Quotes as Wall Art

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We are in the midst of packing for our move to the sunny Okanagan at the end of the month.  So, I REALLY should not be crafting right now!  That said, I’m sure we’ll be even busier on the other end, and I really want Kay’s room decor to be ready for our arrival.  Right now, she is into all things Disney princess.  And while I’m willing to work with a general princessy theme, I also want her surroundings to reflect her other interests, such as reading, science, and exploration.  This is where Dr. Seuss comes in.  The man was a genius, in my opinion.  His quotes, while whimsically worded for young children, are also very inspirational, and remain relevant for us through to adulthood.  Below are a few of my favourites, taken from the book “Oh, the places you’ll go!”

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Here’s how I completed this project:

1.  Create a word document of your favourite quotes, experimenting with different fonts and text colours.

2.  Search free clip art images that highlight your quotes.

3.  Print- I went to Staples and the job cost less than $1.50.

4.  Choose your frames.  Mine are 11 x 14.  $3 each at the dollar store.  I used acrylic paint to add a pop of colour to the mattings.

5.  Viola!  A quick and easy DIY that can be done for around $10.

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Cute as a BUTTON!

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Buttons!!! My newest obsession. In particular, I heart making button animal art. I started off with a couple basic elephants (which you can check out in my J’adore Paris post from earlier this month). I have seen a few variations on Etsy and Pinterest, but nothing that really wowed me. So, I decided to experiment with a few different designs of my own. I also added interest with “bling”, lettering, and other crafty bits. I received so many compliments and comments from friends that “you should really sell those,” that I am now taking custom orders locally.

Check out my button animal art projects below. Which one is your favourite? What new animal do you think I should attempt next?

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As a bonus, buttons have become an activity that my toddler and I can share. She loves to sort them by colour into jars with me. When she finishes sorting another handful, she refers to them as adding “more friends.” It’s beyond cute. Not that I’m biased or anything;)
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