Glass, Paint, and Paper

One of the best parts of this project is that you could use it to place food on! You can make a custom glass food tray for charcuterie, cookies, and more! Another great aspect to this board is that it shows a lot of dimension and is easy to do!

You can use any combination of stencils, stamps, and papers you want, but here are the items I used for this project. Get creative and blend your paint colors, use different colored embossing power, or even cut decoupage paper to size and decoupage behind the different elements!

Products

Roycycled Bushel Basket Stencil
IOD Sunflowers Stamp
Roycycled Rivets decoupage paper
IOD Fruitful Harvest Stamp

Tips:

  • Use a sturdy glass that will not break easily
  • Clean the glass before working with it
  • Use extra fine embossing powder to reduce heat time
  • Work in a climate controlled area (do not heat cold glass)
  • Hold your stencil or stamp steady when applying watermark ink to glass. If it smears wipe clean and start over
  • Reuse your excess embossing powder. Have paper under your project to collect it.
  • Wait for embossing to cool before beginning next element
  • Emboss one element at a time for best results.
  • Mask off previously embossed areas
  • Emboss “front” element first, working your way “back”
  • Paint over the entire embossed element on the back. No need to stay within the detail lines
  • Protect the back with sealer and additional paper, paint, or protective layer
  • Try adding feet, sides, or handles for a more ornate tray!

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Fun with Foil & Resin

This project has a fun 3D effect, coated with a solid resin to hold it in shape. It is fairly easy and fun to do.

Tips:

  • Use a stamp with some detail- but not too much inner detail (large leaves, butterflies, simple flowers, etc.)
  • Use aluminum foil
  • Apply pressure to the stamp on the foil either with a hammer on a soft surface or through an embossing machine.
  • Wrap foil loosely in the embossing machine to prevent tearing
  • Be gentle with embossed foil
  • Apply with a generous amount of adhesive to fill in the embossed texture
  • Paint, seal, paint with DIY, wipe back. Use unique contrasting colors for base and accent coat.
  • Let dry between each step, and be gentle on the embossed areas
  • Add decoupage paper. The paper will become partly translucent in the resin
  • Build a sturdy reservoir for the resin using tape
  • Mix resin 50/50 and mix very well
  • Spread evenly and let set over night on a flat surface
  • Carefully remove tape reservoir and sand away any excess

Products used

Fruitful Harvest Stamp
Decoupage papers
DIY Paints

Ice Resin can be purchased at most craft stores or online.

Fall Art

Whenever I find random items in my garage or a garage sale I like to see what I can do with them. For this project I use a mesh joint tape to add some fun texture to the board. For the bigger board I doubled the tape for a thicker frame. You could also slice the tape in half lengthwise for thinner frames.

The paper I used was Roycycled Treasures Fall Pumpkins. There are so many large and small pieces on this paper that you could make several projects with just one sheet! I made a large art board, a small art board, and still have scraps left over for another project.

Fall Pumpkins Paper

Paper Birds

This project is a combination of several recent products, projects, and videos I have done recently, plus a little three-dimensional fun! In the most recent video, learn how to make one of these 3D birds, and add it to a cloche board or anything you have! Tips, template, and tutorial below!

Tips:

  • Print on sturdy paper
  • Print the water color template on white, or the outline on book, patterned, plain, or watercolor paper
  • Decorate, paint, or color your bird if you print the plain outline on plan paper. If you like it, make a copy onto plain white paper and make duplicates!
  • Cut out the 3 pieces
  • Cut the additional slits and tabs
  • Put together the head first
  • Add the front and back
  • Attach as per video
  • Use card stock or chip board strips to reinforce the legs and feet
  • Add to any project, or set up in a fun place!
Make it your own!

Cloche bird project

  • Fall board from Dollar Tree
  • Roycycled paper
  • Roycycled cloche stencil
  • A piece of scrap wood for a ledge
  • Metal trim, painted and distressed
  • 3D paper bird

Free Templates

Water Color Bird Template
Bird Outline Template

Projects & Ideas to make Bird Cloche Board

Products for Bird Cloche Board

Christmas Projects B
Metal Trim
DIY Paints
Cloche Stencil

Bird Tutorial

Paper Bows

I do a lot of paper folding projects! This one is not too difficult. In our video tutorial you can follow along.

What I like about paper bows for gift decorating is they can be recyclable, compositable, or just less waste that big fabric or nylon ribbon style bows. I also like that you can make them any color, design, or theme to match your gifts or presents!

These bows are not only ideal for embellishing gifts, but can be used on buntings, place settings, wall decorations, cards, or wall art.

Tips:

  • Start with a perfect square (size depends on bow size)
  • Use a paper that you like. Not too heavy or flimsy
  • Crease tightly
  • Do not cut all the way through paper when shaping the “ties”
  • Trim shorter “tie” different lengths for different looks
  • Iron final bow to keep it crisp and together
  • Seal, stamp, distress, or other embellishing for a unique look
  • Try using wrapping paper for bows!

Tutorial

Another paper bow idea

3D Pumpkin Cloche

We have having fun “filling” all these cloches! For this project I wanted to make mine more three dimensional looking. I used one of the Dollar Tree boards I have used for a few projects lately and I tweaked how I used the cloche stencil.

For my pumpkins, I just drew and water colored them on water-color paper, layering them as I drew to a size a little wider and shorter than the cloche.

You can do the same, or find an image online, in a magazine, or almost anything! Go beyond pumpkins. You can do fruit, flowers, shapes, almost any image you like that is just a bit longer and a bit shorter than the cloche will work.

For the background I drew a few more pumpkins. You can do the same for your background. Use the same image, duplicate it, and cut out some of the items (fruit, pumpkins, flowers, etc.).

Tip:

Use a heavy, quick drying adhesive for the tabs. Be sure to attach and adhere as close to the fold and edge as possible.

Other products I used for this project:

Cloche Stencil
Golden Ticket

Little Paper Turkey

Fun little turkeys for your fall or Thanksgiving table! Use them as place settings, food labels, or just fun decorations!

Download the free Turkey template and follow the video.

Tips:

  • Make the same size or try enlarging/ shrinking for different sized turkeys
  • Print on kraft paper or other colored papers
  • Use stamps, transfers, paint, crayons or markers to decorate your turkey
  • We used feather stamps! IOD Pavo, Heavenly and Indie Folkart stamp sets all have feathers.
  • Use different color inks and papers
  • Attach feet to cards, or try something different.
  • Add a note, name, or label.
Turkey Template
Pavo IOD Stamp
Decoupage paper

Mini Piano Stationary Scrolls

We have made a few other projects using many of these ideas and concepts. Here I combine them to make this neat stationary scroll that you can keep together as a journal or cut apart as individual stationary pieces. Look below for some of the previous projects we have done using some of the same inspiration and concepts.

This is also a great project to use up your SCRAPS!

Products I used

Piano roll in box
Transfer scraps
Art stamps
Texture stamp
Wood Spool
Lexi Grenzer Bird Study Stamp

Inspired by these other projects

Free Pumpkin Printout & Ideas

Download the free pumpkin image, crop, modify, and edit as you like- then print to add to your fall decorations, goodie bags, cards, and more! Whatever you do, Have Fun!

Trick or Treat Pumpkin