I’m t-minus 6 weeks til baby and last weekend we headed to Lowe’s to pick out paint colors for the nursery. Since the nursery is 90% beadboard and 10% paintable area, I knew I wanted a “pop” of pink in the closet and along the top of the walls to really make it stand out against the white. We spent a while collecting paint samples and inevitably went with Valspar’s “Positively Pink” for the closet and wall color. As I got home, I realized I had tons of pink paint swatches in my purse still and like any good crafter I decided to use them to make some art for the nursery! Behold my Paint Swatch Heart Air Balloon Nursery Art!
Paint for wood base
Paper scrap and twine for base of balloon
The How To:
Start by collecting your paint swatches and cutting your hearts out. Each paint swatch color gave me three hearts from it, so I got 9 hearts from each 3 color paint swatch and I probably had about 10-12 if I recall.
From there, I painted a piece of wood I had from another project with teal pearl paint and I let dry. Then I started trying to arrange my hearts in the shape that looked best. I gently folded each heart just enough that it didn’t lay flat, but also not so hard that it left a mark in the center of the heart. Then I played with my design until I was happy and hot glued the hearts down.
After the hearts were glued down, I used some twine to create the strings to the basket and I used a scrap piece of glitter paper to create the bucket of the basket and glued both down.
And that was it! An easy project for her nursery that compliments the pinks nicely and will match her bedding perfectly!