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Fan Blade Garden Art

Supplies 5 fan blade brackets for petals Recessed lighting trim 2-3 fan blade brackets for leaves Metal fan pole Pencil Electric drill Safety glasses Vice Spray paint Spray paint sealer 10-15 screws (Screws will vary in length and amount needed dependent on type of...

Hardware Summer Wreath

Supplies Four 6” elbow duct pieces E-6000 glue Twine Small eye hook Electric drill Spray paint Spray paint sealer Hardware supplies of your choosing. We used: 11 large nails; 12 small nails; 2 large washers; 2 drawer pulls; 8 conduit fasteners; 2 Allen wrenches; small...

Tile Napkin Holder

Supplies Three 4x4 tiles Spray paint (You can also use acrylic paint, Sharpies, etc.) Paint brushes Mod Podge Small piece of scrap wood, 4″ long Felt (Ideal for protecting the surface you set it on, but paper can also be used) Spray Adhesive (If you have a favorite...

Painted American Flag Window

Supplies An old window Paint Paint brushes Mod Podge (Optional) Painter’s tape (Optional) Star stencil (Optional) X-acto knife Instructions Print a star, about 1” tall on cardstock, and cut it out with an x-acto knife. If you do not wish to use a stencil, you can...

Herb Garden Drawer

Supplies Wooden drawer Primer Paint Brushes Power drill Potting soil Herbs/flowers (Optional) Plastic (trash bag/plastic drop cloth) (Optional) Drawer handle(s) (Optional) Scissors/box cutter Instructions Drill holes in bottom of drawer. Mark holes for handles and...

Shamrock Fan Blade Sign

Supplies 4 fan blades cut to your desired length Small piece of trim Paint Sandpaper Twine 2 Screws Glue Stencil Instructions Sand and paint fan blades and allow to dry. If desired, brush a little black paint on trim and let dry. Using your stencil, paint word...

Dryer Duct Pumpkin

Supplies Dryer duct Paint Twine Wooden dowel Glue Instructions Measure a piece of dryer duct so that it’s long enough for a circle, plus a couple extra inches. Glue the ends together and let dry. Paint in your desired color and let dry. Glue on your “stem” (wooden...

‘Give Thanks’ Door Hang

Supplies 2 fan blades cut to your desired length Sand paper Paint Twine Stencil Instructions Sand and paint fan blades and allow to dry. Print out words to fit (we used Edwardian at 550 pt. font). Using a ball point pen, trace letters onto fan blade. Paint on (and in)...