Monday, June 27, 2011

July 2011 Project....Bird House

Hey fellow crafters!  It's Melinda from over at Under My Umbrella.   It's my turn to host the WYLTC and I'm like a little jumpin' bean.  Yes, that means I'm just a little excited!   Have you all seen the crazy adorable bird house decor online lately?!  Um...I'm in love with them!    I have decided I need to make a few and then is no better place to do it then here!  Check out my project....

On July 4th I will walk you on a step by step tutorial project over at my blog,

There will be lot's of pictures and even a pattern to make life easy.  Be sure to check back there all week for the other projects created by the WYLTC wonder women.  They really are some fabulous gals!  Finally check back here Friday for the link-up party.  The link will remain open for one week and then the "Top Cut" will be announced.

A few changes have been made this past month.  You can either post a knock-off of mine or your own creation using this month's theme: Birds.  I'm counting on all you crafty ladies....I want to put a nest and some eggs in a glass bowl I have.  Link up a tutorial :)

Kits to create my bird house are available for purchase.  They will be $13.00 each and include all materials minus the paint and ink.  There is a limited number available so email ( me if you would like one!

WARNING:  Birds can't actually live in this house.  Yes, I'm a dork and think this warning is funny :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

June Highlights and Top Cut!

Alright! Time's up!
 Let's get busy with a few highlights of this month's fantastic projects.
Thanks to those of you that played along this month, you came up with some really fun projects-some that I can't wait to try myself.
The theme this month was lanterns and stars and that's just what we got...

Check out this super cute door hanger submitted by

This fun Star Candle holder all dressed up and pretty shared by

I love this fantastic set of Flag Blocks! So patriotically perfect!
These were created by the talented

Same flag-completely different idea!
 RUFFLES! I know right, so cute and such a fun way to incorporate fabric into the design.
The smarty behind this great piece is
4th of july    Stars and Stripes

So excited to see another lantern, and this one too is different from all 4 of our knock off projects!
Not only is it SOLAR  but the sides are filled in with paper.
You can find the awesome tutorial at

And I LOVE these! I think they would be so fun on a picnic table or a mantle!
They were shared by

And that leaves only one, the TOP PICK for JUNE 2011....
(drum roll please............)

Congratulations to Brandie
Her candle luminary is the winner of a gift card to Home Depot!
(Just in time for a few supplies for next month, right?)

Congrats again, and too, a super HUGE thank you to all of you that shared a project this month.
Melinda is up next month for another round of fun. Check back soon for the inspiration project.
The tutorial and other knock offs will post starting on July 4th at Under My Umbrella -

See you then!

Friday, June 10, 2011

June 2011...Lanterns and Stars Link Up Party!!!

Wow! What a great week it's been!
I cannot tell you how much I love this group. It is so much fun to see what each of these amazing women come up, it never fails to impress and inspire me.

But, it also leads me into the next week which brings all of you sharing all of your creativeness! I am so, SOOOO excited to see your different takes on my little star lantern project.
I'm just happy excited for this party to take place...

But First a quick recap of this week's AWESOME-NESS!!!
We started here with the "idea piece"

Krystal ran with it and created a beautiful etched glass lantern...

...seriously LOVIN' the glass!

Candace was up next, batting solo but still coming out with a winner... the black! And how she did the lid-super smart, that girl!

Melinda closed out the week with a stunner...

...that girl and her burlap! Just beautiful!

So did we get your wheels turning?
Did you go with another take on the lantern?
 Or with the impending July 4th holiday, were the stars your choice?
We're dying to see!!!

***Remember your project must either be a knock off of the lantern idea or contain a wooden star somewhere on your project.
***You have one week to finish and link up your projects, the linky will close
 Friday, June 17th at 11:59pm.
***Features, highlights, and winners will be announced on Saturday, June 18th on the WYLTC? blog.
Okay, I can't wait any longer...share, share, share!!!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fun Times are Coming...

Just a quick reminder that the Wood You Like to Craft? link up party is now and forever being held on the WYLTC? blog site!!!
No more confusion about where to find it!
If you've got a lantern re-make
or star project ready to share we want to see it!
The party starts on Friday-we can't wait to see what you come up with!
***Remember your project must either be a knock off of my lantern idea
or contain a wooden star somewhere on your project.
Stock Photo - close-up of a 
star shape on 
a wooden surface. 
fotosearch - search 
stock photos, 
pictures, wall 
murals, images, 
and photo clipart
***You have one week to finish and link up your projects, the linky will close next Friday, June 17th at 11:59pm.
***Features, highlights, and winners will be announce on Saturday, June 18th on the WYLTC? blog.
Until then be sure to visit my blog Craft Goodies to see all of our lantern remakes shared this week!
Happy Crafting...

Monday, June 6, 2011

June 2011...Lanterns and Stars Oh MY!!!

Hey there all you crafty friends!
It's the first Monday of June and that can only mean one's Wood You Like to Craft time!!!

I'm kicking things off with the full tutorial for this month's inspiration project.

You'll find all of this month's craftiness on my blog,
Be sure to check back there all week for the other projects created by the WYLTC ladies-you know you don't want to miss what they come up with. And then it's back here Friday for the link-up party.

Remember your projects this month can be a knock-off of mine or your own creation using this month's theme STARS!!!
The link will remain open for one week before the "Top Cut" is announced.

Also new this month, kits to create the star lantern are available for purchase HERE.
There is a limited number available, once they're gone, they're gone.
(unless you ask really nicely)

Have a great week, see you and your project back here on Friday-

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Making some changes!

Hello everyone!  We sure hope you have enjoyed Wood you like to craft? as much as we have!  It is such a blast seeing what everyone comes up with each month.  However, we are hoping to encourage more participation so we are going to make a few changes.

First up, we are going to start using this blog for updates!  We will post here at the beginning of each month letting you know where Wood you like to craft? is going to be next.  Hope this helps!

Next, the link party each month will also be HERE on this blog.  We are hoping that having the link party in the same place each month will help eliminate any confusion. 

And finally, while we still plan on knocking off each others projects (because we think its fun) we are going to broaden the category so that more people can link up their ideas and we can have a bigger database of great wood crafts.  For example, this month the Wood you like to craft? team is going to knock-off Wendy's cute lantern, but we invite you to link up either a lantern or a star related wood project. 

So that's it!  Hopefully these changes will make things a little easier to follow and will allow more people to participate in this fun group.

Remember, this month's event starts Monday at Craft Goodies.  More info to come!