Easy DIY Art

Hey y’all…our weather has been so gloriously beautiful that I have been trying to do as many outdoor projects as I possibly can. I try to keep a stash of easy DIY art projects for days just like this.

I was inspired to create a little something green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Did you see our Decorating With Green post yesterday?

I found this frame at the thrift store for $1.00. It had a funky silver foil finish with a slight tinge of pink on one side. Definitely not my style but it was the right price.

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When I bought the frame, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. But I knew it would need a makeover before anything else.

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Last week I used a free can of spray chalk paint to transform some sweet bunnies. I liked it so well for that small project that I knew it would be perfect to makeover my frame. Hobby Lobby carries an entire line of this paint in a multitude of colors. With a 40% off coupon the can set me back $4.80. The color is “New Leaf” and it resembles Kelly Green.

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I gave the frame two coats of paint and it dried very quickly.

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I feel that the paint color really makes the details pop.

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Here’s where I really got to have some fun. I wanted to play around with my watercolor paint set to make something easy and cute. Using watercolor paper and my home computer, I printed out this quote “Kiss Me, I Wish I were Irish”. Obviously, I’m not Irish – but growing up I always wanted to be :)

I did a rough drawing of a shamrock to add the watercolors to.

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I am not an artist, but I really love playing with this paint medium. I thought this turned out pretty cute.

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And it looks great in the painted frame displayed in the living room.

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So in just a few minutes time, for less than $6.00 I was able to create an original art piece for St. Patrick’s Day. I hope you’re inspired to do a quick DIY project today!

Until tomorrow…

XO~Vicki

Comments

  1. Bambi says

    Love this makeover. I’m so partial to green, I’m always drawn to it. This is getting pinned to my “Love me some green” board!
    Bambi