I’ve been wanting to hang some sort of colorful art in a particular spot in the laundry room for a couple of months now. I was waiting for inspiration to strike and when I had these tissue paper circles leftover from Jack’s birthday party I had an idea.
I got out a piece of white construction paper (though in retrospect I could’ve used regular printer paper or cardstock–I wasn’t sure how or whether I’d frame it at first so bigger seemed better) and started at the bottom layering tissue paper circles in rows.
My technique was basically to paint a thin layer of mod podge (you could also use watered down glue), lay down a row of circles, repeat. I didn’t stress about perfection.
It took me less than an hour to complete and was actually a really relaxing thing for me to do while Jack was napping. Notice how I made the circles overlap the edges of the paper. I figured I’d just fold them over or trim them with scissors.
I went over a couple ideas for mounting it to the wall, including just sticking it up there with some tape, and in the end I decided to frame it. I trimmed it down to 8.5×11 to fit in this Ikea frame but it just didn’t look right.
So Jack, Pawpaw, and I headed out to Michael’s to pick up this $7 frame. I laid the paper on top of the mat for a more casual look.
I. Love. It. I was hoping for it to look like scallops and it doesn’t, but it does kind of look like bubbles and that’s cool too. I still need to find a pretty pot or basket for that hanging plant.
If you wanted something more subtle you could paint over it with a single color so the texture would still come through but the colors wouldn’t. I really like the hit of color on the white wall though.
I would’ve taken down the baby gate for a prettier picture, but Jack was there ready and waiting to make a beeline for the dog’s bowls given any opportunity. Oddly enough he doesn’t seem to mind the gate.
The other day I mentioned that I finally figured out how to let Juliet come and go from the laundry room while keeping Jack out. See how I just mount the gate about six inches off the ground? A dachshund can crawl under but a baby can’t. I can’t believe it took me so long to think of it!
It felt good to get back into the crafting groove after a few weeks of not doing much of anything creative! Now I’ve got plans for a few more little projects around the house, but I’m still putting the bulk of my time towards family right now (and studying for my LCSW exam, which it looks like I may FINALLY be taking soon!). I’m off to work today–hope you each have a lovely Tuesday!