Thursday, July 8, 2010

Flower Canvas

I was wanting to make some type of artwork for my daughter's new bedroom and while browsing on Etsy I found the cutest little fabric flowers from Precocious Paper & the idea immediately popped in my head about what I wanted to do with them!

I wanted to paint a flower canvas! :-)

Here's my supplies:
One 16x20 stretched canvas
3 Craft paints in my matching colors (blue, green & pink)
6 Fabric Flowers from Precocious Paper
3 in foam brush & paintbrushes
Carbon paper

I first took my blue paint and using my foam brush painted the whole canvas blue. (It actually took 2 coats.)
Then I arranged my flowers out on the canvas to make sure they all fit! :-)
I also went ahead and played with Microsoft Word to create my letters. I used Scriptina font at about 200-225.  
I lined everything up nicely, then I started on my grass.
Using a small paintbrush, I just made small wispy strokes & Viola! You have grass!

Then using the same green paint straight lines for the stems & using a pencil draw on leaves and then color them in.

Then I took my carbon paper & put it underneath my printed out wording & traced over each letter for it to show up on my canvas. I then painted over that stencil with pink paint!

I love the verse 2 Peter 3:18, "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen." As I was thinking of what to write on my canvas, this verse came to mind & went perfectly. It is also my little prayer for my baby girl! :-)

This was a fun project and I'm so excited to share with you! 

Have a fun, flowery day! :-)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Ribbon Fun

The ladies group at my church have a "Secret Sister" group going on where we give secret gifts to each other  & it has been so fun! We had the reveal a few weeks ago & I thought it would be fun to do something different with her gift. I could have thrown lots of her favorite things in a bag, but I thought jazzing up a bucket with ribbon would be a lot more fun! :-)

It's so easy, you can do it too!

Just head on over to the Target Dollar Spot (I love that place!) & grab a fun bucket!
Then head over to your favorite craft store & pick up 2 spools of ribbon in coordinating colors.
You'll also need a ruler & scissors!
Take your ribbon spools and cut around 13-15 five inch pieces of each color.
Start on one of the bucket handles by tying the ribbons in knots and switching colors every other ribbon.
There's one side done!

Slide them tight & fill it up until there is no more of the handle showing.
Continue with the next handle & you're almost done! :-)
Here's a close up of the ribbons!
Insert tissue paper and lots of favorite snacks & a candle! You have a fun little bucket of goodies that will definitely make your friends day! :-)

**(If you wanted to personalize it you could take matching paint pens & write their name or initials! I ran out of time or I would have! :-) )

Hope this gives you a fun idea! Much better than a bag, right?!?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Personalized Pillow

Last night I finished up my daughter's personalized pillow to match her bedding & I'm so pleased with how it turned out! I ordered the Personalized Name Pillows pattern from (such a fun site!) a few weeks ago & finally got it all finished up! This pattern was very easy to follow and understand. It even helped me in learning more with appliques.

I can't wait to go make up her bed up in the morning & put her new pillow on it! :-)