Tuesday, May 6, 2014

DIY Hexagon Wall Art

Create this stunning wall art using a few wooden hexagons, some acrylic craft paint and a piece of plywood or particle board. Andrea, the creator of the blog "For the Love of…" includes step-by-step details for painting this creative hexagon wall art. She painted each shape but we think it would be super easy to paint some of Stockade's wooden hexagon laser cut shapes and glue those to the board. This would give a nice 3-dimensional look and allow you to assemble your design at the end.

Find three sizes of laser cut wooden hexagon shapes on Stockade's website.
Find more of Andrea's post on her blog.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Memory Keeper Birthday Calendar DIY

Never forget a birthday again!

This project was really fun to create and was interesting to see where so many birthdays and anniversaries fall in the calendar year. All the wooden pieces were easy to paint and only required a top coat (the edges are dark as they have been cut with a laser). You could choose to paint all of the individual date tiles or leave them natural (with a coat of varnish) as we did.

Hanging from the memory keeper plaque are wooden tiles representing the months of the year (J-D) and below them are birthday and anniversary tiles. You can choose to hang simple wooden circles or squares and write the name and birthday on the tiles or, as we've done in this sample, use Stockade's date tiles representing the individual's birthday date and then simply write their name above. We used the heart tiles to represent anniversaries.

This would be great to paint as a Mother's Day gift!

Continue reading for full plan instructions.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bonnie the Springtime Chick

Isn't this little chick adorable? Look at those feathers! She is super fun to paint and requires very few supplies. Try painting a few for a fun Springtime table piece! 

Continue reading for full plan instructions.

Monday, November 25, 2013

DIY Umbrella Painting

Custom paint a plain umbrella using Fabric Paint! Paige, from Whimsy Darling embellished this plain red umbrella with white hearts. Just as fun would be polk-a-dots, raindrops, stripes etc. For more information on this fun design visit Paige's tutorial. DecoArt's SoSoft Fabric Paints would be ideal for this project as they do not require heat setting and offer a permanent finish.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Free Project Plan - Framed Cardinal & Chickadee

You can almost hear these birds chirping from their perch in these wooden frames. Download Stockade's free project plan or continue reading.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Free Project Plan - Murphy the Thanksgiving Turkey

This is Murphy, the Thanksgiving Turkey. Paint your own Thanksgiving centerpiece featuring this fun dimensional turkey following our free project plan or continue reading.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Free Project Plan - Owl Puzzle!

Stockade's wooden puzzle pieces are great and offer endless design possibilities - create any size puzzle you wish. Paint this owl puzzle plan following Stockade's free owl puzzle project plan or continue reading.

Free Project Plan: Merry Christmas Mitten

This quick and easy project features an adorable snowman with a wooden snowflake. Paint your own ornament using Stockade's free downloadable project plan: Merry Mitten. Parts used are Mitten, Snowflake and Christmas Banner

Thursday, September 5, 2013

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