Easy Wood Shim Pallet Art

Hello again!  I’m Katie from View From The Fridge, and I’m so excited to be back this month with an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft.  I’m not sure about you, but I still love pallet art.  AND … I love it even more when there is no sawing, cutting, nails, or screws involved!

The secret?  Wood shims.  They’re cut to size.  They’re super cheap, and they’re easy to paint and work with.  The shims came 42 to a pack, so I got just a little carried away and made three pallets.  I happened to buy mine from Lowes … for $3.87!  Not bad for three pallets!

Easy Wood Shim Pallet Art for St. Patrick's Day


Pick your favorite or make all three!  Here’s how …


Easy Wood Shim Pallet Art for St. Patrick's Day


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Lucky Clover Potted Plant


We are two months into the new year and I can’t believe it has gone by so fast!  I’ve cleaned up Valentine’s Day and am moving on to the next holiday, St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m was never a big celebrator of this holiday as a kid, but with my own kids, I’m wanting to get more in the spirit and the fun of St. Patrick’s Day.  Part of that, is putting up some St. Patrick’s decorations.  My son is really into finding “clovers” in our yard (I think they are weeds).  So I wanted to bring some clovers into our decorations since he is excited about that aspect of the holiday.  I put together this lucky clover potted plant complete with polka dots to celebrate our luck!

This project was simple to put together.  You don’t have to be a professional flower arranger to make this.  The first thing to do is paint your pot.  I just used regular acrylic paint in white and gave it about 2 coats.  Using a sponge brush (that is used for stenciling), I took my green acrylic paint and made my polka dots.  They are very random, no pattern at all.  Then I took my styrofoam half circle and turned it upside down in and placed it in the pot.  I made sure this fit while I was at the craft store.  Then I took my wire cutters and trimmed off the pieces of the clover plant pics I picked up at the craft store.


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Easter Burlap Banner

Easter Burlap Banner

Hello again My Crafty Spot readers! It’s Jen from over at PinkWhen.com and today I am sharing with you a cute little Easter Burlap Banner. I know it’s a little early for Easter, but with all of the cold weather I am trying my best to make Spring hurry up and arrive.

There are so many fun things about Easter, and it is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the fact that the weather is warmer, the flowers are blooming, and the birds are chirping.  It’s also a time to celebrate life and family.

Easter Burlap Banner

Supplies needed for this project:

  • mirror or canvas board
  • burlap
  • cardstock
  • glue

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Step 1:  The first thing you will need to do is cut out your cardstock banner and letters.  I used my vinyl cutting machine to make quick work of it, but you can also freehand cut these with scissors. [Read more…]

Simple I Love You Banner


Don’t you love it when you go to Target and find the cutest things in the dollar spot? I found these chipboard letters and had to buy them. I am actually going to go back next week for more packs to string sweet message banners across all my windows in my living room. This craft is super easy and way cute for Valentine’s Day (or any day, really.)

Supplies needed: Chipboard letters, I used one pack and cut the curly q off the Q to make another O, bakers twine (I used red + white striped), tape and heart stickers.


First thing first, I spelled out I Love You with my chipboard letters


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