So spring break is officially over.
Physics at nine in the morning. ugh.
But look at this beauty I made:
Makes you forget about phsyics, huh?
Oh wait... that's just me. :)
So me and little man were outside playing and there are sticks everywhere.
You have to understand... I grew up on a big plot of land that had pretty much NO trees. The ones we did have were Cedars... no leaves, no sticks. You didn't really notice them.
When I moved into town after getting married we have massive amounts of TREES.
You should have seen me during fall.
There were leaves everywhere.
Seriously... I about had a cow.
My husband just laughed and laughed.
Our driveway was covered... they got tracked into the house and I had to pick up a rake for the first time.
So I digress...
regardless... we never had sticks either so I was quite inspired.
It might not be your cup of tea but my little man wanted a sun and we love the song 'you are my sunshine' so this was born.
*canvas (I used one I had on hand)
*Hot glue gun
*Leftover scrap of fabric or twine
*phrase of some sort
*lots and lots of sticks
I washed my sticks before just to make sure no bugs decided to live with us forever :)
I had a canvas on hand that was from a project forever ago... the color is not the right blue and I've been using it to check out techniques of other stuff so I decided to give it a makeover.
I grabbed several colors of paint because I wanted a streaky color... not just one bright yellow.
I mixed browns and tans into the yellow until I got it how I liked it:
Doesn't it make you smile?
I scuffed the edges up a bit and even streaked a little blue in there :)
Then... (shame on me for no pictures) I laid out the sticks in the arrangement I liked. It took me several tries but finally ended up with this:
I just put some hot glue on the back of each and went around in my little circle.
Then I tied some twine and fabric in a little bow and glued in the middle :)
I decided I wanted a phrase on it so I made my own rub-on on the computer (love rub-ons!)
I scuffed it up to make it look old and worn.
and it brightens up my hallway!
I brushed a little blue paint over the sticks to make them stand out a little :)
I LOVE how the colors turned out.
So I'm pretty much in love.
Bring on the sun, arkansas.
....but not toooo too much. :)