Take time to be THANKFUL

Thankful for …

We are thankful for many things in our lives. Love, health and happiness to name a few. This time of year calls upon us to ponder all of our many blessings. We are Thankful for YOU!

For your next gathering …

There is more to love in our seasonal decor line. These ‘Thankful’ home decor signs are the perfect gift. Wrap in cellophane with a simple tag and take along with you to your next dinner or gathering. The hostess is sure to be impressed.

Thankful. Grateful & Truly Blessed.

This wooden sign features a brown and tan palette. It features beautiful corner scrolls with a word design of “Thankful, Grateful and Truly Blessed”. The sign measures 6″ x 9″ x 1.5″. A great size for a wall, mantle, shelf or centerpiece display. Purchase in our shop for $12.99.

Take Time to be Thankful

This darling little wooden sign is white, silver, and copper, and features a word design that says “Take time to be Thankful”. This sign measures 5″ x 5″ x 1.5″ and is available for $7.99.

Matting pictures with Real Wood

Do you like to create your own home decor? Dress up an ordinary mat with Real Wood. Add a warm element to your pictures and family photos by incorporating Cherry Wood into your picture mat. It’s super easy and will change the look of your artwork. We put our Cherry wood mat over an owl poster. This piece of art will be a great addition to our Halloween decorations.

 

Supplies for Real Wood mat: Cherry Wood 12×12 adhesive paper, precut mat board, sanding block, hobby blade and ruler.

Instructions for creating a Cherry wood mat:

1. Measure the outside of your precut mat board. Our mat board is 9″ x 12″.

2. Cut a sheet of  Cherry wood adhesive paper to mat board size 9″x12″.

3. Remove the adhesive liner and adhere the Cherry wood paper to the front of the precut mat. Align outer edges.

4. Clean up and trim outside perimeter with a hobby blade and ruler (if needed).

5. Flip over mat so the backside is facing up so the precut window opening is visible.

6. From the backside align your ruler to one edge of the mat opening. Cut that edge with a hobby blade. Repeat process with other remaining 3 sides. Take your time slowly and carefully cutting away the center to create the mat opening.

7. Sand the outer and inner edges of the mat with a sanding block.

8. Add picture or photo and frame if desired.

Real Cherry Wood Home banner

Want the look of wood without the weight of wood? Wood paper is thin, lightweight and mounts perfectly to other lightweight surfaces. We created this Home banner using Cherry Wood paper and adhered it to a piece of recycled cardboard. Attach the banner to a wreath and you’ll have a welcoming home decor piece.

Supplies for the ‘Home Banner’: Cherry Adhesive Wood Sheet, Home decor vinyl, scrap cardboard, pencil, hobby blade and ruler.

Instruction for the ‘Home Banner’:

1. Cut a piece of scrap cardboard to 8.5″ x 11″.

2. Remove the adhesive liner and mount the sheet of Cherry Wood onto the piece of cardboard.

3. Transfer the vinyl home decor piece directly to the Cherry Wood.

4. With a pencil and ruler lightly draw a banner shape around the Cherry wood and Home sentiment. See project photo for suggested placement.

5. With a hobby blade and ruler cut out the banner shape. Tip: thick cardboard can be tricky to cut. Be sure to start with a sharp hobby blade. Cut lightly and slowly with the hobby blade using the ruler as your guide. Repeat the cut deeper and deeper with each pass until you have a clean cut through the cardboard.

Give Thanks – Printing on Real Birch Wood

Did you know you can print onto wood just like you can print onto paper? The folks at Modify Ink have a free printable that you can download and it looks amazing printed on Wood. Modify Ink has other great designs that you can customize colors and sizes to fit your home decor needs. We downloaded this awesome GIVE THANKS design and decided to print it onto a 8.5×11 piece of Birch Wood. We love the message and the print makes a perfect and super easy decor piece for our Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving.

Supplies for the Give Thanks print: 8.5×11 sheet of Birch Wood paper, Give Thanks printable, Inkjet printer and a frame.

1. Print the Give Thanks printable onto a piece of 8.5×11 Birch Wood paper.

2. Frame.

3. Display.

Real Wood Fall Frame

This week we are excited to share a beautiful Fall home decor piece created from Cherry and Birch Real Wood rolls, Cherry and Birch Real Wood tape and a re-purposed wooden frame.

Supplies for Real Wood Fall Frame: Birch Real Wood Tape, Birch 12×24 Adhesive RollCherry 12×24 Adhesive Roll, Rustic wooden frame (8×10 opening), 8×10 inch piece of chipboard, copper shimmer paint, sponge dauber, small pinecones, electronic cutting machine, word art file, maple leaf art file, dotted stencil mask, hot glue, hot glue gun, foam tape and scissors.

Instructions for Real Wood Fall Frame:

1. Adhere Real Cherry wood adhesive roll to 8×10 piece of chipboard to create base for words.

2. Cut two 8″ pieces of Real Birch wood tape. Remove liner and adhere to top and bottom of Real Cherry wood base.

3. Typeset fall themed words and cut out using an electronic cutter onto Real Birch wood adhesive roll. Arrange and adhere words onto Real Cherry wood base. Insert wood base into frame.

4. Using a maple leaf cut file and an electronic cutter, cut out 3 maple leaves from Real Wood Birch adhesive roll.

5. Adhere one Real Wood Birch leaf to Real Wood Cherry base using foam tape. See example.

6. Completely color one leaf using copper shimmer paint. Using a dotted stencil, copper shimmer paint and sponge dauber, stencil the pattern onto one leaf.

7. Arrange and adhere copper leaf, stencil leaf, and pinecones to wood frame using hot glue.

Real Wood Fall Frame Home Decor

This week we are excited to share a beautiful Fall home decor piece created from Cherry and Birch wood rolls, tape and a repurposed wooden frame.

Supplies for Wood Fall Frame: White Birch Wood Tape, White Birch 12×24 Adhesive Roll, Cherry 12×24 Adhesive Roll, Rustic wooden frame (8×10 opening), 8×10 inch piece of chipboard, copper shimmer paint, sponge dauber, small pinecones, electronic cutting machine, word art file, maple leaf art file, dotted stencil mask, hot glue, hot glue gun, foam tape and scissors.

Instructions for Real Wood Fall Frame:

1. Adhere Real Cherry wood adhesive roll to 8×10 piece of chipboard to create base for words.

2. Cut two 8″ pieces of Real Birch wood tape. Remove liner and adhere to top and bottom of Real Cherry wood base.

3. Typeset fall themed words and cut out using an electronic cutter onto White Birch Adhesive roll. Arrange and adhere words onto Cherry wood base. Insert wood base into frame.

4. Using a maple leaf cut file and an electronic cutter, cut out 3 maple leaves from White Birch adhesive roll.

5. Adhere one White Birch leaf to Cherry wood base using foam tape. See example.

6. Completely color one leaf using copper shimmer paint. Using a dotted stencil, copper shimmer paint and sponge dauber, stencil the pattern onto one leaf.

7. Arrange and adhere copper leaf, stencil leaf, and pinecones to wood frame using hot glue.

8. Display.

Real Wood Halloween Tags

This week we are dropping off some sweet Halloween treat bags to friends. Need a simple Halloween treat? Dress up a simple bag of candy corn with a stamped Wood tag and you are set to deliver some spooky Halloween cheer.

Supplies for the Real Wood Halloween Tags & Treat bags: Cherry Wood paper, Birch Wood paper, cellophane bags, black glitter paper, black Sta-zon ink, halloween stamps, tag punch, bat punch, black twine, orange ribbon, glue dots, foam tape and candy corn.

Instructions for the Trick or Treat Halloween tag:

1. Punch out a tag shape from a sheet of Cherry wood.

2. Stamp Trick or Treat in black Sta-zon ink onto the Cherry wood tag.

3. Punch out a Bat from a sheet of black glitter paper.

4. Adhere the glitter bat to the Cherry wood tag with foam tape.

5. Thread black twine through Cherry wood tag and tie to cellophane bag filled with candy corn.

Instructions for the Spider Halloween tag:

1. Punch out a tag shape from a sheet of Cherry wood.

2. Stamp spider web in black Sta-zon ink onto the Cherry wood tag.

3. Stamp spider in black Sta-zon ink onto a piece of Birch wood and cut out.

4. Adhere Birch wood spider to the Cherry wood tag with a glue dot. Run a small piece of black twine from spider to tag edge and adhere down.

5. Thread black twine through Cherry wood tag and tie to cellophane bag filled with candy corn.

Real Wood Paper Pumpkins

Bring the texture of wood indoors with this simple fall decorating idea. These little Real Wood paper pumpkins are adorable and are made from Cherry Wood paper and Birch Wood paper. Quick and easy step by step instructions are listed out below.

Supplies for the Wood Paper Pumpkins: Cherry Wood Paper, Birch Wood paper, light green card stock, dark green card stock, dark green ink, leaf stamp, leaf punch, linen thread, various sizes of circle punches, 1″ scallop circle punch, adhesive, scissors, and hot glue.

Instructions for one Wood Paper Pumpkin:

1. Punch out 12 to 15 circles from Cherry wood. We used a 2″ circle punch to create the medium sized pumpkin.

2. Trim off the bottom 1/8 of every circle. Each Real Wood circle will have a flat base. Circle shapes should look like above image.

3. Lightly score and fold all Real Wood circles in half.

4. Add hot glue to one half of a Real Wood circle and adhere to another circle. Note, only one side of each circle should be adhered together. See photo below.

5. Continue adding and glueing down half circles until you get to half of your desired pumpkin shape. Remember to only glue down one half the circle shape each time you add a circle.

6. Roll the light green card stock into a small tube shape and glue. The tube length should be sized just larger than your pumpkin to create a stem. The tube length for the medium sized pumpkin is 2.5″.

7. Lay the first half of the pumpkin around the light green tube stem. The stem should fit in the center of the circle pumpkin shape. Once stem is centered in the pumpkin adhere in place.

8. Continue adding and glueing down half circles until you get the second half of your desired pumpkin shape. Glue both halves of the pumpkin together, sandwiching the stem in the center.

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9. Punch out a scallop circle punch from Birch wood. Punch out or cut a small circle hole into the center of the Birch wood scallop shape. Slide the scallop shape over the top of the stem. Adhere in place.

10. Stamp leaves in dark green ink onto dark green card stock and punch out with matching leaf punch. Adhere to pumpkin near stem.

11. Tie a simple bow around stem using linen thread.

12. Repeat the process with various sizes of circles to create more pumpkins. Note – larger pumpkins require more circles to look full.

Real Wood Halloween Banner

We are back with more fun Halloween decor using Real wood. We have created this Halloween banner using a roll of Rustic Cherry Wood paper. The Rustic Cherry wood paper serves as a great base for our Halloween letters and gives our banner a spooky tree and haunted woods vibe.

Supplies for the Rustic Wood Halloween Banner: Rustic Cherry Wood Roll, two 12×12 sheets of orange chevron paper, two 12×12 sheets of black halloween paper, one 12×12 sheet of HALLOWEEN letters (we used Teresa Collins Masquerade paper), black lace ribbon, two black clothespins, foam tape adhesive, and a mini stapler.

Instructions for the Rustic Wood Halloween Banner:

1. Cut out nine 4″ x 5″ pieces from the Rustic Cherry wood roll.

2. Cut out nine 4″ x 3.5″ pieces from the orange chevron patterned paper.

3. Cut out nine 4″ x 3.5″ pieces from the black Halloween patterned paper.

4. Remove the adhesive liner from the back of the Rustic Cherry wood and adhere to the orange chevron and the black Halloween paper leaving 1″ of the patterned paper showing on the top and the bottom. Repeat this process 9 times to created your banner pieces. See photo below.

5. Cut out the HALLOWEEN letters. You will have nine 3″x3″ square letters.

6. Adhere each letter to the Rustic Cherry wood using foam tape. Center each letter from top to bottom and left to right.

7. Cut eight 2″ pieces of black lace ribbon. Attach each letter together using the black lace ribbon and a stapler until you’ve spelled out the word Halloween.

8. Cut two 12″ pieces of black lace ribbon. Staple the ribbon to each end of the banner (the H and the N).

9. Attached two black clothespins to the corners of the H and the N banner pieces.

10. Hang banner.

Real Wood Fall Leaf Wreath

The wood textures and tones on our Real Wood products compliment fall perfectly. Our inspiration this week is a woodsy fall wreath. This wreath evokes a warm and cozy feel – perfect for welcoming fall. Our fall wreath uses various finishes, can you spot all of the different of wood papers and tapes?

Supplies for Fall Wreath: Cherry Wood 8.5X11 Sheet , Cherry Wood Tape, White Birch Wood Tape, White Birch 12×24 Adhesive Roll, Rustic White Birch 12×24 Adhesive Roll, Cherry 12×24 Adhesive Roll, Rustic Cherry 12×24 Adhesive Roll, small foam wreath base, 1-1/4 inch striped ribbon, 1/5 inch burgundy ribbon, small pinecones, small plastic berries, various leaf dies and a die cutting machine, alphabet stamp set and burgundy ink, hot glue and glue gun and scissors

Directions for Fall Wreath:

1. Wrap foam wreath with Cherry Wood tape. Cover wreath completely.

2. Cut out leaves from a variety of wood sheets and rolls using leaf dies and a die cutting machine. You will need approximately 30 leaves (5 Cherry, 5 Rustic Cherry, 5 White Birch, 5 Rustic White Birch).

3. Arrange leaves onto right side of wreath and glue down with hot glue.

4. Wooden flowers: Adhere two 6×6 pieces of wood sheets back to back. Cut a spiral shape. Twist, turn and shape spiral into a flower and adhere together with hot glue. Create wooden shapes for flower centers and glue down. Fill empty flower centers with plastic berries. Create 3 flowers using White Birch (1) and Cherry(2) adhesive rolls.

5. Arrange flowers and pinecones onto wreath and adhere. See example.

6. FALL ribbon banner: Adhere two 15 inch pieces of Birch Wood tape back to back. Cut a V flag shape at each end. Roll, fold and glue wood ribbon to create a banner shape. Stamp FALL in the center of ribbon banner using burgundy ink.

7. Adhere ribbon banner and more pinecones onto wreath.

8. Tie ribbons to wreath to hang and display.