I wanted to try something I'd seen on Pinterest (of course), so I got out the puffy paint and a canvas and got to work. Instead of putting the paint on wax paper and modge podging it to the canvas like the tutorial suggests, I just free-handed a pattern with a pencil and took the puffy paint straight to the canvas. It was SO easy! To give it a more finished look, I painted over the whole thing (once the puffy paint had dried, of course) with a light beige and called it a day. It's hanging in my room right now, and I have to say I love it!
Then we took it one step further and created a four canvas piece with a similar pattern. You can buy these small canvases in packs of 2 or more. We just painted 3 tan, one teal, and used the same tan to paint a pattern over the teal. Again, so easy, and we're thrilled with the result!
We also did more with our geometric pattern theme. These literally could not have been easier. I just taped off the lines with painters tape and slapped some paint down. They are currently hanging in the hallway that runs the length of our house, and they break up the space perfectly.
Terry was brave enough to take on a smaller geo pattern... and the results were fantastic! Terry used the rim of a glass for a stencil and drew the pattern out before painting inside the lines. It was a little more difficult and time consuming, but still totally doable. Definitely one of my favorites.
So craftapalooza was a success! We decorated a solid majority of the walls in our apartment in one weekend (and for practically nothing). The moral of the story? Store bought home decor is a rip off. You can have beautiful, one of kind pieces in every room of your house without spending hundreds.