Easter Egg Hunt Countdown

Happy Tuesday friends! With only five days left until Easter I wanted to share one last Easter idea with you for this weeks post! As a kid my parents would take us to a community Easter egg hunt every single year from the time that I can remember. I remember getting so excited for it and always counting down the days and asking my parents when the Saturday before Easter would be here. My parents would always to take us to a local hunt where they would sometimes hide money in the eggs! Although I don’t have kids yet I though this would be a fun project for my nieces and nephews to see. This was one of the funnest projects I have ever made for this blog and I am so excited to share it with you! You Read the rest of this post…

Spring Seed Blocks

Hi there! I’m super excited to be back at the Wood Connection for another post. If you don’t know me, my name is Kelsey and I am a writer over at White Cottage Boutique. Every time I go into the Wood Connection I end up walking away with something totally different from what I had originally imagined. This time, when I went in I was looking through their paper collection and landed on this pretty paper that had 6 graphics designed to look like seed packets. I just loved the idea of putting those on blocks for spring! So that’s exactly what I did! Materials Needed: Seed Packets Paper (Available at the Wood Connection) 6 4×6″ Blocks 6 dowels (I used 3 of 2 different types). 2 Read the rest of this post…

Kitchen Blocks

Have I mentioned before that I love all things vintage? I collect aprons, rolling pins and mason jars. It makes me happy to imagine the lives these items may have lived before they found their way to me. My favorite gift to be given is aprons. I actually do use them when I cook. I have fond memories of being in the kitchen with my Mother learning to make cinnamon rolls or dumplings. My little face dusted with flour, AHHH. I have love to have my girls cook /bake beside me. I hope they cherish the time spent together as much as I do. I fell in love with this paper line we carry that has aprons, mason jars and conversion charts. I wanted to customize the paint to the colors used in the Read the rest of this post…

Peter Cottontail Slat Sign

I always remember my mother singing Peter Cottontail to my sister and I while we were growing up. When this Easter sign came out I knew I had to add it to my Easter decor. For this project you will need: Salt Sign Peter Cottontail Vinyl Acrylic Paint (I used Delta Apple Green and White) Minwax Provencial Stain Sandpaper Foam Brushes Bakers Twine Fork I started by painting my slat sign white. Once the paint was dry I applied my vinyl and made sure it was stuck to the wood really well. Then I added one good coat of Delta Apple Green paint. Once that coat was dry I brushed on a layer of Minwax Provencial stain and wiped it off. I had never stained over vinyl before and was Read the rest of this post…

Spring and Easter Favorites

Seriously, Spring… We’re ready! While we wait for Mother Nature to to bring us some sunshine we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite Spring and Easter projects that we’ve made over the past couple years. Peep Banner from The Wood Connection   Chic Easter Eggs from The Wood Connection Flower Erase Board from Sassy Sanctuary Glittered Easter Subway Vinyl from The Wood Connection Antique Spring Birds from The Wood Connection   Hop Plaque from She Calls Me Mama Leisha   Polka Dot Bunny from The Wood Connection Read the rest of this post…

Polka Dot Bunny Door Hang

Remember the heart strings and the shamrock interchangeable door hang? I updated it to be a cute Easter Bunny this time! I used the bunny overlay and painted it burnt umber. Then I painted circles with white paint and then added some cute ribbons to complete the project! Read the rest of this post…

Polka Dot Bunny

Hi I’m Mindy with Savvy Sisters.  The best time to craft for me is when I can do it with my sister.  With Spring/Easter on it’s way, it’s time to redecorate my wall!  I have loved having this new wall in my house so I have an excuse to craft again! Materials needed: wood bunny (there are 2 other different shapes, similar to this bunny) sandpaper white & brown paint stain circle stencil (I used my Cricut to cut mine out) Q-tips paintbrush ribbon First I used sandpaper to smooth the edges of the wood and painted the bunny white. Then I used the sand paper along the edges of the bunny to remove the paint.  Then I used the stain around the edges and brushed a few Read the rest of this post…

Speckled Eggs

Happy April Fool’s Everyone! I don’t have any good jokes or tricks for you, but I do have a fun Easter craft to kick the month off right! This week I made the solid eggs, then I thought “how cute would it be to put them on pedestals?” I was going to do them bright fun colors with polka dots on them, but I thought the pastel colors with speckles would match some of my existing decorations better. So, what will you need you ask? 1 of each size of the wood eggs 3 oval (or circle) bases 3 candle cups Sponge brushes (I used 5) I used a small bristled brush for painting the pedestals to give them a rubbed look An old toothbrush Sandpaper An old toothbrush Lime sorbet paint Caribbean Read the rest of this post…

Scrabble Bloom Blocks

Hi guys! I’m Ali from Dream Crafter and today I wanted to share a super cute craft with you that has spring written all over it. Literally. First off, I wanted to thank the Wood Connection for having me and for always stocking adorable items. :) I LOVE scrabble letters. And what’s better than plain old scrabble letters? Scrabble letters with cute paper of course! (what…you weren’t going to guess that?) So this is what I came up with… Here’s what you’ll need: -5 wooden blocks (found near their scrabble letters in the store) -the vinyl stickers to write “bloom” -cute scrapbook paper (which by the way I LOVE their spring line of papers this year) -mod-podge -foam brush -scissors -pencil -1/2 Read the rest of this post…

Burlap Carrot

Hello crafty ladies, I am a total fan of texture on crafts. It makes me happy to take a plain, flat piece of wood and by adding the simple embellishments it becomes unique. I went to my local craft store to check out the fabric section. They had amazing colors of burlap. I decided to use it on the carrot door hang we offer. It is sure to make the Easter bunny feel welcome when he visits your house on Easter. This project was super easy just took a bit of drying time. First I stained the carrot with Minwax provincial stain. Make sure it completely dries. When it was dry I laid my carrot on top of my two colors of burlap and traced the shape with a permanent marker allowing a half inch Read the rest of this post…