Monday, May 21, 2012

Wood Creations

I have been working with wood a lot lately and thought I would share some of the things I've finished. Don't forget you can follow me on Facebook at: Dippity Dot Creations. Have questions? Email me at:

Here are photos of a couple of wood wreath & sign stands. This first one is made from an old porch end baluster. Painted in a distressed black and has an antique door knob and plate attached to the front for hanging and displaying signs or wreaths indoors or out. The sign is made from wood off an old wood crate. I found the neat image of the bird and the frame I used around "Welcome" from The Graphics Fairy.

This stand is also made from an old baluster, is painted white and I used a rustic metal hanger to display signs and wreaths. The sign is hand painted and I used chalk board paint on the back, so it has a dual purpose.

Here is a counter top stand I made from an old wood spindle and added an old window latch to display signs. The sign pictured here is a metal sign, with decorative paper added to one side for displaying notes and photos and chalk board paint added to the other side so it can be used as a magnetic chalk board.

Here is another counter top stand that I painted black and added a silver metal hook. The sign is wood that I painted and decoupaged the birds and the saying onto. The image of the birds I found at one of my favorite sites: The Graphics Fairy.

Mixed media is such a fun process. I usually come up with some sort of layout, for the project I am working on, but a lot of the time the end result isn't the way I had envisioned it, it is usually better! That is probably why I like this technique so much. :) Below is a photo of a personalized wood sign I made, using the mixed media process.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Teacher Gifts

Another school year is coming to a close and we are soooo thankful for the wonderful teachers who have been a great influence in our children's lives this year. Teacher Appreciation Week was this past week, so I was trying to come up with a special way for my kiddos to thank all of their teachers and let them know how much they are appreciated, without breaking the bank. :) I had seen the "Thank you for helping me grow" saying, on Pinterest, and thought it would be neat for the kids to plant flowers in a tea cup and use the saying on the tag. I visited a local Thrift Store and came across some pretty tea cups at a great price, purchased a couple of flower six packs and already had potting soil, so we were ready to plant!

While I was working on the tags, my husband and son got started on planting the flowers.

The kids finished the tags and we attached them to the teacup. I think they turned out very cute and something like this can be used for a variety of gift giving occasions.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Metal Tray Upcycled to Memo Board

Wow, I cannot believe it has been a month since I have posted on my blog. Time sure does fly this time of year. With all of the upcoming gift occasions, I have been busily filling orders and pausing now and then to complete a few extra projects to keep on my shelves to sell. To see all of the items I have for sale, be sure to stop by my Facebook page, Dippity Dot Creations.

The project I am a about to share with you were made for a couple of very special ladies in my families lives - Mom aka Gramma. I used old metal trays and upcycled them into Magnetic Memo Boards.

Here is what the tray looked like before I started working on it:

Here are photos of what they looked like after I spray painted them and used paper, paint, and ink to decorate them.