Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Light It Up Blue Crafting!

Hi there everyone!

Last year I made a wreath for Autism Awareness Day. Well, the post was a big hit so I decided to craft again for this year's date. It's fun to do and way cheaper than buying something pre-made.

All materials I used were either found around the house or purchased for less than $10 at Walmart.

Feel free to mix up your design and get creative. Artwork is just like children; no two are alike and that's what makes life interesting!


12x12 burlap canvas for $5 at Walmart:

Blue butterfly off-brand tape for $1 at Walmart:

Blue ribbon for $1 each at Walmart:

Blue shimmery stringed sequins for $1 at Walmart:

Mod Podge I already had at home:

Scrap fabric I already had (I think it was part of a handkerchief from Hobby Lobby):

I also used scissors, a silver permanent marker, hot glue gun and glue sticks and a black permanent marker.

Here we go! 

Step 1: I used the silver marker and drew two "a"'s on my scrap fabric and cut them out:

I glued the cut out fabric onto the canvas and wrote the rest of the words in black permanent marker:

I went over the letters in marker a few times to make them show up better:

I glued a strip of the ribbon and sequins to the top and the bottom of the canvas:

I glued the blue tape all around the canvas to protect it and for some extra pizazz. I want this to last more than one year, so I glued the tape down:

Here is the canvas with the tape glued around the edges:

I took my blue ribbon and doubled it over several times to make a super easy bow:

I then glued the ribbon bow to the corner:

I put a thick coat of Mod Podge on the finished canvas to protect it while it's outside:

Completely covered with Mod Podge:
I left it outside on the back porch over night to dry completely.

And here is the final product! We happen to have this shabby blue chair on our porch and I thought it was a perfect place to display the new canvas!

I hope you enjoyed my little craft and are inspired to create something to Light It Up Blue on April 2nd!!

Much love,
Boog's Mommy