How to Do Your Own Maternity Photo Shoot

One of the funnest days during my pregnancy was getting some of my girlfriends together, hitting up a giant street art mural for a maternity photo shoot,  and going out to lunch after to eat all the things.  It was a day full of inside jokes, swollen ankles, and was strategically planned in advance.

At the time, I suffered from severe “pregnancy brain” and had utilized to-do lists on a near daily basis throughout my 2nd and 3rd trimester.  What a great, and totally legit excuse; I used it often. Continue reading “How to Do Your Own Maternity Photo Shoot”

How to Make a Paper Mobile

The cherry on top of an all out decorated nursery is, drumroll, … a diaper genie. Just kidding, a mobile of course!  Honestly, it was the last thing on my mind when designing everything for the art themed nursery, but considering there was already art on the walls, floor, and shelves, the ceiling was screaming for something too.

Traditionally, nursery mobiles are hung above the crib so that the baby is entertained and stimulated whilst laying down.  I used that as inspiration while constructing this floating piece of art, wanting to use a variety of shapes and colors to peer at from all angles, but especially when looking up. Continue reading “How to Make a Paper Mobile”

Fun Frame-able Ideas to Art Up a Kids Room

Shortly after my daughter’s first birthday, we ended up moving to a small apartment, and with that came the loss of our beloved art nursery. That move inspired the metamorphosis of a nursery to a toddler room. But with the smaller space and the restriction of changing the paint color and limited holes in the wall, a new challenge of how to decorate was initiated. It’s still a work in progress, and definitely a “make it work with what you’ve got” situation. Continue reading “Fun Frame-able Ideas to Art Up a Kids Room”

Edible Art: How to Make Magical S’mores Bark

Check out these lazy bears swimming in a groovy swirly sea of pink, turquoise, and lavender. I want to jump in right now! Or are those bears sunbathing on Unicorn Beach on Planet Pretty in a galaxy far far away? Oh, it’s white chocolate bark! I’ll just go ahead and it eat it now then, thanks.

The idea for this candy treat came about when I found some of my toddler’s snacks scattered in an art supply drawer.  Thanks to that sneaky girl, I was inspired to create a swirly pastel dessert topped with sprinkles, marshmallows, and the culprit from the art bin- Teddy Grahams. Continue reading “Edible Art: How to Make Magical S’mores Bark”

Edible Art: How to Make Paint Splattered Oreos

Finally, a Pollock painting you can eat. Whether you’re throwing an art themed party, need to barter with a friend to borrow their help for a photo shoot, or want to gift an edible to that creative bestie in your life, these paint splattered Oreos are sure to be a hit!

I crafted these abstract munchies for my art themed co-ed baby shower as part of the “cravings table.” Oreos dominated that table as much as they dominated my nightly snacking during the 3rd trimester. Continue reading “Edible Art: How to Make Paint Splattered Oreos”

First up, the intro post!

Hello out there to all the crafty frugal caretakers of the future generation! I hope this blog helps all of you in some way create something special for the ‘littles’ in your life.

 

Kids are expensive, duh!  But you can still get that insta/pinterest worthy playroom together with little dough.  Stick with me here, and I’ll share with you how I keep art thriving in my house on a daily basis, from mural photoshoots to crafting imaginative spaces and more.