It’s DIY time, you guys! Jared was at a conference last week for work, so that meant I had two kids in need of distractions. Thankfully, their grandma was here for a visit, but even grandmas need breaks (have you tried sitting on the floor for three hours playing Legos? Ooph!). We rolled into Target in search of supplies for some preschooler- and toddler-made paintings and happened across a group of wooden letters parked in the same aisle. I liked the sans serif font, and they were pretty inexpensive. Plus, they caught me in a moment of pre-crafting weakness. Kudos to the crafter who can hit the store for paint and leave with nothing else. You are stronger than I.
So wooden letters, acrylic paint, brushes and a pencil or two if you’re in the polka dot mood. That’s all you need!
And the results are pretty fun, right? It’s time to get painting!
What’s the secret to super cute (and super easy!) polka dots? Pencil erasers! Just dip the eraser tip in the paint, and bam! Instant stamp!
For the stripes, I just went freehand. I intended to use painter’s tape for perfect lines but decided I didn’t have the patience to wait for the bottom coats to cure. And my mom said the imperfect stripes add character, so who am I to argue?
And there you have it! Happy painted wooden letters that make pretty cute additions to the kids’ room. That’s my kind of afternoon project.
What have you been making lately? I’d love to hear about it!