Yay for the first week of Dare to DIY, hosted by the NewlyWoodwards!
This week’s theme is “Dare to… be thankful.”
I have to admit that I did one project that turned out to be a semi-fail. It’s not terrible, but I wasn’t feeling it. I decided to pull out my watercolors (which I haven’t touched in YEARS) and make something using only items I found around the house…
(Plus scissors and a hot glue gun… the “rope” pieces are actually the handles from an old shopping bag!)
I painted the unfinished frame with two different browns (the lighter brown is the same brown I used to make my apron hanger thing)… then traced the back of the frame onto the paper bag and wrote out what I wanted my little thankful-sign to say (and yes, it took me more than one try to get it to look ok):
Then traced over my text with some watercolor paint:
Added some love and fall colors:
Then cut it out, put it into the frame, and hot-glued the knotted rope onto the back:
Then I put it in a place that I’ll see it and be reminded to be thankful for all that I am blessed with.
It probably won’t stay here much longer… the frame didn’t have a glass front and I don’t want my little watercolor to get ruined by being so close to the kitchen sink!
I had so much fun playing with my watercolors again! I have multiple sets that I haven’t been able to part with–and now I’m glad that I kept them! I see more watercolor projects in my near future…
So did you Dare to DIY this week?? Don’t forget to link up over at the NewlyWoodwards! I can’t wait to see all of the projects people came up with!