Anita’s Quick and Easy Projects

Anita’s Quick and Easy Projects

At this time of year having quick and easy projects up your sleeve are essential. Whether you have small hands that like to create or bring something over to your neighbor or if invited to a last minute holiday gathering, a quick project will make the difference between a stressful and stress-less season.

My nieces (8 and 15) come over and visit and of course their favorite things to do at my house are to eat nummy food and do art projects.  These two projects are perfect for them and are stress-less for me.

The Round Tin Pail with Handle makes a great surface for autumn projects.  The rusted surface adds to the warmth of the season.  I used one of the fallen leaves that weren’t too dried out and then hold it close to the surface and then stipple the colors from the DecoArt Fall Paint Pot Set to add the golds, reds and oranges around the leaf.  I used spray stencil adhesive that I had around to ensure a nice crisp line.  This would me a great vehicle to bring goodies to that friend that needs a little pick me up or put some candy out on the coffee table for guest.

The Paper Mache Puffy Heart makes a great last minute gift or a gift-wrapping decoration.  I have mine hanging on my hall closet doorknob to welcome the season.   I used Decou-page and added ripped and crinkled pieces of burgundy and then the cream tissue paper for this antique looking heart.  Say you love snow by stippling blue then pearl white and add a touch of shine with iridescent glitter from the DecoArt Paint Pot Sets on a Rusted Snowflake.  Add a touch of whimsy with a Folk Button and you’re done.

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