Garden Party >>> DIY Mushroom Party Decor

How fun are these little mushrooms?!  This is such a quick and easy way to decorate a dessert table.


Hazel & Ruby has the cutest candy apple red polka dot tissue paper and re-usable stencil masks!
I made a quick trip to my neighborhood Target and grabbed some foam cups, bowls, mini cups and red muffin liners.


Cut out circles about an inch bigger than the bowls.
To create your mushroom tops, apply some Mod Podge and stick the paper to the bowl.
Place the tops on to the upside down cups.
Next I cut out some triangles and and grabbed my letters.
Spell out your phrase then give it a quick coat of paint.


When you remove the stencils it creates such a cute effect!
Throw on a table cloth, sheet moss and Gnomes from the garden.
 Load it up with delicious treats and get ready for the stampede!
Cute and easy…just how we like it!

DIY Chalkboard Clipboard Up-Cycle

Hello, Hazel & Ruby friends! Margie Higuchi here with a “Back to School” project using Broadside Alpha Stencil-Mask, Quote Me Fat Roll, Washi Tape and Too Cool Pic Pockets to create a DIY Chalkboard Clipboard!

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I needed to make this a masculine piece for my son who is entering his senior year in high school…sniff, sniff!! His school colors are maroon and gold so I used the gold for the lettering (SHS = Schaumburg High School). I picked up this NOTES clipboard from the dollar spot at a big box chain store


I primed it with Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Gesso. Two coats with dry time in between did the trick! The clip was also covered with Gesso.


The color I used was Butterscotch acrylic paint and I covered the surface with two to three coats (dry time in between coats). Then I added my SHS from Broadside Alpha Stencil-Mask on top. Then I went to cover the entire area with Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Chalkboard Paint. I gave it three coats (don’t forget the dry time in between!). The NOTES clip also was covered in the paint – decided that after looking at once everything was dried – LOL!


Next I peeled off the letters and tried to clean them but chalkboard paint is tough to get off. I’m not worried they are still good to use – they are repositionable and can be used over and over again! LOVE THEM!

Post Stencil

Add photo in Too Cool Pic Pockets. Draw, write and/or color with chalk or white marker to fit the theme. I used Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® PITT® Pastel Pencil in white and Stamper’s Big White Pen to create the effect!


Add a magnet or easel stand on the back and it’s ready to be used in a locker or desk top!

800WM SHS Notes Clipboard MargieH July23 2014 H&RBlogProject Supplies:
Hazel & Ruby – Broadside Alpha Stencil-Mask, Quote Me Fat Roll, Washi Tape and Too Cool Pic Pockets
Mediums – Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® (Gesso and Chalkboard Paint); Heidi Swapp (Butterscotch Acrylic Paint)
Pencil/Pens – Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® (White PITT® Pastel Pencil and Stamper’s Big White Pen)
Clips – FarmHouse Paper Company (302 Collection)
Clipboard – Target Stores
Other: Foam Brush; Tag

Have you seen Tausha’s DIY School Locker Decorations post? She has some wonderful ideas – go visit!

Be inspired. Live Handmade.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hazel & Ruby Inspired Subway Art with Family & Friends

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Tina here today and I’d like to share some pictures of a recent Subway Art Crafty Night we had at my work.  Every couple of months or so, the women at my work (and wives of my male co-workers) and I get together for a night of creative fun!  We have created everything from Scrapbook Mini Albums, to Mixed Media Canvases, to Alcohol Ink Art.  This month, we thought it would be fun to create some Hazel & Ruby inspired Subway Art!  Of course, Hazel & Ruby Stencil-Masks and Pretty Project Papers are PERFECT for Handmade Subway Art!

The first step was picking out which Gorgeous Project Paper to use on our Subway Art!  So many choices….




After we decided which Pretty Paper to use, we began applying the paper to our canvases.  (Mod Podge is one of the greatest inventions EVAH!!  Just Sayin’)


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Once the Mod Podge was dry, we started to work on our Quotes & Sentiments.  With so many awesome Fonts and Letter Styles in the Stencil-Masks, you have endless options.

I especially love how easy it is to move your words and letters around on your canvas getting just the right placement.







Now the messy (and really fun) part!  Squirt some basic acrylic craft paint directly to your canvas and paint over the entire thing.  How easy is that?  No bowls or plates needed.

Once you have applied to paint to the entire canvas, just remove (and clean) the re-usuable Stencil-Masks.



This is definitely a family type of project!  Kids, family, & friends can all join in the Crafty Fun!




Several of the ladies wanted their sentiment to POP a bit more, so they outlined the letters with a Sharpie!  Love this technique!


Even little boys can have fun playing with the Paper Rolls!  They can turn ANYTHING into a sword!  Ha!


Now for everyone’s gorgeous Subway Art masterpieces!




We had SO much fun creating our little works of Art!

Do you create with your family & friends?  We would love to see what you create with Hazel & Ruby!  Share your Crafty Adventures pictures with us on our Facebook page or Instagram (hazelandrubyhandmade).  We just might feature your Crafty Adventure on the Hazel & Ruby blog!

And remember, you can find our entire collection of Stencil-Masks and Project Paper Rolls at Michaels Stores, nationwide.

Thanks for letting me share in our little fun!

Be inspired.  Live Handmade.