We have entered in to the classic parent dilemma. What do we do with all of the treasures our wee ones create without ending up on the show Hoarders? The Bear is quite the prolific painter, and can turn out 5-6 masterpieces in one sitting. I know we don’t need to keep all of them, but my mama heart has a hard time parting with his first creative endeavors. I’ve seen some great ideas out there I want to try, and came up with a few of my own. I’ll share them all with y’all, starting with today’s mini bunting. This project is super easy, taking less than one nap time. Let’s be honest, that’s how we measure our free time.
To make the bunting you need a pile of your child’s paintings or drawings, a 2 inch circle craft punch, a hole punch, and a length of twine or hemp cord cut a little longer than the desired length of your bunting.
Start punching circles out of the paintings. Be strategic about your cuts and get the precious details: little finger and palm prints, great color mixing, etc.
Punch holes at the top of each of your tiny circle paintings, and string them on to your cord. Tie a knot after each one to help them stay in place. Leave extra room at one end of your bunting to add more later.
Because I’m a tad bit ghetto fabulous, I used duct tape to secure my bunting to the back of the mirror in the Bear’s room. It is hidden, so know one knows except the internet. I can easily adjust the length and add or subtract as needed.
This project could easily be one your child helps with, or a surprise gift for them. I surprised the Bear with it, and he LOVES it. He calls it his rainbow upside down. Precious boy. Below you can see a bit more of his room and how mini the bunting looks next to his gigantic wall art. My plan is to add additional layers of bunting as he creates more art work.
How do you save your child’s artwork?
I love linking my ideas at these blog parties. Click the links to check them out and find crafty inspiration. If you’ve never visited a blog party, you will be blown away by the creativity shared and imaginative ideas.
Monday: CraftOManiac, Mad in Crafts, Sew Chatty, Keeping It Simple, C.R.A.F.T., Boogie Board Cottage, and Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
Tuesday: Hope Studios, Today’s Creative Blog, Coastal Charm, and New Nostalgia
Wednesday: The Trendy Treehouse, Polka Dots on Parade, Lil Luna, and The Thrifty Home
Thursday: All Things with Purpose, Somewhat Simple, The Shabby Creek Cottage, The Girl Creative, and House of Hepworths
Friday: Sugar and Spice, Kojo Designs, Diana Rambles Pin Me Party, and The Shabby Nest
Weekends: Sweet Tea Social @ Texas Women Bloggers, Tatertots and Jello, Serenity Now, Buttercream Bakehouse, and Candace Creations