Monday, March 3, 2014

GROW Wood Decoration from Wood Creations and a Giveaway!

Is anyone besides me ready for Spring? Really Summer, but Spring is good too. Actually, as I type this I am sitting on my mom's sofa, in Central Florida, where it will be 81 degrees tomorrow. I am so ready for the warm weather that I had to escape Idaho for a little bit and thaw out. Truth be told, I think my husband was sick of listening to me complain about the cold, so he sent me away. I will take it any way I can get it though. 

The week before I left I took a detour to one of my very favorite stores, Wood Creations of Idaho Falls. You see, the new Spring and Easter projects are out and I wanted to get one to show you before I came to Florida. I also picked up some fun papers and ribbon while I was there. I really love how it turned out too. 

The great thing for you is that at the bottom of this post, Wood Creations of Idaho Falls is giving away a set, unfinished, to one lucky reader!! Yippie! So nice of them! 


GIVEAWAY!! "GROW" Wood decoration from Wood Creations and Fearlessly Creative Mammas



I think most of you know that we live in an apartment at this point in time. After the big mess we made with the router when I was making the DIY Wall Clocks, I thought I should find another way to do my sanding than with dust flying all over the apartment. My sweet husband, the same one who sent me to the warm weather, bought me this great sander with a bag to catch the dust. It is so fantastic. See me using it? Safety before fashion, wear your safety glasses! 

First, sand the edges so they are smooth. Then, wipe all of the dust off, over the trash can so you don't make a mess. 

GIVEAWAY!! "GROW" Wood decoration from Wood Creations and Fearlessly Creative Mammas


I decided which paper I wanted on each piece and then decided which paint color I wanted to go with each paper. Then I traced the pieces on the papers and my youngest daughter cut them out for me. Isn't she a sweetie?


GIVEAWAY!! "GROW" Wood decoration from Wood Creations and Fearlessly Creative Mammas


After the papers were cut out, I used Mod Podge to glue the papers on the letters, using a generous amount, and used a roller to flatten out the papers. 


GIVEAWAY!! "GROW" Wood decoration from Wood Creations and Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Next I used the scraper to make sure all of the bubbles were out of the paper and stuck really well. Then I let it dry completely. 

After it was completely dry, I put a layer of Mod Podge over the paper and allowed it to dry.


GIVEAWAY!! "GROW" Wood decoration from Wood Creations and Fearlessly Creative Mammas

This is a new step to me. The next thing I did was used a utility knife to cut the paper around the letters, so there wasn't anything hanging over the edge. Then I put another layer of Mod Podge on the pieces. (I'd like to say here, for once my finger nails look decent in this picture!) 


GIVEAWAY!! "GROW" Wood decoration from Wood Creations and Fearlessly Creative Mammas

I forgot to get a picture of this, but for the center of the flower on the watering can, I put a heavy coat of Mod Podge on it and sprinkled it with yellow Sugar Coating. Sugar Coating is a fine glitter and I love this stuff so much! I l also picked this up at Wood Creations. It comes in an assortment of small containers or in individual larger containers. I let that dry too. 


GIVEAWAY!! "GROW" Wood decoration from Wood Creations and Fearlessly Creative Mammas





The next step is to spray each piece with acrylic sealer to seal the paint and glitter in place.  

Next, I used Liquid Nails to glue the flower pieces to the watering can. I love Liquid Nails. It works so well. Allow it to dry before the final step. 

Finally, I added some ribbon to a couple of the pieces. 


GIVEAWAY!! "GROW" Wood decoration from Wood Creations and Fearlessly Creative Mammas

This is the final product. What do you think? We like it a lot and I brought it to Florida with me and it is currently sitting on my mom's mantel. For the record, she can make anything grow, even plants that my sister and I are pretty sure we have killed.  

Here is some more good news. My friend, Sky, from Capital B, is also offering a giveaway from Wood Creations this week. You can enter our giveaway on this post and then head over to her blog and enter her giveaway! Fun, right?! Here is Sky's LINK(I'm going to enter her's as well.)



GIVEAWAY!! "GROW" Wood decoration from Wood Creations and Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Now, here is where you enter to win your very own GROW wood set from Wood Creations. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and those over 18 years of age. Winner will be notified via email, to the email your provide in the Rafflecoptor and have 48 hours to respond to the email. If the winner does not respond, an alternate winner will be selected. Contest open from March 3rd at midnight until March 10th at midnight. 


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34 comments:

  1. What a cute project and it's perfect for this time of year.

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    1. Thanks Paula. I just added a link to a friend's Wood Creations giveaway if you want to enter her's as well. It's above the last pictures.

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  2. Wow, thanks for all the instructions! I am not so good at crafting so this helps a lot! The flowers on dowels craft is a cute one too!

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    1. They have such great things at their store. Hope these instructions help.

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  3. Crafting is so fun! I'm always up for a new fun project!

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    1. I love crafting too! I love starting new projects. I have so many planned at a time too. I think it makes my husband a little crazy.

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  4. im an april baby so i would love the one that says april showers

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    1. Oh, that is such a fun idea!! Thanks for entering.

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  5. The "love" sign would be cute to do ! And we are moving soon so itd be perfect for our apartment <3

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    1. Good luck with your moving. A brand new craft decoration would be fun to start with.

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  6. i would like to make the grow sign or the tulips sign. thanks, what a cute giveaway!

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    1. They just cry Spring and warm weather. Don't they? Thank you for entering.

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  7. You have a wonderful husband to send you away to Florida! :) These are adorable, and just burst with spring-y joy. Great post!

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    1. Yes, he is a keeper! Thank you for stopping over.

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  8. I would love a set of wooden letters in my son's name. I think it would look cute on his wall.

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    1. That really would be great for your son. He would love it!!

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  9. I think the Easter Bunny Door Sign would look really cute on my front door!

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  10. I so need anything spring in my house!

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    1. It really helps get past the winter blahs, doesn't it?

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  11. This one!! Grow because I am soooo ready for warmer weather! I want to see the flowers grow and bloom!!

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    1. Me too! Well I am now, because I'm visiting my mom, but when I go home I'd love to see that too.

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  12. You are very creative! It turned out beautifully. My daughter would love this for her room.

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  13. What a fabulous find! I didn't know such an awesome wood supply shop was in my backyard! that's only 30 minutes from me! I am really in love with the Easter wood block set too.

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    1. It's right by Majestic Auto Body on Hitt Rd, south of Lincoln. It is such a great store. We love it so much!

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  14. Oh what a great project, and so cute in the end! I love it:)

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    1. Thank you. We have so much fun with their things.

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  15. So creative and beautiful! Would look lovely in my girls' room!

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    1. Thank you. It livens up the mantle too!

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  16. I like Bless This Home, and He is Risen, AND the 3 Tulips. Obviously I could go on - these are so creative and I love a lot of them!

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    1. I know what you mean. I walk in the store with one thing in mind and come out with a bunch of stuff I wasn't planning on buying. It is such a fun, neat, dangerous place.

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  17. Sorry I missed your giveaway! I'm looking forward to Spring too. It's been a cold and snowy day, but I love the snow too.

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    1. Hi Becky. We give away something from this store about every other month or so, so be sure to stay tuned for another chance!

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