Monday, August 27, 2012

MIY Monday - Quickie Wall Decor

Hi guys! Sorry I didn't post a book review on Saturday, but it was a very busy day and I just didn't feel like it. Do you ever feel that way? Like you just don't wanna blog anymore for awhile? Maybe it's the amount of school work I keep putting off to do other things, like hang out with my friends. I have done that WAY too much lately....

Anyways, for MIY Monday I wanted to share with you something I did in a bit of a hurry last weekend, but I still think turned out great. I have a flat wall above my bed that is a bit lower than the rest of the ceiling, so I decided it needed SOMETHING! I just haven't been able to decide what. I finally settled on doing something based on the seasons.  Since it is basically fall, I started there.

I started with the basics: Construction paper and print outs of leaves from Microsoft Word Clipart (best resource ever!)

After cutting out the leaves, I traced them onto my paper, fitting as many as I could on one sheet, and then proceeded to cut those out as well. This part took a bit of work. 

I was originally going to just leave them as shown above, but then I remembered the craft paint I had and decided to spice them up a bit. 

I went in with my brush and paint and just did a few textures here and there to make them pretty. After letting them dry, I put tape on the back and randomly put them on the ceiling above my bed. Now it's fall up there! I can wait for winter so I can do homemade paper snowflakes!

School is picking up and I am not sure if I like it yet. Being a senior really isn't all it's cracked up to be :/

Happy Monday guys, and if you want to join in, feel free to link and take my banner!



  1. I actually do something like this every so often. I currently still have shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold with rainbows that I made from construction paper hanging up on my wall because nothing inspired me between St. Patty's day and now.

  2. Ah wow! That's even better than glow-in-the-dark stars! How do you texture things so perfectly? Seriously, you have skill. Yeah, being a senior is too much stress, you remember how crazy it was for me. But you'll survive somehow and then graduate before you know it!!!

  3. Paper snowflakes are one of my most favorite things....and I love the idea of your leaves. Wishing you all the best with your studies and art work this year. You are an amazing artist!


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