Traveling Crane Woodcraft & More

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Traveling Crane Woodcraft & More



Hello my BEA-utiful people!!

I'm back and I have a new shop assistant! For those that don't know, I took about a year off when I found out I was pregnant. Now that my son, Sam, is almost 3 months old, I decided it was a good time to get back into the shop. Also, I have missed you!

So, for my first video back, I thought it would be fitting to build something for my son's nursery. So sit back and enjoy this build. If you would like make this for your little one, all the info will be below. Enjoy!

Michelle, Sam and Shop dog Ozzy

tools: this build does not need power tools. So if you have them or don't, this build is easy
Drill, w/ drill bit
hardware: 2 threaded Rod 3in x 1/4-20, Wood nut inserts 1/4 and 1/4 wing nut
Pull Saw
Miter box (or miter saw to make life easy when cutting angles)
Speed Square
Ruler/measuring tape
optional: Clamps, Shop dog, baby
must have: music!

Cut list:
2: 1x2x8 cut (4 legs) 24.5 inch
1: 1/4 x 48 wooden dowel cut to 26 inches
leg angles: top 45° and bottom 15°. the top can be changed to 15° if you want or you can round the top so there will be no sharp points. side note: I wish I rounded off the tops instead of cutting them to 45°

Link to wooden baby gym toys:

I wasn't planning on making a video, but I did take some pictures, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask them.

This is a YT short on how I made my Pumpkin Goblins. The foam pumpkins are from my local craft store and everything else can from Lowes. Don't need too many tools to do this, but will warn you that when you are carving the foam pumpkins it will make a mess. Hope you enjoy this fun DIY

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So I'm not going to lie. Saw this on Pinterest and wanted to make one for myself and share the process with you!

Hope you enjoy! Ask questions if you have them!

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New build coming soon!

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Hope everyone had a great New Year so far! I'm starting mine off slow and I think that is going to be the theme going forward LOL! I have a ton of projects that I want to do, but I will probably only upload once a month...Maybe twice if I'm feeling froggy.

With that said, here is this months video. I have been needing to do this since we moved in and was one of my first planned projects for the new house. As you see, it took me a year to actually do this project. But I am SOO happy I did it! This was so easy and turned out amazing. I love this project so much that we will be doing something similar for our spare bedroom and the upstairs bathroom that has a messed up wall.

I was going to use pine boards for this project, but the quality of boards I saw where so awful. So, even thought the MDF was a bit more expensive. this project probably cost me about $100 to do. That's with the pre-cut, per-painted MDF and the cost of the paint. So not the cheapest project, but still totally worth it. I used 2, 1x4x8, 3, 1x3x8 and 1, 1x2x8 MDF boards. You can probably buy a sheet of MDF and cut it yourself to save a bit of money. I'll probably do that next time.

I hope you enjoyed this video, if you did, please leave a like and consider subscribing to my channel. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I hope everyone has a fantastic January and an even better year!

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Hello my good peoples!

Today is a quick last minute video I wanted to share before Christmas. If you are looking for an easy last minute decoration idea, then look no further!

I used whatever wood I had on hand and whatever ribbons and greenery I had laying around. If you are a crafter, you know you have extras :).

These scrap 2x4's are not pretty but with a little sanding and come paint, they turned out great!

So please enjoy this video, try it out if you want to clean up some scrap wood. Thank you all for your support. Please like, share and subscribe if you haven't already!

Hope Every one has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new year! See you in 2023!!

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It's that time again! Christmas DIY's are back! In today's video, I show you how to make a simple yet fancy Stocking Name Tags!

This is our first Christmas in our new home and we finally have a fireplace! So with the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” in my head, 'the stockings were hung by the chimney with are' but something was missing. Names.

I went through my crafting supplies and found leftover wooden cut outs, wooden beads and some garland and when to town!

These are super simple to make. Change it up and making them fit your needs. Simple or Fancy, the name tag world is your oyster.

I hope you like how I made mine. These is list of everything I used below and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

Craft supplies used: All from Michael's and/or Amazon
Wooden die cut tags
Thin Twine
wooden beads (16mm & 20 mm) or whatever size you like
paint, gel paint or infused ink paper by Cricut
leftover Christmas garland
Vinyl lettering and transfer tape or use a festive marker or glitter paint pen
Glue gun, scissors, Cricut heat press

link on how to use infused ink on wood

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Welcome back to my channel! As most of you know, I have been talking about building a table for my dining room. I wanted to do this right and keep it as simple as possible,, so I went online and found plans from (link below) The design was definitely what I was looking for in a table. Simple, rustic and "easy" to make.

In this video, I show you how I built this table and the changes I made along the way. Ana Whites plans are great, but I wanted to be able to remove the top of the table if we ever moved again. So I reached out to one of my wood working friends, Matt @MMCC_Woodshop and he was able to give me some tips on how to accomplish this task. I highly recommend that if you want to see a real wood worker, go over to Matt's channel and check out all of his awesome builds.

Things not mentioned in the instructions:

With any wood you get from a box store, you are going to have to do some prep work. You will encounter issues with your wood that is not shown or talked about in the instructions. If you are anything like me, you do not have a large, flat, leveled surface to work on. Or have an extra pair of hands. Clamps are your friends. use them. and even though you are going to glue and use pocket hole screws for this table top. I highly recommend that you make sure all of your wood is flush and the joints are secured. So do your glue up. Clamp your project and allow to dry before you secure it with screws. You want to make sure your boards will sit flush with the next board. Having a planer and a joiner is HIGHLY recommended. You can't buy wood off the shelf and build this. These are things not mentioned in the instructions. You will have to make adjustments as you go. Cutting off excess wood to make everything even. If you do not have access to untreated 4x4s, you are going to have to make your own like I did. I also highly recommend that you look up this process on whatever video platform you are using. I have never done this before and even though it worked, I want to make sure you do it the right way. not my way. Lastly, dowels. USE THEM! They make a real difference and looks SOOO much better than just seeing screws.

So with that said, I really hope you enjoy this build. Links below to things I uses to make this table. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I hope everyone has a fantastic day and Happy Thanksgiving! See you in December!

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With the weather cooling down (no joke, it has actually been cooler in Charleston) and pumpkin spice everything is on the menu, that only means one thing... HALLOWEEN!!! I absolutely LOVE this time of year! Decorating, pumpkin carving, fall festivals and so much more!

So in honor of this Spooky season, I decided to put together a collection of my Halloween inspired DIY's. Added new graphics and music for you to enjoy. These are older videos, so when you read, link below...there is not going to be any links, other than to my IG page. So if you see something you want to get material wise, please let me know below and I will send you a like to that product.

I broke this video down into 5 parts.
part 1: Wooden Halloween Bead Garland (time stamp: .17)
part 2: Wooden Jack -o- Lantern (time stamp: 6.40)
part 3: Carving a real pumpkin (time stamp: 11.18)
part 4: Plywood Witch Silhouette (time stamp: 17.30)
part 5: Plywood Werewolf Silhouette (time stamp: 21.50)

I also had a Concrete Pumpkin DIY, but it was too long to add to this video, so if you are interested in see how I did that, there will be a link below and at the end of the video.

So with that said, I really do hope you enjoy this "new" Halloween DIY collection! Please, as always, Like, Share and Subscribe!

Thank you all for your support! You guys rock!

Happy Halloween my Spooky peeps!

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In celebration of my "almost" finished shop, I decided to take my tools for a spin and make this SUPER easy DIY.

I am the worst at decorating my home. I know what I want, I have some of the stuff to make it look good, but making it look good on the mantel, is not working. I've looked at Pinterest for ideas and I saw that people were using faux wooden books to lift smaller objects when decorating a shelf or mantel. So I went into my garage and grabbed my scrap birch butcher block cut off from one of my first builds that I have been saving for a "rainy day".

I've seen faux books all the same size and stacked, wrapped with twine and had live, laugh, love written on the spines. I liked the look, but wanted something different. So I decided to stager my cuts. Since this will be hold a piece of coral my husband gave me, I wanted to distress the books, so the coral will stand out a bit. I think the butcher block was a bit too thick, but ended up looking good.

You can use 2x4s or 1x3s for this DIY and you don't need power tools either. Cut them all the same length or stager the cuts. Cut the wood any size you want. I made two sets of books. One big, one small. The smaller books look way better, so I'm going back to cut down the other blocks. Paint them any color you want. You don't have to use chalk paint. If you want to distress them and don't have dark wax, you can always get a distressing or crackle paint to go over your paint. Many ways to make this your own. If you need more ideas, head over to Pinterest to see what's out there.

I hope you give this a try if you are looking to add something extra to your home décor!

book measurements: 8in, 6.75in, 5.5 in. ( I randomly cut these blocks)

link to the dark wax I used

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Here's what's going on in my neck of the woods. Spoiler: not much. With all the rain, humidity, fly's hard to get out there and build. And to top it all. I STILL haven't finished my shop. BUT, I have put a small dent in the madness that is out there. I can not access most of my tools, so that's a start. I will be 100% done before the end of September.

This video is a small tour of how I'm going to set up my shop. TRUST me when I say, I talk way too much and tell you things that are really not important. So, there is a time stamp that you can skip a head to, to avoid my rambling. I did speed up a portion of the video if you decide to watch the whole thing. LOL! I hope you do watch it all, that really helps my video.

SO with that said. I will be back to normal starting in October and will have a really nice dinning table build for you. So hit that notification bell. Follow me on Instagram, like, share and subscribe if you haven't already. And as always, thank you for your support! Have a fantastic Friday my peoples!



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It's been a while. There is a lot going on over here in Charleston and it seems, if it's not one thing, it's another. Not only is my shop still not up and running, I also noticed a major lack on energy in me and that is not normal. So after speaking to my doc, it looks like I may have a thyroid issue and then to top it all off, my husband and I got the Coof (covid). So needless to say, I had a rough few months. But don't worry, I WILL overcome and get back on the ban wagon.

My plan was to start my Farmhouse Dining table build, but the coof happened. So instead, I decided to share how I transformed an old plain nightstand into a new piece of awesomeness! I painted the first nightstand a day before I tested positive and was not able to start the second one. So instead of just finishing this project off camera, I decided to share my steps with you.

I know there are a TON of Chalk Paint videos out there and honestly, they may be better and more informative. but I wanted to share with you my steps. Simple, easy and you don't need anything. I used what ever I had on hand and it worked. Now, if you are planning on flipping only furniture to make a profit and not just something for your home, I would definitely see what the professionals do so you can get more bang for your buck. but if you just want to spruce up something in your house, I hope you give my method a try. You won't be disappointed.

So sit back and enjoy this video. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I'm always here for you guys! Thanks for sticking around and for all of your support. Please like, Share and Subscribe and don't forget to follow me on IG. Again, thank you for everything and have an amazing day!



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It's been awhile, but I am back! Back with smaller projects, because I still have no access to my power tools. After the move, we've had so much going on and still have not finished unpacking. So everything from the last trip is still in the garage. We need a shed BAD. Once we get everything squared away, I will be able to do better builds for you. What I have planned for the next few months are a Farmhouse Dining table, upholstered bench, coffee table and more. So wish me luck and please enjoy this garden build.

The house has an amazing yard and I want to keep it that way. So, while looking around on Pinterest, I came across this Obelisk. All the ones I saw were like 8 ft tall, all the way down to 4 ft. The one I built for you today is 6 ft tall. I also added a solar light to the top, which is optional. If you would like to try this your self (no power tools needed) the cut list and materials are below. Have fun with this project and make it your own!

4- 2 X 2 X 8 ft Pressure Treated Wood
3- 1 X 2 X 8 ft Pressure Treated wood
Exterior Wood Glue
Galvanized 1 in wood screws or you can use Galvanized 1 in crown staples like I used. (wood screws would be more secure, I couldn't find mine)
4 - 2.5 in exterior wood screws
Pull Saw
Tape Measure and Pencil
(always use best safety practices when building)

cut (4) 2 X 2's to 6 ft (72ins)
cut (3) 1 X 2's 2@ 5 in, 2@ 6.5 in, 4@ 8 in, 4@ 10 in, 4@ 12 in, 4@ 15 ins

For the Rungs. I measured 11 inches from the top and made my mark. then @ 22 in, 33 in, 44 in and last at 56 in.

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As you can tell...this is NOT a normal video but I enjoyed making it for you. And as my channel name says, this is the And More part of the Traveling Crane. I wanted to add cooking video's to my channel but did not want to make too many, so these videos will be few and far between.

I give my dad credit for everything, and I'm giving him credit for teaching me this skill. I probably paid more attention in the kitchen then I did in the wood shop. Cooking is a skill and I happy that I paid attention like I did. Baking cakes, cookies, pies, etc. is probably my favorite (I see a humming bird cake in the future :) ), but meals like breakfast and dinner are an everyday thing for me and I like to try different recipes. This is one of those recipes. I came across this on Pinterest and I am sure their are plenty of recipes like this one out there. I did tweak the recipe by adding chicken,. Now this is a staple in my household.

With that said. I hope you enjoyed this video and if you try it out, please let me know what you think below in the comments. Thank you watching, thank you for the support and if you are feeling up to it, help out with gas prices and send a super thanks!

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Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup

1 1/2 cups Cooked Chicken (shredded) *
2-3 Carrots diced
2-3 Celery diced
1 medium Onion diced
1 lb or 2 packages of Cremini Mushrooms
2 cloves Garlic (minced)
6 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth*
1 1/2 cup Wild Rice*
4 tbsp Butter (divided)
1 cup Milk or Cream*
1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
salt & pepper to taste*

* I used 2 chicken breast cooked in my air fryer. You can also use a rotisserie chicken that has been shredded I love cremini mushrooms, but you can use baby bella's if you want or even button mushrooms. For the Wild rice, if you don't have any, you can use regular white rice. This will work just as well. My wild rice is a combination of Basmati brown rice, soft white wheat, Rye berries & wild rice. What ever rice you use, will determine your cooking time. My blend calls for 45mins. If you use heavy cream, your soup will be creamier. I used salted butter, but low sodium broth. So I didn't really need to add anymore salt to the soup. Be careful you don't over salt the soup.


1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat, add the mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms have released their liquids and the liquid has evaporated, about 10-15 minutes, before setting aside.
2. Melt the butter in the pan, add the onions, carrots, celery and garlic. add salt and pepper and cooking until onions are translucent.
3. Add the broth, rice, chicken and mushrooms, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the rice is tender, about 45 minutes.
4. Mix in the milk and cheese and cook until the cheese has melted, before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

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I finally got a video out in May! This year has been a doozy and I'm trying hard to get stuff made for my channel. Right now, I'm doing simple builds, but will be adding bigger and better builds in the future.

The reason I wanted to do this, is because every time I walked into the house from the garage, I had to stare at that box and the water heater. Nothing I can do about the water heater, but the box I could make a cover. I did not have a ton of wood but I was able to grab 1x3s from the other house I had laying around for a board and batten build I wanted to do. (spoiler project hopefully) I also had leftover bead board that I was able to use. Not all electrical boxes are created equal. So make sure you measure yours and not use my measurements.

So with that said, please enjoy this simple build. Thank you for sticking around and thank you for all the support! Don't forget to follow me on Instagram and don't forget to hit that subscribe button if you are new here!

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This isn't the project I wanted to do, but it's something. I did promise you a video before the end of the month and I have delivered!

I'm horrible at decorating my house and I had no clue what to do with the wall where we have a picture showing Charleston Harbor in 1872. I was browsing Pinterest for some ideas and came across Lantern Wall Sconces. Me being me, I didn't want to pay for something that looked easy to make.

I ran to Lowes a week ago to picked up a board and some hooks, so that I will be ready to build eventually. I also remembered that I packed 3 lanterns & flameless candles, that were leftover from my wedding and I was all set to go. I wasn't sure how it would turn out as my lanterns were way bigger than the ones I saw that Kirkland's was selling. So I did my measurements and cut all the wood and mounted the sconces to my wall and stepped back. My husband comes walking past me and said, "Have you changed your decor from Farmhouse to Pirate?" I was mortified LOL! The more I looked at it, he was right. I was not a fan of the big lanterns. So I'm going to change out the lanterns for some Adirondack hanging baskets with a farmhousey flower arrangement. Hopefully I can find the baskets soon because the sconces are hanging their bare at the moment. LOL!

So with that said, I hope you enjoyed this video. The next 2 weeks are going to be busy for me but I should have another video out mid May if all goes well. Thanks for sticking around and thanks for all of your support! Don't forget to Like, Share and Subscribe to my channel. Every little bit helps!


Poplar wood Hobby board: 1" x 8" x 2'
cuts: 2 each
7.5 " x 7.5"
4" x 4"
2.5" x 2.5"
Hooks purchased at Lowes as well. Lanterns are from Michael's Craft store.

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Missed me? Well, I sure have missed you and building. Moving is for the birds. We've had so many set-backs and issues with every person we hired to help us make this home ours. Needless to say, I need a vacation from life, but we are hanging in there.

So with that said, this is a little update on what's going on and when I hope to be back. If you want to see behind the scenes, definitely go follow me on Instagram.

Thank you so much for sticking around and thank you all how have recently subscribed to my little channel. It is much appreciated! See you in a few weeks!


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I know I've said this before, but this is one of the EASIEST DIY's I've ever done. A can of $17.00 Hi-Temp spray paint I got online and a few hours and I have a "new" fireplace!

Like I said, this was super easy. Hardest part was taping the windows on a windy day. There will be a link below to all the materials I used.

1: You need to unmount the surround. IF you can't do this, you need to turn off the pilot light (if you have a gas fireplace) the spray paint is highly flammable. Then tape off the area around the surround. IF you can remove it, life would be so much easier. I made sure I was in a well vented area. Out of direct sunlight. The surround should not be hot or get hot while you are working. It was windy, but the wind died down when I was painting. If possible, try to shelter yourself from the wind.

2: Use a power blower to remove any dust, soot, debris from the surround

3: tape the windows. Using masking paper also helps, but if you don't have any, use whatever you have around the paper bag, printer paper..etc.

4: Lightly scuff up the brass, sanding any rust if you have any. Sand anything you are going to paint. This way the paint will stick. Clean off any dust before painting

5: PAINT! Read the instructions on the can. READ the health warnings. (I will add a link to what I read after the fact) If this concerns you, look for a different product. I will tell you that this product is amazing. Dried really quick and was able to do 2 coats with 1 can. Did not run or leave wet streaks in the paint. Didn't look patchy at all. When you first start spraying it will look spotty, but soon clears up as you continue spraying. Make sure you shake the can every so often to prevent clogs. Paint in a side to side motion, releasing the nozzle after each pass. Work in sections until complete.

6: If the fire screen is looking rough, paint that as well. Once the surround is dried, open the doors and spray any brass that shows when open. Let that dry. Remove any over spray.

7: Reinstall your surround, turn on the fireplace to heat up the surround to help cure. Then sit back and enjoy your "New" Fireplace.

If you are looking to renew an old fireplace surround, definitely try this. Super cheap project with a high dollar look!

Thank you all for watching and for your support. If you are new here...Greeting from Charleston! You all know the drill, Please Like, Share and Subscribe!


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I finally was able to get into my new house and finished Part2!

Now, on a personal note, this seems like a simple project, but I end up making it way harder then it had to be. For example, I put the hinges on incorrectly, (a few times to be exact). I put so many holes in the door and the frame where I was getting so mad that my husband literally had to stop what he was doing to calm me down. I thought I ruined the entire project and was on the verge of tears. He took a look at what I was doing and told me that I would figure it out, but need to step back and take a deep breath. So I did and repaired all of the damage I did and allowed everything to cure and dry before getting back at it. I am very thankful to my husband for keeping me sane. He is definitely my better half.

So remember, if you ever get frustrated or in a pickle. Stop whatever you are doing and don't make it worse by continuing working while your mad/upset. Step back, reassess, breathe and then get back at it! Don't let little things like hinges to deter you from succeeding! Now you know, and knowing is half the battle!

So with that said, please enjoy this video. It's a makeover video so it does not have instructions. Thank you for watching and being here. Welcome if you are new and don't forget to like, share and subscribe!

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Sadly I am unable to finish my last project because work on the house took way longer then normal. Thankfully they will be done by the time you are watching this video. So starting this weekend, I will be able to finish part 2 of my Storage Between studs video and also be able to finish my pantry remodel! Fun Fun!

In the meantime, here is a short video of me trying to master my scroll saw. I need to practice more and get better blades then hopefully, I can tackle some cooler 3d projects I've seen and dying to try! But first, I must practice and become a "pro" :)

I hope you enjoy this video. Thank you for being here and thank you for all of your support! If you are new here, WELCOME and don't forget to like, share and subscribe!

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Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and New Year!

2022 is going to be great in the Hill House for many reasons and one of those reasons is a new home and new projects!

This is just a quick update on what's going on and I hope to have a new video for you next week. So hit that notification bell so you don't miss out. Thank you all for the support you have given me since this channel was started! I couldn't do this without you!

See you back here next week!

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It's been a while since I did some wood burning. So I decided that my last video for 2021 will be a pyrography project!

I've been eyeballing one of these for a while and decided to make one. You can download a template that you purchased, or do something free like I did. I used to download a free Christmassy font and then found a few Christmas SVG's online, then cut a pasted them to my Cricut program...then Voila! I now have a cookie board pattern!

I used both of my wood burning tools for this project, as the wood was very hard to burn with my Walnut Hollow Wood burner. I will put a like to that wood burner below if you are interested. My old, extremely dangerous wood burner with words not in English finished the job with ease (since it burns at 1000°...kidding, but it will burn the crap out of your fingers)

I hope you enjoyed this last video of the year. I want to express my gratitude to all of you who have stopped by to support my little channel and all the love you have giving thought out the year. I really appreciate all of you and I wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Holidays, Happy Everything and May all your wished come true. See you all in the New Year!


Michelle Hill, The Traveling Crane

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Here is a quick DIY of a 3D flower I made.

I've seen my wood working friends on Instagram make elaborate designs with their scroll saws and have always been curious to how they made them. One day I asked what type of wood they used and was told MDF. Well, I had a few thin MDF boards laying about my shop and decided to give it a go!

I chose a simple design for my first time. I wanted a Christmas flower, so the Poinsettia was a great choice. I wasn't sure how to explain the process, but I did my best. If you have any questions, please let me know.

I used tiny wooden beads for the center of the flower because cutting tiny circles are hard and definitely not same for the fingers. I could have sculpted more details in the petals and leaves but I will save that for next time. If you have a Dremel tool, that would really help in the carving process. Sandpaper and sharp tools will also work as well. If you try this, definitely play with it a bit and see if you can add extra details to make it more realistic.

So if you were a curious on how these are made, now you know and I hope you give it a try! Thank you for being here and thank you for watching!

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I've been wanting to make one of these for a long time and was finally about to do it this past weekend. I was going to make a detailed tutorial but realized that my tree stand may be smaller than most, since we have a "custom" tree. So this video is more about giving you an idea on how to start and come up with your own measurements. If you would like to know my measurements, I will be more than happy to give that to you.

With that said, please sit back and enjoy to music and the video. If you have any questions, please let me know. And as always, thank you for being here, thank you for watching. Please Like, Share and Subscribe!


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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and also having a safe Black Friday and NOT going out there in that madness. Personally, I don't get it, but apparently people love it. I say, stay home, eat leftovers and watch my videos!

This build was fun to do. I've always wanted an Advent Calendar and I made one in the past that mimicked a clock, but I always forgot to move the hands. I've seen versions of these all over Pinterest and decided to make my own with my own star and my own ornaments.

I think it turned out great and the Infused ink on wood worked out perfectly! Don't forget to watch that video if you haven't already.

I hope you enjoyed this video and the holiday graphics! If you are looking to make one for yourself, my cut list is below. Thank you for watching, thank you for your support and for coming back! If you are new. WELCOME! Please don't forget to like, share and subscribe.

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. And don't forget to Have fun!

6: 3/8 x 2" x 2'
1: 3/8 x 2" x 3' (longer for the last row)
1: 3/4 Square Dowel (longer then 2' for the tree trunk and base)
Here is my answer on why I did extra rows. As you will see, the first row is for 2 ornaments that are not part of the calendar. I added this row because I thought it just look better. The 7th row is more for stability for the last row of ornaments. You don't have to do this. I just thought it looked better.

Cut list and spacing: Row cuts with be @ 32°
row 1: 4.5"
row 2: 7.5"
row 3: 10.5"
row 4: 13.5"
row 5: 16.5"
row 6: 19.5"
row 7: 22.5" optional but looks better with it.

Use a paint stir stick to space the rows. If your don't have one, the spacing is 1.25"

Cut your dowel to the height you want. Mine is 24" (leaving 2" at the top for the star. Cut 4 extra dowels to 5" for the base.

Centering your rows on the dowel:
1= 2.75" from center
2= 4.55"
3= 5.75"
4= 7.25"
5= 8.75"
6= 10.25"
7= 11.75"

Hello my beautiful people!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
If Thanksgiving isn't your thing, then, Happy last Thursday in November :)

Hope everyone has the chance to be with friends and family during the holidays. Be safe, Be happy and Be nice to each other.

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Created 3 years, 11 months ago.

62 videos

Category DIY & Gardening

Greetings from the Holy City! My name is Michelle & welcome to my channel!

A little about my art background. I started making origami cranes in pre-school, while my family was Stationed at the Naval Air station in Sigonella Sicily. Fast forward through the years & I master more elaborate origami techniques & fiddles around with different types of paper crafts. Always wanting to know more, I pushed my creativity to other forms of art. Painting, drawing, sculpting, paper flowers, bracelets, wood craft, building & much much more.

I created this channel to help out a friend who wanted to know how to build a planter box. So my first video was private, but ended up being published due to more of my friends wanting to learn. I am NOT a professional wood worker or anything. This is for fun & hopefully can help out future DIY'ers out there! So stay tuned for more stuff.

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Thank you! M