Wood Holiday Projects

Are you working on any holiday projects? We’ve been tackling holiday projects for a few weeks now. We are excited to show you a few projects made with  Wood and Darice tools. Darice has great embossing folders and dies for the holidays that are perfect for all types of projects. We love the look of embossed Wood.

Supplies for HO HO HO Decor: Cherry Wood Sheet,  Birch Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood Tape,
Darice® Santa & Reindeer Die, Darice® Assorted Snowflake Dies, Darice® Embossing Folder Snowflake Border, Ho Ho Ho wood cut file, Big Shot®, electronic cutter, scissors, chipboard, corner round punch, rhinestone embellishment and foam tape adhesive.

Instructions for the HO HO HO Decor:

1. Cut a piece of Birch Wood to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Mount to chipboard. Punch all four corners with a corner round punch.

2. Emboss each end of the Birch wood using the Darice® Snowflake Border embossing folder and a Big Shot®. Flip the embossing folder in opposite directions to achieve the ‘frame’ look.

3. Cut out a piece of Cherry wood using the Santa Sleigh die from Darice® and a Big Shot®. Adhere to the front of the Birch wood using foam tape adhesive.

4. Cut a piece of Cherry Wood tape to 7 inches. Flag each end of the tape. Remove adhesive liner and adhere to Birch wood sheet. See photo example for placement.

5. Cut out a piece of Birch wood using the middle snowflake die from Darice® Assorted Snowflake Dies and a Big Shot®. Adhere to the top right of the Birch wood.

6.  Ahdere a rhinestone embellishment in the center of the Birch snowflake.

7. Type set HO HO HO and cut the design in Birch wood using an electronic cutter.  Adhere the HO HO HO to the Cherry wood tape banner.

Supplies for Season’s Greetings card: Cherry Wood Sheet, Birch Wood Sheet,  Birch Wood Tape, Darice® Ornate Circle Dies, Darice® Curved Rectangle Dies, Darice® Assorted Snowflake Dies, Darice® Embossing Folder Snowflakes, light blue card stock, Season’s Greetings Stamp, White craft ink, Big Shot®, scissors and foam tape adhesive.

Instructions for Season’s Greetings card:

1. Cut a piece of light blue card stock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Fold in half for your card base.

2. Emboss the card front using the Darice® Snowflakes embossing folder and a Big Shot®.

3. Cut out a piece of Cherry wood using the largest die from Darice® Ornate Circle Dies and a Big Shot®. Adhere to the card front.

4. Cut a piece of Birch Wood tape to 5-1/2″. Emboss the wood tape using the Darice® Snowflakes embossing folder and a Big Shot®. Remove adhesive liner and adhere to middle of card. See photo example for placement.

5. Cut out a piece of Birch wood using the middle die from Darice® Assorted Snowflake Dies and a Big Shot®. Adhere to the card front with foam adhesive.

6.  Stamp the ‘Season’s Greetings’ message in white ink onto a piece of Cherry wood. Cut out using the smallest die from Darice® Curved Rectangle Dies and a Big Shot®. Adhere to card front.

Supplies for Three Snowmen card: Birch Wood Sheet, Cherry Wood Tape, Darice® Assorted Snowflake Dies, Darice® Embossing Folder Three Snowmen, Big Shot®, holiday image transfers, scissors, red card stock, rhinestone embellishment, hot glue and glue gun and foam tape adhesive.

Instructions for Three Snowmen card:

1. Cut a piece of red card stock to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.

2. Cut a piece of Birch wood to 5-1/4″ x 4″.

3. Emboss the Birch wood using the Darice® Three Snowmen embossing folder and a Big Shot®.  Note the orientation of the die on the Birch Wood and leave 1″ of empty space at the bottom. See sample photo.

4. Mount the embossed Birch wood sheet to the piece of red card stock.

5. Cut a piece of Cherry Wood tape to 7″. Flag each end of the tape. Roll fold the tape on the left end to achieve a banner look. Tack the roll fold down with hot glue. Remove adhesive liner and adhere tape to the bottom of the Birch wood card. See photo example for placement.

6. Cut out a piece of Birch wood using the middle snowflake die from Darice® Assorted Snowflake Dies and a Big Shot®. Adhere to center of Cherry wood tape.

7. Adhere a rhinestone embellishment in the center of the Birch wood snowflake.

8. Using a rub on transfer, apply a holiday phrase onto the Cherry wood tape.

All Set for Thanksgiving

It may be a few days early, but our table is set and ready for Thanksgiving. We created napkin rings using Real Wood Paper. We love the season of Thanks, and we are grateful for you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies for the Real Wood Tape Napkin rings: Birch Wood tape, Birch Wood sheet, Cherry Wood sheet, leaf punch, scallop circle punch and foam adhesive.

Instructions for creating a Real Wood Tape Napkin ring:

1. Determine the number of place settings. We have a group of 12 this year.

2. Cut a 6″ strip of Birch Wood tape.

3. Punch out a scallop circle from Cherry Wood sheet. Adhere to the center of the 6″ strip of Birch Wood tape.

4. Punch out a leaf from Birch Wood sheet. Adhere to the center of the scallop circle.

5. Repeat steps 2-4 for every place setting.

6. Adhere the ends of each assembled strip together to create a ring. Slip ring over napkin.

Add more matching decor with a Rustic Cherry wood placement. All you’ll need is Rustic Cherry wood roll(s), cork and scissors.

1. Remove the adhesive liner for the backside of the Rustic Cherry wood. Adhere Rustic Cherry Wood to the front of a sheet of cork.

2. Trim and clean up the outer edges of your placement.

3. Repeat.

Grateful for ChalkTalk

Want to create a chalkboard easily? Grab a frame and cover the glass with our ChalkTalk® adhesive roll. So simple. You can create custom chalkboard decor for any occasion. ChalkTalk® has a beautiful quality chalkboard finish on the front side and the back side has adhesive that is easy to place and remove on any flat surface.

Supplies for Give Thanks Chalkboard: ChalkTalk® Roll, frame, ruler, squeegee, hobby blade and chalk.

Instructions for Give Thanks Chalkboard:

1. Measure the interior of your frame.

2. Cut a piece of the ChalkTalk® roll to the interior frame dimensions.

3. Remove the adhesive liner from the back of the ChalkTalk®.

4. Apply the ChalkTalk® to the glass of the frame starting in one corner. Slowly press the ChalkTalk® to the glass with your hand or a squeegee.

5. Draw your image with chalk. ChalkTalk® wipes clean. Practice as much as you’d like until you achieve the desired result.

You may even inspire others to give chalk drawing a try!

Our ChalkTalk® products are versatile and can be used for all sorts of projects. We created name place cards with our ChalkTalk® address labels and a little bit of BARC Wood that has been punched out with a leaf punch. These place cards will be the perfect addition to our Thanksgiving place setting.

Real Wood Paper Pumpkins

Do you follow the ETC Papers Pinterest board? It’s such a great way to see a bunch of Real Wood paper projects all in one place. We also have a board to gather projects others have made using Real Wood paper. We are often inspired to create projects after using Pinterest. This week we found this great paper pumpkin tutorial and used it as a starting point for a Cherry Wood paper pumpkin. We love the results! This is a perfect centerpiece for our next fall feast.

Supplies for the Cherry Wood Paper Pumpkin: 12″ x 12″ Cherry Wood adhesive backed paper (2), Rustic Cherry Wood paper, Birch Wood paper, green card stock, one large brad, fall pattern paper, wire, buttons, ribbon and green office clip.

We altered the instructions found on mom.me to get a larger pumpkin. The steps to create the pumpkin are basically the same.

1. Start with two 12″ x 12″ sheets of Cherry Wood adhesive backed paper.

2. Remove the adhesive and line the back of each sheet of Cherry Wood adhesive backed paper with fall patterned paper. We chose a stripe design in fall colors.

3. Cut twelve 1″ strips from each sheet of Cherry Wood paper for a total of 24 strips 12″ in length.

4. Follow these instructions starting on Step #2 – #10 to create your Wood Paper Pumpkin.

Add a little more Real Wood to your pumpkin! We added Rustic Cherry Wood paper for the pumpkin stem and created leaves made from Birch Wood paper lined with green card stock. Add a few buttons, ribbon and clips to finish your pumpkin off.