I came across this picture of painted sticks by Canadian Artist, Ginette Lapalme. I was inspired by this idea as it brings nature into the home, and I love that!
Our Painted Sticks
On Saturday afternoon, my 11-year-old daugther and I went out in the backyard to find sticks. Then, we sat at the kitchen table and painted for 20 minutes or so. It was lovely!
A selection of acrylic paint
We kept the designs simple to allow bark to show through.
- Veritacle Stripes
- Horizontal Stripes
- Colour blocks
- Paint around the stick nobs
I had a think about where and how we could use the painted sticks, and I came up with these ideas.
1. Shapes and Pictures
Make pictures, letters and shapes with the variety of sticks.
2. Rainbow Woods — Imaginative Play Scene
To see how to put this together, click here: Imaginative Play Scene: Rainbow Woods
I LOVE the look of painted sticks in vases. I placed the large sticks in a vase with decorative stone at the base. The smaller sticks, I used in empty juice bottles and a candle holder.
4. Juice Bottle
This is my favourite. I used a Divine Twine around the neck of juice bottle and arranaged the sticks inside. Perfect for table or desk decoration.
Tie small sticks on a piece of string (I use Divine Twine). Hang horizontally for a wall feature.
6. Magic Stick
Paint the perfect magic stick.
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