Add a Personal Touch To Your Home…With Your Kids’ Artwork

April 22nd, 2013

Incorporating your children into your home’s décor is a great way to treasure memories.  Kids grow up so fast and working on art projects together or displaying theirs adds a unique and personal touch to your home.  Below you will find three easy do-it-yourself (DIY) projects to get the ideas flowing.

  • Easy Print Making.  All you’ll need is yarn, a wooden block, paint, cardstock, and a frame.  Wrap the yarn around a wooden block.  Dip it in paint and press on the cardstock. You can do whatever direction or pattern you desire.  This is something you could either do with your child and/or for their room.  It’s easy, inexpensive, and attractive!  To see examples and view more detailed instructions click here.
  • Flower Pots.  Go on Pinterest and you can find a myriad of flower pot crafts.  A simple one to do with your kids is decorating one with their handprints.  You’ll need colored cardstock, mod podge, a terra cotta flower pot, and adhesive foam letters.  After tracing your child’s handprints and adhering it to the flower pot, you can add stems or whatever decoration you like.  As shown in the picture, this would be a great gift for grandma or to keep for yourself.  For the full directions, click here.
  • Family Hands Wood Wall Art.  Staying with the theme of handprints, the next project involves the whole family.  You will need scrap wood and stain, paint, and your brood’s cooperation.  If you have a piece of scrap wood lying around, that’s fine to use.  Otherwise your local hardware store/lumber yard could help you buy a piece of your desired size.  If needed, stain the wood to whatever color you fancy.  If you don’t want to mess with wood stain, choose another paint color that matches your room.  Last, dip you and your kids’ hands in paint, press, and let dry!  You can add everybody’s names, ages, date… whatever you like!  The great part about this project is that it is not complicated and doesn’t take too much effort.  Find more pictures and details at the Blue House Red Door blog.

Voila!  Now you have three ideas to get you started with your decorating. Do you have great pictures or ideas of your child’s project!? We would love to see it and share on our Facebook page!  Email your photos to