Wednesday 30 November 2011

1, 2 Buckle my shoe

I am always making little things to go in my little munchkin's room and this art project is the latest addition.  He has a rather long, undecorated wall, that I am attempting to transform into a "gallery wall".  I didn't choose a theme, but I would like it to be playful and colorful.  One of my goals for this week is to finish his gallery wall and post it on the blog. There, I wrote it down and now I have to finish it. Wish me luck. Back to topic now.

So, every time I visit Ikea, I would stop by the art section and this print kept catching my eye. 
I was thinking of buying it, but usually the next thought would be, 'I might be able to do that'.  I had a leftover canvas from another project (which wasn't very successful) and used it for this. That is why the white canvas might look like it is painted.  I wanted my numbers to have a textured feel, so I was thinking of making the numbers out of potato and then stamping it on the canvas.  But I figured I could never carve out a nice looking number, so out goes that option.

So, then the idea hit me that I could "borrow" my son's foam numbers that he plays with at bath time. Ta da daa!

It worked well and that is what I ended up using. I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  Check it out!

Can you say easy peasy children's artwork? It was quick, easy and it didn't cost me a penny. We are trying to learn numbers, but the only one my little munchkin says, is two two two. He won't say one, but he will definitely say two. Off I go to practice three, four etc. Have a great day!


  1. those make perfect little stamps! Clever. I'm sure he will be reading these in no time...

  2. Hi Amelia,
    Thank you. I am so glad you like it.

    Hi Anne-Marie,
    They are great stamps. Now that I think of it, I should have used them for my advent calendar. There is always next year.

  3. I've like the same print, but your version is so adorable!


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