Watercolor Initials Posters

Create simple and beautiful artwork for your child's room that features watercolor painting and your child's initial, too!Supplies:Contact Paper watercolor paper watercolorsDraw and cut-out your child's initial from the Contact Paper. I drew mine free-hand, but you could also print out a large letter to trace. Stick the initial onto the watercolor paper - I cut our paper to 8"x10" to fit in some frames we had. Make sure you give the contact paper a good rub so the watercolors won't seep underneath it during painting.Let your little artist go to work painting the entire paper. The more colors, the better! If your colors aren't looking bright enough, encourage your child to "stir" the brush in the paint for a count of 5. That will load the brush really well and … [Read more...]

Halloween Blocks – DIY Holiday Home Decor

You will need: a 2x4 wooden board, about 2 feet long for 5 letters; black craft paint; Mod Podge; 2 foam paint brushes; black letters to spell your Halloween word of choice; several patterns of Halloween scrapbooking paper; embellishments and ribbonAfter you have cut your wooden board into random lengths (these range from 4 1/2 inches to 2 inches), paint the entire block black.Trace your blocks onto the Halloween scrapbooking paper and cut out.These letters were made using a Cricut machine. Or you can use any other black paper letters. Mod Podge only the backside of the paper and stick it to the front of the block.If you are applying any embellishments to your letters, attach the embellishment to the letter first, then Mod Podge the back of your letters. Or you can use … [Read more...]