Canvas Art for our Bedroom

A few weeks ago I was offered the opportunity to order a canvas or wall mural from Photowall.com. Photowall.com has a ton of different options! After talking to Dave we wanted to get something for our bedroom and we decided to get a canvas vs a wall mural.

We were able to pick the size we wanted after choosing our graphic and everything came packaged nicely rolled up with the pieces of wood to create the canvas. Dave got to work putting it all together!


You do need some strength to make sure the pieces of wood fit together correctly but ultimately it was an easy process, including how the canvas comes with self-adhesive to stick to the wood frame. Now to hang it up!

(I’m supervising!)

Ta-da!

And because I’m feeling honest, here is what our bedroom looks like pretty regularly. Unmade bed and clean laundry in a pile waiting to be put away. And that’s Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon by my pillow. And yes, he’s mine, not Sadie’s. #realism.

I love how it looks and its a great pop of color for our bedroom!

Thanks to Photowall.com! I received the canvas art free of charge in exchange for this post. All opinions stated are my own.

Crafty Kid Craft – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! (And an adults craft too!)

This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading Company, but please note all ideas and opinions are my own.

I have LOVED partnering with Oriental Trading on different holidays and projects and with Halloween fast approaching I’m thrilled to be partnering once again!

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I had the opportunity to do not one, but two projects for Halloween, one Crafty Kid Craft with Sadie and another project for me. 🙂 For Sadie, I went and got her a copy of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. I love getting her books for holidays and Dave used to be a huge Peanuts fan when he was younger. I started the craft off like I usually do for Sadie, but leaving clues around the house!

I just took pieces of yellow construction paper, cut them in half and then free handed the Charlie Brown chevron pattern on each one with a black marker. Taped them to the floor in a pattern leading to the book and feigned surprise when Sadie discovered her first one. Then she followed them around the house!

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Halloween Craft | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Discovery! (Meanwhile its always in the same spot haha)

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Halloween Craft | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

We had some stuff to do in the beginning of the day but later that afternoon Sat down to read It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Halloween Craft | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

Oriental Trading has some perfect Halloween crafting goodies and things that were perfect for the story! We used:

First I pulled out a piece of posterboard I had and covered it in black paper to make our spooky night sky. Then I used a roll of green crepe paper I had make the field.

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Then we got to work on our pumpkins! Each of the pumpkin decorating kits comes as a pre-made face but we had a lot of fun mixing them up to make new ones!

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Halloween Craft | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Halloween Craft | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

See the resemblance? Hahahaha!

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My masterpiece. 🙂

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When we were done, Sadie directed where each of our pumpkins should go, we added some more glitter, a tree of Sadie’s design, and a moon. And voila! We had our pumpkin patch for The Great Pumpkin(s)!

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Halloween Craft | Perks of Being a JAP | www.perksofbeingajap.com

 

I really need to make it a point to craft with Sadie more often – she really enjoys it and especially loves activities that involve all of us!

I also snuck in a little craft for myself! I had made a Halloween wreath years ago out of a foam floral wreath and it was falling apart. I wanted to try my hand at one of those burlap wreaths and Oriental Trading had all the materials! I used this tutorial, and you will need:

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The tutorial is pretty easy to follow but it does take a few tries to get the hang of it. Once I figured out the movements and pattern it became second nature and I breezed through! I do wish I would have used a larger wreath frame, but I wound up just gluing more of the burlap to the outer layer of the wreath to make it wider. Then I took pieces of the boa and glued it onto the wreath, fluffing and gluing until it was just right.

What do you think?

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I personally LOVE how it came out.

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I think the feather boa gives it such a nice touch!

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Ta-Da!

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Super easy and I love how I can use it all throughout Fall and not just Halloween!

Share any crafts you’ve done with your family or on your own!

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What I Bought on Amazon – September Link Up

Welcome to the second installment of the What I Bought on Amazon Link-Up! As I mentioned in the intro post, this will be a monthly feature, posting on the first Wednesday of every month. I am OBSESSED with Amazon and do 90% of my shopping there, so I thought … Click here to read the full post →

Read It In… September

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Five on a Friday 9.29.17

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Mug Love Exchange 2017

To quote Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle - it's the best day of the year! It's time for the Mug Love Exchange! {img} Last year I was paired up with Lindsay and this year I got paired up with one of my favorite bloggers - Dara! Dara and I were super excited to … Click here to read the full post →