"CONFETTI BORES ME..."
-SAID NO ONE EVER
Happy Wednesday everyone!
And what makes a happier day than the addition of confetti?? [answer: not much...except maybe confetti and champagne?].
As you may or may not know, last Wednesday I posted my February goals, which included making a Valentine's day craft. This may not seem like a worthy goal, but for me, it's a big deal.
I can be quite pragmatic when it comes to arts and crafts, often times nixing a craft before it even begins. Usually it is because the craft is not functional or it is not something I would display for longer than the length of the holiday.
I assess the time I expect to complete the craft compared to the time it would remain on display in the house and then, as if on cue, I veto the idea.
But the trouble is, this blog is all about practicing creativity for the sake of a more-balanced, inspired and enthusiastic life. Crafting does not have to be functional, it just needs to be fun. And this craft was definitely fun - especially the confetti-bombing part.
So, is your week looking a little dull? Start confetti-bombing everything within arm's reach. Trust me - it's like therapy.
Foam poster board
Craft paint and paintbrush
Boxcutter or similar tool
Sketch your letters onto the foam board. I marked the center of the letter with a cross to help with the freehand. And I completely suck at freehand, so if I can do it, you can do it!
Use your boxcutter to cut the letters out. Warning - be careful! There will be resistance in the foam board against the boxcutter and no one needs a knife in the leg Ricky Bobby-style!
Paint the front and sides.
Modge podge the painted side of one letter and CONFETTI BOMB it [aka hit it with confetti].
Let dry about 30 minutes to an hour and lightly shake off any extra confetti.
Spray with the adhesive and hit it with more confetti.
Repeat step 6 until satisfied finishing with a last sprinkle of sequins.
Use scissors to trim any confetti hanging over the edges of the letters.
Hang, prop, photograph, admire and share [#craftenthus] your beautiful work!
Tip - If you would like to make sure your confetti does does not take the plunge from your letters to the floor, you can also finish with a spray of polyurethane finish.
LET'S GET CRAFTY PEOPLE!
This post appeared first on Everyday Enthusiastic. All ideas in this post are of my own opinions including mention of companies and/or affiliate sites. No sponsorships were involved in the creation of this post. Photographs taken by Meredith Wheeler using a DSLR Canon Rebel T3 and edited using Photoshop CC.