February 1, 2012

Watercolor Hearts {From Kid's Art}

Good afternoon, lovely readers! 
I have another Valentine's Day craft to show you!  This one is fun because it involved letting my kids go a little crazy with watercolor paint--yes, I got brave and let them at ages almost 2 and 3. Good thing floors, walls, and purple-painted beards are washable. (sigh)
In the end, I loved how freely they used the colors and had fun creating these 
pretty works of art!

So, wondering what I did with these paintings after they were dry? 

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First, I brought out my heart-shaped cookie cutters and traced hearts on 
them with my white opaque marker.  

Then, I cut them out, leaving the white edge around the border. 

Finally, I took some mini cloths pins and connected them to my...chicken wire frame!

Have you seen these all over the web? I loved them so much that I made one myself the same night I discovered them. (It was really easy to just cut my chicken wire to fit the frame then staple gun it to the inside of the frame that I had painted and distressed--of course! )

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I love how I can easily switch out my decorations throughout the year with so many possibilities. So, this is my first display using my chicken wire frame! What do you think?
I love being able to show off what my kids make as well as what I make! And I think I'm loving this chicken wire craze too.

Thanks for visiting today and please make sure to stop by tomorrow--there will be a HUGE and EXCITING giveaway starting!

Linking up with these parties and this party.


  1. I love including children's art in things. When my son was younger we always used something of his for grandparent's gifts etc. Really lovely!

    1. That's really a sweet idea I might like to try with grandparent's gifts-kids are so creative! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Pretty! Loving that chicken wire frame idea.

    1. Thank you! There are so many fun crafts to be done with chicken wire!

  3. SO pretty!! I love that your kids got to help! Great idea :)

    Thanks so much for linking up!! I love your stuff!

    1. Hi Emily! Thank you-I love incorporating their art into my house too! Thanks so much for all your supportive comments!


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