So here's my first project to share with you! How cute is this little frame? :) I cut paint stirrer sticks, painted them in ombre shades of Crushed Curry, and hot glued them onto a cheap 4x6 picture frame. Did you know you can color white acrylic paint with Stampin' Up! ink refills? It's so easy! I did learn a few things while making this project though... First of all, you probably want to prime your paint sticks. They seem to soak up a lot of the paint. (The colors have actually lightened up even since I took this picture - but the frame is still super cute!) Second of all, it takes more reinker than you would probably think to get a really saturated color. So start with a small amount of paint. And remember that the reinkers are only $2.95, so you can totally afford to get a couple extra for special projects. I just painted one row of pieces, added some more reinker to the paint, painted the next row, and so on.
I also added a cute little burlap flower that I made using Burlap Ribbon ruffled onto one of the Jumbo Sticky Rounds. (Stay tuned, I think I might make a video tutorial for this.) Then I added the two leaves and a button tied with twine to make this frame coordinate with the other projects. Super cute!
Below you'll find a list of the common Stampin Up! products I used on all of my fall mantel projects. Be sure to come back soon to check out my next project. :)