Over the past few years, I have happily played along with Kim over at Newlywoodwards as she hosted her Dare to DIY series.
It has always been serious motivation to get my craft on - at a time when nostalgia is brimming over and I feel the need to fill my home with sentimental decor. This year, her series is even bigger! (check it out!)
So this week - the challenge is to make something thankful-related - namely, Thanksgiving decor. Here's what I've done in years past:
2010's Thankful blocks
2011's Thankful frame
Well, two years ago I made one of my favorite crafts - that Thankful block set - and I just don't really have much more room for Thanksgiving decorations. So I cheated a bit and made something "thankful" that will last the whole year through.
I've wanted some DIY art for my laundry room for um, like a year now. This was a good reason to get around to it. The project was simple. I knew I wanted a phrase, but also knew I have terrible handwriting.
So I gathered fancy watercolor paper and pencils given to me as a gift, some scrapbooking stickers I had around, a cup of water - and got to work. I just stuck the stickers down and crossed my fingers that they wouldn't stick permanently to the paper (they didn't!). I think the American ones are a nice touch...
I then got to work with the watercolor pencils. I have no idea how to use them properly. The last time I watercolored was with the kid's little white strip with 5 colors thing. I think I did decently, all things considered. I crossed my fingers again and peeled off the stickers, leaving the white words. It worked!
I then popped it in a thrifted frame, and here it sits in our laundry room, an important reminder in a place where one might have a tendency to feel a little less than grateful, especially when scrubbing baby messes out of onesies.
So no, not Thanksgivingy, but you could certainly do this method with seasonal colors too. :)
Go check out the other projects!
All of the projects are also being linked up to these fun blogs - check them out there too!
Decor and the Dog
Two Twenty One