RevolutionPly® Decorative Birdhouses – Part I

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Decorative birdhouses are not just for use outside for birds, they can also be used seasonally to enhance the décor of a home or festive gathering.  Over the next several weeks, we will be constructing and decorating a series of four birdhouses using our RevolutionPly® panel.  These birdhouses will be decorated to represent the four […]

Birch Plywood Cake Stands – Part II

Friday, July 14th, 2017

In conclusion of our two part birch plywood cake stand project, we chose to give each of our stands a different look. The square stand was painted a soft gray color and then coated with polyurethane for a beautiful and durable finish.  The final touch was adding some decorative tacks as accents to each corner.  […]

July 4th – Independence Day

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Independence Day, also referred to as Fourth of July is a federal holiday that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 in which the thirteen American colonies became the United States of America.  Although it was recognized and celebrated every year, it did not become a paid federal holiday until […]

Birch Plywood Cake Stands – Part I

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Show off your baked goods by displaying them on beautifully crafted stands constructed from birch plywood and a few accessories. For our project, we are making a painted square cake stand with some decorative edge accents, and a distressed round one with a mahogany base and jute rope edging to give it a bit of […]

Happy Flag Day!

Friday, June 16th, 2017

The Colonial Flag, or Betsy Ross flag, is an early design of the American flag. Before the 50 stars were place on the flag to represent the 50 states, the 13 original colonies were represented with 13 stars. The blue background of the stars signifies vigilance and justice. The 13 stripes also represented the colonies; […]

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 […]

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