Second Pinnovation – Complete!!

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Happy Monday! It must be our second Pinnovation Project reveal day. Or why else am I up at the butt crack of dawn typing this? Oh yes, it’s going to be one of those weeks, I can already tell.

On Friday, it was revealed that this weekend’s Pinnovation project was an art project inspired by this pin. It looked like a super-cute and easy idea to try. I have a ton of scrap wood in the garage left over from other projects and it makes my heart happy to be able to find a use for some of it.

The first thing I did was head out to the garage to find a winner. On the way, I decided to ignore the weeds that have popped up everywhere and just keep on trucking. Ignorance is bliss.

Once I had safely escaped the towering weeds made it back inside, I came down to the basement where the office/workshop is. I laid the chosen one out and taped some yarn to the back of it.

stamp second pinnovation diy decor artThe pin showed the twine/yarn in rows but I decided to go a little crazy and make an abstract pattern. After wrapping the yarn down and over and around a few times I had this. I taped the end of the yarn on the back too so it was nice and secure.

stamp second pinnovation diy decor artThe hardest part of the whole project was choosing the paint colors. I mean, we have a few to choose from.

paintocalypse stamp second pinnovation diy decor artThe mood seemed to be green and blue that day so I chose a few shades of each. I put a little paint on a paper plate and dipped my stamp into it, making sure that all the little strands got some paint love. Then I just stamped a few times on a piece of craft paper. Easy peasy.

stamp second pinnovation diy decor artstamp second pinnovation diy decor artstamp second pinnovation diy decor artThe different patterns and color combinations turned out pretty cool I think. The paint needed a few hours to get good and dry so I worked on the frame. Goodwill has a pretty good selection of frames for around $3-$10. I’ll buy a size and style I like and bring it home to give it a makeover using white spray paint. I buy spray paint like some people buy milk, I tell ya. Here’s a shot of the frame.

stamp second pinnovation diy decor artFraming is expensive so I bought a big sheet of photo mat material at Joann and figured I could cut it myself. I found another pin on cutting mats for photos and art here. It was pretty helpful but I think my cutting skills need work. Cutting the outside isn’t that bad but trying to cut the opening so it’s straight and pretty is harder than it looks. Speaking of openings, here’s yet another great pin that has a chart listing the recommended opening size for mats.

stamp second pinnovation diy decor art with matAfter some fussing around with it, I finally got the mat cut. But I wasn’t sure if it looked right or not so I tried it without the mat. I liked the way it looked without it better so that’s what I went with. I saved the mat for another art project so it’s not like it was a total loss. Just think how grateful I’ll be then that I don’t have to cut a mat!

stamp second pinnovation diy decor art completeSo there you have it – our second Pinnovation project in the bag!

What do you think? Was it a pin win or not? Did anyone else do some fun weekend activities or try something new? Let us know in the comments!

Can you believe it’s back to school time already? Alex and I have a few school-related projects to show you over the next couple of weeks so be sure to check back and see what we’ve done.

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