Crafts by Courtney https://www.craftsbycourtney.com How-to Crafts and DIY Parties Fri, 13 Dec 2019 04:11:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.8 Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/table-top-dog-theme-christmas-tree/ Fri, 13 Dec 2019 04:11:03 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11753 Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree
Working on your Christmas Tree is always a favorite part of the holiday season. This year I was able to work on a Dog Themed Christmas Tree for the house.
]]>
Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree

Hello friends, I have been so excited to get this post up on my blog. I wrote this Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree post last month on the Darice blog.  I was so excited to get the opportunity to work on this post. I have never worked on a Christmas Tree theme like this before, but I was pretty happy with how it turned out. If you follow me, then you know I’m all about my coastal Christmas tree.

I loved the idea of creating a dog theme tree. This is a perfect idea for your home, dog boutique, groomers, doggy daycare, etc. The ideas are limitless to where to put a tree like this.  After I found these beautiful ornaments on the Darice site, I knew this was going to be an amazing project to work on.

After I finished my post, I contacted a friend of mine who works at the local humane society and donated all the ornaments and decor in the photo.  I’m so happy that these ornaments can go to a great cause.

Let’s get started!!

Dog Theme Christmas Tree Supplies Needed:

Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree

I went with a 4 foot tree, perfect size for a table top tree. Take your tree out of the box and fluff it right up!  It came pre-lite so I didn’t have to worry about adding any lights.

Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree

I really wanted a make a tree skirt for this tree.  While searching for my ornaments I came across this red buffalo bandana that matched the ornaments perfectly. I knew it would make a great tree skirt for this tree. But I had to do a quick DIY project first.

Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree

I folded the bandana over and cut two slits in the center.

Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree

Not too large, just enough to add the tree steam through.

Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree

Now you have a quick DIY tree skit made for our adorable dog tree.

Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree

Now the fun part…

DECORATING!! I just filled my tree up with all these amazing dog ornaments.  These ornaments are definitely the star of the show.  I didn’t want to add too much to distract from them besides the large pom pom garland.

Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree

Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree

Darice had so many extra special touches to add to the scene like these mini Christmas dog figurines galvanized tin planter.

Christmas Tree decor

Christmas Tree decor

Of course when I saw these cool dog pillows I had to add them to the scene. How could you not LOVE these pillows!

Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree

Miss Sadie had to get in on the Christmas spirit too!  Of course she loves Christmas too!

Table Top Dog Theme Christmas Tree

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my Dog Theme Christmas Tree.  I love working on Christmas projects, I hope you found a little inspiration as you plan your upcoming Christmas decor.

What’s your favorite part about the dog theme Christmas tree and decor??  Let me know!

What’s the craziest Christmas Tree theme you have done?

Courtney's signature

]]>
Crafts by Courtney
How to make a DIY Faux Glitter Succulent Wreath https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/how-to-make-a-diy-faux-glitter-succulent-wreath/ Mon, 09 Dec 2019 03:33:22 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=12002 How to make a DIY Faux Glitter Succulent Wreath
How to make a simple holiday succulent wreath with Dollar Tree succulents and DecoArt paint. It's a perfect Christmas craft to make!
]]>
How to make a DIY Faux Glitter Succulent Wreath

Happy Holiday everyone! Today I’m sharing a Faux Glitter Succulent Wreath I made over at the DecoArt Blog last month.  Every month we have a fun challenge to create a project using a DecoArt product.  This month our challenge was doing a Christmas project using their Craft Twinkle.

Christmas is right around the corner, so I wanted to get started on a couple Christmas crafts for the house. My first project was this DIY Glitter Succulent Wreath. We all need a little extra sparkle during the holidays right?! This wreath has that for sure. As you all know I’m apart of the core blogger team for DecoArt.

Let’s get started!!

Glitter Succulent Wreath Supplies Needed:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Metallics 2oz – Champagne
  • Craft Twinkles 2oz – Champagne
  • Faux succulent
  • Wood wreath
  • Hot glue

Besides the paint, everything was purchased from the Dollar Tree for this wreath.  Even the succulents, if you can believe!

How to make a DIY Faux Glitter Succulent Wreath

Honestly I think this would make a great wreath for all year long, depending on the space you put it in.

How to make a DIY Faux Glitter Succulent Wreath

Make sure to head over to the DecoArt blog and see the full tutorial on how to make this wreath yourself.

See Full Tutorial Here!

Looking for more DIY Succulent wreaths?

Succulent Heart Wreath

DIY Terracotta Wreath

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest project.  I hope these succulent wreaths inspire you to make your own DIY wreath!

Courtney's signature

]]>
Crafts by Courtney
Easy DIY Christmas Pillow https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/easy-diy-christmas-pillow/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:50:44 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11976 Easy DIY Christmas Pillow
Easy tutorial on how to make a DIY Christmas Pillow this Christmas Season! This is a perfect touch to add to your Christmas decor this holiday season, using your Silhouette Cameo.
]]>
Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

Christmas is in full force here at the Sanchez house.  I’ve been crafting up a storm getting the house ready. I love adding DIY holiday projects to the house, so of course I was excited to create this holiday Christmas Pillow. I think it’s a great addition to my holiday decor.  But I really think I need a pillow that says “I just want to drink wine and watch Christmas moves” thats more my styles, ;-P  But I do love some hot chocolate too!

I have worked on A LOT of Silhouette projects but I’ve NEVER done a heat transfer project before.  Can you believe it?! This Christmas pillow is my first! To be honest I was a little intimated to do one, now that I’ve done one and realized it’s totally easy I will be doing a lot more. I actually have another Christmas one in the works for next week.

Here’s a picture of our trip to get our Christmas tree on Black Friday!  It’s getting pretty chilly here in NC, totally the Christmas vide.

A big thank you to Silhouette for sponsoring this post! This post contains affiliate links, which help to support this site at no extra cost to you.

So let’s get started!

Christmas Pillow Supplies Needed:

  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • Heat Transfer Vinyl
  • Weeding Tool
  • Pillowcase
  • Pillow

Create an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

Step 1 – Pick Out Your Design

I went into the Silhouette Library to find my design or should I say the design found me. I was searching the design studio for my 2nd Christmas craft design and I stumbled across this one.  It was too cute and funny, I knew I had to use it for a project.  I sized it to fit my pillow 12×12.

Create an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

This is the design ID and designer of this design.

Step 2 – Mirror Your Design

Since this is a heat transfer project you will need to mirror your design so that it will be right side up.

Since the candy cane will be in a separate color, I ungrouped the design to put the candy cane to the side.

Step 3 – Cut Design

Now it’s time to cut!  When using glitter you need to face the glitter side down.  This is a VERY important step!

Create an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

I used blade setting 3 to cut my design.  Make sure to select “heat transfer” as your material.

Step 4 – Weed Design

Next it’s time to weed our design.  I pulled out my “handy dandy” weeding tool and got started!  Just remember slow and steady, it’s not vinyl so it takes a little time to weed each area.

Create an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

Create an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

Step 5 – Add Design to Pillow

The fun part, adding our design!!  I centered the design on my pillow, which I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  Then I placed a thin cloth over top.  I pulled out my iron and went over the whole design several times.

Create an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

Create an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

Step 6 – Remove Plastic Sheet

Let’s remove that plastic backing!  If some of the letters are still stuck to the plastic, I just went over it again with the iron but not using the cloth on top. After that I had no problems pulling it up!

Create an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

Step 7 – Add Candy Cane

Add your candy cane with the same process.  I went back and cut the snowflakes in the red glitter as well.

Create an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

This looks AMAZING!!  Now I just needed to add my pillow inside.

Create an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

Finishing Touches

Have you ever had one of those projects that your like “wow this turned out AWESOME” well this was that for me.  I can’t believe I waited so long to try a heat transfer project. I was sending text pictures to my friends.  Their like we need a girls crafting night to make one theme-selves.  I need to make a pillow that says “I just wanna craft and watch Christmas movies”.  Can someone make that design for me?!

How to make an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

 

How to make an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

How to make an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

How to make an Easy DIY Christmas Pillow

As always thanks for stopping by and checking out my Christmas pillow craft.  It was a blast working on this project and doing something a little different then I usually do.

Stayed tuned, I have another heat transfer project I’ll be posting soon!

If you have any questions on the project don’t hesitate to ask!

Courtney's signature

]]>
Crafts by Courtney
Craft Room Paint Organizer https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/craft-room-paint-organizer/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/craft-room-paint-organizer/#respond Mon, 02 Dec 2019 02:38:10 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11959 Craft Room Paint Organizer
Easy craft room organization with DecoArt paints. I used the wooden craft to help organize my paints for the craft room.
]]>
Craft Room Paint Organizer

Hello friends, thanks for stopping by! Today I’m sharing a Paint Organizer for my craft room.

As you all know I’m apart of the core blogger team for DecoArt.  Every month we have a fun challenge to create a project using a DecoArt product.  This month our challenge was doing an organization project using their Multi Surface Satin Paint.

I found this wooden crate on the Darice site and I knew it would make a great paint organizer. I’m able to fit 42 bottles of paint in each one.  All I needed to do was give it a little pizzazz!

Paint Organizer Supplies Needed:

Let’s Get Started!

Craft Room Paint Organizer

Step 1 – Pick Out Paint

It was a tough one to decide what color paints I wanted to use for this project.  I wanted to go with a rainbow feel for this craft, to match my craft room color scheme.

Craft Room Paint Organizer

Step 2 – Tape off Edge

Next I taped the top off so I could easily paint the top part.

Craft Room Paint Organizer

I only needed to do a total of two coats, letting each coat dry several minutes.

Craft Room Paint Organizer

Step 3 – Tape off Sides

I wanted to paint strips on the sides. So I pulled out my “trusty” washi tape to create my lines.

Craft Room Paint Organizer

Step 4 – Paint Sides

Lightly fill in the gaps between the washi tape. If you make sure to smooth your washi tape out then you should have crisp lines when you’re finished.

Craft Room Paint Organizer

DIY Craft Room Paint Organizer

Step 5 – Add Paints

Now let’s get our paints organized.  I have lots of specialty paints, that I’ve tossed in boxes with no rhyme or reason.  So it’ll be nice if I need fabric or glitter paint I’ll know exactly where to find them.

Craft Room Paint Organizer

Finishing Touches

Time to go set these up in my craft room!

Craft Room Organization

DecoArt Paint

Craft Room Organization

Simple Craft Room Organization

Easy Craft Room Organization

As alway thanks for stopping by!  I hope this paint organizer gives you some inspiration to get your paints organized.

Looking for another Painter organizer craft? Check out this Paint Storage I made last year.

Courtney's signature

]]>
https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/craft-room-paint-organizer/feed/ 0 Crafts by Courtney
DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-hello-fall-welcoming-sign/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:17:12 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11904 DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign
Today I'm showing you how to make a DIY Fall Welcoming Sign. All you need are a couple supplies to get started on this simple Fall Sign.
]]>
DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

Hi everyone, it has been a whirlwind of a week here in the Sanchez house and it’s only Wednesday.  With all the prepping for holidays projects, kids football games, and school events.  It’s non stop.  But I LOVE it!

Of course I’ve been getting the house ready for Thanksgiving. It has to look perfect. So one of my last Fall home projects is this DIY Fall Welcoming Sign for your front entry way.  It’s a nice welcoming sign for my friends and family to see when they walk in the door and enter my front living room.

If you follow my blog then you know I’m all about a DIY Sign project for the house.   I went and counted and I’ve done 19 sign projects on my blog.  I really think I should make a quick round up post for everyone.  I’ll add that to my to-do list for sure!

So onto the project!

DIY Hello Fall Sign Supplies:

  • Cameo 3
  • Vinyl
  • Transfer Tape
  • Paint
  • Wood Shadow Box

DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

Step 1 – Paint Shadow Box

I went through my wood supply stash and found this shadow box that has been sitting for awhile now.  I really needed to finally use it.  I grabbed some white acrylic paint and paint gel stain.  I painted the edges first with the stain, then went around the rest with the white acrylic paint.

DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

Step 2 – Find Stencil

After searching the Silhouette library I found the perfect design for my Fall sign. That was probably the hardest part!  I was able to go in a mess the the color theme that I wanted to use.

DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

This is the design ID and designer of this design.

DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

Step 3 – Cut and Weed Stencil

Next I cut my stencil with vinyl on blade setting 1 with my Cameo 3.

DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

Then I weeded it.  Now I have the PERFECT stencil for this project!

DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

Step 4 – Add Transfer Tape

To add your stencil you are going to need to put some transfer tape on top. I cut the transfer tape to size. I added to the top, then peeled the back off.

How to make a DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

How to make a DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

How to make a DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

Step 5 – Add Stencil

Now you can add your stencil to the shadow box. Since the back is sticky is will stay put while you add your paint.

How to make a DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

Gently peel the transfer tape off.

How to make a DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

Step 6 – Paint Stencil

Now the fun part, adding our paint!  I picked some bright vibrant colors for my Fall sign.

How to make a DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

I did a total of two coats, letting each coat dry 10 minutes.

How to make a DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

Step 7 – Remove Stencil

Finally let’s pull our vinyl up to reveal our AMAZING sign!

How to make a DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

Finishing Touches

Now it’s time to start decorating with my new Fall sign!  These colors absolutely POP in my house.

How to make a DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

How to make a DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

How to make a DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

How to make a DIY Hello Fall Welcoming Sign

What do you think? Have you tried making a DIY Sign before?

Honestly once I got started I had this sign made in a little over an hour, gotta love that!

As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out my DIY Fall Welcoming Sign post.  If you have any questions about making the sign shoot me a quick e-mail and I’ll get right back to ya!

Have a blessed Holiday season!

Courtney's signature

]]>
Crafts by Courtney
Fall Painted Pumpkin Wall Art https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/fall-painted-pumpkin-wall-art/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/fall-painted-pumpkin-wall-art/#respond Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:27:58 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11711 Fall Painted Pumpkin Wall Art
Looking for the perfect Fall craft? Add this DIY Fall Painted Pumpkin project to your holiday to-do list this Fall Season.
]]>
Fall Painted Pumpkin Wall Art

Hello friends, today I’m sharing a new wall art project I just finished over at the Darice Blog.  A Fall Painted Pumpkin! I will show you an easy way to create a hand painted look using a stencil created with my Silhouette Cameo.

What I love most about this project is how the pumpkin really POPS against that black canvas.  Black canvas projects are popping up all over the place now. I think we are going to be seeing a lot of black canvas wall art pieces, especially around the holidays.

So grab your supplies and let’s get started!

Fall Painted Pumpkin Supplies Needed:

Fall Painted Pumpkin Wall Art

Step 1 – Make and Cut Stencil

Since it’s Fall I really wanted to go with a pumpkin for this project.  But you can pick any type of style you like. I found this stencil on the Silhouette library, #274516.  I sized it to fit the size of my canvas 9×12.  Then I cut it on blade setting 3.

Fall Painted Pumpkin Wall Art

Step 2 – Weed Stencil

After I cut my stencil, I used my “handy dandy” weeding tool to weed my stencil.  Now I have the perfect stencil for this project.

Fall Painted Pumpkin Wall Art

Step 3 – Add Stencil

Next, I added the stencil to my canvas using transfer tape. Make sure to smooth is out with either a credit card or scraper tool.

DIY Fall Painted Pumpkin Wall Art

Step 4 – Pick Your Colors

Now let’s pick our paint colors!

Since my home is more coastal, I like to combine my coastal style with my Fall decor. So I wanted to go with a light colored pumpkin.  I used a Premium Acrylic Paint for this project.

DIY Fall Painted Pumpkin Wall Art

DIY Fall Painted Pumpkin Wall Art

Step 5 – Add Your Paint

Finally it’s time to start painting.  I really wanted this project to feel like it was hand painted so I used various shades of green for the leaves to create that effect.

DIY Fall Painted Pumpkin Wall Art

For the pumpkin I used a titan buff, titanium white, warm grey and carbon black. With all the shading this pumpkin turned out perfect!

Create a Fall Painted Pumpkin Wall Art

I really didn’t have a strategy for painting my pumpkin. This was my first time attempting a project like this, I just added my titan buff paint first, then I started shading with different colors.  I let some of the black from the canvas show through.

Fall Painted Pumpkin perfect Fall home decor craft

Step 7 – Remove Stencil 

Now it’s time to remove the vinyl and see your creation! I didn’t wait for the paint to dry, I pulled the vinyl off immediately.

Fall Painted Pumpkin perfect Fall home decor craft

Voila!!

Fall Painted Pumpkin perfect Fall home decor craft

Finishing Touches

Creating a stencil is a great option with a project like this, especially if you don’t know how to draw or paint like me.

Fall Painted Pumpkin perfect Fall home decor craft

Fall Painted Pumpkin perfect Fall home decor craft

Fall Painted Pumpkin perfect Fall home decor craft

As always, thanks for stopping by and checking our my latest.  I’m pretty excited with how this Fall painted pumpkin turned out.  I hope this inspires you to try it yourself.  I really thinks this can be done with so many designs in the Silhouette library.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Looking for another Fall Sign Project?

I made this Fall sign last year using my Silhouette as well.  Heading over and see the full tutorial!

Courtney's signature

]]>
https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/fall-painted-pumpkin-wall-art/feed/ 0 Crafts by Courtney
Simple Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for Kids https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/simple-toilet-paper-roll-pumpkin-craft-for-kids/ Tue, 29 Oct 2019 16:50:17 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11730
How to make a quick and easy Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin craft with kids. Only a couple supplies needed for this DIY Fall craft.
]]>

I’m excited to share this FUN and SUPER easy Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft I made over at the Darice blog last month!  I always love adding touches of each holiday to my kids rooms, so this year I wanted my kids to make a new pumpkin craft.

I’ve seen these toilet paper roll pumpkins before, but I REALLY wanted to make this a fun kids craft using a bandana.

It’s so simple, even a kid can do it and all you need are a couple supplies.  Plus, once the kids are finished they can display their pumpkin in their bedroom like we did!

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Supplies:

  • Bandana
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Holly Leaves
  • Hot Glue
  • Glue Gun
  • Large Toilet Paper Roll

Simple Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

Step 1 – Lay out Your Bandana

Let’s start off by having the kids place their toilet paper roll in the center of the bandana.

Create a Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

Then tightly pulling over one side and placing the fabric in the center of the toilet paper roll.

How to make a Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

Then repeat this process on other side.

How to make a Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

Now work your way around the pumpkin, and make sure you tell the kids the pull their fabric tightly.

How to make a Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

Quick Tip: Make sure to use the LARGER size toilet paper rolls for this project.  It makes the pumpkins look so much fuller and better!

Step 2 – Add Your Stem

Now let’s add the stem of the pumpkin!  Since we want our pumpkin stem to be a little bigger, I decided that hot glueing several cinnamon sticks together would make the perfect pumpkin stem. Plus it will smell great!! Bonus!

How to make a Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

If you have younger kids working on this project, assistance is required with a hot glue gun.

How to make a Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

Now firmly place your sticks inside the center of the pumpkin! We did not need to hot glue it into place.

How to make a Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

Step 3 – Add Leaves

Now it’s time to finish this pumpkin by adding some leaves to the stem.  Again just add a dab of hot glue to the back of the leaf and place it on the stem!

How to make a Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

Now your little one has the perfect pumpkin craft for Fall!

How to make a Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

This is a great project to work on with a large group of kids, like a class or a small group of kids for a Fall party.

How to make a Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

Just a couple more touches and my boys room will be ready for Fall.

Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

Since this kids project turned out so perfect, I decided to make one for myself as well using the buffalo print bandana.  I adore the buffalo print pumpkins, it will fit in perfectly with my Fall decor.

Simple Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

I love the idea of making this a fun family project as well.  Each member of the family can pick out a bandana and make their very own personalized pumpkin.

How to make a Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkin Craft for kids

There you have it, a quick and easy (non messy) toilet paper roll pumpkin craft you’re kids can make in no time!  As always thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest project! I have lots more Fall crafts I’ll be posting soon.

Courtney's signature

]]>
Crafts by Courtney
Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/spooky-lawn-flamingo-vulture-for-halloween/ Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:24:33 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11653 Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween
Looking for none scary Halloween decor? Then you'll love this DIY Lawn Flamingo Vulture for your yard! Two easy steps and your done!
]]>
Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween

I am so excited to share my latest project with you guys… A Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture I made at the Darice Blog!! At the beginning of the Summer I bought two metal lawn flamingos for my front flower bed.  I just love them and get so many compliments when friends come over.  So I wanted to create a quick DIY Halloween craft using these flamingos.

I’m from Florida so of course lawn flamingos were a staple in most yards.

I think this flamingo vulture will look great sitting on my front porch for Halloween! I may even make more depending on the holiday.  I might need an Santa flamingo welcoming everyone during Christmas.

So let’s get started!

Lawn Flamingo Vulture Supplies Needed:

Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween

Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween

Step 1 – Paint Your Flamingo

I used the DecoArt Outdoor Living paint for this step.

Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween

I painted the backside of the flamingo with the outdoor living paint.  I only needed to add two coats.

Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween

This paint works great and really holds up against bad weather. I used it on my DIY hose stand last year.

Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween

Step 2 – Add Feathers

Now let’s add our feathery boa!

Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween

All I did was wrap the boa around the neck, no glue was even needed!  If the boa get’s messed up I can just switch it out no problem!

Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween

I would recommended keeping this on the porch away from the rain just to be on the safe side.

Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween

Now I’m ready to take it outside and display it!

DIY Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween using DecoArt Outdoor Living Paint

I’m pretty pleased with how this project turned out.  It’s a fun take on Halloween decor, but totally fits in with my coastal style.  If you follow my blog then you’ll know I’m all about fitting in coastal style with each holiday.

Create a Spooky Lawn Flamingo Vulture for Halloween

As always thank for stopping by!  If your looking for another fun POP of color Halloween project then check out this tote bag I did last week.

Courtney's signature

]]>
Crafts by Courtney
DIY Halloween Tote Bag https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-halloween-tote-bag/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-halloween-tote-bag/#respond Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:10:34 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11634 DIY Halloween Tote Bag
Halloween is right around the corner so I wanted to share my latest Halloween craft, a DIY Halloween Tote bag. All I needed was my Silhouette Cameo and some fabric paints.
]]>
DIY Halloween Tote Bag

Hello everyone, today I’d like a share a new DIY Halloween Tote Bag I made over at the Darice Blog last month. As I’m sure you’re aware of this new Halloween trend using pastels, glitters and bright colors.  It’s everywhere and I’m loving it, really who wouldn’t love a cheerful Halloween!

I’ll show you how to turn a simple tote bag into a fun fashionable piece for your Halloween season.  All you need is some fabric paint, tote bag and a cutting machine.

Since this is such an easy project I love the idea of turning this Halloween project into a fun girls craft night, add some wine and your set!

So let’s get started!

DIY Halloween Tote Bag Supplies Needed:

DIY Halloween Tote Bag - Getting Started

Step 1 – Add Cardboard

Because we don’t want the paint to bleed through, you will need to add a cardboard piece in your canvas tote. I had a VERY thick piece of cardstock that I was able to use perfectly.

DIY Halloween Tote Bag

Step 2 – Cut Stencil

I made my stencil using my Silhouette Cameo, but any cutting machine will work.  I found the image in the Silhouette library – Design ID 225870. I made sure to measure out the tote and size my image to fit.

DIY Halloween Tote Bag

Step 3 – Weed and Add Stencil

Next I weeded and transferred my stencil to the canvas tote.

DIY Halloween Tote Bag

Step 4 – Fill in Stencil

Now the fun part, adding our fabric paint!  I love this paint, last month I made this Farmhouse Apron using this paint and a Darice apron.

DIY Halloween Tote Bag - SoSoft Fabric paints

I used a “hand dandy” sponge brush to add my paint. Only one coat is needed and it dries within 5 minutes.

DIY Halloween Tote Bag

DIY Halloween Tote Bag

DIY Halloween Tote Bag

Step 5 – Remove Stencil

Now it’s time to gently pull up our stencil.  With this vinyl and paint we have no bleeding! WOOHOO!!

DIY Halloween Tote Bag

Look at how AMAZING this turned out! But it still needs something extra….

Create a DIY Halloween Tote Bag

Step 6 – Add Garland

Pom pom garland! I went through my pom pom garland stash to find the best coordinating color.

Create a DIY Halloween Tote Bag for Halloween

I used my “trusty” glue gun to add the garland across the top of the tote bag.

Create a DIY Halloween Tote Bag for Halloween

Create a DIY Halloween Tote Bag for Halloween

Voila, all finished.  I had this halloween tote bag made in less then a hour.  It took me longer to decide on what image I wanted to use!

Create a DIY Halloween Tote Bag for Halloween and Trick or Treating

Create a DIY Halloween Tote Bag for Halloween and Trick or Treating

If your loving this bright and cheerful feel of Halloween, then check out this Halloween Neon Sign I made last year.

As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest project.  If you have any questions about this Halloween Tote bag just let me know!

Courtney's signature

]]>
https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-halloween-tote-bag/feed/ 0 Crafts by Courtney
Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/thanksgiving-and-halloween-reversible-sign/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/thanksgiving-and-halloween-reversible-sign/#respond Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:45:48 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11781 Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign
Looking for ways to get your home ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving entertaining? I made the perfect Fall reversible sign for both holidays using DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint and Matte Metallic paint.
]]>
Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Hi friends, today I’m sharing a new Fall project… A Reversible Sign, perfect for your Thanksgiving, Fall and Halloween decor/entertaining.  I’m all about entertaining during the Fall season.  I usually host the Friendsgiving dinner at my house and a Halloween party as well.  What’s most important about entertaining…  The decorating of course.  We all decorate so we can entertain and have everyone over to get that special Fall feeling when entering your home.

I wanted to create a reversible sign just for that.  When I have the annual Friendsgiving dinner I will use the Grateful side.  Then when I have my Halloween party I will use the Trick or Treat side. You can set it up next to your party table, food display, or even when they walk in the door, it’s the first thing they see.

As you all know I’m apart of the core blogger team for DecoArt.  Every month we have a fun challenge to create a project using a DecoArt product.  This month our challenge was doing a Fall Entertaining project using their Chalky Finish paint and paring it with the Matte Metallics.

So on to the craft!!

Supplies Needed:

  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz – Vintage
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz – Yesteryear
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz – Everlasting
  • DecoArt Matte Metallics 2oz – Aged Bronze
  • DecoArt Matte Metallics – Soft Silver
  • DecoArt Matte Metallics 2oz – Charcoal
  • DecoArt Matte Metallics 2oz – Turquoise
  • DecoArt Matte Metallics 2oz – Rose Gold
  • Paint Brush
  • Sandpaper
  • Cutting Machine
  • Vinyl
  • Transfer Paper
  • Wooden Pumpkins (ACMoore)

Fall Reversible Sign

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Step 1 – Paint Pumpkins

Let’s start off by painting your first coat on both sides of the pumpkins.  I used the Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint for this step.  Honestly out of all the DecoArt products this is my absolute FAVORITE!

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

I went with a lighter blue to go with my coastal Fall theme and a gray for the Halloween side.

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Each side only needed two coats of paint.  This paint dries pretty quickly.

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Step 2 – Dry Brush Pumpkins

Next, I wanted to just dry brush my white chalky paint on.  I lightly went over both sides with my paint brush.

Then I painted the bottom stand of the pumpkin solid white.

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Once my paint dried I lightly went over the pumpkin with sandpaper.

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Step 3 – Cut Stencil

Now the fun part picking out and cutting your stencils.  I always find great stencils in the Silhouette library.  I made sure to weed and ad transfer paper on top.

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Step 4 – Add Stencil

Once I transferred my stencil over I made sure to use my “hand dandy” scrapping tool to rub any bubbles out.

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Step 5 – Transfer Stencil

Lightly pull your transfer paper off, so not to tear your vinyl or pull up any vinyl.

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Step 6 – Add Paint

Now the fun part… Adding our paint!

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

I made sure to pick out the perfect Halloween colors for this project.

  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen 2oz – Aged Bronze
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen 2oz – Soft Silver
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen 2oz – Charcoal
  • DecoArt Extreme Sheen 2oz – Turquoise

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

I did a total of three coats, letting each coat dry a couple minutes.

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Step 7 – Remove Stencil

Now it’s time to pull your stencil up and reveal that awesome sign!  You can really see the metallic effects from this paint.

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Repeat Process

For the Thanksgiving side I repeated the same process.  But I used the Rose Gold paint.  Which I think may be my favorite!

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign

You can really see how great the metallic shows in person.

Finishing Touches

Once everything was dry, it’s time to display.  You can use the “Grateful” side for September and November, and the “Trick or Treat” for October.

Create a Thanksgiving and Halloween Reversible Sign using DecoArt Chalky Finish

Honestly I don’t know which side I like better, they both turned out great!  This is a great reversible sign for the Fall season.

Create a Halloween Reversible Sign using your Silhouette Cameo

I also paired this project up with a couple pumpkins I got from the Dollar Tree that I used some of the chalky finish on.  I pulled out the steam and added a simple succulent to the top! Perfect for a Fall table setting or just place around the house.

How to make a Reversible Sign for Fall

As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest project… A reversible sign for Fall and Halloween.  Please let me know if you have any questions on how to make the sign.

If you’re looking for more Fall inspiration using the chalky finish paint, then check out this succulent pumpkin I made a couple years ago.

Lydi from Lydi Out Loud made some great faux concrete place card holders for her Thanksgiving table setup!  Make sure to head over and check that out!

Courtney's signature

]]>
https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/thanksgiving-and-halloween-reversible-sign/feed/ 0 Crafts by Courtney