You guys. This can barely be considered “art” because it is so insanely easy that your toddler could probably complete it, if you were the type of parent to let your toddler handle sharp objects – like I probably will be.
Basically what I’m saying is that you don’t need to be Craftmaster of the Universe to end up with a simple but beautiful addition to any room in your house. Mine sits on my dresser above my jewelry tray and fills a normally unused space with a little bit of flair. <Insert sassy hand emoji here>
Foam board – I get mine from Michael’s because, duh. The kind I buy is too thin for thumbtacks so I glue two together. Hence the next item…
Paint & brushes
Glue your two foam boards together, and place a heavy book on top of them to dry for an hour or two. Perhaps an encyclopedia (say it like Ted Mosby.)
Time to paint! Depending on the color you choose, you may want to do two coats. Actually, do that anyway. It’s more professional, and I’m all about that life.
Draw your design! I practiced my initial on paper first so I’d know what style I wanted. Then I lightly drew onto the foam board with pencil – you won’t need to erase, the thumbtacks are wide enough to cover the line.
Thumbtack time. Don’t be afraid to press it in nice and firmly (TWSS?) and don’t hesitate to space them close together – a little bit of overlap makes for an awesome end result.
All done! I hate to say, “I told you so” about how easy this was… but… I did. Upload your finished products to Instagram and tag me @drinktheday – I can’t wait to see how they turn out!
PS. Can you guess my initals? ; )