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Top 20 Farmhouse Dollar Tree Diys/High End Farmhouse Dollar Tree Diys

Top 20 Farmhouse Dollar Tree Diys/High End Farmhouse Dollar Tree Diys
hi everyone and welcome back to my channel you guys seem to really enjoy my top 15

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that i have created since then and compile them into this one video i hope you enjoyed today's projects and if you haven't done so already i would love you to click that subscribe button and become a part of our country lily diy community i would also love you to visit me on all my other social media accounts all those links are in my description box below so with that being said let's get started 3 8 inch dowels from walmart as well as a smaller dowel out of a package from dollar tree i'm gonna make a mark at one inch and cut that down i'm using my handheld miter shears if you are interested in these i also have this listed in my amazon store in my description box i cut three of those down and then i'm going to sand them down nice and smooth on each end and then for the smaller dowel i just eyeballed it i don't know exactly how long they are because they're pretty small but i want to attach these to the dowel to create the handles for our drawers so you'll need six of those and i just marked them off all to make them the same size i just used the first one as a guide to create the rest of those and attached the two smaller ones to one piece with some hot glue and i just found that it was easier to just hold it in place and then just kind of eyeball where you want to put the second one because everything's so small so you'll create three of these handles in the same way now i'm showing you a fourth one because i had thought originally about putting this on the door but i ended up not doing that so i only used three of them using three of these drawer inserts or drawer boxes from dollar tree we're going to remove the drawers and then attach the three bottom pieces together using some gorilla wood glue and hot glue and trying to you try to want to make sure that they're all kind of even because not all of these boxes are the same size when you get them from dollar tree and i'm just going to place some dollar tree clamps on there and hold it in place until that wood glue sets up for these drawers i'm just going to flip them around and use the back side of each of the drawers as the front side and give each one of the fronts of the drawers one coat of waverly white chalk paint because i thought that i would just leave the sides and the inside with the raw wood color and painted each one of the handles with the same white paint so the top part i wanted to seal those seams up to give it a nice finished look so i'm using some spackling on the seams at the top as well as those seams where the boxes connect after that dries i'll go over it with some fine grit sandpaper and i'm of course going to make sure my drawers fit in there and i also found that it was easier to place the drawers in there before i put the handles on because not all of the drawers set the same way in the boxes that way i can use my eye to try to make sure everything is level as well as a ruler to try to get those handles to go evenly across now i can remove those drawers after i remove all those little glue strands and i can paint this box with the same waverly white chalk paint i did not paint the inside of these inserts because i wanted it to have that natural wood color just like the outsides of the drawers but i did paint the entire outside except for the top back part we are going to be adding something to that now we can set that to the side for just a minute and use two of these dollar tree wood trays and i am measuring the center side on the inside of each of these trays and making a line so you'll find the center on each of the sides for both of the trays and then using eight of the dollar tree wood cubes we're going to make four sets of two by attaching two of those end to end with some gorilla wood glue and hot glue i did not use the tumbling tower pieces because they were too long to fit down evenly inside these trays now i can attach these to the inside of the tray right below the line that we just drew using the wood glue and hot glue so each tray will have one on each side and this is going to create a shelf in the middle of the tray and if you're placing it right below the line that was already drawn everything should be nice and level using some of these jumbo craft sticks from walmart i'm gonna cut the rounded end off of one side and then make my mark for the other side to determine how long i need that one to be and then cut another one just like that so that we can cover the front part of these wood cubes up and it'll have a nice finished look when we're done with it and i'm going to attach that again using the wood glue and hot glue for the top and bottom of each one of these i'm going to use some giant craft sticks again these come from walmart and i'm going to cut the rounded tip off just like i did the other craft sticks and hold that in place to determine where i need to cut that down and you can just use some plain scissors to cut those so you'll want to create four of the same length so that you can place one on the top and one on the bottom of each of these shelves and i'm going to again use the wood glue and the hot glue and i always like to try to make sure that mine is going to fit before i glue anything down and now you have this really cute shelf and you'll do that right on the bottom so it'll have a nice finished look so that when you're looking at this piece you don't see those wood cubes at all doing that for both of those trays now i'm going to attach these side by side just try to make sure that everything stays lined up at the top and the bottom so that when you put this piece together everything will sit flat and flush like it's supposed to i didn't like the way the handles were showing at the top and the bottom of the trays to cover that up i'm using some of these jumbo craft sticks and it will take three across the top for the width so it'll really be two and a half so i went ahead and cut three of those down to cover up that first top part of the tray then i can glue two of those down and for the third one i can hold that in place and make my mark underneath that with the pencil and then trim that excess off with my scissors and then of course make sure that everything's going to line up before i glue that down with my hot glue then i would do the exact same thing on the top of the other tray and just try to make sure all those craft sticks line up i cut eight of those juba craft sticks to cover up the handle at the bottom because we're going to glue the bottom part to the other shelf so you only have to cover up the top of the bottom of the handles and then flip it over and cover up the top the bottom of the top of the shelf if that makes sense and you don't have to have all three craft sticks like we did at the top just two so that it will be nice and covered up using one of these rectangular wood plaques from walmart i believe they were less than a dollar remove that staple on the back and i'm using some of these quartz paint stir sticks from lowe's to create the outside frame of our door now the middle piece sticks out a little bit further on this plaque than the front and back piece so that is what i'm using as a guide to cut the top and bottom pieces of this paint stir stick and then i hold it in place make sure everything's going to line up and then i can glue that top and bottom piece down before i glue my sides down or take my measurements from my sides and again i'm using that outside center piece as the guide so everything will look nice and even when we put everything together then i'm going to use that same method to measure those side pieces by going to the outside edges and then i'll cut those two long side pieces down and glue those in place before we create our x for the middle of our barn door to create the x in the middle i'm going to take one of those court stir sticks and kind of just hold it from corner to corner and then use my pencil to kind of go by the lines on the outside frame so i'll know where to cut these and i can just cut that with my scissors and if it doesn't fit perfectly you can just go back and trim a little bit more off but once you know everything's going to line up you can glue that first piece down so you'll know where you want to place your second piece and because i don't want them to kind of overlap i want everything to be flush i'm going to cut the outside corners first by using the same method i did for the first side just using the pencils and kind of going by those outside edges and then once everything lines up i can draw the center section to be able to cut that out and then i can glue those two pieces in after i make sure everything's going to fit and line up and again i'm just using the hot glue to glue all of that down make sure you get all your glue strands off before you do any kind of painting using four of those dollar tree wood cubes i'm going to drill a hole completely through all four of these and you want to make sure it goes all the way through because this is how your door is going to be able to move from side to side so this is the top part of the shelf we're going to attach one of the wood cubes to the outside corner and make sure that your holes are going from side to side and then we can attach the other wood cube to the other corner so you have the front of your shelf facing you and you're attaching your wood cubes in the very front where the opening is on your trays to attach the cubes to the back of the door i'm going to hold the door to the front of the tray and make sure everything lines up so that i can mark where the next cube goes so i know that it won't go any further than that outside cube when we slide the door from left to right and then once i have that marked i'm just going to use some hot glue to attach that right where we just drew again making sure your holes are from side to side so when you put your rod in there everything will slide back and forth so now the door can't go any further than that outside cube we're going to do the exact same thing on the other side so that when everything gets together your door will be able to move from left to right now we can paint it i'm going to paint this with the waverly white chalk paint this does take two coats and i did paint the entire piece front back sides the door the top of the tray everything i want to make sure everything was painted again if you don't like distressing you can skip over this part but i did distress this with my gray chalk paint all the way around this piece as well as those drawers and really emphasizing on those handles as well to kind of bring those handles out now we can attach everything together we're going to attach the shelf to the top of the drawers we're going to make that flush to the back of the drawers and i am attaching this with e6000 and hot glue because i've already painted the top part of those drawers i didn't want to use the wood glue since it wasn't raw wood now to attach the door we're going to use one of these garden stakes i had a truck at the top of it that i've already used on another diy and i'm just holding it there with some pliers and kind of bending over exactly where i need it to be and then bend it back and forth and you do have to scrape a little bit of paint off to try to get most of that metal exposed and then i'm going to take my wire cutters and just wiggle back and forth back and forth until it comes apart now i'm going to paint that with the white chalk paint and i'm also using two wooden beads to fit on each end and i just found it was easier if i just went ahead and put it on my metal rod there and painted them and those are going to be the end caps for our doors now i do recommend using a clear ceiling wax because that's going to help that door slide a lot easier from left to right and i'm really making sure i put a good amount of wax right there at the top of the drawers as well as the top part between those wood cubes and then the entire front of the shelf where all that wood will rub back and forth together it'll just help it glide better and then underneath the wood cubes as well as the entire back part of the door it's also going to help your paint not chip off when you're moving the door back and forth i also went ahead and dry brushed the gray chalk paint to distress the wood beads and the rod and now we can place our door on there slide the rod through all of those holes on the cubes and then attach our wood beads on each end and i'm just going to put some hot glue on there and hold those in place and now you have the cutest shelf that the door slides from left to right so you could decorate it however you want to i love how this piece turned out this is so beautiful there are so many ways you could decorate this because i picked these up at lowe's you're going to need one pack of three which is like 98 cent and then one extra one using three of these same size signs from dollar tree i'm going to begin by taking the painters sticks and i'm going to cross them over to make an x i'm just going to overlap one on the other use one of the signs and line it up with the outside corners of the painter sticks to the outside corner of the sign hold that as level as possible and then make a marking so i'll know how to cut my angles using my hand miter shears they're a little bit difficult to use i do have to score it a couple of times until i'm able to cut those in cut those end pieces off but it's probably because this wood is a little bit thicker and harder to cut than just regular soft wood i cut those two angles and then held each one up to the other two to create the same angles at the bottom now i overlapped them again held them in place where i wanted them to be and made a marking so i'll know where to make my cuts because i want these x's to be flush rather than overlapping so i'm going to cut that center piece out i held that in place with a clamp so that i was able to take the other two and line them up with that x to try to get it as close as identical as possible but it's not going to be identical once you cut those pieces off but just try to get it as close as you can using the outside corners at the bottom of the top of the handle of the paint stick i set the sign on there so that i could draw the line across there to make the angles for the top piece and then i can cut those out with those handheld miter shears and what i did for that is once i cut those two i just held one with the same angle at the bottom on top of the other painter stick to draw my angles so i cut the first two and then i use those to create the other two pieces so you'll have two identical pieces for one side and two for the other that you're going to switch i hope that makes sense it's a little bit confusing then i just held the center part together with a clamp so i could make marks where they overlap so when i cut the center section out of one of those paint sticks i'll know exactly where to line each of those pieces up to glue them together so that they will be as close to the same as possible for each x now i can again take those miter shears and cut those center sections out i have these miter shears listed in my amazon store if you are interested in them i think they were like 15 i'm not sure they do come in handy on soft wood they are just a lifesaver using some gorilla wood glue and i set this down on some wax paper so i didn't glue it to my table i'm going to place some glue on the end and then line it up where i made those previous marks and then i can cut the other section that bottom section off and glue it where i placed the marks at the bottom of that single paint stick and then i can take my clamp and hold everything together until that wood glue sets up and i'll do the exact same thing with the other x and i let my glue set for quite a few hours just to make sure it was going to be nice and sturdy and i did hold hold it all together with clamps until all the glue set so they are pretty sturdy again i'm not going to set anything too heavy on this because there's no nails or anything holding together it's just the wood glue i removed all of the hangers from this sign and tried to remove as much paper from the front as possible because it was overlapping you could paint over top of that but i felt like the paint might the paper might just peel up so i tried to remove as much as possible and then i went over all of that with sandpaper to get it nice and smooth and get all of that extra paper off i filled in the holes where the hangers were with some spackling you could use wood filler caulking whatever you have on hand while that's drying i'm using the waverly white chalk paint and gave each of these x's one coat all the way around all of the sides and two coats on each one of these signs on the entire side inside and out and the top rim as well so they're all going to be covered with two coats of the waverly white chalk paint and of course you're going to allow all of that to dry before you assemble this together i'm using some of the wood cubes from dollar tree you get the package it it shows four here but i do end up using ten i don't know what i was thinking when i took four help but you do use ten and that is going to be the support to hold these signs together to make this tray taking one of the signs i'm going to hold it up to the bottom of one of the x's now it is going to sit a little

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er it's not going to be flush to the bottom of the actual paint sticks themselves i just wanted to make sure that i have it as level as possible the sign part before i glue the wood cubes down i just glued the wood cubes to the paint sticks and once i have those in place i can then glue the sign itself to the wood cubes and the paint stick and try to hold it level so that when you add your other side it'll be nice and level and not kind of leaning once i have the bottom sign in place where i'm going to call them trays now once i have the bottom tray in place i'm going to do the exact same thing for the top so the angles are not going to line up perfectly with the sun so i just let them come up a little bit

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er than that tray at the top and i'm going to do the exact same thing by gluing those wood cubes down and then gluing the sign it's where the tray itself to the wood cubes and the paint sticks and i did the top and bottom first so that i could kind of measure the distance for the center one so i would have the same amount of distance between each one of these trays and then i can place my wood cube right there once i determine the width that i need it to be between each one onto the paint stick again then i can glue the tray itself to the x and the wood cube let all of that glue set up so your signs don't move around too much and then you can add your other x to the trays on that side and i did not measure it perfectly my x's are not perfect so i eyeballed them to try to make them as the tray parts as level as possible and then i added the wood cubes just like i did on the other side each time i just kind of held it up made sure the tray was exactly where i wanted it to be to be level then i could add the cubes and then add the glue to the sign and the paint sticks and i hope that made sense guys now this project is finished i think it turned out gorgeous again i wouldn't set anything too heavy on it but i love the design i love those x's on the outside it's very unique and i love how it turned out starting off with two of the wood pallets again you could find in the dollar tree plus section for three dollars a piece after removing the labels i'm going to remove the hangers now the first set i pulled off that staple went flying so the second set i decided i would just cut that with my scissors before i accidentally hurt somebody or hurt myself with that staple going everywhere i took some gorilla wood glue and applied it to the end so that i could push these together and to give it a little bit added security on the back i'm just using some pieces of scrap paint stick these are the one gallon stir sticks i believe and i'm just going to use the gorilla wood glue to apply those in the seams to hold these two pallets together using two of the five gallon paint stir sticks and these are from lowe's because the ones at walmart are thinner the ones at lowe's are actually the same depth as the back pieces of this palette i'm going to apply that with my wood glue and set it a little bit to the center but more to the outside edge and you'll see why later on in this project let that glue set up and then i can take my antique wax made by waverly and go over this entire piece so i did make sure that i got those pallets where you could see the back part of these sticks from the front as well as the top and bottom edges and i'm just taking a dry paper towel and smearing that in and lightening it up just a little bit so when you use the wood glue or whatever type of glue you're using just make sure that you have wiped any of the excess off before you use the wax because the wax will not stick to the glue and it will just leave it a little discolored now i made sure i painted the back the sides and everything because i like everything to have a nice finished look i created a decal on my cricut and as always if i am able to i leave this as a free printable on my website which is in my description box below so i will have that there for you all you have to do is go over there print it out and then you can trace this onto your project if you are using the cricut yourself i use the fonts ink free for is better on the and hello honey for life and porch and hello honey is a free font that you can get from dafont.com to apply a hanger to the back i'm using some of dollar tree's nautical rope and some hot glue and applying it to the back piece of the palette now i do not recommend you hang anything very heavy on this sign when you're finished with it if you are going to do that please make sure you use some e6000 just a more permanent stronger glue to hold your hanger on using one of dollar tree's hooks i'm not going to use the hardware that it comes with because these screws are too long and they will go through the project i'm going to use some much shorter screws that i already had on hand now this is where those paint sticks come into play because i wanted to make sure that everything was lined up and even on the back and it didn't set down further because you have those two middle pieces in the back of the palette holding that together i'm just pre-drilling a little pilot hole i'm not going through the wood just something so that i can start my screws when i apply this hook to the back of the sign i made sure that i had just the hook showing so that only the hook will show from the front of the sign and then i'm going to secure those in place with my smaller screws that i already had on hand now you have a really cute porch sign that you could hang anything you wanted to on i think this is so adorable at the dollar tree plus section found this for five dollars and it is a very good sized birdhouse using the antique wax again made by waverly i'm very carefully going to paint the entire roof starting from the underside of each section of the roof and again wiping that off with a paper towel to lighten it up you can make it as dark as you want it but i kind of wanted everything to match and i'm going to go over just the entire roof as well as those underneath pieces and let that completely dry before i paint the birdhouse itself and this is just gorgeous i love the way that wood grain comes out taking a bamboo cutting board from dollar tree we're going to attach the birdhouse to the all the way to the back of the cutting board and i'm just measuring to make sure i have equal distance on each side and that is flush in the back then i can make my mark with my pencil so i will know exactly where to place this after i glue it down or once i glue it down using some e6000 just because this cutting board you know it has a little bit of a very smooth feel to it it's not you know completely raw wood i wanted to make sure that it would stay together so i'm using the e6000 rather than wood glue and then i'm also using some hot glue to hold it in place very carefully i'm going to give it two coats of my exterior white paint again you will want to make sure you put a protectant on this if you have it out in the weather i'm going to have mine on a covered porch but you do want it to have that protective coating so that it will last for a very long time using this sign from dollar tree i went over this with some sandpaper because it's not real wood and i wanted to make sure that my paint adheres to it very well and this took i think two coats and then so a few little spots took an extra coat just to cover up that dark green using another bamboo cutting board we're going to paint that in the same white color and again i painted all of these pieces the entire pieces except for that long sign i didn't paint too much i only put one coat on the ends because you're not going to see those end pieces i measured this to the center of the cutting board and made a mark with my pencil so i know exactly where to place this sign when i glue it down and i did the exact same thing on the bottom part of the cutting board that has the birdhouse on it using the other end of the sign to make sure i could find the center now that i have my marks in place i'm going to set that all to the side and use four of the tumbling tower pieces and then two of those wood square pieces that you can get from dollar tree i'm going to glue two of the tumbling tower pieces end to end and another set of two in the exact same way and then i can add my square pieces to the top and bottom of one end and this is where the tumbling tower pieces are um like they're standing up like a skinnier site you'll see in just a minute what i'm talking about we're creating some little flower boxes to go beside our birdhouse and i'm just applying all of this together with some hot glue and then you want to make sure you wipe all of that glue off before you use your antique wax again because that wax will not stick to the glue so i created two of these so there would be two flower boxes that we can attach after they're dry right there on top of the cutting board one on each side of the birdhouse and then it just really brings out the roof color since this is the same color and then i can glue those down in place using some hot glue and then to give it a little bit of greenery i'm going to use some boxwood greenery from walmart and i'm clipping off just the top little pieces like a little tiny piece of the branch and i'm hot gluing that down until i get those flower boxes nice and full and then add a little leaf here or there just to make sure they're nice and full on both sides once i have all of that done we can assemble this piece and i'm going to be using some e6000 again and some hot glue so i'm putting a really really good amount of that e6000 right in the center and then i'll go around that with my hot glue i try not to mix them together because they don't seem to work very well if you put the hot glue and the e6000 together i'm going to hold that up under the birdhouse let the hot glue set up which is just going to take a minute or two and then we can add the other cutting board to the bottom which is now going to be the base of our birdhouse of course you're going to want to let your e6000 set up for several hours before you put this outside to make sure everything's nice and sturdy to give it a little added extra cuteness i'm going to take one of these decorative wheelbarrows that you can find at dollar tree and i'm just going to set mine on the front but you could use a dab of e6000 to hold it in place creating a tray using this easter side from dollar tree i just removed the rabbit and the hanger and then i'll try to remove as much paper as possible this actually came up fairly easy what i couldn't get off i made sure that i sanded those edges so that it was nice and smooth although i'm going to be covering it up i want to make sure there weren't any grooves or bumps to prevent my wood from sitting flat i am using the one gallon paint stir sticks that you can pick up at lowe's they're 10 in a pack so you will need at least two packs i cut the end off of the handle and then i just took that piece and traced along 11 more pieces so you will need 12 of these paint sticks to put on top of this sign i'm securing it with hot glue and i'm starting on one side at the bottom in the corner you will have some excess left over on the side but we will take care of that in just a moment i'll i will attach each one of these pieces as close as possible to the next piece and try to keep it as straight until i get to the end of the sign you will also have a little bit of excess at the end but we're going to cut all of that off and make sure everything is nice and flat and straight after the glue sets i just took a utility knife and cut the sign off of the edge and you do have to cut it quite a few times of course my utility knife was probably dull so i went through the back and cut that after i could bend it back a little bit and then you'll cut the side off in the same way using the utility knife so that you get a nice straight edge and you have a nice straight edge on all four sides i took some sandpaper and sanded all four sides of this to make sure everything was nice and smooth and straight to create the sides for the tray the two short ends you will be able to use just one of the paint sticks so that is long enough to be able to cut the handle off i believe it was like nine and a quarter inches and of course i like to measure both ends because you never know if it's perfectly square or not but in this case they both were nine and a quarter inches i cut that down with my hand saw made sure i sat at the ends now this does have the ruler on the back side of it so i am placing the ruler portion to the inside of the tray i put hot glue at the bottom and then just held that up into in on the sign until the glue sets up and then i will repeat that on the opposite end for the short side then i can go in and add the two longer sides and make sure that i butt those up to the ends of the shorter sticks now on the longer sides it will take two of the paint sticks because they're not long enough to go all the way across so in order to kind of make it look even i just took two and cut them so that they would meet in the middle i believe it was about six and a half inches for each of those so it was about 13 inches for the long piece again made sure that i sanded everything down nice and smooth and then i could apply my hot glue at the bottom as well as one of the ends to make sure that i can glue that to the end on the short side hold that in place and then i can go and add the other side in the same way then they'll meet right there in the middle in the front and then i can repeat this on the opposite side as well now this is going to be a beautiful serving tray of course it's not going to be sturdy enough to serve drinks on but i'll show you towards the end of this project what i mean by serving tray i created the same stain mixture using the truffle paint and water and went over this entire piece well all of the wood pieces i didn't paint the bottom because it was already a brown color from the sun but i also made sure that i went on the top edge of each of the sides of the tray and just tried to get a very nice even coat all the way around after that dries and it does take a little bit of time to dry because it's very watery i'm going to take some of that same beautiful note card paper from dollar general and cut this down to the width of the sides of the tray so that i can place these on the inside of the tray i believe they were about three quarters of an inch wide and i tried to make sure that i was able to keep the design consistent going across so that each piece that butt up to the next one was cohesive all the way around i applied it in the same manner i did with the coasters using mod podge on the actual wood and then applying the mod podge to the back of the paper and then seal that in and i will repeat this around the entire inside of the sides of this tray just trying to make sure that i cut everything straight of course that's why i'm using my cricut paper cutter because i don't cut the straightest lines and this will provide me a nice straight line so everything butts up together and then if a few little pieces are popping up you add a little bit of mod podge push them down and get a nice good seal behind the paper and then you will have to cut the end piece to match and flush up with the corner after all the paper is applied i go over that to seal it in with the mod podge around the entire pieces of the paper as well as i will complete the inside of this tray on the other three sides now you have a beautiful tray that you can serve snacks to your friends that coordinates beautifully with the coasters and you can also use this in your decor all year long using six of these square wood planks from dollar tree take one of those and cut it directly in half so you have two even pieces i'm going to use hot glue at the bottom of one of the halves and apply that to the side of one of the wood planks now i'm using hot glue for video purposes i do recommend you use wood glue to give you a really long term sturdy hold i added a bead of hot glue on the back side of that short half piece and applied the next square to that so it looks like we're creating dividers repeat that with the second half adding it to the sides of that square and then we'll add one more square to the end so you have three full-size squares and those two half pieces in the middle to create dividers once that third piece is in place take another one of the squares and apply the glue at the bottom and we're going to add this to the end so you'll have two full-size pieces on each end and you do have to hold it in place for a little while to let that glue set up try to keep those end pieces as straight as possible but if they lean that's okay we can fix that in just a little bit measuring from the outside ends and i put i can't remember but i think it was about 14 inches i am using the 5 gallon paint stir sticks from walmart this time i usually get mine at lowe's but i picked these up at walmart they don't have the rulers on the side so that was perfect for this project but they are a lot thinner than the ones you pick up at lowe's i am making markings on the side so that i know where to apply my glue i don't want to go above those marks when i put my hot glue on because i'm going to stain this piece as well then i can attach that bottom piece and hold the outside edges as straight as possible to line everything up then i'm going to take the next piece and apply it to the top of the crate so you're going to need six of those paint stir sticks for this project i am applying the top piece so that when i add the middle piece i can create equal distance between the two and at this end this is where you can hold that piece out and really make sure that you get it straight so everything's nice and square then i can add my center piece and try to keep it with equal distance otherwise you couldn't measure it but it's such a tight fit i mean it's not a whole lot of distance between the two so i just tried to eyeball it and make sure i had the same amount of distance between the top and the bottom and you'll repeat this on the opposite side and then you're gonna have the cutest little cubby tray with these dividers in it once i get that last piece in place i am going to stain this piece again using the same stain mixture that i used in the previous two projects which is the truffle chalk paint made by waverly mixed with water now i did put this one a little bit darker i added a little bit more paint to it to bring out that wood grain effect after it has completely dried i am going to add a decal that i created on my cricut to the front of this tray and i did make sure i stained this entire piece inside outside the bottom the ends i just like to have a very nice finished look i have this as a free printable this entire piece because we're going to add the decal to each of the paint sticks on one side i have this as a free printable on my website which is in my description box below if you are interested you could certainly print this out trace it onto your project and use a chalk marker or a white marker or anything to transfer this on after the decals are added this project is finished and i thought this would be the cutest way to display your games if you're having the girls over and you're playing game night you can have something to keep your score your coasters your game set in but it also is a beautiful decor piece trees plastic bins this is already a beautiful dark gray but i'm going to use some krylon fusion spray paint in the color hammered silver and i'm going to be painting this in this beautiful and very large spray tint that my husband gave me for christmas this thing is absolutely amazing it's so large you can put an actual piece of furniture in there and i'll have this listed in my amazon store if you are interested now i gave this one solid coat on the bottom and i'm going to flip that over once it's dry to the touch and give it one solid coat on the inside this spray paint made this plastic bin look like a true piece of metal it turned out absolutely beautiful now you can use this for many different ways i'm going to use it to store rolled hand towels and washcloths in but i think it would be really pretty to also use it to store toilet paper rolls in but you could also rustic this up a little bit if you wanted to but i loved that hammered metal silver look dollar tree's garden dishes that measures about 10 inches in diameter and two and a half inches deep i'm going to give this two thin coats of ivory chalk paint on the front and back of this bowl once that dries i'm going to take some antique wax and go over it to create a faux wood finish so using a chip brush i'm going to dab it into the antique wax and then go in circular motions around the outside of the bowl so you want to go in one continuous stroke in the same direction but i'm going in the circle so to create the faux wood grain then taking a dry paper towel you can drag it very lightly across the antique wax and it's going to create depth and dimension in the color now you can remove as much wax as you like to make your bowl lighter i however wanted mine to be darker so i am going to repeat this two times to create a nice dark finish you can also lightly drag your paper towel in wavy motions to create that wood effect allow that antique wax to thoroughly dry then flip it over and repeat the same process on the inside of the bowl i'm just going to take the brush and move it around in certain directions to create that faux look once your antique wax has completely dried go over it with a clear sealing wax to seal that in and prevent that from chipping off of the plastic container using one of dollar tree's rounds that you can purchase in the dollar tree plus section for five dollars remove the sticker from the bottom and sand any of that excess glue off as well as take your sandpaper around the outside edge because it's very rough to get that nice and smooth also using one of dollar tree's wooden pencil holders i'm going to sand that down because it is extremely rough and i want to have a nice smooth finish then wipe all of the sanding dust off before taking some gorilla wood glue and attaching the bottom of the cup to the center of the bottom of the wood round now i'm just going to apply a generous amount and spread that out evenly and then attach it to the center and set something heavy on it and allow that glue to set up for several hours i want to be able to use mine as a true cake stand and not just for decorative purposes i'm going to be using some butcher block oil which is food safe stir it before and during the application using a lint-free cloth i'm going to apply this to the entire piece including the inside of that cup because the wood was so dry now as i'm applying this it is going to bring out that beautiful wood grain finish you can allow that to dry and add additional coats just read the label that the manufacturer recommends for drying time in between coats now once mine has dried this was such an easy project but i love how it turned out i love that true wood grain and the fact that it is food safe in dollar trees serving wear section you can find these beautiful designed very thick plastic bowls as well as their glass bowls these sell i believe either two or four for a dollar twenty five i'm going to attach the bottom of the smaller bowl the glass bowl onto the bottom of the plastic bowl using e6000 and a couple of dots of hot glue i'm going to go over this with some rubbing alcohol to remove any debris glue strands and fingerprints allow that to dry and i'm going to give this two coats of rust-oleum's spray paint in the color slate this is a beautiful gray finish i also made sure to paint the inside as well as the rims now i'm going to be using two different metallic paints one of them is a metallic brushed silver and the other one is a metallic gunmetal gray i'm also using a chip brush so that i can blend the two together i'm going to start off by applying the brushed silver and then go in and add the gunmetal gray then i could take that chip brush and blend the two paints together i started on the bottom of the bowl because i've never tried this technique and i wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but i am loving how this color is really coming out especially that brushed silver i continue to use that method around the base of the bottom of the bowl applying the two different paints and then blending them in with the chip brush once that paint dried i'm going to flip it over to the outside edge and take that brushed silver and go over each one of those lines to really bring those out as well as the bottom part of those lines where the grooves go down i'm going to take the gunmetal gray and brush in between those and then take my chip brush and kind of blend in the middle i still want those outside indentions to really stand out it is really giving this a gorgeous finish i did that around the entire outside of the bowl the rim and then for the inside i did the blending method just like i did on the base after that coat dries i'm going to take some water and add it to the brushed silver metallic paint thoroughly stir that together and take a piece of sponge dab it into the water silver paint dab most of it off onto a paper towel and then i'm dabbing this into the inside just using a pouncing motion up and down to create an oxidized look so the water mixture has a lot of bubbles in it and when you take that sponge and pounce it up and down onto your bowl it leaves these tiny bubbles and then as they dry it just gives it this beautiful oxidized look and now it has a beautiful vintage look i am extremely happy with how this project turned out i'm using an eight inch terracotta pot from walmart that cost less than four dollars i'm going to give this two coats of that slate gray spray paint and allow that to thoroughly dry don't forget about the top rim as well as somewhat down the inside of the top rim i'm going to use some white acrylic paint water that down a little bit take a sponge dab most of that paint off and then again pounce up and down all over the entire outside rim as well as some of the inside of this terracotta pot allow that to completely dry before you move on to the next step of paint i'm going to add a little bit of black paint mine's actually black chalk paint but you can add black acrylic paint mix that up to a nice beautiful lighter gray color than the slate which is the base and then pounce that up and down in various areas all over the pot it creates a beautiful cement almost granite like color okay so now that we have our pot ready my husband was kind enough to cut me this branch off which is about four feet tall i have placed some duct tape on the bottom of the pot just in case because it has a hole and that's where i'm going to be placing the branch but i want to make sure that it does not come through the bottom we're going to be using this spray foam you can find this at lowe's for less than four dollars a can so we're gonna have to do this in sections at a time so my idea is to place the branch directly into the hole and hold it as straight as possible as i spray the foam down inside of the pot okay it's still setting up so a couple of things that i would recommend if you recreate this project is make sure you have something two heavy objects to put on each side to hold the branch in place because it takes a little while for that foam to set up and also you can mist water on it to help speed the cure up it's going to take quite a while for this to cure okay so it's been about 15 minutes and as you can see it is standing up on its own it's not completely set i've put way too much foam in there because it is expanding so i would recommend that you would put maybe half and allow that to expand i am going to have to trim this off with a putty knife to get it kind of even so that i can put my moss down on top but i do also recommend that you wear gloves because this is very sticky when i cleaned my mess up it's very hard to get off your hands and make sure you wear some eye protection now that i've trimmed some of that excess off at the top of the pot using some hot glue and some green moss i'm going to apply this to the top as well as the bottom part of that branch now that moss was extremely too bright green for me so i decided to go over top of that with some spanish moss and i think that blends in a lot better using some of these olive branch picks from walmart they sell for three dollars a piece i'm going to use three of these and cut each of those limbs or stems off of this bundle down into individual pieces using a drill i'm going to drill a couple of holes and start at the top and then hot glue some of the smaller pieces in at the top and then the larger pieces i'm going to place at the bottom and then fill them in as they go up i did end up cutting the branch down and then re-drilling holes and reapplying the olive branches now it looks so much better i love how this project turned out and i hope you guys like it too using two of these wire baskets from dollar tree they measure three inches by eight and three quarters of an inch by two inch after i remove the tag i am going to use matte black spray paint made by krylon take these outside and give them one good coat all the way around i am also using two of these glass jars that look like milk jugs from dollar tree and some black chalk paint i get my black chalk paint from dollar general i love this stuff i'm going to go over the design in the very front with the circle and the wording as well as the top and bottom rim for both of these jars i'm going to allow that paint to dry thoroughly and then i'm going to take some white chalk paint which is the folk art white adirondack and i'm going to go over this entire jar completely with two coats allowing it to dry in between coats i also paint the top rim as well as down inside of the rim a little bit and the bottom and i'm going to do that for both of these jars now once they're dry this is how it looks you can still see the design but i want to bring that out and i'm started off with my sanding sponge it's a very fine grit and it was not bringing the design out as much as i wanted it to so i took a 150 grit sandpaper and i'm going to go over this design very carefully and bring out the wording and the circles and then i'm also going to go over the top rim as well it's just going to bring that black chalk paint out so we're just removing that layer of white chalk paint to reveal the black layer and i'm going to do the exact same thing for both of these jars and they turn out so gorgeous i am in love with how these turned out i'm going to use some twine and wrap this around underneath the top rim a few times and i'll take this jar and then set it down inside of the basket so it's going to rest at the bottom of the basket and then i'm going to hold my finger in place where the twine is in the front and i'm going to take one end feed it underneath the rim of the jar through the back around the center part of the basket and then feed it back through to come underneath the rim on the opposite side of the jar once i have that in place i'm going to hold it again in the front and i'll take the opposite end so it's going to wrap right around that center piece in the back take the opposite end pull that through just like i did the other side wrap it around that center piece in the back feed it through and make sure it stays underneath the rim of the jar once i have both ends in the front i'm going to tie that very tightly and then i'm just going to make a simple shoestring bow and then once i have my bow made i can adjust the length of the bow at the top and make sure everything's nice and tight and then i can trim off the excess twine i'm going to take that excess twine and create a hanger at the top of the basket on the backhand side of the two outer wires i'm going to double knot this on each side pull it really tightly and i'm pulling it tightly as i go then i can trim that excess off at the hanger and i'm going to do the exact same thing for the other basket and jar so you've got a nice hanger at the top and then this is how it's attached on the back and these turned out so beautiful i just put a few florals in there i love how this project turned out and i hope you guys like it too placemat at dollar tree they also had a trivet with the same design it's so pretty i'm using some double-sided sticky tape and i'm going to apply that to all four of the edges of the back of this placemat i am not using hot glue because hot glue under these type of placemats tend to bubble up or show you can see the glue from the top part of it so that's why i'm using double-sided sticky tape so once i have that in place i can then just peel on all of the paper off of the tape then i'm going to set that to the side for a minute i'm actually going to be attaching this to a cake board i bought this in a package from walmart they're pretty large sized cake boards i'm going to place it on the shiny side because i wanted that cardboard backing to be the back of our sign for the frame i am using five gallon paint stir sticks they come in a package of three but you will need four of these i'm gonna hold them up in place to determine where i need to make my markings for my cuts and i am trying to line it up where the checks are the same color on each side i started off by trying to make the cuts with these miter shears which it did work but it was a lot of effort to do so so that i found that it was easier just to use my handheld miter box saw once i had those two lengths determined for the outside and top i just used those as a guide to cut the other two pieces i sanded all the edges down with some sandpaper and then i'm going to go over each one of these with antique wax made by waverly and i do make sure i get those sides and ends once i have that applied on there i'll take a dry paper towel blend it in and wipe the excess off i'm going to do that for all four pieces set those to the side and let them dry once they're dry i'm going to attach it to the sign using gorilla glue and i'm going to place a nice even amount across the bottom lining it up with the pattern that's on that buffalo check then i'm going to place a clamp on each end as well as in the middle to hold that in place until the glue sets up if there's any excess glue i'll just take a paper towel and it wipes right off of that placemat i'm doing the opposite end of that as well so that i will know exactly where to line up my side pieces so i'm going to attach the other two pieces exactly the same way and make sure that i add clips to all of them so when i get done i'm actually going to make sure i have clips on all of the edges where the edges meet as well as in the middle and i'm trying to make sure i have equal pressure going across so everything will glue very nicely so i let that sit for a few hours then once the glue set i can remove all of the clips and i'm going to flip it over and to give it a little bit more sturdiness i'm going to take a regular popsicle stick and cut that down into four pieces so that i can use hot glue to glue these right where the seams of each of those paint stir sticks meet it's just going to make it a little bit stronger to create a hanger on the back i'm going to take a piece of twine as well as two pieces of ribbon and i'm going to hot glue the ribbon over the twine let that glue cool and set and then pull the twine as tight as i can without pulling it loose from the glue and then i can glue the other end down so i can have a nice tight hanger on the back then i'm going to flip it over and it's gorgeous just the way it is but i'm going to add a little greenery to it so i'm using some boxwood greenery and i have pulled them off the stem and i'm clipping off the big pieces at the end i'm going to use that double-sided sticky tape again to attach these to form a wreath around the circle so i'm going to apply the sticky tape to the stem at the bottom don't peel the top piece of the tape off yet line up my next piece tape that stem down then i can go back and peel the paper off and push that piece of greenery down onto the sticky tape so that it lines up and blends in so i didn't use hot glue because i didn't think that the hot glue would really hold on this place mat so that's why i'm using the double-sided sticky tape i'm going to repeat this process all the way around where i am taping the stem down then going back and overlapping it onto the previous stem and i'll just continue to do this until i get back to where i originally started once i have all that in place this sign is finished it is gorgeous i love the colors in it i love how it turned out and it is absolutely stunning with our previous project i think this is a beautiful set you guys let me know what you think 14 inch wire wreath forms as well as some burlap ribbon i think this ribbon came from dollar general i'm going to flip it over to the back side use hot glue so that i can hot glue the ribbon to itself and i'm using that little spatula tool to keep from burning myself let that glue cool so you have a nice strong hold and then i'm going to start wrapping it around the first part that i looped around about halfway line it up and get a good tight pull on this as you are wrapping it around the wreath form we're going to do this for the entire wreath form if you run out of ribbon like i did just glue it to itself just like you did in the beginning on the back side of the wreath form cut the excess off and then start your new roll where you cut your first roll off at and you want to do this on the back side so that you won't be able to see this when you hang your wreath up once i have everything nice and wrapped and the glue has cooled now i can attach my florals i am using this beautiful wisteria from walmart these are about six dollars for one bundle i'm using two bundles now i know that dollar tree sells wisteria but it only has like one long stem on it so it would take several of those to make this wreath i cut all of the greenery off and then i'm applying the stem into the burlap and attaching it with some hot glue and then taking hot glue and gluing the very end leaf piece down but allowing the other pieces of the greenery to flow i'm going to continue to do that around the entire outside of the wreath form and then come back in with the other greenery on the other bundle and then kind of fill it in on the inside of the wreath form until i get all the way around and it's really pretty and full then i can start attaching the flowers so i'm cutting off each of the stems so i started off with the two largest stems from each bundle so that i can attach the stem inside the burlap i'll use a little bit of hot glue then i'm going to use some floral wire to attach the middle and then the end piece so i did the two longest ones opposite of each other so they'd be nice and full on opposite sides of the wreath so i'm tucking that end piece into the burlap hot gluing it then i'll take a piece of floral wire after i pull the greenery up in between the flowers to get it nice and full i'll take that floral wire and bend it over so it creates a loop on one end and then feed that down in between the stem of the florals through the bird lap and then pull both of those pieces to the back side and then i'll twist it really tightly cut off the excess floral wire and then i'm going to tuck that down very carefully so you don't poke yourself into the burlap so it does not scratch your door or surface or wherever you're going to hang it from then i can repeat that on the end piece of that long one and then i can take these shorter stems and continue to go around and fill this wreath in repeating that same process with the hot glue and the floral wire and as i'm going i make sure that i am pulling that greenery up in between the white flowers so everything blends in really nicely you'll continue to do that until it's nice and full and fluff everything out and then this wreath is finished and i love how it turned out it is so pretty 6 by 8 inch canvas frames i'm going to remove the canvas by using my arrow staple remover this thing is a lifesaver it makes removing these staples so easy i have this listed in my amazon store in my description box if you are interested you just slide it right under those staples and it pulls them right out once i have that canvas removed i will save the canvas maybe for a project later on i only need the frames and i'm going to do this for four of the canvases i do hold them all up together to make sure they are very close to the same size they're not going to be the perfect same size taking the smallest one out of the four i'm going to flip this over where those holes where the staples are are now facing me and i am using these ruler sticks from lowe's you can get a pack of 10 for one dollar and i am going to make my mark across the top of the canvas and then use my handheld miter sheers to cut that down i also have that listed in my amazon store if you are interested so it's going to take five of these ruler sticks to cover the top and it will be some space in between them i'm using some wood glue to attach the ruler stick to the top of the canvas where the hole parts are where the staples were and i like to start on the two outer pieces and then i can leave the same amount of distance in the pieces in between so i'm using some dollar tree clamps to hold that in place and then wiping the excess glue off i'll do that on the other side the exact same way and then i will repeat this process for each one of these sticks in between so once i kind of know exactly where i want them to be and the spacing is pretty much the same all throughout i can glue each one of these down place the clamps on them and if i have any excess glue i will take a paper towel and wipe that off because i am going to be staining my piece so i want to make sure that that glue is removed i'm going to take the other three frames now the two outside pieces i am facing these staple holes to the inside and then the other piece these staple holes will be to the outside so this is how i'm going to attach them together the two longer pieces to the ends of the other piece if that makes sense you can kind of see what i'm talking about because it sounds a little confusing i'm going to attach those using wood glue just put it up to the other end again the staple holes on the left hand side they are facing inward and then the staple holes on the other one are facing me and this is going to make more sense as to why i'm doing that in just a minute so i'm going to place some clamps on there hold it in place make sure everything is flush and even and then i can do the exact same thing on the other side by adding the wood glue and the clamps so now this becomes those two longer ones are going to be the legs of our shelf and that top piece will be the top part of the shelf now that the wood glue has dried on this piece this is going to be the second part of the shelf so what we're looking at here is i'm just going to place that and eyeball it to determine how high i want that to be up on the legs of the shelf and then i will make a mark on the inside corner of each one of these pieces so i will know exactly where to attach it so once i get that in there i'm just going to take some hot glue to hold it temporarily in place so that i can do a more permanent fix to it so this is just going to hold it there until that glue sets so that i am able to get all four of those sides glued together then i'm going to pre-drill it with a very small drill bit so i can place a finish nail in there because i know that that hot glue is not going to hold it permanently so this nail is going to give it that permanent hold and i'm going to do that for all four corners by pre-drilling and then adding my finish nail so all four sides will have those finished nails that is the bottom shelf and now we can work on the top shelf so i can remove all those clamps take those same painter sticks now or ruler sticks these i want to have a little bit of an overhang on each end as well as the front and back so i held that in place made my marking cut it down with my miter shears and then i'll use that first one as a template to cut five additional ruler sticks so it'll be a total of six on the top because we're going to place those very close together we're not going to have any spacing in those i want to apply wood glue all to the top and take each of those six ruler sticks place them on the top and the wood glue is going to give you a little bit of time if you need to move anything around but make sure it's nice and straight and you have an equal distance of overhang on each of the sides and then once it gets tacky enough i'll flip that over and i know it's going to need some additional support in the middle so i'm using a scrap piece of canvas frame that i already had in my stash i cut it down to size and then i am using the wood glue on each end and all across one side to glue that in place and then set something heavy on it and i actually just let mine sit overnight once that wood glue dries i can then take some sandpaper and sand down any rough edges or any excess glue that i may have missed and didn't wipe off because i am going to be staining my piece now i'm staining it with minwax in the color classic oak but you could paint this stain it whatever color you like i just love this subtle hint of stain and it really brings out that wood grain texture i'm going to go over this entire piece making sure that everything gets one coat of this stain and also has a polyurethane in it so it's going to protect this wood i allowed it to dry overnight and now you can style it however you want i absolutely love how this piece turned out and you can use it for so many different things you could actually set this next to your kitchen sink and put dish soap sponges so you guys let's get started on our clock project using two of these signs from dollar tree we're going to remove the tags as well as the hangers and sand everything down nice and smooth i also sanded the sides because they were a little rough then i'm going to flip them over and use my square so that i can attach the two pieces together using some regular craft sticks i'm going to attach one at the top and one at the bottom right where the two signs meet but you want to leave a space right in the middle so that you'll be able to put your clock mechanism this is just to hold everything together and square as we create our frame for the outside i'm taking the side measurements which end up being 14 inches on each side and i'm using some of these paint stir sticks from walmart that come three in a pack for 97 cent i will mark the measurements for my side pieces and use my hand saw to cut those down also make sure that you sand it so everything's nice and smooth now we can attach our side pieces to the sign making sure that we line everything up to the outside edge and i am attaching this with some e6000 as well as some hot glue that hot glue is going to hold it in place until that e6000 sets up and that's going to be your more permanent hold i'll flip it around and use the same glue to attach the other side piece once those pieces are in place i can take the measurements from my top and bottom which end up being 15 inches and i will cut those down and glue those in place as well now i could take my measurement for my center piece that's going to hold those two sides together in the seam but also create the design for the frame for the clock that was 11 and 1 8 of an inch after i attached that i'm going to find the center on the sides as well as in the middle so that when i measure and cut my pieces down for the two center pieces which happen to be six and three quarters of an inch i will know exactly where to line those up so everything's nice centered and even i'm using some of these paint stir sticks they are the 12 inch ruler sticks that you can find at lowe's 10 in a pack for a dollar i'm holding that up in an angle and just marking out where i need to make my cuts for the corners and then i'm using my handheld miter shears which you can find linked in my amazon store below if you are interested to cut those down and then if i need to trim anything up i can go back trim that up and make sure it is a nice snug fit and i will cut four pieces for all of those four corners once i know that everything is going to fit properly i can then attach that using my e6000 and hot glue push everything into place nice and firmly and because i like a very finished look i'm going to use some wood filler to fill in any gaps or large spaces that i have and let that dry and then i can go over that with some sandpaper and i'm just using some fine grit sandpaper to make sure i get everything very smooth and even then i can take my measurement for the center so that i can drill a hole and i'm going to make sure that i prop my piece up on some blocks so i don't drill through my table and you want to make sure that you have the diameter of the piece that you're going to be using for your clock mechanism now i found this clock mechanism at walmart for 4.97 the hands are way too small for the design that i need but i do have an old clock that the mechanism did not work but i took the hands off of now of course these are going to be way too large so i need to cut those down so if you have an old clock you wouldn't even have to buy this you could use the mechanism out of that but because mine didn't work i did have to purchase that for five dollars at walmart i just held one of the pieces up to the other to kind of draw the design out and then i used a pair of scissors and very very carefully cut this out because it is metal and you don't want to cut yourself then i held that piece up to the smaller one to try to get a similar shape so that i could trace and cut that out as well and once i had it looking exactly the way i wanted it to be i could set that to the side for right now i'm using these three brass wreath rings that you can find at dollar tree i only need the two largest pieces i am going to be spray painting this as well as the clock hands using my krylon fusion all-in-one in the color matte black i gave each side a coat to make sure that all of the color was consistent and you couldn't see any of the brass or the gold from the clock hands now if you cannot find these brass rings at dollar tree another alternative is to use this 14 inch wreath ring form and use the inner one as well as the third one and cut that off with your wire cutters and they will be a very similar size as the brass rings they won't be exact i'm using seven of the tumbling tower pieces as well as some wood glue and hot glue and i'm going to glue these into in and i'm using my straight edge to make sure everything stays lined up and straight and i'm going to create two of these you're going to need two rows of seven and i made sure that i wiped any of the excess glue off i am also going to take nine of the tumbling tower pieces and do the same thing and create two rows of nine so you'll have two rows of seven and two rows of nine this is going to become the back part of the frame so because i need to put this on the back side i'm going to take my box cutter and cut the end pieces of those craft sticks off so that i can attach this to the back of the sign this is going to give it more of a very completed look and you could definitely use some e6000 i don't i think i just grabbed my wood glue because it was right there but you would probably be better to use e6000 the wood glue worked perfectly fine for me but again you know whichever your preference is i'm going to attach the top and bottom and they're not going to fit exactly i will have to go in and use my miter shears to cut some of the pieces off so for the end piece which was the seven blocks i did have to trim a tiny amount off to be able to fit that in and then attach that with the glue and because i use the nine pieces at the top and the bottom when you flip that around you're going to have a little bit of a space on the bottom two corners and i just took an extra tumbling tower piece cut those down to size and glued those in place just using hot glue then i can attach my final piece not only is this going to create a beautiful frame it is also going to give you some depth so that when you put your clock mechanism on the back it will rest evenly on the wall again because i like a finished look i'm using some spackling to fill in the cracks on all of those tumbling tower pieces let that dry and then again take some fine grit sandpaper and sand that down nice and smooth and i did that for all four sides now you could certainly paint it any color you want to paint it i'm going to paint it using some waverly white chalk paint and i like to start in the corners and get all of those fine lines first and then i can come in and paint some of the larger sections this did take two coats and i painted this entire piece including those outside edges as well as the back part of the tumbling tower pieces just in case you could see those now i am going to give mine a distressed look using my favorite gray chalk paint which you can purchase at hobby lobby and i also have that listed in my amazon store and once i get that to my desired look i can then add my largest ring to the base of the clock and i'm going to attach this using some e6000 and i only attached it in four spots where they're all raised and i put a bead of the e6000 or a nice little strip of that pressed it down in the glue and then i wipe that excess off you want to make sure you let that e6000 set up really good before you move on to adding anything else so i do add the outside circle piece as well as the inside with the same method and i did measure to make sure i had the same distance all the way around and then you want to set something on there and completely let that dry now it held up really really well and i did let mine dry overnight i'm using some of the metal numbers from dollar tree now i'm only going to use the 12 to 3 the six and the nine and so i only needed one pack but if you want to put all of the numbers on there you need four packs to give it a little bit of a rust look i'm using some truffle chalk paint and i am dry brushing around the edges of all of the numbers you could completely skip this part but i thought it would give it a nice rustic look and once that dries i can attach my numbers onto the metal part of the frame i'm going to use e6000 to attach these on the top and bottom portion of the metal rings and let that set up now for the three and the nine you could put those sideways so that the top and bottom touch the metal rings but i didn't particularly like that i want mine going up and down and since i'm going to put them up and down they're not going to sit as high as the 12 and the 6 to so to fix that i'm going to use pieces of a regular popsicle stick and cut several tiny pieces down and then attach that to the back of the numbers using some hot glue so that i'll be able to raise that up to disguise it a little bit just in case you could see parts of that from the side view i will paint those in the white chalk paint and i'm going to do the exact same thing for the number nine after all of that paint dries i can then attach these to the base of the clock using e6000 again you will want to make sure that you let your glue set up so that your numbers don't move around now i am completely happy with just having the 12 the three the six and the nine but another option instead of adding all the numbers is you could cut down some of the smaller popsicle sticks to the length of the width between the two rings and you could paint those and add those in for the numbers that is just an extra option now it is time to add my clock mechanism and my hands this is how they look after they have been painted and mine just snap together and because my mechanism center is not the correct depth of my sign i am going to have to use some hot glue to attach this to the back because i won't be able to put that nut on there that they typically have and that's what holds it in place so that is why i'm using the hot glue but if you have a different mechanism yours you should probably should not have to use the hot glue so i could put that rubber washer on there add my hands and then put that tiny center piece that holds it all together and i thought that my hands were just a little too dark and to kind of blend that in with the clock i went over those with the truffle chalk paint and now i can add my battery and set the time and i have a functioning clock and i think it turned out really beautiful this sign right here from dollar tree is simply gorgeous so we are not going to mess with this side this can be a two-sided sign if you want it to be we're actually just going to use the back part of it removing the hanger as well as those staples and then sanding those holes down nice and smooth i'm going to give this one base coat of white chalk paint i'm also going to be using some jumbo craft sticks and i'm going to cut these sticks down to five and three quarters of an inch which is the width of our sign at the top and i'm using my handheld miter shears which i have that linked in my amazon store if you are interested i sanded those ends down and now that the white paint has dried i'm going to go over this with some waverly antique wax i'm applying it with a soft brush and then taking a dry paper towel and just kind of smearing it and going in one direction so i'm trying to create the wood grain effect and i'm going to do this in sections at a time so that the wax does not dry before i go in with my paper towel and kind of make those streaks to make it look like wood now you may be wondering why didn't i just apply the wax directly to the back of this board instead i painted it white first well i wanted those light undertones to give it more of a wood realistic wood look if you paint or put that wax just on the back of that cardboard type stuff it just simply looks like brown so you need that light coat to give it more of a dimension and to make it look more real i'm also going to use that antique wax on the craft sticks with the same process by applying it and then wiping it off now make sure you get all of your outside edges of the craft sticks because you will be able to see those and you're going to let all of that dry before you apply the craft sticks to the side so i'm going to adhere these with hot glue about a half of an inch off of each end and this is going to give it that nice wood look on the edging like a little banding on the end and to give it a little bit of like a nail head look i'm using some of these pop stickers from dollar tree and i'm going to give four of those two coats of paint make sure they're completely dried and then i'm going to place one at the top and bottom of each of our craft sticks using a little dot of hot glue only do they look like nail heads but it also brings those craft sticks out and really gives our sign some dimension now i found these letters at hobby lobby and i want to say they were about a dollar and 70 cent a piece i know you could find some of the mdf pieces at walmart but i couldn't find the lettering at my walmart so i did get these at hobby lobby and i'm securing them down with some e6000 because it gives me a little bit of time to move my lettering around to line it up but i also know it's going to give it that nice permanent hold again i'm going to use another command strip to place right there between the two lettering so that we'll have a place for our wreath and i just held the wreath up in place to make sure that i knew exactly where to put that command strip and then hold it in place now i forgot all about this so i recommend that you take a clear sealant i'm using some clear sealing wax to go over this antique wax it would be great if i had done that before i put the lettering on but i completely forgot about it so i'm doing it now just to make sure that wax and that paint don't chip off and it'll last a really long time now you have a two-sided sign not only can you use one side for all the seasons but if you want to flip it over and use it in the fall with a gorgeous truck on the other side using three of these dollar tree signs they measure six and a half inches by six and a half inches now because i'm making a pair i'm actually going to be using six of these but i'm going to show you how to make one after removing the backing i'm going to give each one of these frames at least two coats of white chalk paint some of them will take three coats and i did make sure to paint the back side as well set one of the frames off to the side we're going to be using two of them will actually be four if you're making a pair and using some of these quartz paint sticks from lowe's you get 30 in a pack for a dollar to create a pair we're going to be using 24 of these i'm going to cut the rounded end off with my handheld miter shears you can find this in my amazon store in the link in my description box below if you are interested in those set it inside the groove of the backing of the frame make a mark to know where to cut so everything will sit and rest inside the frame so you'll need six for each frame which is a total of 24. for the other two additional frames that will be the center pieces we are using this corrugated metal sign from dollar tree so you'll need two of these and i'm going to hold that inside the grooves so that i can cut the side down that has the hanger on i'm going to make a mark using a sharpie so that it will rest inside of the frame at the top and at the bottom and then i'll connect those two lines of course i just grabbed whatever was closest to me which happened to be a level to cut this i'm using some tin snips so you want to make sure that you are very very careful to not cut yourself because this tin is very sharp once you cut it the edges will be extremely sharp so you may want to wear gloves and probably maybe even some eye protection if you're trimming some very small pieces off i found that it was easier to cut up the line until my tin snips couldn't reach anymore and then come in from the side and cut that down and continue until i get to the end now for the bottom part we're going to do the exact same thing by lining it up inside of the grooves of the frame making our markings drawing our line and then cutting that down making sure that everything will fit inside of the frame so that we can put the backing back on now before we put the backing on i'm using some of this scrap wood that i had it measures about an inch wide and it's about a quarter inch deep i am going to hold this under the frame so the front part of the frame is resting on the wood and then i'm going to draw my angles out from each corner so i have the wood lined up from one corner to the other i'll draw those angles out and then i'm using my handheld miter box and saw which mine by the way is so old and rusty i think i need to purchase a new one because it's getting quite dull i'm going to go through and cut all of those angles out for that piece of wood once i have those cut down i'm going to put this back inside of the frame to make sure that it sits inside of it so it's not sitting in the part that's resting where the back the back goes back into it it's actually fitting inside of the frame so once i know that's going to fit i'm going to take the same wood hold it underneath and go from the other corners make those markings as well as the marking in the middle because we're going to cut this into two separate pieces so that when we put our x back into our frame everything will sit flush with the wood piece that's already in there again i'm going to cut all of these down with my handsaw and place them inside of the frame to make sure everything's going to line up and that everything is going to fit perfectly again because i'm making a pair i am going to create two of these so once i have both of those cut down i'm going to take a piece of sandpaper to sand all those rough edges out from all the end pieces that i have just cut and then i'm going to create a stain i'm using antique wax and i'm going to mix some water so it's about a 1 1 ratio of water to wax and i'm going to shake that very thoroughly and it's just going to give us like a very light watery thin type stain i'm using a lint-free cloth to go over each one of our paint sticks that we have cut down i'm doing the front and the sides as well as the other wood pieces that we cut out again make sure you get those sides because you will be able to see those so as they're drying we're going to take the picture frames and we're going to use a foam brush and the same water antique wax mixture and we're going to apply these to the frames so originally i was going to use a chip brush but i decided not to because the foam brush was giving me the effect that i was really going for so you're just going to take a layer of that water mixture and go around the entire frame especially on those inside edges because you will be able to see that once the project is complete i only had to put one layer on and it does take a little while to dry because it is watered down so just be careful and be patient and allow them to thoroughly dry before you handle them now here mine have already dried and i'm going to use some clear gorilla glue now the manufacturer recommends that you dampen the area before you apply the glue so i'm using a wet paper towel and dampening the side of the frame then applying the gorilla glue and i'm going to add just a couple of dots of hot glue to temporarily hold that in place so that i can add the frame at the other side so once i have these two added together i'm going to place some clamps on there and make sure everything stays flat and even and then i'll add the third frame to the other side so this is going to create two of our shutters so each one will have three frames i'm going to place those clamps on there and allow that gorilla glue to thoroughly set up so i let mine set up for several hours while that's setting i'm going to focus on the backs of the frames now this is not completely necessary but since the paper doesn't peel off and the wording is a little bright i wanted to take some regular copy paper and cover up that wording just in case you could see through it so you only need to do this for four of the frames because the one in the middle will be completely covered but the one with the paint sticks you may be able to see between those paint sticks because we're not going to be gluing those down so once i have all of that in place my glue has now set on my frames i wanted to add a little bit more stability to the back so i'm going to use my staple gun and staple the seams between the three frames i just added a couple in between each of the frames now we can take our paint sticks and apply those in the top and bottom frame i'm not attaching them with glue the backing will hold that in there but that's why we covered the backing up in case you could see in between the paint sticks because they're not perfectly straight in the middle one we'll place our corrugated metal piece put our backing back on and then we can flip this over and add our wood x piece right across the metal piece again i'm going to make sure everything sits in there flush before i attach it and i'm going to just add some hot glue to the bottom edge of each of the corner pieces and then glue that down to the sides of the frame so as you're pushing that down if you get a little bit of glue that comes out make sure you go ahead and wipe that off then we'll do the exact same thing for the other side i like to place them inside of the frame as i'm gluing the other piece down so i can make sure the end pieces that cross line up perfectly and again i'm putting this on the bottom part of the piece of wood so it doesn't ooze up through the top so now that i have this together it has a little bit of weight to it and i want to add even more stability to make sure these three frames don't come apart so i'm going to take some of these smaller craft sticks that you can get at dollar tree and hot glue those in between where each one of the frames meets so you'll have four on the back but make sure you push them over enough so that you don't see it from the side when you hang your piece up of course repeat this with your other one and now you have a pair of beautiful wooden shutters i love how these turned out they look gorgeous just by themselves but they also look really beautiful as a grouping with a nice picture or something in the center using four of dollar generals wooden garden stakes they are three quarters of an inch square they sell for a dollar a piece we're going to cut two of those down to 24 and 5 8 of an inch and the other two down to 18 and one quarter of an inch to create a frame i'm going to have the top and bottom piece rest on top of the two side pieces so once i know everything's going to be square i'm going to take a drill bit and drill a hole through the bottom piece into the side piece and then i can attach this with a screw so i pre-drilled my hole to make sure that my wood does not split as i put the screw in i did that for all four corners now we're going to use four of dollar tree's very long barbecue skewers we actually end up only needing three of those i'm going to give each of this two coats of white chalk paint so i painted the entire frame front and back as well as each one of those barbecue skewers using two of dollar tree's garden fences we're going to cut the outside edging pieces off now you can use a utility knife and score this and then break it off but i'm just going to use my tin snips because it cuts fairly straight and it makes this work very easy so i'll trim those two outside edges down as well as the other two outside edges and you want to get it as close and as straight as possible and then cut each of the bottom stake parts off and you'll do this for both of the frames and this is how it should look once you cut all those tabs off we're going to take our second piece and we're going to flip it around so that they are facing opposite directions now if need be you could take some sandpaper and sand that down to make sure all the edges are very smooth to attach these i'm going to flip them over so now we're looking at the back side of the fencing and i'm taking some regular craft sticks and i'm going to glue them to the seams between the two so they're just butted up to each other and i'm squeezing it together to make sure i get a nice tight fit and then hot gluing those sticks down i'm leaving a little bit hanging off the edge of the two outside pieces and you'll see why in just a minute so once i have that middle secure i'm going to take some of the craft sticks and cut them down into smaller pieces to attach to the outside part of the frame so you want to have about the same amount hangover as we did on the middle piece but you don't want to be able to see the other end that we're gluing down through the fencing so just hold that in place and let the hot glue set up and i'm going to add one at the bottom and at the top and i'll do that on the other side as well so you'll have two craft sticks on each of the sides the little two small pieces and then where each of the arches are in the fence we're going to add one in the very center on each one of these at the top and at the bottom again try to make sure you have about the same distance for each one of the sticks hanging over from the fencing now once we have all of this in place i'm going to take my hair dryer go through and try to remove all of those glue strands and what my hair dryer doesn't get i'll go back in and pick those off now taking some black chalk paint and i'm painting the ends of those craft sticks and the sides just in case you can see those when we put it on our frame and then again i'm going to paint the outside edging as well to assemble this i'm going to place the fencing upside down and those little craft sticks are going to rest on the back side of our frame so once i get everything in there make sure it's going to fit and push it down you're going to have a little bounce in the middle but that's okay we're going to fix that when we get towards the end of the project i'm going to lift up and glue each one of those craft sticks down all the way around the frame and now when you flip it over it's going to have like i said a little bounce in the middle but that's okay this is where these barbecue skewers are going to come into play so i want to put one in between each of the seams of the arches and we're going to create like a faux window so i'm holding that in place making my marking cutting that down and i'm just going to set it in there for right now before i glue it down if need be you want a nice tight fit so if it doesn't fit perfectly just run it over some sandpaper until you can get that to fit in there nice and tight i did that for the three sections where all of those meet and then i can go in and glue each one of those barbecue skewers down then i'm going to take the other barbecue skewer and measure the distance between each one of the barbecue skewers and the frame that we just placed so again i'm just going to hold it up there mark it make sure everything lines up and then i can go back in and glue each one of these down that's going to take the bounce out of your fencing but it's also going to create this beautiful faux rock iron window now you can hang this up with the picture hanging command strips or you could put a hanger on the back or you could just lean it up against something and not hang it up i love how this project turned out and i cannot wait to share with you how well it looks with our next project we're going to use that short piece of the garden stick that we cut off this one measures about 11 and 3 8 of an inch we're going to measure down four and one quarter of an inch from the top and use our handheld saw to cut that off sand all of those rough edges down and then i'm using a drill bit and i'm going to drill in the center of that shorter piece on each end so once we get those done you're going to try to get it as centered as possible we're going to drill a hole in the end not the end with the point the other end in the center of that towards the top and we're going to drill that all the way through this is how we're going to connect this piece to the shorter piece now once i remove all of the little rough edges i'm going to apply a screw through the piece with the pointed end and we're going to screw that into one of those pre-drilled holes on the other end so it should be looking something like this like an upside down l for the other pre-drilled hole i'm going to add a hook this is just some hooks that i already had on hand i think you maybe can find these at walmart i'm going to hand screw that in now you could leave it up or you can leave the hook down i kind of like it facing up so that's the way i'm going to leave mine we're also using two of these led hanging lamps from dollar tree we're going to remove that light bulb piece and then we're going to tuck our light strand back down inside of that so that we can tape this off because we're going to be painting everything i just placed some tape in there and make sure that i had everything covered up so when i spray paint this the paint does not get down inside of that and i also flipped it over and i'm going to tape off that top piece because i don't want the paint to get down into all of those mechanisms for the light so i find it's easier to just apply your tape and then flip it over use a utility knife to trim off the excess so everything's nice and clean with your tape we're going to be using one of these wired baskets from dollar tree they measure five inches in diameter at the bottom and eight inches at the top we're also going to be spraying all of this with some krylon fusion matte black paint so i'm making a pair so i have duplicates of everything i have it set out with the lamp shades and i've taken the hangers off then we have our wood pieces that we put together as well as our wire baskets this is only going to take one coat of the black spray paint allow that to thoroughly dry and don't forget to flip everything over and make sure you spray the inside piece now once everything has dried i'm going to bring it back inside and remove my tape from the bottom and then remove it from the top so i still want the top to be black i'm going to paint that with a paint brush and some black chalk paint so this way i can very carefully paint that and make sure paint does not get down inside of the little lamp to ruin any of the mechanisms that will make the lamp work once dried we can now take our string lights and feed that back into the light bulb and twist that back in and i'm going to make sure that it's going to work before i move forward it is so pretty now once i have all of those to put back together it is time for us to make our hanging lamp so this is the bottom part of the basket i'm going to set the lampshade underneath the basket and then attach it with the hook or the hanger that came with it into the center section of each of the lamps then we can just hang that right on top of the hook that we have on our wood piece now for mine i'm going to hang them up with two of the pitcher hangers on the back but you could also screw this straight into the wall and you guys look how beautiful they turned out for about two dollars and fifty cent each and they are gorgeous with our faux walt iron window you guys if you have a favorite project out of today's video please let me know in the comments down below i always love to know which one is your favorite thank you so much for watching please take care and i will see you next time
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