1. Buy inexpensive picture frame/s
For my project I bought four large plastic picture frames that came with a white matting. They were only $3 a piece. If you are able to spend more money, you can get a rich-looking, long-lasting wood frame.
2. Buy paints and supplies
If you don’t already have brushes and paints on hand, you can easily find some at a craft store or maybe you know someone who can lend them to you. Choose colors that match your room’s theme. I bought two shades of brown and two shades of blue and white for accenting since these were the colors I was using in the nursery.
3. Get creative
It’s time to paint! I simply used the paper that came inside the frame and painted the back. This way I had a sure fit when I was done. Choose your design and go for it. Don’t stress over trying to make your painting look perfect. Imperfections give character. In my case, I didn’t do the painting at all. I asked my nieces and nephews to do it for me! They each got their own paper and I told them they could paint whatever they wanted (using the colors I provided), just as long as they filled the paper completely. So how did it turn out? I got four unique, abstract pieces of art to group above my sons crib. They loved the fact that they were painting something for baby, and I loved the fact that the paintings had sentimental value.
So, what do you think? Share your projects and ideas with me!
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