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  • Guitar display for tween
    on Nov 5, 2009 in home projects my home murals
    My daughter really, really wanted to hang her electric guitar on the wall, so, of course, I had to find some way to make it fit into her room decor. First, I taped off a rectangle with blue painter's tape and rolled it with two coats of the black mag...
  • Old toy chest checked offYeah! I can finally check something off my "to do" list. I have had this old toy chest sitting around half finished for a couple years now. My grandfather had it made for me when I was about three years old, so I have a special attachment t...
  • Framing a masterpieceFraming your child's art can be an inexpensive way to decorate your walls and add some great conversation pieces! Oh, and it makes them O so proud to see Mom hang up their stuff somewhere besides the refrigerator door : ) Forget custom framing--I sta...
  • Reclaiming my back porchWell, so I can thank the sisters over at Shanty 2 Chic for my new obsession with blogging. Until about 2 months ago, I had no idea how many creative bloggers there are out there! Somehow I came across their blog and it inspired me to create a new hom...
  • Shells from the summer
    on Oct 29, 2009 in Bonding simple projects art decor
    Here's a fun and easy craft project that will put to use all those shells you brought home from the beach this summer. It's so simple that my 4 year old made her own with just a little assistance. It's also another one of those projects good for some...
  • The benefits of Art
    on Oct 28, 2009 in why art?
    It seems most of the children I teach in art, already love it and have an artistic bent. However, I've also taught the not so confident artist, and seen amazing things happen. The one thing I notice with all my students is their level of confidence,...
  • New Product-Fall Leaves ProjectI wanted to show you a new product that I tried and loved the results. I ordered ArtEmboss Aluminum Sheets from DickBlick. They are 9-1/4' x 12" and come in a pack of 12. I didn't know what to do with them at first, but got inspired last week wh...
  • Fall Pumpkin Door DecorI saw this idea at the War Eagle Craft Fair up in Northwest Arkansas a couple of years ago and just now got around to making one for myself. They were selling Santa heads, but I decided to do a pumpkin because I needed something "fallish" f...
  • Canvas Floor Cloth
    on Oct 23, 2009
    I love doing canvas floor cloths. They are such a fun way to perk you up on the days your looking down. This is a canvas floor cloth that I helped my daughter's class make for their school art auction. I used a 2' x 3' pre-made floor canvas by Fredri...
  • Pumpkin DecoupageIn my home school art class we started a fun decoupage project last week and finished up this week. They really seemed to enjoy it and they turned out so cute. First, on tan craft paper we used acrylic paint and foam rollers and stamps to create our...
  • Art SuppliesI confess: I'm an art supply junkie. I check the Michael's and Hobby Lobby ads each week to scope out the specials, and always clip their coupons so I can purchase things on my "wish list" usually for 40-50% off. FYI-if you miss the Hobby L...
  • Displaying Art
    on Oct 17, 2009 in home projects murals art display
    I know my art student parents are always asking how I recommend framing and displaying children's art. Here's a neat project that I did in my laundry/craft room that was very simple, and provides a creative and inexpensive way to showcase the day to...
  • Bonding With Your Child Through Art
    on Oct 16, 2009 in Bonding simple projects hand art
    Since the weather outside has been so frightful, once again this week my four-year old and I defaulted to one of MY favorite things to do.... art. While that sounds pretty selfish on my part, I will say it is a wonderful way to bond with your child.
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