorful ribbon
- Shape the ribbon and glue it to the upper half of the mirror as shown. (Choose ribbon colors that match your holiday decor.)
- Place beaded garland over the ribbon and secure in place, using clip-on objects (such as butterflies, pictured) and Amazing Goop craft adhesive.
- Glue ornaments in place as shown.
Evergreen Card Display
Looking for a project to dress up an entryway table? This Evergreen Card Display from Better Homes and Gardens is not only decorative, but perfect for displaying the last batch of cards to arrive in the mail.
What you’ll need:
- Evergreen branches
- Mini pinecones
- A metal urn or bucket
- E-6000 Glue
- Place evergreen branches in the metal urn or bucket.
- Use a small dab of E-6000 glue to attach mini pinecones to evergreen branches.
- Place cards within the branches, arranged in a decorative fashion.
- Add a festive touch of holly or a large pinecone.
For more ideas for adding last-minute touches to the home, check out 18 Vibrant DIY Holiday Decorations. Happy holidays!
Photo credit: Woman’s Day
The leaves have just started changing color out here in the Northwest and I’m sipping on warm apple cider, a sure sign that fall has arrived. I’m not one to go over board on seasonal decorations, but I wanted to add a little something fall-ish to my home so I decided to make my own wreath. This is an incredibly easy craft and would be a great gift.
What you need:
A wreath. I chose a branch wreath, but foam would work as well.
Artificial leaves and any other decorations you want in the wreath.
Amazing GOOP Craft Adhesive
First, I loosely arranged the leaves on the wreath to see how many I would need and the best placement. I wanted the branches to show on the sides, so you’ll notice that I didn’t cover the entire wreath.
Then, I applied a small dab of Amazing GOOP Craft adhesive to the bottom of each leaf and placed it back on the wreath.
Once I had covered the wreath with the first layer of leaves, I cut leaves from the garland and placed those within the others to add some dimension.
Set the wreath in a safe place for about 24 hours and allow the adhesive to fully dry. Then, it’s ready to hang or set on a table as part of a centerpiece!