DIY Patterned Ornaments 6 Ways

Time: 10 minutes
Materials: ornaments, Montana acrylic paint makers

DIY Patterned Ornaments 6 WaysGreat news: this may just be the easiest way to decorate ornaments ever. Even better news: Montana is giving away the supplies you’ll need to recreate it yourself (along with the supplies from yesterday’s color block project)!

DIY Patterned Ornaments 6 WaysBecause the acrylic paint is in marker form, you’ll have much more control than if you were using a paintbrush. There’s also ZERO cleanup which makes this a project thats great for the whole family. Here are 6 different patterns you could make, though the possibilites are endless:

DIY Patterned Ornaments 6 WaysAll you need to do is draw your pattern on; you can freehand or even use a stencil. Simple enough right? The dry time is fast, but do make sure your pattern is completely set before touching so you don’t smear. Other than that, there’s nothing to it! Easy peasy!

DIY Patterned Ornaments 6 Ways

DIY Patterned Ornaments 6 WaysAnd for the Giveaway! If you entered yesterday, don’t worry, you can enter again (yahoo!). 3 winners will receive 6 cans of spray paint + 6 acrylic paint markers from Montana. Goes until 12/10 at 5:00pm PST (open to US & Canada residents). a Rafflecopter giveaway


Cranberry Sauce Dipped Gift Tags

Time: 10 Minutes + dry time
Materials: tags, brush, cranberries, water, paper towel

Cranberry Sauce Dipped Gift TagsPerhaps it’s because my birthday tends to fall on Thanksgiving, but it’s just not my favorite holiday to make crafts for. This year, however, I came up with an idea that was too easy not to share. So if you’re in charge of bringing cranberry sauce to the big feast, save some for yourself so you can make these dipped gift tags!

Cranberry Sauce Dipped Gift TagsTo achieve this look, you’ll basically be making a “watercolor” type of paint with the cranberry sauce and water. Take 1 TSP of cranberry sauce and blend with 2 TSP water. Mesh with a form to make sure the pigment is released from the cranberries. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.

Paint on your tags with a brush. Depending on how many tags you make, you may need to add more water to your mixture as you go. Set tags aside and let dry. If you’re in a hurry, you can also blot dry with a paper towel, however, it may remove some pigment.

Cranberry Sauce Dipped Gift TagsSuch an easy way to add a little color to a hostess (or any!) gift, don’t you think?


DIY Inspiration Board

Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: plywood, paint

DIY Inspiration BoardI love Pinterest as much as the next person, but sometimes, it’s nice to flip through an actual magazine. Instead of just recycling the pages that inspire me, I thought it would be fun to put them on display as part of our garage makeover! You can see the before shots here in case you missed it earlier this week.

DIY Inspiration BoardBecause tape doesn’t really stick to cement (if anyone has a solution, by all means spill in the comments), I decided to use a sheet of plywood, so that I could incorporate washi. Side note, Home Depot will cut your wood for you if you need it smaller than the 4’x8′.

DIY Inspiration BoardIt’s unlikely that you need a tutorial here. Basically just paint your wood to your liking! This project would be fun with a pattern too, perhaps dots or stripes. I could honestly do this project 1000 times because the possibilities are endless.

Let dry and tape up your magazine cutouts! Have fun and experiment with different colors and patterns of tape to make your board pop.

DIY Inspiration Board

Recognize that #GIRLBOSS print from anywhere? If not, get yours here! Tomorrow is the big reveal so absolutely be sure to come back to see how everything fits in the new space :)

DIY Inspiration Board



DIY Ombre Pegboard

Time: 10 minutes + dry time
Materials: pegboard, drop cloth, Montana GOLD spray paint

DIY Ombre Pegboard + @MONTANADIY Giveaway


So, as you may know, I’m in the midst of an office makeover (here’s a sneak peek!). While digging through my boxes of supplies on a regular basis, it occurred to me that I need a better way of organizing some of my frequently used crafting essentials. And what better way to do that than with a painted ombre pegboard?

DIY Ombre Pegboard + @MONTANADIY GiveawayYesterday I showed you how to use Montana’s acrylic paint markers to decorate a planter, but for today’s project, I’m using their GOLD spray paint. This line in particular is my go-to for spray paint. They really have the best colors (takes a few minutes of shaking just to mix all the pigments!) and the coverage is excellent. They’re giving away a small collection of both spray paint and markers to three lucky readers– keep reading to see how to enter! Continue reading…