What you do:
First, decide on a theme. We chose Owls because we are in LOVE with them and a Christmas theme because I
needed wanted something new to put on the walls for the holiday.
I always paint the background first and then let it dry.
Then, if you need a little creative help like I did, do a google image search with some key words like "owl family." Save the pictures that you really connect with.
Last, get the paint brushes out and have at it. Let the kids join in too. They are great helpers at mixing paints to make new colors and painting big areas. My 6 year old enjoyed painting a bit, but then I guess I was squashing her creative ideas with my own, because she ended up getting out her own sheets of paper and painting houses!
When you are done, hang it where ever there is already a nail hole and enjoy!
- The first is living within our means. Yes, some of the decorations are by far more beautiful to the eye than this simple painting, however, at a total of $0.00, we are able to stay within our family budget while still having something new to hang on the wall.
- Second, we try to live as environmentally friendly as possible. We are not extreme live of the land people, nor complete wasters, rather we fall somewhere in-between. We use cloth napkins, our home is solar powered, we garden, use re-usable water bottles and more. Re-using and using up the supplies we have on hand is great for our environment!
- Third- Stress is a huge factor during the holiday season. When you see all these gorgeous homes it is hard to want to "keep up with the Jones." (or the Martha's) Admitting that we all have our own style and that what we have is great for us. Loving what you already have is a HUGE de-stresser!!!