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DIY Boxwood Wreath With Reversible Sign (with 3 videos!)

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DIY Boxwood Wreath With Reversible Sign (with 3 videos!)

I’ve been working on a face-lift for my front porch this spring. Scouring Pinterest and IG, collecting ideas and inspiration, and getting things planned out. The one place I kept hitting a wall on was my front door. I was so torn. Cute sign? Wreath? Cutout of some sort? I was really struggling! I know, big problems right?? I was really leaning towards a sign of some sort, but also really wanted the splash of color and spring a boxwood wreath would offer. So I decided to go with the wreath. Then came issue number two. Holy cow are they...

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How To Paint Wood Signs With Vinyl Stencils, Faster & Without Any Bleeds (with 3 videos!)

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How To Paint Wood Signs With Vinyl Stencils, Faster & Without Any Bleeds (with 3 videos!)

Ok, I will apologize in advance. This post is a little video-heavy! But some things are just better shown than trying to explain with words and text. This is my go-to way of painting signs. And I’m throwing in some starter basics to help you get the stencil on your wood in the first place.  Because lets face it, that can be just as hard as painting it! Start with the board you want to use. And hopefully you have a design or at least shape in mind. Sand the board well to remove and large rough areas, gaps, and...

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How To Cut Keyhole Slots On Signs & Other Wall Decor

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How To Cut Keyhole Slots On Signs & Other Wall Decor

This will be a short post, but a long video. I wanted to share with you all how I cut my keyhole slots on the back of my signs. I’ve received a lot of request on this one, so I put it together today. Comment below if you still have questions. Good luck! This is the keyhole router bit I used for this video. Vermont American 23116 3/8-Inch Keyhole Router Bit with 1/4-Inch And this is my router I use. Nothing special, but works great for the few things I use it for. Mounts great under my workbench! Black &...

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Spiral Scroll Saw Blades: See How They're Different (with video!)

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Spiral Scroll Saw Blades: See How They're Different (with video!)

Ok, I thought you all might get a kick out of this. I run a crafting group and make tutorial videos, mostly as requested. I had been asked for a video on spiral blades so they could see how they cut different than normal blades. I turned on my camera as I was working on my current project and broke a blade. I turned off my camera thinking I would record a new one later. But when I watched the video back I couldn’t help but laugh and went with it. Not much advice here, but it served it’s purpose,...

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How to Apply Scroll Saw Patterns to Wood without the Mess (with video!)

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How to Apply Scroll Saw Patterns to Wood without the Mess (with video!)

Want an easier way to apply patterns to your wood?? I glued ONE pattern and quickly said, NEVER AGAIN! Researched online, and tried a few things, and came up with this! No more glue to sand off, or mineral spirits needed to remove the gunk! With an added bonus of having cleaner cuts, and less burning! Plus, see how to trim and assemble oversize patterns that were tile-printed from your home printer.

 

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