I’m a beach girl at heart. But until retirement or I win the lottery, my art studio overlooking the ocean remains a dream. In the meantime, I spend my days being creative in Ohio, and indulging my love of the ocean in my home decor. I’m Carla Schauer, and I make craft and decor projects, […]
Quick changes for the Thanksgiving mantel. (Decor that does double duty)
I love to change up my mantel for the seasons. A way to do this quickly is to decorate using items that are easily interchangeable or are reversible. Double sided artwork and a little spray paint can make it happen in just a few minutes.
The Halloween Mantel. For now.
My mantel is soooo hard to decorate. It’s an asymmetrical wooden nightmare. I am still not happy with this, but it’ll do. I will probably continue to tweak it. I do like the sparkle of the mercury glass and silver, and I like the little ravens. I’m still very enamored of the Raven artwork I did last […]
Ombre Owl Artwork (from Dollar Store Halloween decor)
I love “distressed” art projects. They’re so forgiving. If it isn’t perfect, or you really mess something up…. that’s ok. I meant to do that. That being the case, I really enjoy this type of project. Here’s my latest: Ombre Owl Artwork, using Halloween silhouettes from the Dollar Store. This was really quite easy to […]
The land of the free BECAUSE of the brave. (More patriotic artwork)
This is one of my favorite patriotic projects! The saying is SO true, and it’s a great reminder of all that our brave men and women have done for this country. This easy DIY artwork project can be done in just an afternoon.
DIY Patriotic Flag Artwork in about an hour.
I love this country. I love quick art projects. I love spray paint. I dropped the ball as far as getting my patriotic decor up last month, so I am hustling to get some up in a day. This “Old Glory” flag sign was created in less than an hour using scrap wood and some […]
DIY Ombre subway art for Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so when Plaid Crafts sent me a whole box of Martha Stewart Craft Supplies and asked me to create a Mother’s Day project, I jumped at the chance. I decided to make some Mom-inspired, typographic subway art. (This post contains affiliate links) Supplies needed: a 1/4″ plywood board. […]
An easy way to turn your everyday wall art into something festive.
The things that work with my everyday decor sometimes just won’t work at Christmas time. For example, I love the Family Rules art piece that hangs over the buffet in our dining room, and come October, its orange color is a perfect pairing with the black and silver of my Halloween decor. However, when Christmas […]
DIY Christmas artwork in under an hour.
I love subway art and typography. Lately I’ve become a regular Art Institute of Five Minute Projects and our scrap woodpile has become my supply source. I had been wanting to make some nativity themed artwork and put some focus on the real reason we celebrate Christmas. I saw a great piece of artwork from Red Letter Words […]
Thanksgiving Artwork – Craft Fans & Grant Fans… unite!
I’ve got something for both groups of readers today! I just finished another piece of artwork for Thanksgiving. (I actually used the flip-side of the Raven artwork, so it’s 2 holiday art pieces in 1! I is smaaaaht!) I’m happy with how it turned out. While I was cutting out the contact paper letters**, Mitch […]