Crafts by Courtney https://www.craftsbycourtney.com How-to Crafts and DIY Parties Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:58:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.6 Fall Textured Vase Makeover https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/fall-textured-vase-makeover/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/fall-textured-vase-makeover/#respond Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:58:37 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11728 DIY Fall Textured Vase Makeover
Fall is here and what does that mean, new Fall decor projects to make! Today I'm sharing a easy to do vase makeover using DecoArt's textured paint and a vase from Goodwill.
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DIY Fall Textured Vase Makeover

Hi everyone!!  I’m sharing a new project I made over at the DecoArt blog.  It’s September, so what does that means….  Time to start decorating for Fall of course!  pumpkins, Pumpkins and more PUMPKINS! With any change of season, I love incorporating coastal touches into my holiday decor.

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 project using their texture paint.

So I decided to give a large vase I found at Goodwill for $5.00 a makeover using the textured paint.  I decided on using the champagne colored textured paint, because I knew it would fit in best with my Fall color scheme, but also anytime of the year.

So let’s get started!

Items needed:

  • Americana Decor Texture 8oz – Champagne
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz – Whisper
  • Small palette knife
  • Paintbrush

Fall Textured Vase Makeover

Easy DIY Fall Textured Vase Makeover

I can’t believe I was able to give this $5.00 vase such a beautiful makeover. It fits in perfectly with my coastal Fall decor I have going on.

Fall Textured Vase Makeover for a perfect coastal Fall look

I just love how the feel of this wall turned out with the Fall touches! I’ve been working on it for awhile and it’s finally complete.

Coastal Fall decor for the new season

So make sure to head over to the DecoArt blog and see the full tutorial and how easy it was to do!

Full Tutorial Here!!

Last year I made a Fall Sign using the textured paint as well.  One of my friends loved it so much when she came over for coffee and mommy time, I ended up just giving it to her!  She gets a lot of my projects I work on for the house.  Not only do you get to hang out at my house, but you leave with a gift, lol.  That’s a good friend!

As always, thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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Two Hour Front Door Makeover with DecoArt’s Curb Appeal Paint https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/two-hour-front-door-makeover-with-decoarts-curb-appeal-paint/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:38:53 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11677 Two Hour Front Door Makeover with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint
How to give a front door a makeover with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint. I had my front door painted and finished in less then two hours! Two hour front door makeover!
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Two Hour Front Door Makeover with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint

The day is finally here, I’m posting my front door makeover!  WOOHOO! I’ll show you how I painted my front door with DecoArt’s Curb Appeal paint in two hours!

I’ve been wanting to paint my front door for years, but was a little intimidated about it. I know crazy right?! But it’s kinda a big deal. I didn’t know what color to choose, if the paint would hold up well.  But after asking other bloggers who’ve used the paint, how they liked it and if it held up well.  All of them loved it and said it held up great, no chipping or fading from the sun.

So let’s get started!

Front Door Makeover Supplies Needed:

BEFORE

Front Door Makeover with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint

As you can see this area REALLY needed a makeover.  No curb appeal here at all. But first I had to get those front steps painted, ASAP!

Front Door Makeover with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint

After I finished painting the front steps, it really inspired me to get started on that front door.

Front Door Makeover with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint

Step 1 – Prep Door

Since this door has never been painted and it’s metal the prep was pretty easy.  I went over the door with a Clorox wipe.

Front Door Makeover with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint

How to paint your Front Door with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint

Step 2 – Tape Door Off

Next it’s time to tape the door off, since it only has one window on the front this part was pretty easy.  I used Frog Tape brand, which it the best, no bleeding!

How to paint your Front Door with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint

Step 3 – Pick Paint Color

This was a pretty BIG decision for me, I went over this for months. Testing out colors.  I love a classic white door, and I think everything POPS against.  The Cape Cod was another big contender, but in the end I decided on the classic black door. Especially after painting the steps, I knew the black was the best fit for now.

How to paint your Front Door with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint

How to paint your Front Door with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint

Step 4 – Paint

Now it’s time to start painting!! I outlined the door first, then started filling it in.  I waited two hours for it to dry, then added my second coat.  Two coats were all I needed!

How to paint your Front Door with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint

With the one bottle of Curb Appeal paint I was able to paint my front door, the top of the front steps, and my parents front door.  This paint covers great!

How to paint your Front Door with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint in two hours

Finishing Touches

To finish the door off I found the “Our Home” plaque at Michale’s on clearance for $5.00.  I put some heavy duty command strips on the back, so I wouldn’t make any new holes on the door.

Front Door Makeover with DecoArt's Curb Appeal Paint

I am beyond excited with how my front door turned out!  I think it makes such a difference with the look of the front of the house.  I usually keep my front door open all day so the black really fits in with the inside of the house as well.

DecoArt has pinned a TON of front door makeovers on their Pinterest page, head over!

If you loved this front door makeover then make sure to stop by and check out how I gave my front steps a makeover with the DecoArt Curb Appeal paints

Thanks for stopping by, I will keep everyone posted on new ways I decorate this area for the holidays!

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Front Step Makeover with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/front-step-makeover-with-decoart-curb-appeal-paint/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:31:42 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11602
Come check out my front step makeover! A little scrubbing and paint gives these front steps and whole new look! I used DecoArt Curb Appeal Paints for the makeover.
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Happy Tuesday friends, I hope you’re week is going well! Today I’m sharing my Front Step Makeover! It’s been so beautiful here in NC and just makes me want to be outside all day and do projects. I’m 100% a Spring and Summer girl. I could be outside all day long in the Summer.

So one project that’s been on my to-do list is my front steps.  They were built when we first moved into our house, but I’ve never done anything to them.  The past couple years I’ve really been focusing on the inside of the house.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve planted flowers, evergreens, and trees but that’s been about it curb appeal wise.

This year we’ve even added the gravel walkway to the front of the house, which has made a HUGE difference for the front of our house. This was the before walkway.  We just added the pavers as a fast thing when we first moved in.

Since I’ve gotten the flowers beds looking great and a new walkway, I decided it was time to paint the front steps and give the whole area a new look. DecoArt released their Curb Appeal paint last year and I’ve been dying to try it.  So I grabbed a couple colors to choose from and started.

Now onto the makeover!

Front Step Makeover Supplies:

  • DecoArt Curb Appeal Colonial Black
  • DecoArt Burb Appeal Salem Grey
  • Valspar Porch, Floor and Patio Latex Paint
  • Clorox Pro Results – Outdoor Bleach
  • Painters Tape
  • Paint Brush

Step 1 – Clean Steps

As you can tell from the bottom photos these steps really needed a good cleaning!  I used an outdoor bleach I found in Lowes.  It took a couple hours but I got these steps cleaned up nice!!

Front Step Makeover with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint

I really wish I would have snapped an after photo of the steps, believe me it was a major improvement.

Front Step Makeover with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint

Let the wood dry completely for 2 days.

Step 2 – Paint Base Coat

I went over the entire front steps with the Valspar Outdoor Paint.  These steps were really dry and soaked up that paint.  I had to do a total of 4 coats on these steps over several days.

Front Step Makeover with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint

Already looks like a major improvement.

Front Step Makeover with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint

Step 3 – Paint Top of Steps

I really loved the white steps but I felt like it needed something extra, plus they were not easy to keep clean out here in the country.

Front Step Makeover with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint

So I got some of DecoArt’s Curb Appeal Paint in Salem Grey and painted the tops of the steps.  For this step all I needed was two coats of the grey paint, it goes on pretty thick.

Front Step Makeover with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint

I waited 24 hours between each coat to dry throughly.

Front Step Makeover with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint

After I finished the grey I really liked it but…. I felt it still needed something extra.

Step 4 – Paint Top of Railing

I just came back from Charleston visiting some family there, well after seeing all these beautiful homes in their neighborhood and talking with my cousin (which she is AMAZING at decorating/designing) we came up with the idea of painting the top rails black.

Front Step Makeover with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint

I taped off the top and got started.  For this step all I needed was two coats as well.  This time I just waited the recommended two hours before adding my 2nd coat since this area will not get a lot of foot traffic.

Front Step Makeover with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint

I love that extra touch of black it really ties in the shutters, welcome sign, new light fixture and freshly painted front door.  I will have a full tutorial up on the blog on how I repainted my front door in less then two hours.

Front Step Makeover with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint

Finishing Touches

To finish this area off I added some nice finishing touches:

  • Welcome Sign – At Home
  • Light Fixture – Lowes
  • Post Box – TJMaxx
  • Wreath – Darice
  • Our Home Sign – Micheals
  • Topiaries – Wal-Mart

Front Step Makeover with DecoArt Curb Appeal Paint

I think overall this area is a BIG improvement and really gives it some great curb appeal, which it really needed.

How to paint your front steps

I am looking forward to decorating this area for each holiday now!!  Fall is right around the corner!

Front Step Makeover - How to paint your front steps

Front Step Makeover - How to paint your front steps

Front Step Makeover - How to paint your front steps

I never would have been able to give these steps a makeover without the DecoArt Curb Appeal paints.  I think this will do for a couple years until we can add a porch across the front.  That’s the ultimate goal, a porch across the front!

As always thanks for stopping by, make sure to stay tuned for my front door makeover post!!

Also check out DecoArt’s Pinterest board, they have a TON of door makeovers using the Curb Appeal paint to help get you inspired!

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Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/back-to-school-diy-keychain-with-decoarts-galaxy-glitter/ Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:00:32 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11628 Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter
How to make an easy back to school Keychain craft with DecoArt's Galaxy Glitter Paint. This simple Cherry DIY Keychain is the perfect preteen craft to make.
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Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

School has officially started for us here in the Sanchez house. My boys go to year round school so we start way earlier then everyone else. Since back to school time is here I decided to make a back to school project.

A DIY Keychain. Obviously this is not for my boys, but it would be a fun project to make with your preteen who may be starting school this year and letting themselves into the house.  It’s a great way to help keep track of their keys (in style) and also a cool project for them to work on!

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 fun Back to School project.

Let’s get started!

DIY Keychain Supplies Needed:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz – Lipstick
  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz – Turf  Green
  • Galaxy Glitter 2 oz – Red Nebula
  • Galaxy Glitter 2 oz – Extraterrestrial Green
  • Wooden Cherries
  • Keychain
  • Drill
  • Paint Brush

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

Step 1 – Paint Bottom of Cherry

I picked out the perfect color for the bottom of my cherries, lipstick! I did a total of two coats, letting each coat dry 5 minutes.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

Step 2 – Paint Tops of Cherries

Next, I painted the tops of my cherrie with the turf green paint color. Same as before, let each coat dry 5 minutes.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

Step 3 – Add Glitter Paint

Now the fun part, adding our Galaxy Glitter Paint!!  I did this part in sections. I started off painting the bottom of the cherries first.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

Then I painted the top section.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

I did a total of 5 coats of glitter paint for each section.  It dries pretty fast, so I just touched it to make sure it felt dry before I added another coat.  Otherwise the glitter is not going to stick.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

I’m seriously obsessed with this Galaxy Glitter! Do you know how hard it is for me not to add glitter to everything!  Here’s is a DIY Pizza Craft I made a couple months ago, this was my first project using the Galaxy Glitter.

Step 4 – Drill Hole into Cherry

I pulled out my handy dandy drill and drilled a hole into the wooden cherry.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

Step 5 – Add Keychain

Now I needed to add my keychain!  I decided on a different keychain in the final photos.

Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

Finishing Touches

Now they can keep track of their house keys in style!

Create a simple Back to School DIY Keychain with DecoArts Galaxy Glitter

This is my first attempt at a cherry craft AND a keychain craft, so I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out!

Easy How to Back to School DIY Keychain tutorial

Easy Cherry Craft DIY Keychain

I was testing the paints around before I used them, here are some examples of the galaxy glitters.

If your loving this glitter craft as much as I am, then head over and check out this Mermaid Inspired Wreath I made last month.

As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out this simple Back to School DIY Keychain!

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How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/how-to-make-a-diy-farmhouse-apron/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/how-to-make-a-diy-farmhouse-apron/#respond Thu, 25 Jul 2019 00:25:58 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11616 How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron
Today I'm sharing an easy how to tutorial on how to make a Farmhouse Apron in no time with DecoArts Fabric Paint.
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How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron

Today I’m sharing an easy Farmhouse Apron project you can make in no time! I recently made this apron over at the DecoArt blog using their SoSoft Fabric Paints. This how to craft can be made for fun or even a girls craft night project.  It would be a great night to have all the girls together and make their own aprons, especially if a holiday is coming up.

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 using any of the new 2oz DecoArt SoSoft fabric paint to create this Farmhouse apron.

Let’s get started!

Farmhouse Apron Supplies Needed:

  • Americana Stencils 10×10 – Lemon
  • Value Kraft Stencils 8″x8″ – Farmhouse Kitchen
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint – Lamp Black
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint – Bright Yellow
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint – Cadmium Yellow
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint – Olive Green
  • DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paint – Avocado Green
  • Apron
  • Foam Brush

How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron

Make sure to head over to the DecoArt Blog for full details on how to make this Farmhouse Apron! Plus the DecoArt blog has many many more idea from the other core bloggers on how to use this SoSoft paint for fabric ideas.

How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron

I am so happy with how this apron turned out and the best part, there are so many ways you can make this apron!

How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron

What I love about this paint, that it’s soft to the touch once it’s added to the fabric and dried. It does NOT dry hard.

How to make a DIY Farmhouse Apron

As always thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest DecoArt Project.  I’ll make sure to keep you posted on any new aprons I make using the SoSoft Fabric Paints.

If your looking for another project using the SoSoft Fabric Paint then check out One Thousand Oaks DIY Beach Hut Throw Pillow.  It coastal, clever and totally my style!

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DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-galaxy-painting-craft-for-kids/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-galaxy-painting-craft-for-kids/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2019 03:08:33 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11432 DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS
Today's craft is literally out of this world, far far into the galaxy! Galaxy Painting for Kids!! What I love about this project, it's a perfect kids craft for any age.
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DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS

Today’s craft is literally out of this world, far far into the galaxy! Galaxy Painting for Kids!! What I love about this project, it’s a perfect kids craft for any age.

I did this project over at the Darice blog for a fun VBS or Summer Camp craft, but I think this project is perfect for anytime of the year! I had a little helper today, my 6 year old son. I wanted to show that this is a fun yet pretty simple craft to make!

So let’s get started!

Galaxy Painting Supplies Needed:

DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS

Step 1 – Wax Paper

Now let’s tear off some wax paper. The wax paper size needs to be bigger then your embroidery hoop.

DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS

Fold wax paper in half to create a line the kids can work off of.

DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS

Step 2 – Adding Paint

Now that they have folded the paper over and created a line down the middle, next start adding their paint. We used basic craft paint in black, purple, blues, and pink.

Tell your little explores they will need to keep their paint on the left side of the wax paper.  Make sure to tell them, they need to spread the paint out like the picture below.

DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS

Step 3 – Fold Your Paper

Next let’s fold the wax paper over again. Be sure to have them rub their hands all over the folded piece, so the paint will cover nicely.

DIY GALAXY PAINTING CRAFT FOR KIDS

Great job little explorer!!

Galaxy Painting Project

Step 4 – Open the Wax Paper

Once they have spread their paint out it’s time to carefully open the wax paper back up and see their design!

Galaxy Painting Project

That’s look amazing, such a simple galaxy painting project.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Step 5 – Add Shooting Stars

Now have them dip their paint brush in white paint, then splatter the white paint onto the wax paper. This will create little stars for your galaxy.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Flicking the paint brush with their fingers create a great effect as well!

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Look at all these amazing galaxy’s we have created for this project!  The best part, none of them will look the same, they’ve created their own little pieces of art!

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

It takes about an hour to dry.

Step 6 – Paint Embroidery Hoop

If you want to take this a step further with the older kids and you have time, you can have them paint their embroidery hoops.  I just love the look and really think it’s a great touch.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Step 7 – Add  Your Galaxy Paper

Ok you’ve let your galaxy paint dry, it’s time to finish this craft up!

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Lay the second piece of your embroidery hoop down, then…

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Place your galaxy wax paper on top.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Unscrew the top of your embroidery hoop so it will fit over the second piece easily.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project

Make sure to push it down tight over the wax paper!

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

Flip over and cut off the extra wax paper.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

Step 8 – Galaxy Glitter Time

Let’s add one final touch, some sparkle!  We used some galaxy glitter paint from DecoArt for this step.

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

Look at that face, he’s super proud of his project!  He’s created his own little galaxy!

DIY Galaxy Painting Project for kids

DIY Galaxy Project for kids

DIY Galaxy Craft for kids

DIY Galaxy Craft for kids

If you’re looking for another fun embroidery hoop craft, then check out this DIY dream catcher project I made last month!

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DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/diy-dream-catcher-craft-for-summer-camp/ Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:28:52 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11328 DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp
Thanks for stopping by, today I’m sharing a Dream Catcher Craft I made over at the Darice blog last month!  This simple to make Dream Catcher is the perfect Summer camp craft for kids of any age. Make sure to stock up on lots of great items for this craft and lay it all over […]
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DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Thanks for stopping by, today I’m sharing a Dream Catcher Craft I made over at the Darice blog last month!  This simple to make Dream Catcher is the perfect Summer camp craft for kids of any age.

Make sure to stock up on lots of great items for this craft and lay it all over the tables, so the kids can get super creative.  They will have so much fun making their own Dream Catcher to take home.

Dream Catcher Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden Embroidery Hoops: 6 inch Round
  • Yarn
  • Assorted Pom-Poms
  • Pom-Pom Garland
  • Feathers
  • Needlepoint Needles
  • Pony Beads Assorted Colors

DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Step 1 – Pick the Size Embroidery Hoops

I think the 6″ is a perfect size for a camp project.  It will work perfect for kids of all ages.

Tip: If you separate the hoops then you’ll have two instead of one!

DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Step 2 – Add Your Yarn

Tie a knot on the hoop and have the kids start wrapping the yarn around. Once they’re done adding their yarn, tie into place.

DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

You can have them add as little or as much yarn around their hoops as they like.  I’m sure the older kids will get a little more creative with their Dream Catchers!

If you have younger kids you could even leave the hoops bare if you want to save a step.

Create a DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Step 3 – Add The Web Pattern

This part was super easy, make sure to precut a bunch of pieces and lay on the craft table.  Have them start wrapping the yarn around the outside of the hoop in a web pattern and tie to secure it.

Tip: Have a hoop so that you can demonstrate this step to the younger kids.

Create a DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Step 4 – Let’s add Some Detail

Now it’s time to add the bottom of the dream catcher.  Make sure to stock up on lots of supplies like I listed above for this part! Let the kids get as creative as they want!

Create a DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Tie some of the yarn on the bottom of the dream catcher at different lengths. This is a perfect opportunity for the older camp helpers to assist the younger kids.

Easy DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

When adding the pom pom balls, make sure to use a large needlepoint needle.  If you have younger kids, make sure to have helpers assist them.

Easy DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

Here are three different styles to use as inspiration! I would recommended making a couple beforehand to show the kids.

DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

I love the touch of the pom pom garland, it’s my favorite!

Easy DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp Easy DIY Dream Catcher Craft for Summer Camp

One of my favorite things about this craft, you don’t need any paint or glue! Now that’s a perfect Summer camp craft to me! Now they can bring it home and hang above their bed or on the wall, you could even go into detail about what the Dream Catcher means while the kids are making their craft.

Looking for another easy DIY Summer camp craft?  Check out these DIY Tote Bags I made last month that the kids can personalize on their first day of camp!

If you have any Summer Camp or VBS questions or need tips, I’m your girl.  Shoot me a message and I’ll help any way I can!

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Fortnite Pegboard POP Figure Display https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/fortnite-pegboard-pop-figure-display/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/fortnite-pegboard-pop-figure-display/#respond Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:36:42 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11490 Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display
My boys are obsessed with Fortnite, so I was excited to create a shelf for them to display their POP figures. It's great for a game room!
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Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Hello friends, today I’m sharing a new Pegboard craft, BUT with a fun theme…  FORTNITE!!  My boys are seriously obsessed with Fortnite. So creating a Fortnite themed pegboard for them to display their POP figures on really scores me some major mom points.

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 using any of the Americana Premium Acrylics for a wall art project.

I love this paint and have used it for several projects already, like this Flamingo wall art I did for Valentines last year.

So let’s get started!

Fornite Pegboard Supplies:

  • Americana Premium Acrylics – Carbon Black
  • Americana Premium Acrylics – Quinacridone Red
  • Americana Premium Acrylics – Titanium White
  • Americana Premium Acrylics – Primary Yellow
  • Pegboard
  • Washi Tape
  • Paint Brush

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Step 1 – Create Your Design

Since I really wanted to create a Fortnite look with this Pegboard, I did some research on their color schemes.  They use a lot of bright colors like Pinks, Purples, and blues.  I told my hubby my idea and he immediately loved it and came up with an idea in Photoshop similar to a graphic we saw on the Fortnite’s Instagram page.

Fornite Pegboard POP Figure Display

Step 2 – Draw Out your Design

For this step I used a ruler to make my lines, then went over with some “handy dandy” washi tape to keep my lines crisp.

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Step 3 – Add your Paint

Next, I wanted the perfect color pink that matches the Fortnite color scheme.  I mixed the Quinacridone Red and Titanium White to create a bright pink shade I needed!

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

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

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Once the paint dried, I pulled the washi tape up to reveal my crisp lines!

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Step 4 – Add Second Coat of Paint

Now it’s time to paint the second half of our Pegboard white.  Don’t forget to tape the second half off as well.

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Step 5 – Paint the Shelves

Finally we need to paint our shelves.  What I love about this paint it goes on so smooth and dries fast.

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

Finishing Touches

Now let’s display our Fortnite Pegboard!  This looks great hanging on the boys game room wall.

Create a Fornite Pegboard POP Head Display

My boys were really excited to display some of their new POP figures.

Fortnite Pop Figure Display

Thanks for stopping by as always!  I can’t wait to share more projects I’ve made for the boys new game room.

If your looking for another pegboard project, then check out this Pegboard Organizer I made over at the Darice blog last month.

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Galaxy Glitter Mermaid Craft – Mermaid Inspired Wreath https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/galaxy-glitter-mermaid-craft-mermaid-inspired-wreath/ https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/galaxy-glitter-mermaid-craft-mermaid-inspired-wreath/#respond Tue, 04 Jun 2019 02:52:45 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11468 Galaxy Glitter Mermaid Craft - Mermaid Inspired Wreath
Time to get the Summer projects started with this mermaid craft! I created a mermaid inspired wreath perfect for any mermaid theme room or party!
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Galaxy Glitter Mermaid Craft - Mermaid Inspired Wreath

Today I’m sharing a new post I made over at the DecoArt blog, a Mermaid craft!  I’ve never done a mermaid craft before so I was really excited to make a Mermaid Inspired Wreath.

I’m at it again with another fun project using the Galaxy Glitter! I’ve created a couple of projects using this Galaxy Glitter and I’m really liking the results with this. For today’s project, I really wanted to create a Mermaid Inspired Wreath, but I didn’t want to be so literal with the mermaid embellishments so I went with some shells and classic mermaid color scheme.

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 using any of the Galaxy Glitter Paints for a Summer project.

Let’s get started.

Mermaid Inspired Wreath Supplies:

  • Galaxy Glitter 2 oz – Aqua Meteor
  • Galaxy Glitter 2 oz – Ultraviolet
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Green Lagoon
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Wild Orchid
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Peacock Teal
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Magenta
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz – Bright Salmon
  • Wooden twig wreath
  • Wooden laser cut shells
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue

Mermaid Craft

Galaxy Glitter Mermaid Craft - Mermaid Inspired Wreath

Make sure to head over and see the full tutorial on the DecoArt blog.  They have lots of other great ideas using the galaxy glitter paint.

Galaxy Glitter Mermaid Craft - Mermaid Inspired Wreath

I think this would be a fun project to make for around the pool or if you’re having a mermaid themed party for the kids this Summer! Just the glittered painted wooden shells would look great scattered around the party tables for extra tabletop decor.

Galaxy Glitter Mermaid Craft - Mermaid Inspired Wreath

Full Tutorial Here!

Create a Mermaid Inspired Wreath

Looking for another Galaxy Glitter craft? Check out this DIY Pizza Craft I made awhile back!

As always thanks for stopping by, I hope this mermaid craft inspires you to create one of your own this Summer!  I found all my wood supplies on the Darice blog.

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Space Theme VBS Robot Craft https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/how-to-crafts/space-theme-vbs-robot-craft/ Tue, 21 May 2019 03:09:16 +0000 https://www.craftsbycourtney.com/?post_type=craft&p=11290 Space Theme VBS Robot Craft
Space Theme VBS is probably one of the most popular themes, today I'm sharing an easy DIY Robot craft you can make for any Space theme VBS or Summer Camp theme.
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Space Theme VBS Robot Craft

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing a Space Theme VBS Robot Craft I made over at the Darice site last month. I have been doing a series of VBS and Summer Camp this themed crafts so make sure to stop by and check them all out!

Summer is right around the corner, and nothing get’s me as excited as getting ready for our churches VBS every year (we have already started planning).  We have done several themes over the years, but I think this year we plan on doing a Space theme!  I like to get started early with my ideas and test them out.  One of the ideas I decided on were these wooden robots, after I saw them on the Darice site. This is a great/easy project for kids of all ages to do.

Plus you only need a couple supplies, which is great for a VBS craft.  We usually get about 150 kids, so to be able to check an easy craft (yet cool) project off the list is always a great idea to me!

Let’s get started!

Robot Craft Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden Robots
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Glue
  • Goggly Eyes
  • Robot Stickers
  • Paint Trays

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft

Quick Tip:  Have the kids or helpers write the child’s name on the back of their robots.  This will make it easier to identify which robot belongs to who.

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft

Step 1 – Select Your Paint

Start off by selecting a TON of paint options for the kids.  I always just use a basic acrylic paint for any of my VBS projects.  Remember a little paint goes a long way with a project like this.

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft - supplies

Step 2 – Select Your Brushes

Make sure to have several different size brushes for the kids to use.  If you invest in good brushes they will last many years, if you make sure to clean them right away.  I keep a cup of water on the table for the kids to add their brushes to once they’re done so the paint does not dry on them.

If you have helpers, then they can walk around and clean the brushes after each group leaves.

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft - painting

Step 3 – Time to Paint

The fun part, letting the kids start painting!  With this craft, I would have the kids paint the body first, then start painting in the details.  Tell them to get as creative as they want with their robots!

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft

Step 4 – Goggly Eyes

As you can see I was planning on just painting in the eyes, I was not a fan of that look.  So I grabbed some goggly eyes and some glue and added them on.  A way better look, and really finishes the project off nicely.

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Robot Craft

Finishing Touches

I love adding all the different colors to these robots! I also found these great Space Stickers you can use with this craft.

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Craft

Now they have a cute project they can bring home and display in their room!

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Craft

Easy DIY Space Theme VBS Craft

If you’re looking for another fun VBS or Summer Camp craft, then check out these Summer Camp Tote Bags, I made last week!

If you ever have any VBS questions or need tips, I’m your girl.  Shoot me a message and I’ll help any way I can! This will be my fourth year doing crafts for VBS and I have a pretty good system.

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