Today we have Jessica from Happy Together coloring our summer with a fun rainbow project!
I am so happy to have her visiting over here this year. Jessica is a beautiful mom to two adorable little girls. She sews inspiring stuff, she creates patterns – check out her shop!, she crochets, and her photography is absolutely breathtaking. Her blog is soothing and cheerful and her kind personality shines in each post. She’s one of those people that makes everything she touches beautiful.
So my oldest has wanted her very own umbrella for a while. We found a really cute at Walmart and we decided she should add her own special touch to it with some paint.
It is a perfect Color Your Summer Project because it is “colorful” and a great summer activity to do with a child or to do yourself.
You don’t need much. Some acrylic paint, a nylon umbrella, and some sort of round sponge (or you could use a paintbrush) are all you really need. We used small paint roller sponges. Sometimes it’s just too far to drive all the way to a craft store from where we live. If you wanted to protect the paint, you could also use an acrylic sealer or a medium to go over the polkadots when they are dry.
We used the wonderful rainbow assortment of colors that were c/o Decoart. She had sooooo much fun doing this. We would dip the sponge in the paint and they she would dab it on. The polkadots are a little messy since I let her do it all herself, but that is what makes is so special. She did it on her own.
Then let it dry for a night.
Take it outside the next day and turn on a sprinkler or garden hose and test it out.
Now it’s ready for those summer showers and splashing through some puddles. Thank you for having me Delia! Have a wonderful and colorful summer everyone! -Jess
And today must be the day of the dots. There is a super cute polka dot skirt tutorial over at Kojodesigns! Go check it out!