Crafts & DIY · Tutorial

Decorate the Windows: DIY Washable Window Paint Cross

I’ve seen this on so many of my friends and families Facebook Feeds…and I’ve been wanting to do it…

It’s just that: Paint is not an essential item.

I tried to order it online.  It’s either astronomically priced OR won’t be delivered for over a month.

I tried putting it in my pick-up grocery order:  NOT IN STOCK. no subsitutions

So whatever, I bought some Chalk Markers and went on with my life.

 

Well, it’s Holy Week…and the idea of having a large cross painted on one of our windows is just too good for me to let go.

Yesterday, we made it happen.

And I realized, it was WAY easier than I thought it would be to make our own washable paint from the paint we already had.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

WASHABLE PAINT: ACRYLIC PAINT, DISH SOAP, WATER

OTHER: PAINTER’S OR MASKING TAPE AND BRUSHES

 

I did the taping, because, well, I’ve reached my limit of “4 children distance learning from home with severely limited contact with the outside world for the past 3 weeks” expectation to work together in a manner that would please Jesus on this project (you’ll see I was not wrong)

Then I used a very little amount of paint, we’ll call it “a Squirt” with a tsp or less of water and “a drop” of dish soap for each color.  Super technical measurements.  If the mixture is TOO runny, you’ll know…because it will drip.   So use less water than you think at first.

(I also tested this out and it came off very easily with my natural window cleaner)

Then, my only “rule”  was to try and not let any of the same color touch…and let them go to town.

 

80% of the way done, and all was right in the world….

and then it wasn’t.

Daughter on chair spilled paint cup on head of daughter on floor.

Daughter on floor does. Not react well to many “uncomfortable” or sensory triggers

Guilty Party

After this, the last painter standing “accidently” painted some of my curtain pink.

 

Come Quickly, Lord Jesus!

We Need You Now!

 

All joking aside,

Paint washed away from the Hair.

We can now be reminded of the Beautiful Symbolism of the Ultimate washing away….

In a time where we could all use the Comfort.

I couldn’t think of a more fitting day to publish this post than today…what would have been my mom’s 70th birthday….but will be forever 67 in our eyes until we meet again.

Shop Talk

Easter in the Shop

The novelty about working from your home…when you are advised to stay home, you continue with “business as usual”

Of course, I am not sure what tomorrow will bring, but, honestly, when do we ever?

Sooooo, I’m just going to jump into it.  I tried a new thing in lieu of my auction group on hold for the moment.  I posted NEW items in the VIP groupat a discounted price.  Those items that weren’t purchased, I added to the SHOP this morning!

This Size 7/8 Upcycled Dress is guaranteed to help you have a HOPPY Day!  (see what I did there?)

And HOW CUTE are these Little Bunny and Chick Friends all ready to Celebrate in a SIZE 6 Upcycled Dress

With Spring comes….GARDENING!!!  I just Love this Size 5T How does your Garden Grow Upcycled Dress!

I’ve been WASHING LOTS of laundry….and it has reminded me just how useful these WASHABLE, REUSABLE Snack bags really are!  Here is my Easter Set…but I’d love your input on other themes you’d like to see!  I’ll make them ALL WEEK LONG!

ThisSize 6 Upcycled Mixed Fiber Dress is ONE of a KINDand available now…How cute are those Bunnies and Rainbows?

For a Size 3T Friends…these Modern Bunny Silhouettes are part of my all time Favorite Spring fabrics!

And saving THE BEST for Last today:

THE REASON we CELEBRATE Easter!

HE LIVES dress in a Size 6!

Happy Shopping My Friends!

As always, I am available for custom orders!  Just give me a shout!