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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.


6 comments:

  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!

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

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  2. Pretty! Loving that chicken wire frame idea.

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

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

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

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    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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