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DIY Cloud Art

My previous cloud themed post inspired today’s craft project. For some reason, making these clouds put a big smile on my face. The best part about this project is that I made it reusing materials in my home. I love doing anything that doesn’t require me to go to a store and spend a lot of money on craft supplies.

 

Supplies:

  • Cardboard
  • Polyester Pillow Stuffing
  • String
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Utility Knife
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush

 

Directions:

1. Begin by drawing clouds on pieces of cardboard (I used an old shipping box). Make the clouds as large or as small as you want.

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2. Cut the clouds out with a utility knife.

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3. Paint the clouds white, and let them dry for a couple of hours.

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4. Gather the polyester stuffing. You can either buy a package of the stuffing, or you can do like I did and take the stuffing out of an old pillow.

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5. Pull the stuffing apart and begin gluing it on the clouds with a hot glue gun.

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6. Make raindrops for the clouds by drawing raindrop shapes on scrapbook paper. Cut them out with your scissors.

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7. Turn the clouds over and hot glue three pieces of string on the backs of the clouds.

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8. Once the glue is dry, turn the clouds over to the front side and hot glue the paper raindrops on the strings.

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9. Finally, hang the clouds on your wall. (I used thumbtacks to secure the clouds to my wall.)

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These fun clouds are going into my son’s room. I hope he likes them as much as I do!

 

 

 

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Newspaper Canvas Art

I did a canvas art project last year that did not turn out the way I wanted it to. So, I had to find some way to reuse the canvas because I didn’t want to throw it away and waste money. I saw so many great ideas online on how to reuse an old canvas, but the projects using newspaper stood out to me the most.

These are the supplies I used:

  • Newspaper
  • Mod Podge Glue (Matte)
  • 16″x20″ Canvas
  • Chipboard Letters
  • Dollar Store Flowers
  • Krylon Black Spray Paint
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Foam Paint Brush

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I started by cutting the newspaper into strips of various sizes. Then, I spread the Mod Podge over the canvas with a foam paint brush. Next, I placed the newspaper strips on top of the canvas and covered them with a thin coat of the Mod Podge.

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While I let the canvas dry overnight, I decided to use chipboard letters to add a message and dollar store flowers to add some color. I spray painted the letters with black spray paint and hot glued them and flowers on the dried newspaper strips.

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I enjoyed working on this project because it was fun and easy. It was a great opportunity to express myself, and I look forward to doing this project again using different objects.