Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you are having a restful and thankful day full of great food and family. Real Wood paper has helped us to create and make our Thanksgivings memorable, year after year! We hope you enjoy these Real Wood projects of Thanksgivings past. Click here to see the Fall Frame featured above. Check out our Facebook page to see some tips and tricks!

Thankful For sign made from Real Birch and Cherry Wood papers.

Leaf napkin decor made from Real Cherry Wood paper.

Hanging feather decor made from Real Birch and Cherry Wood papers.

Thankful for Tasty Treats

Are you ready for this week of good food, leftovers and tasty treats?! We sure are. We are starting this Thanksgiving week off right with these darling little wrapped treats. We took simple candy bars, wrapped them in Real Cherry Wood paper and dressed them up with a few additional embellishments. Cute and tasty, the perfect way to show THANKS. Now onto the big feast.

Real Wood place setting cards

Are you planning a big meal or entertaining for a large group? We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and have a fairly large guest list. As we are planning how we will set our table we decided name cards are in order. The look of our Real Cherry Wood paper is warm and earthy, perfect for the woodsy theme we have in mind.

Create 8 name cards from one 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of Cherry Wood paper.
1. Remove adhesive liner and adhere Real Cherry Wood paper to an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of vanilla cardstock.
2. Trim out 8 place cards. Card measures 2″ x 3″.
3. Round each corner of each place card with a corner round punch.
4. Add a flourish or leaf punch out to the left or right side of each place card.
5. Hand write each guest’s name.

This card shape is also a great size for gift notes, accolades, or little leave behinds. We stamped CONGRATULATIONS on this card. Want perfect stamp placement? We used the new Mini Misti to stamp our congratulations onto each Real Cherry Wood card. This is a great tool when you are producing many of the same item.

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.

Design Labels on Real Wood Paper

Today we are back to show you more inspiration using our Real Wood Design Labels. The label sheet features 26 unique designs. These shapes are great for card making, packaging, scrapbooking and general crafting.

Today’s project features adhesive backed Cherry and Birch Real Wood Design labels. These labels are a great way to seal a gift or package.

Supplies for ‘Treat boxes using Real Wood Design Labels’: Birch Wood Design Labels, Cherry Wood paper, light blue card stock, 5″x5″ craft boxes, ‘Bon Appétit’ stamp, brown ink, label punch and adhesive.
Treat boxes using Real Wood Design Labels’ instructions:

1. Gather up craft treat boxes and fill with treats.

2. Peal off a Birch Wood Design label from the label sheet and seal and wrap box opening. Any Design Label shape will work.

3. Cut a piece of light blue card stock to 2.5″ by .5″ inch. Flag each end with scissors and adhere to top of box covering the Birch Wood Design label.

4. Stamp ‘Bon Appétit’ in brown ink onto a piece of Real Cherry wood paper. Punch out using a label punch and adhere to the top of the 2.5″ by 0.5″ piece of light blue card stock.

Thankful for Chart made from Real Wood Paper

Thankful For charts and Advent calendars are a nice way to recognize all of your blessings. This Thankful For chart was created using a roll of Real Wood Birch paper and a few sheets of Real Wood Cherry paper. Each leaf cut from Real Wood Cherry paper features some of the many things we are grateful for this season.

Supplies for the ‘Thankful For’ Chart: 1 roll of Birch wood paper, 3 sheets of Cherry wood paper, electronic die cutting machine, Thankful For cut file, leaves cut file, 12″ x 24″ foam core, adhesive and a white gel pen. 

Instructions for creating a Thankful For chart:

1. Cut out Thankful For from Birch wood roll using an electronic cutting machine and a THANKFUL FOR cut file.

2. Remove the adhesive liner and mount the cut Birch wood roll to a 12″x24″ piece of foam core.

3. Cut out 20 leaves from Cherry wood paper using an electronic cutting machine and a LEAF cut file.

4. Write out what you are Thankful For onto each Cherry wood leaf using a white gel pen.

5. Arrange leaves onto the the Birch wood sign. Write Thankful For sentiments all at once or add a leaf a day to complete the chart.

Give Thanks- Printing on Real Wood Paper

Did you know you can print onto our Real Wood Paper just like you can print onto regular paper? The folks at Modify Ink have a free printable that you can download (you just need to set up an account), and it looks amazing printed on our Real Wood Paper. Modify Ink has other great designs where 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 an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of Real Wood Birch. 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″ x 11″ sheet of Birch Real Wood paper, Give Thanks printable, Inkjet printer and a frame.

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

2. Frame.

3. Display.

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.

Thankful Banner Decor

Thinking forward to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and your table décor? Well, here is a center piece idea that is easy and fun to make, using our Cherry Real Wood Tape and Birch Real Wood Tape.

Supplies: Cherry Real Wood TapeBirch Real Wood Tape, Gold Glitter Tape, Orange Twine, White Card Stock, 1-1/4 inch Circle Punch, Alphabet Stamp Set, Orange Ink, Blue Ink, Brown Ink, Foam Dimensionals, 5-inch tall Clay Pot (or any other planter pot), 1/8-inch Wooden Dowel (trimmed to 12-inches) or Wooden Food Skewer, White Crinkle Paper, Scissors, and Tissue Paper.

Thankful Banner Décor Instructions:

1. Begin by wrapping gold glitter tape around the top rim of clay pot. Then fill the base with tissue paper, leave an inch at the top to finish off with white crinkle paper.

2. Poke two 12 inch wood skewers or dowels into the tissue paper in pot.

3. Take orange twine and fasten to each end of the skewers with a bow.

4. Next, take orange, blue and brown ink and stamp the letters ‘T’, ‘h’, ‘a’, ‘n’, ‘k’, ‘f’, ‘u’, ‘l’ using an alphabet set on a white piece of card stock. Leave approximately 1-1/4 inch between each letter.

5. Take a 1-1/4 inch circle punch and punch out each letter in the center of the circle.

6. Next trim 4, 5 inch pieces of Cherry Real Wood tape and 4, 5 inch pieces of Birch Real Wood tape. Score each piece in the middle.

7. Beginning with a Birch piece of Real Wood tape, peel backing and wrap tape around orange twine. Align the two sides of the tape and stick them together.

8. Repeat step 7, alternating between the Cherry Real Wood tape and Birch Real Wood tape pieces, until the entire line is filled. Using a pair of scissors trim each piece of the Cherry Real Wood tape and Birch Real Wood tape pieces into a pinked edge.

9. Trim 8, 2-inch pieces of gold glitter tape with one end pinked.

10. Adhere each of the gold glitter tape pieces to the center of each of the Real Wood tape pieces.

11. Next, adhere each 1-1/4 inch circle with the letters of the stamped ‘Thankful’ to the center of each pennant along the banner using foam dimensionals.