To wrap up my blog vacation week I have Melissa here to share some awesome DIY projects. I first fell in love with her creative food creations (pancake pops anyone?), but she rocks it out in the project world as well.
Hello friends of Stay at Home-ista! I'm Melissa from No. 2 Pencil, and I am thrilled to be guest posting for Jessica today. Over at No. 2 Pencil, I share creative recipes and DIY projects. Today, I am sharing a few DIY projects I have made using one of my favorite crafting tools...a jigsaw! Yes, technically it is a power tool, but it is so easy to use, everyone should give it a try.
A jigsaw is the perfect multi purpose tools for a DIYer. They are affordable, and simple to use. I purchased an inexpensive Ryobi jigsaw from Home Depot for less than $30. I also use inexpensive sheets of MDF (medium-density fibre board) for my projects, and my jigsaw cuts them quickly and easily.
Jigsaws have a small, thin blade and are made to easily cut curves. In fact, this curvy frame was the very first project I did with my jigsaw. I drew a funky shape onto a piece of MDF and just went for it. I sanded, painted, and glazed it and taped an 8x10 picture of our family to the back.
This oversized letter was a quick and inexpensive way to add a big statement to our bathroom makeover.
I used my Silhouette machine to cut a big vintage style hello sign out of card stock, then used the card stock as a template for my jigsaw.
With my latest project, I got creative with my jigsaw and some chalkboard paint and made a year round wreath for our front door.
All of these jigsaw projects are so quick and easy. In fact, I made each of these during my toddler's nap time! If you are itching to get creative with a jigsaw, I did a step-by-step tutorial for my vintage style hello sign and have even more tips on my chalkboard wreath tutorial. I hope you pop by for a visit!
Thank you for having me Jessica, and thanks for reading!
PS - Since I am a guest poster here, does that mean I get to stop by and see Jessica's beautiful home in person? I hope so!
Anytime Melissa- you are welcome to stop by!