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Turning Your Child’s Paintings Into Quote Art

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I’ve been making over the boys’ creative corner in our basement for a little while now.  I revamped the art supply stash with some pallet storage and I rehung some of the art that was already there.  But it was definitely still bare.  It needed some color and character.  What better way to add some character than with the two characters I gave birth to?!  I got some paints and let my little Picassos go to town.

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Today I’m teamed up with some fabulous bloggers, who are all expecting, to bring you a great round up of DIY wall art for your little one’s nursery! For my DIY, I had orinigally planned for the changing table to just have a couple of baskets above it, RC’s name, and maybe a shelf.  Then the actual table came in and it turned otu mch larger than I anticipated.  Which, by the way, I’m not complaining, hubby did an amazing job and I love it!  But, it’s taller than I expected so we had to move the wall hangings around, creating a bit more space.  You know what that meant?  Time to create some more art!  RC’s nursery has a ton of prints and fun animals so this one needed to be a little different and it also needed to incorporate some color for the space it was going.  Here’s what I did: What You’ll Need: Printed Image, Letter Stencils, Black Paint, Frame For your background image, simply find something you like that’s not too busy or dark.  I went with a trail map.  How did I find it?  Google search “trail map” and you’ll find a lot of great…

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DIY // Golden Leaf Art

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Today I’m over on Pretty Providence sharing some DIY art.  It’s fall so you know you what that means, leaves, leaves, and more leaves everywhere!  But this makes them a great free crafting material! So head on over for the full post on how to make this golden leaf art shadow box.

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Saw It, Pinned It, Tried It // Packing Tape Transfers

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It’s no secret that the ladies of A Beautiful Mess are insanely creative and talented.  So it should come as no surprise that I love trying out their DIYs.  This one is so simple, not to mention quick to do, and ends with some really neat results. What You’ll Need: Magazine, Packing Tape, Glass of Water Find images in the magazine that you like.  Ones that inspire you and/or are just plain pretty.  Don’t worry about it being right or wrong, just go for it. Lay a piece of packing tape over the part(s) of the image you would like to transfer. Tear out the packing tape strips from the pages and then the access paper from the sides.  Don’t worry about perfect edges.  Stick them in the glass of water for 5 minutes.  This will help make removing the rest of the paper a breeze.  I also found that leaving a little excess paper at the top makes it even easier after soaking. Once the 5 minutes are up, peel off the paper and you’re left with a beautiful transparent image.  This was the part of the project I thought was so cool.  I couldn’t believe it was actually…

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DIY // Fishbowl Art

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A couple of weeks ago my little family and I went to IKEA and of course I wanted to put about 500 things in the cart.  How can you not?! We’re still finishing up decorating our house so there’s a lot of potential and so many ideas swarming around in my head.  One of the areas I’m currently working on is a fun little corner for Mr. G in our basement.  His stuff has started to spill out of the play room area so I needed an extra place to organize the chaos. We started with the table. Seriously the best $20 I’ve spent at IKEA in a LONG time!  Now it’s on to the “fixin’s” so to (southern) speak.  There has to be some art and when I found this adorable print I thought,”Hey!  I could make that!” So I did my own, very simplified, version. What You’ll Need: Shadow Box, Printouts (on Cardstock), Colored Pencils/Crayons/Markers, Twine Print out the FISHBOWL and FISHIES, hand drawn by yours truly, on card stock.  Color in as many (or few) fish as you’d like to be in your bowl.  I had a fairly small shadowbox so I went with one little fishy….

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DIY // 3D Playroom Art

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A while back I shared my plans for Mr. G’s new playroom.  Well I’ve shared a lot of plans for the rooms in the house and I promise some reveals are coming soon! Anyway…Mr. G’s playroom theme is monsters and the color scheme is bright and colorful.  There is a lot of empty wall space so I figured it would be great for him to have his own gallery wall.  Pictures of him, monster art, etc.  Today I’m sharing one of the pieces I made just for this space! What You’ll Need: Large Canvas, Paper Mache Letters, Paint, Fabric (optional) First thing I did was paint a chevron pattern on the canvas.  At first, I was disappointed that the lines didn’t come out clean, but then after looking at it, I thought it looked almost like fuzzy fur.  Perfect for a monster’s playroom!  The texture of the canvas had actually helped out with this furry effect. Now paint the letters.  You can paint the entire letter or just the tops, it all depends on if you’re going to do the fabric step.  If you are, cut strips of fabric and glue them to the border of the letters.  This furry…

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Saw It, Pinned It, Tried It // Easy Easter Art

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I loved doing this DIY.  It’s simple, cute, and I already had everything I needed! What You’ll Need: Scrapbook Paper, Cardstock, Glue Here’s the tutorial: source And here’s mine! And this definitely doesn’t have to be just an Easter project, there are endless options.  But it does make a super cute Easter egg! I also love that this can definitely be a family project.  Easy for the littles and an adorable piece of holiday decor when you’re finished! XO, Kelly

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DIY // Hand Drawn Portrait

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This has become one of my favorite things to do recently.  It’s how I do my bow packaging and it appears here on my little bliggity blog too! (Check out my advertise and about pages to see!) What You’ll Need: Printed Picture Paper (can be any kind) Pencil Pen Window  Scanner Print out the picture that you want to use and tape it to the window.  This will only work during the daytime unless you have a light source you can use. Tape your other piece of paper directly over the picture and begin tracing the details you want to appear in the sketch.   Once you’re done it will look something like this.   Now trace all of the outline with pen and erase the pencil. (You can stop here if you want but the next steps help make your portrait really pop!) Scan your image into your computer and open it in a photo editing software.  I use GIMP because it free!  Adjust the layers until the lines are bold.   You can add color if you like here (make sure all of your lines connect!) or print it out and color it in by hand.  I colored in my glasses for…

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DIY // Easy Multimedia Artwork

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I heart art!  Times a million!  I love to look at it, create it, learn about it, and on and on.  My latest fascination has been multimedia art.  Layers and textures making up a cohesive image or feel.  Here’s a super easy way to make your own layered work of art. What You’ll Need:  Card stock or other background material Patterned Printouts Glue Scissors Sharpie/Markers Paint Frame I used an old planner for my background/foundation and cut it to the size frame I had. Start cutting out the pattern from your printout and glue it down in different directions as you see fit.   Paint in some details. Write a message. Frame it and you’re done! You can do this in any order you like, it’s your art!

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