After sacrificing an old painting for its frame last year, I wound up with a naked wall space. Apart from being naked, it was also large. And I don’t know about you, but I think anything naked and large needs to be covered up stat. The offensive nudity blared in my face every time I walked past it- taunting me: “I’m fat and naked, what are you going to do about it?” (I hate when that happens!) This was my solution:
This little ditty was surprisingly easy to create! I was inspired by buttons (they run through my veins, after all) and trees- because they are one of the easiest and prettiest things to paint! I saw something like this on pinterest and sought out to make it bigger and
better more fun. Here is what went down:
First I got 2 canvases and gave em a couple of coats of paint in my desired background color. (Don’t forget the sides.) I used to use mugs to hold my paint, but I drank one-too-many sips of narsty that way.
THEN I needed to come up with a good distraction for kid #3… Thanks, Playdoh!
After the background had dried, I painted a simple, black branch. And I kept #1 out of my hair by giving her some painting to do! (which turned out awesome-you’ll see.)
Don’t forget to paint the sides of the canvi. (“Canvi” is plural for “canvas”, right??? It sounds like some kind of prehistoric sea creature…”And here we have a beautiful specimen! The great rod-toothed canvi.”) ANYWAYS… This tree is lookin a little bare… who do I know with an ungodly amount of buttons???
Oh, right… Me >:)
Now, get glue-gunnin! I chose green and pink buttons cuz I wanted it to look like some precious lil cherry blossoms
The button gluing is fun, but might take a while- check out those bored kids! (Actually it only took an hour, but that was a long time to focus on one task for me!) Oh, and once again, don’t forget the sides of the rod-toothed canvi! They get angry when neglected…
AND THERE YOU HAVE IT! Wouldn’t this be perfect in a baby’s room?!?!?! You could even make just a teensy weensy one! So easy, so quick, so fun!
And here is my fave lil blossomy branch. <3 I love!
…And I haven’t forgotten-here is what kid #1 created:
This is her ‘Winter Queen”. I love it!
*No Canvi were harmed in the making of this tutorial.