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Wood Peppermint Stick Tutorial

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I am so delighted and surprised with how great this project worked out!! With the help of FrogTape Textured Surface, our Candy Cane Peppermint Stripes are PERFECT!!

For this project you will need:

Wood stakes (any size you like)

FrogTape® Textured Surface

White paint (We used exterior)

Red paint (We used apple red spray paint)

pencil and ruler

Paint your wood stakes white.

Once they are painted and dry, you will need to used your ruler and pencil to measure and mark where you would like the stripes to go.  Once your stakes are complelty dried, it’s time to get out the FrogTape®.  This is the How To Use FrogTape® part of the tutorial.

Cut strips of the tape and carefully apply on the measured marks you left on the stakes.

After your strips are placed on the stakes, you will need to rub a damp cloth over the strips of tape firmly. The tape is pretreated with PaintBlock® and this will activiate it to help ensure a good seal.

To apply the PaintBlock® Edge Sealer first, shake the bottle, then remove the top and foil. Make sure you keep all the tops. Attach the brush applicater tightly to the bottle. Apply the sealer with the brush generously over the edges you want to seal.

Once you are done applying the PaintBlock®, wash and clean the brush right away, then cover the sealer.

Allow the edge sealer to dry for 15 mintues before painting.

Once paint is dry to the touch you can remove the strips.

Can you see how FLAWLESS that line is!?? I was so surprised by how perfectly sharp the lines are. AMAZING right?

Here you can see the texture in the wood stakes before I removed the strips.

And the perfect, sharp edges made by the tape right over the texture!

PERFECT!!!!

Here is how our awesome new Peppermint Candy Sticks look in our yard!

What do y’all think? Didn’t it come out great!? I think they would made great sticks for holiday lollipops, too!

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Fun Holiday Packages and Decor with EZ Start®

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I know that there are a ton of you out there that are sending packaged gifts to loved ones this holiday season. Wouldn’t it be nice to dress up those special parcels and give them a little holiday touch?

EZ Start Printed Packaging Tape has two nice holiday designs. The pretty printed tape would make any package look wonderful.

I decided to have some fun with my tape. My sister and I had so many crafty ideas. Her 7 year old daughter came up with the winning idea.

A Holiday Cookie Jar!!

Isn’t it so cute? I think it came out great and it was so easy to create! The trickiest part was the top.

I cut the tape around the corners and was able to fold it on to each other. Then I trimmed the excess tape.

After I made the cookie jar I decided to make a cute little matching banner.

It’s super cute and really easy to make!

I cut a strip about 3 inches long. Placed yarn in the middle of the strip on to the sticky side. CAREFULLY fold the strip in half sticky side to sticky side, over the yarn creating a double sided banner. I then made a small paper template to cut the banners. And VIOLA, a new cute holiday banner.

And then of course you can decorate your presents, packages and shipping packages with the tape.

Here are all the wonderful Holiday projects I created with the EZ Start® Printed Packaging Tape.

Easy and Fun Holiday Ideas using EZ Start® Printed Packaging Tape

The EZ Start® Printed Packaging Tape comes in a Daisy and Paisley patter as well as the Holiday Peppermint and Ornament pattern that I received. 

The makers of EZ Start® Printed Packaging Tape, Duck Brand® is on Twitter! You should follow @TheDuckBrand for more fun creative tips and inspiration!

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Bright Colorful Whimsical Christmas Mantel and Argyle Wreath

I made this bright, colorful, whimsical Christmas mantel and argyle wreath last year. I was so busy with my new job as an early childhood teacher that I never got around to writing up a post about it. It was such a colorful fun mantel I just had to share it with y’all this year!

Bright Colorful Whimsical Christmas Mantel Collage It really was so much fun to create.  First I painted my wood fence board .

Remember this Fall Mantel?

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Well, I painted over the board for my Christmas mantel.  Bright Colorful Whimsical Christmas Mantel

Then I added some glittery ornaments I found at Walmart, a small felt bunting banner, yarn wrapped pom pom Christmas trees, a yarn wrapped argyle Christmas wreath, yarn garland, glittery snowflakes, Christmas tree candles, a wire wrapped Christmas tree and a Santa and Alice picture.

The yarn wrapped pom pom Christmas trees were easy to make and SO CUTE!

Bright Colorful Yarn Christmas Trees

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The yarn and felt argyle Christmas wreath is my favorite! I love the bright fun colors.

Bright Colorful Whimsical Argyle Christmas Wreath Collage

I loved the traditionally colored Argyle Christmas wreath I made the year before and thought to make a bright fun colorful one in non-traditional Christmas colors.

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I made felt diamonds, wrapped over in turquoise yarn then added felt rosettes in coordinating colors and a few ice crystallized red berries.

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Here are some more shots of my Bright Colorful Whimsical Christmas Mantel.

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Bright Colorful Whimsical Christmas Mantel 5

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Bright Colorful Whimsical Christmas Mantel 2

Isn’t it so much fun? Do you decorate in traditional Christmas colors or do you like to venture outta the box and go for something a little different?

The year before I went with a very traditional Christmas mantel.

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I love it, I do, but the next year I thought to go with some whimsical bright fun colors and my family and my baby girl loved it!

I would love to know what you think! Traditional or non traditional Christmas decor and colors?

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Sparkling Merry Christmas Sign with Mod Podge Sparkle

I cannot wait to show you this ADORABLE, SIMPLE, SPARKLY sign I made using Mod Podge Sparkle.  It’s perfect for a photo prop, mantel sign or party decor.

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Photo Prop Tutorial

For this easy project I used:

Mod Podge Sparkle

Foam Poster Board

Shiny Wrapping Paper

Pretty Ribbon

Matching Decorative Bow

White, Green and Red Cardstock

Green Food Coloring

Mod Podge Sparkle Mod Podge

I cut the foam poster board down to an easily handheld size.  Then, wrapped it in shiny gold wrapping paper.  I used my paper cutter to cut the white squares, green and red letters.

I painted a light layer of watered down green food coloring to create a boarder. I then glued the letters to the white squares and covered them in Mod Podge Sparkle.

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Sign Tutorial 4

After the letters where dry I glued them on to the shiny gold wrapped board.  Added the ribbon and bow.  I covered the red ribbon in the Mod Podge Sparkle.  The bow was glittery and once I added some sparkle it went together perfectly.

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Sign Tutorial 2

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Sign Tutorial 1

The Mod Podge Sparkle ads a perfect touch of sparkle. I love how sparkly the letters came out.

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Sign Tutorial 3

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Here is my easy, sparkly, adorable Christmas sign made using Mod Podge Sparkle.

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Sign Tutorial 6

It makes an adorable photo prop for Holiday pictures.

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Sign Photo Prop Tutorial

It makes for a wonderful mantel piece.

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Sparkly Christmas Sign

It’s so super cute isn’t it?

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