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Days to Christmas Countdown Calendar Tutorial

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Days to Christmas Countdown Calendar Tutorial

Design and Tutorial by: Burton Avenue I love Christmas advent calendars! They are such a fun way to countdown the days until Christmas. Today, I'm going to show you how to make this Christmas advent calendar. This calendar is great because it can be used year after year and it makes a super cute decoration! HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED Wood (I used an 11.25" x 21" piece of pine) Stencil Vinyl (or any adhesive vinyl also works) Transfer Tape Paint (I used white, red, brown, dark green, and light green) 1" Wire Brad Nails 2" Mini Grapevine Wreath Wood...

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Create Realistic Mock ups with Photoshop Smart Objects

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Create Realistic Mock ups with Photoshop Smart Objects
This quick tutorial will show you how easy it is to create realistic looking mockups using Photoshop's "Smart Object" tool. 

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DIY Chalk Paint Recipe

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DIY Chalk Paint Recipe

DIY Chalk Paint Recipe by: Dezartisan Download PDF Ingredients: 8 oz of latex paint – I used a Valspar color Sample that cost around $3. The Color I used is 772889 Schoolboy Blue 2 and 1/2 TBS Plaster of Paris – available at Lowes for around $7 (This goes a very very long way) 1 and 1/2 TBS cold water Instructions: Pour cold water into Plaster of Paris. Mix until completely smooth – smashing any bits and pieces. Once mix smooth – it should have the consistency of yogurt, pour paint into mixture and mix well. I have mine stored in a mason jar. I’m...

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How to make a wood sign without a stencil

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How to make a wood sign without a stencil

How to make a wood sign without a stencil by: Dezartisan  You've all seen the wood sign craze! Framed, unframed, painted etc. But what if you don't have the ability to do framed signs or you just haven't gotten the hang of not getting the dreaded bleed lines when painting a stencil. Well here is a quick tutorial on how you can achieve this look and bonus, it's fairly inexpensive to do!  SUPPLIES: Wood Block sanded Acrylic Paint Baby Wipes White tissue paper - the kind you stuff in a gift bag Tape Acrylic Sealer Spray Modge Podge Foam brush...

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