Spring is officially here， which ？means that we can start playing with our gardens， making them pretty and waiting for the flowers to start blooming and surrounding us with the long awaited colour. It’；s also time when we are more in the mood for the (in)famous ‘；spring cleaning’； and decorating.Here at Canvas Corp Brands， we tend to think slightly differently about the world…； so we thought…； instead of？redecorating our houses why not build mini-housesfrench linen cushion covers，？decorate them and then…； use them as？decoration？ Hmmmm…； Why not？!
Tattered Angels mists and paints offer a colour range to use in any creative idea you have. Obviously， you can use them for？painting but have you ever？considered mixing them with texture or modelling paste？ Chris Pozzi did that to achieve a textured， red brick effect on the roof of her fairy gazebo…； take a look.accent pillow case baby canvas rug
“；Lately， I have been so inspired by fairies and “；fresh”； florals! While shopping at my local craft store， I found this wood gazebo and I knew straight away that it needed a fairy!”； –； says Christine.
In the？video， Christine shows us steps by step how to make the gazebo.
Isn’；t it a lovely little project？ You？could easily？turn it into a family fun， letting each of the family members make their own little gazebo and then？place them all in the garden？turning it into a fairy village.
For more project ideas from Christine， visit her blog and？ Instagram.
Claudia Neubacher shares a more minimalistic but very bright project which she called ‘；A little spring-inspired house’；.
“；Spring is in the air –； with white clouds quickly passing by in front of blue skies and the first dots of colour emanating from the ground! One of my most wonderful travels I ever made around that time of year was a trip to and around the whole of Ireland. I rented a car back then， just drove to the places I wanted to and stayed at the most lovely bed and breakfast inns for as long as I wanted to. I had one of the best times there ever.？When creating my little springtime inspired house I tried to capture all of this： the clouds and the blue skies and the B&；B signs that always promised cosy beds， tea and biscuits and a fantastic breakfast after a good night’；s sleep so I was ready for new discoveries on my journey.”； –； says Claudia Neubacher.
Claudia walks you through her creative process：
Step 1 –； Die cut the parts for the house from heavy card. Then spray a thorough coat of Teal High Heel Chalkboard Mist onto the house parts. Heat dry.
Step 2 –； Using white Modeling Paste stencil some texture pattern onto the roof. Let air dry because the modeling paste tends to puff when being exposed to too much heat.
Step 3 –； Scrape some Ivory High Impact Paint onto the house parts with a palette knife. Heat dry.
Step 4 –； Sprinkle on some Mustard Seed and Marmalade Glimmer Mist. To do so， unscrew the bottles and use the nozzles’； tubes for sprinkling.
Step 5 –； Spray the roof with the stencil pattern with Marmalade Glimmer Mist. Let dry.
Step 6 –； Then sprinkle on some Gold Glimmer Mist to add a bit of “；Spring Bling”；.
Step 7 –； To create a cute little window punch a circle opening into the front side of the house. Ink all the houses’； edges with dark brown archival stamping ink. Use a hot glue gun to assemble the house parts.
Step 8 –； Use a bit of teal burlap to form the door and glue it in place.
Step 9 –； To finish off your little house outline the door and window with a black aquarellable pencil and a white gel pen. Glue the B&；B sign into place (I cut it off one of the Ordre Du Jour designer paper sheets).
Step 10 –； Here’；s a close up of the roof to show the sparkle from the Gold Glimmer Mist.
Build a few more of those houses； make them bigger or smaller； use a？variety of colours –； what a whimsical little town would they make!If you’；d like to see more inspiration from Claudia， visit her？blog and Instagram.
As you can see， Tattered Angels paints are extremely versatile and even the mists look good on wood and mixed with texture paste. Don’；t waste any more time! Grab some wooden and cardboard elements and get on building little fairy villages! And if you want some quality family time…； We’；re sure that the kids will love making their own ‘；secret gardens’； to play in later on with their friends.？
Atlas Industries, who makes gorgeous, furniture-like, fiercely expensive shelving and storage, sent us an announcement of a new product: a folding screen. We are always on the look-out for folding screen options to divide rooms and hide the stuff we don’t want to look at in our small space. The screen costs $2400 and we’d want at least two to put end to end; $4800 shipping!!! In their brochure, Atlas included a little plan-like drawing that looked pretty simple…they even mentioned that it is made out of plywood, with?SOSS invisible hinges. We began to imagine making our own cool, CHEAP version of the screen using birch ply. So we wrote Nina Saltman, our construction project consultant:?“Are we crazy or what, but wouldn’t it be relatively easy to make one of these screens?”
Wait! Don’t throw out that wooden piece just yet! Cutting Edge Stencils wants to show you how easy it is to transform any old piece into something beautiful using stencils!! Upcycling furniture or random wooden trinkets around your home is a great DIY project that will feel like a brand new addition to your home. Stenciling is an easy & inexpensive home improvement DIY hack that not a lot of people take advantage of. Why spend tons of money on new furniture & decor, when you can recycle it and give it a makeover!? It’s great for the environment and the satisfaction from doing something yourself feels even better! For this specific wooden box, we went to Pinterest for our inspiration. A trend we kept coming across was the double layered stencil designs. A majority had script writing with parts covered by gorgeous flowers, especially roses. We fell in love with this look & HAD to recreate it using craft stencils and floral stencils.
As autumn transitions into winter and those Halloween decorations are gradually replaced by Christmas lights, stockings, and bows, the question of what gifts should be placed under the trees is constantly on our mind (no thanks to advertisements and flyers!). While gift giving on the holiday season is a tradition that has been going on for many years, it is generally the children who get the most excited about the beautifully wrapped boxes below the trees. Fortunately kids are not hard to please as presents of any sort bring happiness and joy to them. So, instead of buying all of those ridiculously expensive items the kids may have starred in magazines and flyers, replace a few with something more thoughtful and creative! Check out some of these great DIY gifts for kids below that make great stocking stuffers, Christmas presents, and can even be used as birthday ideas and more!