Is it cold where you are? Its been in the negative degrees and snowing off and on for weeks in Indiana. We are getting crafty and creative up in here to keep these kids happy, content, and add some color to our world. Cause let’s be honest if it isn’t snowing and white outside it is gray.
One day while we were all hanging out, I was staring at my favorite wall and the sticks stood out. I loved the size, character, and texture of these sticks. So, one day while picking up the yard in the fall, I didn’t add these to the burn pile. I brought them inside. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with them, so I just stuck them in the turtle shell so my husband didn’t think the kids brought them in and throw them back outside. The look grew on me though. I kind of liked them there! Except for one thing…that wall needed a punch of color. The whole wall was in the rustic, gray scheme too much for my liking. I had an idea.Let’s paint the sticks! I picked out some of my favorite colors and roped in one of my artists to help me out.
My Jeremiah was eager to help. I gave him the sticks and the colors and told him to paint them however he wanted. We used acrylic craft paint and a 1″ wide brush. He did one solid and then stripes on the others. I loved the colors he paired together.
Once he was done painting the sticks, I loved them. I loved the colors and you still caught the texture, but they didn’t seem quite finished. I wrapped some yarn around the tops of a couple, and that was exactly what they needed. I love texture and color and it’s so fun to mix contrasting elements. The sticks are rough and hard. The yarn is soft and light. They look awesome together.
This craft was practically free! I had all the elements already on hand. What a fun, inexpensive craft to do with the kids. You could even turn your sticks into the ends of flags and tie some fabric on with your yarn. The sky is really the limit if you use your imagination!Do you like color too!? I always like to think my style is rustic-bohemian. I love rustic, natural elements paired with bright pops of color and patterns. What is your style? I’d love to know!
Thanks so much for checking in and following along with my projects! If you end up painting some sticks, do please share with me! Tag me on social media with #spoonfulproject so I can see it!