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HALLOWEEN LEAF CRAFT

Daniel and I did a fun little Halloween craft the other day that I wanted to share incase anyone out there was in search of something festive to do with the kiddos. It didn’t take much time at all and turned out really cute.

WHAT YOU NEED:

Leaves

Acrylic paint

Sponge brush

Q-tip

Lay out the leaves on a surface that can get messy (we used a brown bag from Trader Joe’s). Squirt a little bit of paint right on the leaf, and use the sponge brush to cover the leaves with the paint. Wait a bit for it to dry, and add the faces!

The craft was so simple. We ended up taping them to the wall in the kitchen, and now Daniel tries to grab them every time we pass by. I don’t typically buy Halloween decorations because I’ve got enough Christmas ones in storage already — oops. However, these have been fun to hang around the house, and I’m ok tossing them once the holiday passes.

Tips: Try to find dry leaves. The leaves I brought home that were a little damp curled up on the edges once they had dried out. I found that the leaves also curled a little after I had painted them, but once the paint dried, I was able to flatten them out enough to hang them.

Have fun!

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BABY BOARD

Back in March, my sister Lindsay had a precious baby girl that I happen to be completely obsessed with. Emerson Gray Duncan is the cutest little thing I’ve ever seen. Aside from showering her with gifts I’ve spent countless dollar amounts on (we aunts tend to do that), Lindsay asked me to make something for Emerson’s room that turned out to be SUPER cute. I’ll share…

“As soon as I saw you I knew an adventure was going to happen” -Winnie the Pooh

Lindsay had picked out this adorable Winnie the Pooh quote and asked that I put it on a canvas to go above her changing table. So, we set out for the supplies! I usually buy all my products from Hobby Lobby, but if I can’t find what I’m looking for there (which is rare), I’ll check Michaels or JoAnn’s. I like Hobby Lobby best because their prices are great, they’ve always got coupons, and they’re a wonderful company run by followers of Christ. I know, too good to be true.

We picked out a larger white canvas to put the quote on, and then worked on the layout she wanted. After a few rough drafts on some plain white computer paper, I got to work!

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I used paint sharpies to apply the script. Once the full quote was written, we set out to add some color. To keep it simple, I grabbed some watercolor paint and lightly brushed a leaf pattern around the calligraphy. Once that was complete, Emerson gave us the thumbs up, and Lindsay took it home with them to put in her nursery!

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These projects are so fun and affordable. Don’t be afraid to try out something¬†yourself! And if you’re interested in purchasing an item, check out my Etsy Shop STUMPandSCRIPT! I’m happy to personalize anything and everything for ya :)

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