Thursday, June 16, 2016

Easy DIY: USA Flag Canvas Painting

Supplies Needed:
Canvas - 
(Any size you choose! I used 3ft x 2ft)
Red Acrylic Paint
Blue Acrylic Paint
Foam Brushes
Paper Plate for the Paint
Painter's Tape - 2" size
Star Stickers- 
 (I made my own - Silhouette cut file here
but you could use any size or type of star stickers you want!)

Step 1: 
Tape off the stripes.  (I took this pic before I added one more piece of tape to the bottom left.  Also, we did not paint that tiny little spot at the top right.)  Each stripe has 2 pieces of tape and the width of two pieces of tape between stripes.  Don't worry about lining up everything perfectly straight or accurately!! The end result will look great even if the stripes aren't straight or exactly the same size! :)

Step 2:
Add the star stickers!  
You could do them in rows like the actual American flag, or do a design of random sizes and placement of the stars!

Step 3:
Use red paint for the stripes and blue paint over the stars.

Step 4:
Peel off the stickers and tape immediately when you're done painting.

USA Mason Jar project HERE
4th of July owl printable HERE

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Kids Craft Project: Marble Painted Mason Jars

Hi everyone!!!!  Well, summer is in full swing here!! We were at Girl Scout camp all week last week, so I'm finally catching up on all the laundry, cleaning, grocery shopping, etc.!!

My daughter's birthday party was a few weeks ago....20 nine year-old girls at our house! Thankfully the weather was beautiful and we were able to carry out our carefully planned game of The Amazing Race!  We also made these marble painted Mason Jars!

My inspiration was these jars I saw at the Target Dollar Spot:

Supplies Needed:
Mason Jars with lids (any size)
Acrylic Paint
Craft Rope -(got mine at Target's Dollar Spot May 2016, but here is an alternative)
Tags, Stickers, etc. & Hole Punch

You just squeeze in a few squirts of paint into the jar (5-7 squirts to start), put the lid on and shake it up!  Some paints are thinner and may work better.  Add a drop or two of water if your paint is too thick. Add more paint if necessary.  Then turn upside down to let the paint drain down the jar and into a bowl.  You want the coat of paint to be as thin as possible to make drying time fastest.

The colors will mix and blend together into a beautiful marble effect! Some used two colors, others used 10 colors!  It was cool to see their creativity and the end result! The metallic and glitter paint was absolutely gorgeous!!

The girls added rope and tags with their initials.  It takes at least 48 hours for the paint to dry completely.

They look adorable with artificial flowers!  They'd also make great pencil or accessory holders!

....or with 4th of July coming up....flag holders!

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