Hi, I'm Courtney ~ a Military Wife, Art Teacher, and Momma to a sweet blue~eyed little boy who's generous with his kisses and loves Mickey Mouse. I share everyday art projects and creativity for children and families, along with my stories of love, faith, and motherhood on Once Upon a Canvas. I dream of fresh boxes of Prismacolors, textured paper, and of one day having my own art studio where I can teach art to little ones on paint~stained tables all day long.
Our Little Man's room is decked out in an oldies rock 'n roll theme.
Vinyl. Vintage guitars. An old Eric Clapton & The Cream playbill.
It took me a little while to come up with the perfect way to display the letters in Jake's name over his crib, but while thumbing through the old records at a local thrift store, a light~bulb went off.
Jake's Recycled Record Wall Letters were so inexpensive & easy to make. All it took was about $10 (or less), and an hour of therapeutic painting during nap~time.
What You'll Need: + Old Records. + Letter Stencils. + Acrylic Paint. + A fine Paint Brush. + A Round Stencil Paintbrush.
What You'll Do: + Carefully paint over the old label on each record. It may take a few coats to cover them completely, but no worries ~ acrylic paint dries quickly. + Once the top coat has dried completely, stencil your letters onto the freshly painted record label. + Touch~up the letters, if needed, with your fine paint brush. + And, finally ~ hang your recycled art work for all to see.
What crafty Old~Things~Made~New do you have around your house?