Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Using my kid's art for my home



So I got another one of my Pinterest projects done! Yay! It's kind of a combination of a couple ideas on Pinterest. 

And my two little kiddos got to help me out! I used their drawing to make it.




My Inspiration from Pinterest

 (if you want to pin any of the following 3 images please do so from the source so the right person gets the credit)

I seen this adorable project where she took her kid's scribbles and put it on a canvas. 



And then I seen this one. They cut out a design and put the kid's art behind it. Also very cute.


I really really liked the idea of doing something like this. I love the little masterpieces my kids come up with. I would love a way to preserve it for a long time. And plus the idea of letting them have a hand in decorating our home sounded so cool to me. 

So I found this picture on pinterest for inspiration of my design. It's not scribbles, but fabric someone put on a canvas. Unfortunately it had no source. It went to a broken link when I clicked on it. So if you know who I can give credit to for this photo please let me know.

(Unknown Source)

I loved that design. But, I also liked the idea of making a cutout like the bunny and putting the art behind it. So I used some poster board, a hobby cutting knife, a picture frame from a yard sale, and of course my children's beautiful scribbles!

So here is how I did mine:

I set up my stuff on my bed so I could draw out my design to cut out.


This is what I ended up with.


I then took my photo frame I bought at a yard sale for a whole dollar and spray painted it a matte white.


And even tho I have a bunch of papers of my kid's scribbles, I asked them to make a new one for this art project. I wanted it to be on nice paper with no notebook lines in it. They are at the age where they love drawing suns, trees, people and sometimes monsters! But, I asked them if they would just do scribbles with all different colors for me. And of course they went for it! Who doesn't like to just go crazy on some paper with crayons? It's fun no matter how old you are.

And so that's what my little boys did. And yes they are wearing Spiderman costumes. It's kind of a regular thing around here. They LOVE superheros!


So after they gave me their masterpiece I then put it with my cutout in the spray-painted-yard-sale-find-for-only-a-dollar-frame. 


I think it turned out really well. I'm not too sure where to hang it up yet. I'm thinking about making a pretty gallery wall in my living room and adding it there. So this makes my second Pinterest Project done! You can see the first one here.

Now I'm on to the next one to do! Thanks for stopping by!


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85 comments:

  1. What a creative and beautiful way to preserve your children's artwork.

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    1. This really is amazing and quite beautiful! Love the way it came out and I am a new follower!
      Hope you have a great day!
      Michelle
      www.delicateconstruction.com

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    2. Thank you Michelle! And thanks for following! :-)

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  2. Oh, now that is too neat! Love the idea, have never seen it before. I have lots of stashed drawings/scribbling from my kiddos over the years saved in a file cabinet just hiding away. Now you have inspired me to get them out and do something with them. Thanks :0)

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  3. What a great way to make children's art a beautiful part of your decor. Hmm... you've gor my mind spinning with all sorts of ideas now! :)
    -- Fern

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  4. Oh, I like that! Such a great way of displaying those precious scribbles. And I have lots of "pieces" to choose from.

    Visiting from The House of Hepworths Linky Party, hope you'll stop by my blog too. :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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  5. I love this ! Great idea and it turned out so lovely ! Found you at Somewhat Simple party - I'm a new follower ! I'd love when you get a chance if you would stop by my blogging world as well :)
    Keep it up !

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for following! I will visit your blog too :-)

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  6. Love this idea! I have some crayola spin art my son had done & this would be a great way to display it.

    Please consider sharing this on Thingamajig Thursday going on now... http://radcrafter.com/2012/04/thingamajig-thursday-21/

    Alida

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    1. Thank you! Yes I would love to share it there! I'll make sure and do that :-)

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  7. I love this idea, so creative & beautiful! My kids are 28 & 30, think I can get them on board? ;)

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    1. Thank you! Yeah that would be pretty hard to do LOL ;-)

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  8. what a clever idea - this is lovely!

    xx

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  9. That turned out great!!! I love this idea!

    I'm an new follower. :-)
    Please feel free to check out my blog at http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! And thanks so much for following! I'm gonna go check out your blog right now :-)

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  10. I dont have kids myself but I think it is so great when parents frame their kids artwork with big elaborate frames with pride. What you've done here is so fun, working with their artwork. Love it.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes I seriously love my kids' art and it warms my heart to be able to see it daily :-) Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  11. What a cute and fun idea! Love personal art projects like this one.

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  12. Allie, this is one of the coolest projects. Hi, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, your new GF friend. I would love it if you stop by and be mine, too.
    Thanks for sharing, I love this!

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    1. Thank you! And I'm on my way to your blog right now :-)

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  13. Love this!! It turned out so pretty and incorporated art from your kids. Great idea!!

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  14. That looks really nice Allie!

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  15. Allie, this is such a lovely way to show off a child's art. I love it when people incorporate their children's art into their home decor. I want to thank you for nominating we for this blogging award. I have make a list of other bloggers to honor and I have typed up my list of seven things, but I can not figure out how to grab the award button and put in on a post. Can you help me? Looking very forward to hearing from you, Thank you, Connie :)
    I was not even aware of this award and I feel very honored that you think my humble little space deserves it. You're very sweet!

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    1. Thank you so much! And to put the button on your post, you right click it and click save image. Then you save it to your computer so you can add it to the post. And I think your blog is very deserving of the award! You are so creative! If you need anymore help with the image just let me know :-)

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  16. Such a great idea! I look forward to when my children are old enough to make art :)

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  17. This is such a sweet idea :) I have done this with scrapbook paper to make artwork but I love how sentimental it becomes when it is a work of art created by your own kids. Congrats on crossing a Pinterest project off your list!

    Claire

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    1. Thank you! Oh scrapbook paper is a good idea too. And yes I love how sentimental it is to me. It makes me smile and think of my boys every time I look at it :-)

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  18. Very cool idea! I love adding my kids' scribbles to frames but this takes it to a cooler, more creative level!

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  19. Hay I love this it is so cute and creative. I would love to have you come and share at my Sunday Round Up Party @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/2012/04/sunday-round-up-6.html
    I'm now following GFC.
    Hope you come and share.
    Rose

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    1. Thank you! I will do that. And thanks for following!! :-)

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  20. Hi! New follower from the blog hop! Would love a follow back if you like my blog :)

    thegrantlife.com

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    1. Hi thanks for stopping by and for following! I'm following you back :-)

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  21. I love how that turned out!!! It looks really great!!

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  22. This is gorgeous! And your kids are so cute! Love it :)

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  23. I've featured this at Grits & Giggles today! Come grab a featured button!

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    1. Oh wow thank you sooo much! I will make sure to get a button :-)

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  24. Sorry it took me so long to swing by your blog after you left me a comment! Fun stuff on here (I can't figure Twitter out either!) Following you back!

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    1. Oh it's ok :-) Thank you so much for following!

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  25. What a cute idea. I think it turned out very well!

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  26. Very cute idea! I have a ton of art to make use of and this is a great way to use it!
    Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations Party at Embracing Change!
    So happy you were here!
    Stacey

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    1. Thank you Stacey! And thanks so much for hosting :-)

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  27. What a great idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing!!

    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky

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  28. Such a sweet idea. I love the way yours turned out.
    Thanks for linking up to our Friday Block Party.
    ~Tami

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    1. Thank you Tami! And thank you for hosting! :-)

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  29. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us at The Sunday Round Up.
    Rose
    @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  30. This is really touching and creative!

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  31. Looks great- so much better than hanging scribbles on the fridge!

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  32. Hi,

    I followed you over from Somewhat Simple’s Link Party and I love this idea. What a great way to showcase the little ones art.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party (opens at 9 pacific tonight) at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com.
    Have a great day,
    Michelle

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle! I will do that :-)

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  33. Such a wonderful idea!! I love this! I will definitely be using this. I pinned this!! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much! And thank you for pinning it too!! :-)

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  34. I totally love this! This makes me wish I had little ones!! I will just have to get my little niece to draw me a cute picture like this! :)

    I would love for you to come and link your project up at my party - Well Crafted Wednesdays! You can find it here:

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/well-crafted-wednesdays-link-party-1.html

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    1. Thanks so much! I am sooo sorry for the late reply. I will definitely join in on the next Well Crafted Wednesdays party. Thanks so much for inviting me!

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  35. This is a great idea I love it. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from the Tip Junkie link party

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I checked out your blog and I really like it so I am now following you :-)

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  36. I featured your project over at my linky, Unveil Your Genius. Please go grab the Featured Button: http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/p/unveil-your-genius.html
    I hope you'll link up again soon! :)

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    1. I am so sorry that I'm late in replying but Thank you sooo much Taylor!! I really appreciate it.

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  37. Allie,
    Just wanted to let you know you're being featured on Creative Thursday :)

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  38. LOVE this idea!! I always wonder what to do with my kids drawings. Super creative :) BTW love your name...it's my daughters too :)

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  39. Great job! LOVE THIS! :o )
    - Hope @ http://hopefuloneblog.blogspot.com/

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