Morena Hockley

DIY Contributor
Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she excels in creating colorful, bold pieces.
DIY Rustic Wooden Cake Stand Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on January 4, 2021

DIY Rustic Wooden Cake Stand

Create a pretty cake or cupcake wooden stand that is perfect for parties and social gatherings! This rustic wood slice stand is easy to make and you can customize it with any color you like. If you love mason jars and country chic styling then you’ll love this project! Supplies Used to make a Rustic...

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How to Transfer a Photo with Mod Podge Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on December 23, 2020

How to Transfer a Photo with Mod Podge

Of all the crafting techniques I do, this is easily mod podge photo transfer is my favorite. I just love to transfer photos and images! I get a kick out of the vintage, weathered appearance a project takes on by simply transferring images to wood. This isn’t like decoupage….we’re not attaching the paper to a...

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Turn A Rake Into A Wine Glass Holder Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on December 23, 2020

Turn A Rake Into A Wine Glass Holder

I love shabby chic and rustic decor! I especially enjoy decorating with discarded and thrifted items. Today I’m going to show you how to turn an old rake head into an attractive, functional wine glass holder. Supplies you’ll need to build this wine glass holder: Metal rake head Gold Glaze Washcloth Spray on sealer Burlap...

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How To Make A Giant Countdown Wood Christmas Sign Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on December 2, 2020

How To Make A Giant Countdown Wood Christmas Sign

Christmas is a favorite holiday for many! Children and adults often find themselves counting down till the end of December. To make it easier to keep track of the Christmas countdown, I made a cheerful Santa inspired giant sign to countdown till the holidays. This fun piece of decor is very easy to make! Materials...

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DIY Santa and Snowman Christmas Ornaments Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on November 30, 2020

DIY Santa and Snowman Christmas Ornaments

I just love handmade Christmas ornaments! It’s fun to add a personal touch to your tree, and hanging your DIY ornaments up each year will bring back lots of fun memories. Here are two fun tutorials for some simple handmade projects: Santa and Snowman ornaments! Supplies to Make the Snowman Ornament: Styrofoam Ball (4 inches)...

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Simple Wall Paper Christmas Tree Art On A Wood Pallet Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on November 30, 2020

Simple Wall Paper Christmas Tree Art On A Wood Pallet

Piece together patterned paper to create beautiful Christmas wall art! Funky triangles in holiday patterned paper come together to create beautiful geometric wall art that’s perfect for Christmas decorating. Supplies Used to Make this Christmas Tree Wall Art: Unfinished Wood Pallet Art Board Patterned paper in holiday colors Hot glue gun Tan Milk Paint How...

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Christmas Table Centerpiece – DIY Holiday Ornaments Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on November 30, 2020

Christmas Table Centerpiece – DIY Holiday Ornaments

Turn extra-large Christmas ornaments into a unique Christmas table centerpiece!  You can arrange several of these pieces in a row to make an eye-catching centerpiece. Otherwise, you can use one at each place setting to add some holiday cheer to the table. You could even use these floral ornament pieces as place card holders! This...

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Nail String Art – DIY Wooden Pallet Welcome Sign Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Morena Hockley, on November 26, 2020

Nail String Art – DIY Wooden Pallet Welcome Sign

Wood pallets are perfect for creating rustic pieces of home decor! The nails in the pallet I took apart inspired me to create string art on a pallet board. This rustic, unusual wooden welcome sign will look so cheery next to my front door! Keep reading to learn how easy it is to make this...

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