Memorial Day 2017

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Memorial Day is a federal holiday celebrated each year on the last Monday in May to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.  It originated as Decoration Day after the Civil War as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. […]

Birch Plywood Flower Box – Part II

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

To complete our birch plywood flower box, we chose to give it an antique look.  A coat of white craft paint was applied both inside and outside of the box.  Once dry, a thin coat of dark stain was applied with a soft cloth and then immediately wiped off with a clean cloth.  This gives […]

Birch Plywood Flower Box – Part I

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

In celebration of Mother’s Day, a nice way to display flowers in the home is in a birch plywood flower box.  For our flower box we are using 18mm birch plywood, and the dimensions we chose for our box are 27” long, 7 1/2” wide and 5” tall.  To complete this project you will need […]

Celebrate Spring Sign – Part III

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

To complete our spring sign project, we attached the wooden flags using craft glue and then painted the letters of spring on each flag.  Since the flags are all different pastel colors, we used white paint for the letters.  You could certainly purchase peel and stick letters to apply to the flags instead of painting […]

Celebrate Spring Sign – Part II

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

In continuation of our spring sign project, it is time to start decorating.  Using white craft paint, welcome was painted across the top of the light gray RevBead® sign.  Each letter in spring is being painted a different color to represent the beautiful colors of the season.  For our sign, we are giving it the […]

Celebrate Spring Sign – Part I

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

A crafty way to welcome spring into your home is to display a decorative sign that will brighten an entryway or add color to accent a mantel. We are constructing our sign using RevBead® Reversible Plywood Beadboard, along with the following materials: Jigsaw or table saw Small nails Hammer Twine Craft paints Paint brushes Wood […]

Welcome Spring

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Finally spring is here, the weather is warming up and the flowers and trees are beginning to bloom in a cascade of pastels.  Spring is the season of renewal and new beginnings.  It is also a time to clean house and open windows to allow fresh air to carry the dust away. For many, it […]

RevBead® Menu Board – Part II

Friday, March 31st, 2017

In continuation of our RevBead® menu board project, black chalkboard paint was applied to one side of the cut RevBead® panel. The framing pieces were cut from a strip of trim moulding and lightly sanded on the edges.  We chose red as our frame color and two coats were applied.  Once dry, the painted pieces […]

RevBead® Menu Board

Friday, March 24th, 2017

A really fun and useful craft for display in your kitchen is a menu board constructed of RevBead® Reversible Plywood Beadboard. The supply list for this project consists of: – a piece of RevBead® Reversible Plywood Beadboard – jigsaw or table saw – nail or staple gun – small nails/staples – wood glue – trim […]

St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 17th, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is observed each year on March 17th in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It began in the 17th century as a religious feast day and has become a day filled with festivals including parades, music, dancing, special foods, and the wearing of green in celebration […]

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