For the past year, pretty much any painting Beany does turns into some version of pink on pink. We have pink landscapes, pink rainbows and lots and lots of pink girls. This calls for a steady stream of pink paint, of course, because a proper pink painting requires varying shades. According to the master, “Pink is my favorite color, but hot pink is best for hair, and light pink is best for skirts.”
So what do you do when your paint supply is overflowing with half-used bottles? Make wrapping paper! We didn’t go all pink on ours (I had to save some for any impending masterpieces), but I love how it turned out. It’s super simple, and the Sharpie outline gives it a fun edge.
This is a good one for kids to help with, too. Those little hands can be surprisingly efficient triangle painters.
Paint and Sharpie Trees
What you’ll need:
- Brown craft paper
- Paint (in whatever colors you like)
- Matching yarn
- Black Sharpie
How to do it:
Roll out a piece of craft paper large enough to wrap your present, and then paint triangles all over the paper, however big or small you like. Once the paint has dried, use a Sharpie marker to outline the painted triangles. Then add a straight line (aka trunk) to the bottom of each triangle tree.
To make the matching yarn pom-pom, wrap the yarn around your fingers a bunch of times, until you have a looped ball of yarn about the size you want your finished pom-pom to be. Carefully slide the wound yarn off of your fingers so the loop doesn’t come unraveled. Then take a separate piece of yarn, and tie it tightly around the center of your loop. Make sure it’s snug and as close to the middle as you can get it. You should be left with a figure 8 sort of shape. Finally, use scissors to cut the new smaller loops on both sides of the yarn you just tied in the middle. Fluff the ends of the pom-pom to finish the look.
Use glue to attach the pom-pom on top of your package.