Springtime Painting Activities | Home Decor

Now that the weather is getting nicer (finally!!), outdoor activities are in high demand. Especially if you’re looking for some new home decor in your life. A perfectly artsy craft, if you’re into that sort of thing, is to grab some canvases, paint, balloons, and darts. A few friends and some drinks don’t hurt either. Then, keep reading…

To Prepare:
Wear clothes that you don’t mind ruining, but will still look cute
Put your hair in a ponytail (learned the hard way)
Lay down cardboard around the canvases if you’re trying to protect the ground
Be happy because it’s going to be fun and it’s nice out

1. choose your paint colors and grab your balloons
2. pour about a teaspoon of paint into the un-inflated balloon
3. blow up the balloon carefully so it doesn’t deflate in your face. clown.
4. tie it up and tack it to you canvas as seen below…

Now, it’s time to start throwing the darts at the balloons. We found that the darts used weren’t super sharp and needed some serious speed put into the throw. Not great if there is beer involved. Which, by the way, if there’s beer involved, it’s probably not a good idea to play with darts anyways.

As a side note here, we decided to give the canvases a base coat of gold spray paint. Not necessary, but definitely adds more character!

Continue on until you’re satisfied with the paintings. Or until you’re lightheaded from blowing up balloons. Let them dry for a day or so, then hang them up! This is a great idea for decoration because you can choose the colors that will go best with the room or other pieces in the room.

And here’s the final product! Lovely, isn’t it? This is my friend Samantha’s apartment and all of the credit goes to her for this one!

I can’t wait to do something like this for my new apartment. Oh yeah, by the way, I’m moving next week! 🙂  But no worries, just downtown a subway stops. Stay tuned for all of that!

Happy Monday!

xx -S

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