Easy Wall Art: summer update

Remember that Easter Wall Art I had my preschooler do? I mentioned that I planned to update it throughout the seasons, and then I actually did. So I thought it might be a good idea to share it with you before summer is over and it’s time for autumn decor!

Now, I’m a very low maintenance decorator. Not like those crazy awesome people you see on pinterest who have entire wardrobe changes for their houses for every holiday and season. I’m lucky if I remember to change my front door decor… Actually as I write this I just remembered I never put up our metal patriotic star wreath for the 4th…Oops! Case in point.

Anywho, this kind of decor is more my style:

Easy Wall Art- Summer update

Cute, simple, and FREE! Plus a good activity when it’s too hot to go outside, or you are trying to get some housework done and need to occupy your little rascal. Actually, you don’t need kids at all to do this! If you are feeling crafty, get to it! This style would look so cute on handmade cards too.

Obviously you may not have this frame with three places for pictures in it, but just use whatever you have. I had these adorable baby pictures of my son in there from when he was six months old, and I just changed the pictures out this past Easter. My son is 4 1/2 now. So yeah…I think I’m pretty hot stuff for changing out the Easter look in less than 4 years. Maybe next I’ll do…Halloween? Or just fall stuff? We’ll see. I got the paper for this look from my stash again. I have these huge books of multi-colored patterned paper, and I went through and picked out ones with really vibrant pinks, oranges, blues, and greens. Like those awesome Target beach towels in the background.

For the original tutorial, click here!

Have any great cheap ideas for keeping kids busy in the summer? Please tell me!

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5 thoughts on “Easy Wall Art: summer update

  1. This looks like a fun idea. Want to spend 5 minutes making something to occupy the kiddos for hours…..make some Flubber!
    Kids love Flubber — it’s slimy without being sticky, it’s silly without being disgusting, and it holds its shape without drying out. Best of all, you and and your kids can make it with simple household materials
    Before anyone asks, this recipe came from a preschool YEARS ago and it calls for Borax – this is completely safe and VERY different from Boric Acid – don’t freak out!
    What you need:
    3/4 cup cold water
    1 cup Elmer’s glue
    liquid food coloring
    1/2 cup hot water
    1 teaspoon borax (you can find this in a box in the laundry aisle)
    directions:
    step 1: in bowl 1 – mix together the cold water, glue, and food coloring. set aside.
    step 2: in bowl 2 – mix together the hot water and borax, until the borax is completely dissolved.
    step 3: slowly add glue mixture to borax mixture. mix well. pour off excess water.
    Store in an airtight container and have some fun! Great rainy day project

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