American Flag made with Real Wood Tape

We are back this week with another fun home decor project—just in time for your July 4th festivities! This Wood American Flag project came together quickly using Wood Tape and Cherry Wood Sheets. Now onto fireworks!

Supplies for ‘American Flag’ Home Decor piece: Cherry Wood Adhesive Sheet, Birch Wood tape, Cherry Wood Tape, Chipboard (11″x19″), small star punch, hobby blade, ruler and scissors.

‘American Flag’ Instructions:

1. Use a piece of 11″x19″ Chipboard as the flag base.

2. Starting at the bottom of the chipboard base run a stripe of Cherry Wood Tape from end to end, leaving a little overhang on each side (approx. 19.5″). Repeat the same process with a stripe of Birch Wood tape.

3. Cut a piece of Cherry Wood to 5″ x 7″ and adhere in top left corner of chipboard base.

4. Starting from the right edge of the 5″x7″ piece of Cherry Wood adhere more tape. Continue to alternate stripes of Cherry Wood Tape and Birch Wood tape until the chipboard base is completely covered.

5. From the backside of the flag trim the overhanging edges of the Wood Tape with a hobby blade and a ruler.

6. Using Birch Wood tape punch out 50 stars using a small star punch.

7. Using a ruler space out and line up 10 Birch Wood tape stars from left to right onto the piece of Cherry Wood. Remove the tape liner from each star and adhere. We started at the bottom and worked our way to the top.

8. Repeat step #6 four more times until all 50 Birch Wood tape stars have been placed onto the flag.

9. Display.

Real Wood Wall Art – Live, Love, Laugh

Create custom home decor pieces with Wood Sheets and Rolls. This week we created this Live, Love, Laugh Wall art piece using a Rustic Cherry Roll, a word stencil and white acrylic paint. This simple and fun project came together in under an hour and adds a little rustic style to our space. We love it! Use wood for your next home decor project.

Supplies for ‘Live, Love, Laugh’ Wall art: Wood Rustic Cherry Roll, Word art stencil, 12″ x 12″ piece of chipboard, White acrylic paint, Sponge dauber, Hobby blade and cutting mat, Grommets, Crop-a-dile or grommet setter, Tape and Ribbon.

‘Live, Laugh, Love’ Wall Art Instructions:

1. Gather your supplies; Word Art Stencil, Wood Rustic Cherry Roll, and Tape.

2. Unroll the 12″ x 24″ Wood Rustic Cherry Roll and decide which portion you want to stencil with your word art. Arrange stencil and tape down.

3. Using acrylic paint and a sponge dauber, lightly daub paint into the stencil area. Take care not to move the stencil.

4. Let dry and carefully remove stencil from Wood Rustic Cherry art piece.

5. Peel away backing paper from the stenciled piece of Wood Rustic Cherry Roll. Center and adhere Wood Rustic Cherry Roll to a precut 12”x12” piece of chipboard. Trim excess Wood Rustic Cherry Roll so art piece is 12″x12″.

6. Using a crop-a-dile or grommet setter, set a grommet into each top corner of the Wood Rustic Cherry art piece.

7. Thread ribbon through front side of grommets and tie a knot.

8. Hang and display.

Butterfly Card using Cherry Wood and Birch Tape

The wood grain on our Wood sheets is a showstopper and often times steals the show. We wanted to highlight the gorgeous grain from our Cherry Wood with this week’s butterfly card project. Every sheet of Wood is unique making every project you use with it one of a kind. Create a stunning card with just a few punches and some Wood today.

Supplies for ‘Butterfly Punch’ Card: Cherry Wood, Birch Wood tape, Light blue card stock, Large and small nesting butterfly punches, small adhesive pearls, sticky foam dimensionals, adhesive, and scissors.

‘Butterfly Punch’ Card Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of Cherry Wood to 5- 1/2″ x 8 – 1/2″. Score and fold in half the cut piece Cherry Wood to create card front and back. Tip: Score and fold wood sheets in the direction of the wood grain to avoid cracking. If some cracking occurs, your can lightly sand to remove and smooth wood folded edge.

2. Punch out three large butterflies directly out of the folded Cherry Wood card front using the large butterfly punch. Tip: first punch the middle butterfly and measure off the middle butterfly the same distance from left to right before you punch out the left and right butterflies.

3. Cut a piece of light blue card stock to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. Line the inside of the card front with this piece of card stock using sticky foam dimensionals.

4. Punch out three small butterflies out of the Birch Wood tape using the small butterfly punch.

5. Remove tape backing from the three small butterflies and adhere inside each large butterfly opening on the Cherry Wood card front.

6. Add three small adhesive pearls to the center of each small Birch Wood tape butterfly.

Happy Father’s Day Card with Real Cherry Wood

No need to break out the power tools to make an impression on your dad this year. Create a handmade card just for him using Wood. We used punched hexagon pieces of Cherry Wood to create a honeycomb design. Cherry Wood adds a nice masculine touch to this handmade card.

Supplies for the ‘Happy Father’s Day’ Card: Cherry Wood Sheet, vanilla card stock, hexagon punch, Happy Father’s Day Stamp, Map Background stamp, Brown ink, Tan ink, Linen Thread, Brown chalk mist, scissors, and foam dimensional adhesive.

‘Happy Father’s Day’ Card Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of vanilla card stock to 4-1/4″ x 11″. Fold in half for your card base.

2. Ink your Map background stamp in tan ink and stamp on the front of the vanilla card base.

3. Punch out 5 hexagon shapes of Cherry Wood using a hexagon punch.

4. Arrange a pleasing honeycomb pattern on the front of the card. See photo example of the honeycomb pattern we created. Adhere each hexagon piece of Cherry Wood to card front using a foam dimensional.

5. Stamp the ‘Happy Father’s Day’ message in brown ink onto a piece of vanilla card stock. Trim around message to create a flag banner shape. Rub edges of flag banner in brown ink to create a subtle outline. Adhere to card using a foam dimensional. See card example for approximate placement.

6. Tie a piece of linen thread around card arranging the bow next to the ‘Happy Father’s Day’ message.

7. Using brown chalk mist, spritz your assembled card for more texture. Tip: we held the mister about 18″ away from our card to add a light spray of brown ink. The closer the spray nozzle is to your project the more ink that will appear. You may want to test your spray onto a piece of scrap paper before you try it on your assembled card. Note that spray ink may bleed into the grain of the Cherry Wood.


Real Wood Tape Herb Markers

Fresh vegetables and herbs are one of the joys summer brings. We have just finished planting our outdoor garden & indoor herb garden. We are so ready for our plants to GROW. Hurry up! While we are watching and waiting for our plants to mature we found a super simple and fresh looking way to label our herbs with Birch Wood Tape. Give your plants a little TLC. Tape, Label, Care!

Check out how cute our little basil plant turned out! We decided to give it to a neighbor for her birthday. We dressed up the Birch Wood Tape plant markers with some ribbon, paper flags and a birthday sentiment.

Supplies for the ‘Herb Markers’: White Birch Wood Tape, wood skewers, fine tip colored sharpie, and scissors.

‘Herb Marker’ Instructions:

1. Cut 5″ strips of White Birch Wood Tape. Cut as many strips as plants you’d like to label.

2. Remove backing from White Birch Wood Tape and lay tape adhesive side up.

3. Center the wood skewer (at 2-1/2″) on the 5″ piece of cut White Birch Wood Tape, stick the wood skewer to the tape adhesive.

4. Fold White Birch Wood Tape around the skewer. Press adhesive sides of White Birch Wood Tape together firmly.

5. Trim a flag shape on the end of the folded White Birch Wood Tape.

6. With a fine point colored sharpie label your herb or plant. Tip: we used permanent ink so there was less chance of the ink running if it got wet.

7. OPTIONAL: Dress up your plant markers with patterned paper flags and ribbons. Makes a cute gift.