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Monday, July 26, 2010

I got all crafty this weekend

We had an extremely laid back weekend. Like, we didn't do anything but eat & veg on the couch. My husband likes to call this ultimate relaxation & if he could do it every weekend, he would. By Sunday, I called it ultimate boredom. I cleaned & did laundry & when that was done, I was so ready to get out & do something! So my sister & I decided we wanted to make something for Claire's nursery.

We did a little Googleing & I had an idea to buy blank 8 x 8 canvases & paint them. Since the theme of her room is birdies, it was only appropriate that we paint birdies on the canvases, durr. Butttt... sis & I aren't the most crafty/artistic people in the world, so we hopped on Etsy & found some inspiration & ideas of what we wanted the paintings to look like.

A trip to Michael's & a couple of hours later, we came out with these as the finished product:


Pretty cute, no? I painted the one on the left & my sister did the one on the right. My birdie is standing on a mushroom & sort of looks like a fish the way that I drew its beak, but hopefully Claire will appreciate them :)

One canvas on Esty would have run me $30-$40 plus shipping. But we made these for $29.50. It would have been less, but I forgot my coupon. Hmph.

19 comments:

  1. So adorable!! I wish I could paint that well!!!

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  2. um, those are ADORABLE.. not that i am completely shocked by your craftiness.. but truly?! those look store-bought!! and SO freaking cute!!! love them!!

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  3. y'all did an awesome job! too cute:)

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  4. These came out AWESOME. It does not look DIY at all!! Claire will love them!

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  5. Very cute! I think Claire will love them. :)

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  6. Super cute! I love them. Note to self: Must make time for a DIY project soon!

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  7. So cute! What paint did u use on the canvas? I'd love to try something for my son!

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  8. Very cute! And extra special because they were made with love by Mommy and Auntie!!

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  9. Those are adorable!!! I'm impressed!

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  10. You are SO creative!
    Maybe you should start your own Etsy shop? :)

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