Big Girl wanted her to have a picture on it, and much more pink. (Big surprise there - right?!)
To reduce our cost and make it more kid friendly, we used foam board ($1.99 for a large sheet that made five wall hangings plus one that ended up in the trash due to my lack of knife skills) instead of ceramic tile.
We also used:
- Paint leftover from another project
- Beads from a Melissa and Doug art set that was in our closet
- Precut florist wire from A.C. Moore ($4.99 for 50 before the 50% off one item coupon)
- Photo printed at Target $0.20 each
- White paper for hand prints pulled out of a huge bin of scrapbook stuff
- Ink pads in our closet (you could also use any paint that you have around)
I started by cutting the foam board with a knife from the kitchen while Little Man was napping and Big Girl was at school. When she came home, she took over and painted stripes - like our inspiration piece - only all pink.
While we waited for the paint to dry, we did the hand print and foot print part. I cut them out to fit on each of the foam board pieces. When the paint still wasn't dry, Big Girl helped put the beads on the wire. I twisted them into loops as she went. We used the less is more theory on the beads since I was already felt like I was looking at Pepto and wasn't sure how much pink our recipients
Finally when the paint was dry, Big Girl glued the photo and hand print/foot print on. Then I made a hole for the wire with the knife and twisted the ends through.
Viola! Budget friendly wall hanging. Made with all our love - and as a bonus - it won't break