Ryobi and Pure Bond were kind enough to send me products to complete this project. I am so grateful for their support.
Hi there! Been super busy lately building and flinging paint around. Check out Instagram for current details on the most current craziness and messes… Here’s a fun quick project….
Ryobi asked me if I wanted to participate in their Quick and Easy Gift Ideas promotion. Umm, YES PLEASE! Guess what?! You are SO glad I did, and didn’t even know it yet WHY?! because YOU get to WIN something!! Well… one of you does… Isn’t that SO awesome?! More on that in a minute…
What did I make? Well, it was a bit “craftier” than I am normally (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but I think it’s pretty darn spiffy. My “guidelines”: It had to be quick (complete gift in under an hour not including dry time) and fairly easy on the skill level…
Hmm… Boy… did I have ideas floating around… however, I am never sure what “easy” means since technically EVERYTHING is easy once you know how. I polled friends, I went into deep thoughts, and in the end, I did what I try to do all the time- I reused useless stuff no one wants lying around… (and is my wonderful husband happy I have less stuff lying around? NO, he didn’t even notice! Hrmphh)
At the end of Haven this past year, the people at the Pure Bond Plywood table were kind enough to give me a VERY large portion of the “samples” they had left. They are roughly 6″ squares and Umm, what was I going to use them for? I.D.K. but surely “something” right?
Walked past those samples on the shelf in the garage while I was thinking about making this..
because originally that is what I was going to show you… except it took more than an hour to make… and wasn’t really a “gift” idea… (It was posted on Ryobi Nation and I recreated it for you, because don’t you still want to know how?)
Hmmm… Eureka! How about little trees? What? little trees? what for? Well, what if I wanted to show off Shabby Paints? Did you know it’s INSANELY easy to make colored chalk boards with Shabby Paints? Yep, it is. So I did. I made little tree place card holders you can write guests names in chalk and they can take them home… Holidays, weddings, whatever.. any color you want.
All the steps and lots more pictures can be found on my Ryboi Nation project list.
(Ryobi was so fabulous to send me some tools to complete this project- I love that! Pure Bond gave me the samples and had no idea what/if ever I would do with them- neither did I- As usual though, all opinions and wacky stories are completely my own)