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Give Halloween a crafty twist with this Distressed Pumpkin by May Flaum

October 11th, 2013

Distressed Pumpkin Home Décor Project

My local craft store is full of leaves, flowers, and home décor items that could really use some better coloring. My solution? Get out my Ranger color mediums and customize! This project is quick, easy, and requires no adhesive. Thanks to my paints, stains, and mists I have a unique home décor piece that will grace my mantle this fall – and for many years to come. -May Flaum

For this project you will need:



1. Cover the pumpkin with a thin coat of Distress Paint in Picket Fence.


2. Once dry, use Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge paints to cover the pumpkin.


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Claudine Hellmuth Studio Spring Nest

March 15th, 2013

Claudine Hellmuth Studio Spring Nest Finished

Here is a great home décor project that works for either Easter or spring. Claudine Hellmuth shows you how to make this amazing Spring Nest out of recycled paper and Multi-Medium. You can then accent it with some wooden eggs painted with your favorite colors! Click here for full instructions and step out photos.

Also, as you probably know, Little Yellow Bicycle has been posting a project a day for the last 2 weeks that feature their new Naturals line and inks from Ranger. Today is the last day, but they sure do have a good one! Be sure to head on over to their blog to check it out and catch up on any of the projects you may have missed!

Finally, our Seasonal Palette contest for March is still going on until Thursday, March 21st, 2013. You can swing by this blog entry to submit your project for a chance to win.

Project: Summer Blooms Canvas

June 29th, 2012

New on learn how to create a lovely canvas blooming with the beautiful colors of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints in a new project by Tara Nixon!

New for June on!

June 4th, 2012

We’ve got some great new features on for the month of June:

Learn the easiest way to tint photos using Ranger’s Inkssentials Craft Nibs & Nib Holder along with Distress Ink pads in this video by Ranger’s Creative Director, Tim Holtz.

Discover how to use Vintaj Glaze to seal metal jewelry with these tips and techniques courtesy of Jess at Vintaj Natural Brass Company!

Create this bright, inspirational wall hanging made with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas, Tim Holtz Distress and Inkssentials products, in this project by Candy Colwell.

Project: Claudine’s Cupcake Canvas

April 17th, 2012


Looking for a great new project?

That's a piece o' cake!

Check out the newest project on the Ranger website: a pretty cupcake canvas by Claudine Hellmuth, using her Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints, Gesso and Multi-Medium.  Craft a canvas for your home as Claudine did, or apply the techniques to make a cute birthday card for a loved one!

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 12

December 24th, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!  OK, we know some of you like to wait til the last minute, but… this is it!  This IS the last minute!  So let's get these holiday ornaments all wrapped up for 2011, yes?  It's the final day of Ranger's 12 Days of Ornaments!

Diane Spiak's 2011 bauble was created with:

Debbie Tlach painted a glass ball with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso and dripped Stickles in Christmas Red, True Blue, Eucalyptus, Waterfall, Star Dust, Platinum and Lagoon, and Ice Stickles in Arctic Ice, Grape Ice and Crystal Ice.

Well, that does it for this year's ornaments, everyone!  We hope we inspired you to create some ornaments of your own and to share them with your friends, family and loved ones.  Don't forget to leave comments on Friday's post and yesterday's post in addition to today's, because we will be drawing winners once we're back in the office on Monday.

Happy holidays to all!!

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 11

December 23rd, 2011

Tomorrow’s Christmas Eve?!  Already?!  But we still have so many ornament ideas to share with you!  Well, we’d better get started then.  Here it is: Ranger‘s eleventh day in our 12 Days of Ornaments series! 

Today we are showcasing the talented men of Ranger Industries, so let’s hear it for the boys!!


Brian Van Liew II‘s amazing upcycled Graffiti Spraypaint Cans and Stencil ornaments were created with:

Marc Elepano used glycerin and water to create a snowglobe ornament, filled with shrink plastic snowflakes!  He used:

Don’t forget to leave comments on the post from Day 10 as well as today’s post: we will be selecting prize pack winners as soon as we return to the office after Christmas.  But we’ll be back tomorrow to wrap it all up with our final day of ornament inspiration!

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 10

December 22nd, 2011

Welcome to Day 10 in Ranger's 12 Days of Ornaments series!  Only two days left to get all those ornaments crafted before St. Nick arrives!  (No pressure or anything…)

Teresa Natividad's pearly, dimensional Geo ornament was created with:

That's not ribbon wrapped around Bonnie Egenton's ornament: it's embossing powder on top of Wonder Tape!  This deceptively easy project was made with:

Graphic designer Lisa Bihuniak's typographic ornaments were created with:

Congratulations to our newest winner from yesterday's post: Bunnyfreak!

"Everyday you guys surprise me with more great ornament ideas. I am just wowed."

For a chance at winning a Ranger prize pack of your very own, just hit the lil' "comment" button below and show us some holiday love!  We will be announcing the winners from Days 10, 11 and 12 after Christmas when our Ranger "elves" are back in the office… so you have even more days to get those great comments in!  Good luck!

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 9

December 21st, 2011

On the 9th day of Christmas, Ranger gave to me….. more great ornament ideas for all my tree-trimming needs!

Susan Baldwin's filmstrip-inspired ornament was created with:

Debbie Tlach's Poinsettia Pocket ornament was made using:

Terry Horvath's reindeer snow globe ornament was created with:

What great ornaments today!  You know what else is great?  Winning prizes just for leaving comments on our blog posts!  The lucky winner from yesterday's post is Karen Linkogle:

"When I decorate my tree my favorite part is remembering the history of the ornaments. I love hanging the ones that my children made and seeing them now as adults and remembering how they were when they created the ornament. Haley will certainly be celebrated for years to come on her Christmas tree! Thanks for the warm fuzzies and for reminding us how special it is to craft with our children! PS I love the ornaments!"

Thanks, Karen!  We couldn't agree more, and we hope you have fun creating memories with the Ranger goodies that we will be sending you.

12 Days of Ornaments! Day 8

December 20th, 2011

It's the eighth day in Ranger's 12 Days of Ornaments series! The holidays are a wonderful time to spend creating memories with family, and so today we have some glittery treats courtesy of a mother-daughter craft team!

Aimee Billington created a double-ended photo ornament using:

This colorful, sparkling ornament was created by Aimee's daughter Haley, who is only four years old!  Wow!  A crafting prodigy, for sure.

Haley created her ornament by squirting Stickles (in Christmas Red, Silver, Crystal, Green and Golden Rod) into a glass ball and letting them drip down the inside.  Awesome!

If you would like to create some Stickled crafts with your own family members this holiday season, we have some more inspiration on our website in the form of a video.

Congratulations to Okienurse, who is the winner from yesterday's post! Her winning comment:

"Awesome ornaments again today. Love the retro/vintage look they have today! Thanks for sharing."

Keep those great comments coming, we love reading them!  (Oh and they just might win you a Ranger prize pack, too!)