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Painted Wall Art

This project is all about painting and positivity. I love encouraging quotes and affirmations, so I decided to paint myself a sign that I could hang on my wall. It will be an uplifting reminder to create daily and continue to use my gifts and talents.

I used the following supplies:

  • Acrylic paint (colors: Pool Blue, Coral Reef, Yellow, Peacock Blue, Lilac Mist, New Shamrock Green)
  • Wood Plaque (bought at Michaels)
  • Paint brushes
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie Paint Pen (White)
  • Flower Stencils

I began by painting the plaque with the Pool Blue paint.

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Once the paint dried, I used the stencils to draw flowers on the plaque.

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Next, I painted the flowers.

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Then I wrote my quote on the plaque using a pencil and paint pen.

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Here’s the finished painting:

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“Create Something Beautiful” is a quote I try to live by everyday. It’s also a quote I get the opportunity to put into practice because of this blog. I love what I do, and I enjoy sharing my projects with all you readers and subscribers.

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Button and Bead Art

Over the past few months, I have seen so many beautiful craft projects and art using buttons. I never had enough buttons at home to do a project for myself until I was able to buy a package of buttons at a craft store (thank goodness for coupons). Those pretty buttons inspired me to create some colorful canvas art.

I used the following supplies:

  • Acrylic paint (Peacock Blue, Pool Blue, and White)
  • 12×12 inch canvas
  • Craft glue
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Heidi Grace Designs paper tree
  • Scissors

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I began by painting the canvas with the white and Peacock Blue paint that I mixed together.

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Next I lightly painted on top of the other colors with the Pool Blue paint. I wanted the canvas to showcase different shades of blue.

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Once the paint was dry, I cut the paper tree and glued it on the canvas.

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**The paper tree was a part of the Heidi Grace Designs Project Pad which included several stickers and paper cutouts.

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The last and best part of this project was adding the beads and buttons to the canvas using craft glue. I was free to design the materials any way I wanted. I didn’t have to worry about making a mess or if the project was perfect. I just focused on trying to make whimsical-looking scenery.

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I spread a thick layer of glue on the top part of the canvas, then I added the larger buttons. I glued the smaller buttons on top to fill in any holes. For the bottom part of the canvas, I spread another layer of glue, then I sprinkled the beads until the glue was no longer visible.

Here’s the finished canvas:

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This art project is a fun activity to do with children. My son enjoyed helping me paint and playing with the buttons. I can also see this as a fun project for a craft party. Imagine spending time with your friends laughing and creating art together.

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Friday Craft Roundup

I’ve been working on a few craft projects this week. With all the craziness that is going on in the world today, it’s almost therapeutic to unplug everything, grab some paint, and just clear my mind by making something beautiful. I love doing these projects because I enjoy giving them away to friends and family. People really appreciate receiving things that you spent time painting, building, or sewing with your own hands.

The first project was painting this bird house I found at Michaels Craft Store.

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As you can see, someone spray painted it while it was still in the store, so I bought it as is for about $2.99! I love a good deal!

These are the paints I used on the bird house. I mixed in the liquid sealer and paint together to help the paint adhere better to the wood. I used the Mod Podge (Satin finish) as a sealant after I finished painting the house.

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It took me a while to paint this little house, but I love the way it looks. Now, I have to find a way to hide it from my four-year-old son. He told me it was “his house”!

The second project is this bead wreath:

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The idea for this wreath came to me when I was trying to figure out what to do with a foam craft ring I bought for $1 at Dollar Tree. All I did to make this wreath was paint it with white acrylic paint, then I hot glued the clear, plastic beads on the wreath after the paint dried.

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Last, but not least are my burlap bags that I stenciled with acrylic paint.

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This project was fun and easy because all I had to do was paint the bags and wait for them to dry.

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I’m excited because I’m thinking about all the different ways I can use these bags: cosmetic bags, wallets, craft bags, etc.

I hope you all enjoyed reading this post. Lots of joy and love went into making these projects. Please feel free to share and comment.

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Painted Wood Plaque and Letter

I love doing craft projects with laser-cut wood frames and plaques. I think they are both excellent ways to create unique wall art. On my recent trip to Michaels, I bought this wood plaque and wood letter:

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I let the two objects sit on my table for a couple of days because I didn’t know what I wanted to do with them. Then, one day as I was walking around a store, I saw lots of products that were gray and yellow. I loved the way those two colors complimented each other. I immediately went to another craft store and bought yellow acrylic paint and gray chalk paint.

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I painted the plaque gray:

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and the letter “B” yellow:

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I used two coats of paint on each object. I lightly sanded the paint on the plaque with fine grit sandpaper to give the plaque a chalk finish. Then, I hot glued the letter on the plaque and hung the finished project on my wall.

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Simple Canvas Art

I love doing inexpensive canvas art. It gives me the opportunity to be creative and to spruce up the walls in my house. While I was shopping in Dollar Tree, I came across a section of wall stickers made by Main Street Wall Creations. They offer so many options for wall decorations, and all you have to do is peel and stick them onto a clean, dry surface.

I chose the “Keep Calm and Carry On” sticker because I love how I can apply the message to different situations in my life.

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Before applying the stickers, I painted a 16″x20″ stretched canvas with yellow acrylic paint.

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I waited a few hours to let the paint dry. Then I applied the stickers. Very simple!

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