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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Classy Children's art...

The other day I decided it was time to decorate our family room. I have been trying to figure out something to put in there (on a budget of course) that involved my children, but was also still classy looking. Then it hit me! Picture frames, with my children's prints on burlap, hung by ribbon, duh! Simple, cheap, classy, and kiddish!
So this is what you will need....
1. A picture frame for each of your children, or one big one that can fit them all would be cool too!
        (I got mine at the dollar store and spray painted them to match the colors in my house...$6 each)
2. Burlap. I think I used about half a yard at the most, for all 3 of my kids.
        (I had left over burlap from another project, but I know it's not more than $2 for 1/2 yard)
3. Ribbon (optional)
4. A small drill bit to make the holes in your frame if you decide to use ribbon, if not, then skip this!
5. Paint.
6. Foam brush (to paint the little hands and feeties)
7. Scissors to cut your burlap.
8. KID(s)

9. Popcorn and a soda optional.  (I, kid.)

I didn't take pictures of the process because it was a little hectic to be honest. A four year old, two year old and ten month old in a craft that involves painting their extremities....chaos! You ladies are all pretty genius, so I'm sure you won't need the step by step photos...
Anyway, this is how mine turned out, I personally think it could use a little POP of color somewhere, but I always love me some color! I think I will get different ribbon with some blues or oranges!
Oh and I forgot to date it too, so that will be later. I got a little excited to post it!

My kids LOVE them, well, the 2 that understand that they made them! Every time they pass by they point it out and feel so proud!
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Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I really like this one!

Star @ A Load Of Craft said...

CUTE! I need a use for some burlap I bought and this looks easy enough for my liking :D

Carla said...

I plan to do this with my daughter. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah Sherman said...

what a GREAT project! and pretty as well!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial! I fell in love with this project as soon as I saw it and I started shopping around for the perfect frames. I finally found them and did this project with my two boys this morning. I love it!!

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