I knew which materials I planned on using, so I pulled them out and played with them until I found a combination I liked. I used a stencil to spell out fall on the burlap.
This is the paint I used, but I imagine any paint with enough heft would do the trick. Washable kids' paint would probably be too thin, and wouldn't show up on the burlap very well. It took a pretty thick layer of this stuff to coat the burlap.
I like how it came out- cute and simple. Both Chris and Dear asked me if I was going to make one to spell out every season of the year. I think they're making fun of me!
Our box of Halloween decorations has been sitting on the living room floor for about 4 days now, and Mister asks every day if we can put them up. So this evening, in between dinner clean-up and showers, we took a few minutes to decorate together.
I love decorating for the holidays, and the kids have whole heartedly adopted the tradition, too. Today was kind of a rough day, (traffic, missing homework, nobody following directions, pouting because oh my god I have to clean out my backpack?!) So putting out the Halloween decorations was the one thing that worked for us today. Those were our ten solid minutes together- ten minutes when everybody was happy all at the same time. Some days are tough, and I think ten minutes is perfectly respectable for a Tuesday. Or heck- for any day! Because there are 5 people living in this house, and growing up is hard and parenting is hard and ALL 5 of us happy together for a full 10 minutes?! I think that's pretty good.
**This has been Day 15 of 31 Days of Enjoying My Kid.