Indiana Love Sign {Paint Stick Project}
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Indiana Love Sign {Paint Stick Project}

Back in September I hosted a State Pride Tour with a bunch of other DIY bloggers.  It was seriously so much fun creating a project that culminates the place you call home.  I decided to tackle another Indiana project that honors Indiana farming.  One of the main crops in Indiana is soybeans.  In fact Indiana ranks 4th overall in soybean production.  Did you know that Plaid makes Soy paint?  My guess is – many of those beans came right here from my great state.

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HomeRight Paint Sticks

HomeRight Paint Sticks

Painting a room is probably one of my least favorite things to do when it comes to DIY projects.  It is just so monotonous and usually, in my case, messy.  I am always looking for ways to make it more efficient and cleaner.  Of course, a high quality paint goes a long way in making it easier.  However, I have found a tool that makes the rolling go faster.  Painters will tell you that dipping the roller back into the rolling tray is about 1/3 of your time.  What if you could eliminate the back and forth?  Well HomeRight has come up with a handy dandy invention to do just that.

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Paint Stick Wreath

Paint Stick Wreath

 No one loves a good paint stick project more than me. I have hung my jewelry on paint sticks, organized my cupboards with them, and even made a frame out of some. I have found another who adores those 12” – 14” sticks of solid wood as much as I do…(enter from stage left) Karianne from Thistlewood Farms.  She already showed you the amazing herringbone side table she made with paint sticks that you all thought was fabulous.  Today she is back, chopping them up and making a wreath.  

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Paint Stir Sticks Picture Frame {Mod Podge Image Transfer}

Paint Stir Sticks Picture Frame {Mod Podge Image Transfer}

Mod Podge is one of the most versatile mediums in my craft arsenal.  It comes in a zillion different formulas and shine.  The latest Mod Podge I got to try was the Image Transfer.  Did you know you could use Mod Podge to transfer an image to fabric, wood, glass or virtually any other surface?  I also added paint sticks to create a wood frame around it.

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5 Ways to Decorate with Paint Sticks

5 Ways to Decorate with Paint Sticks

You know how much I love getting something for free and figuring out a way to fix it up into something pretty or useful.  I’m always stopping by the paint department of my local hardware store, and every time I buy a can of paint, it comes with a small stack of paint stirring sticks.  One day it dawned on me that those paint sticks gathering dust in my garage were actually pre-cut and pre-measured pieces of free, quality wood, and a world of possibilities opened up before me!  I’ve since used those paint sticks to organize my kitchen and my jewelry.  I’m not the only one who has figured out that paint sticks = free craft supplies.  Check out these five other creative uses..