Monochromatic Collage: Red Study

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is around the corner so we have moved on from winter themed projects and are getting arty with all things pink and red. My girls, especially my youngest, love to cut and glue so we have had a lot of fun projects involving collage materials. You all may […]

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Winter Paper Bag Art

Out of art paper? No, problem! Save a few recyclables and you have some easy materials for this winter art project. We used some of our favorite processes such as printing with bubble wrap and gluing fun items like sequins, beads, and cut up straws. Make these for beautiful holiday gifts or to display with […]

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Giant Cardboard Feathers

I love using cardboard for creating because it is a FREE canvas that is readily available.

We have used cardboard for many past projects including our Funky Chickens, Monochromatic Collage, and our Upcycled Owls. There are many more so just take a look under my Create page and you can find a lot of inspiration with recycled materials.

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Make These Funky Chickens With 5 Common Recyclables!

Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? Yeah, me either. Once I heard it was, though, I had to dig through our crafty archives to share these Funky Chickens with you all before the month was over. We made these last fall and they are proudly hanging in our art space, paying homage […]

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Nature Shadow Boxes Part 2!

One of my first blog posts on The Art Garden was this Nature Shadow Box Assemblage. It was a fun art, nature, and sensory experience that my girls and I really enjoyed. We decided to come back to this activity when we had some dying flowers in our garden and some wilted store-bought flowers. We […]

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15 Earth Day Activities and Crafts

I love nature about as much as I love art and the two work perfectly together. In celebration of Earth Day, I created a resource of 15 activities and crafts that use nature as a material, inspiration, or reuses items that would otherwise go to a landfill. Click on the links below for the full tutorials. […]

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Milk Carton Bunny Habitat

Spring is here and Easter is right around the corner so I’ve teamed up with 19 other creative ladies to form Hop Fest, organized by Little Button Diaries. You may remember them and some familiar names from our Craftmas collaboration. Be sure to follow the hashtag #hop_fest on Instagram to follow along and see all the wonderful crafts […]

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Monochromatic Collage: Green Study

This simple collage project was made using cardboard, scrap papers, and miscellaneous recycled materials in a green monochromatic color scheme. MONOCHROMATIC– of or having one color; of, relating to, or having tones of one color in addition to the groundhue This project would be perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Earth Day, or for just a color theory exploration. This post contains affiliate links. Materials: Canvas panel or stiff piece of cardboard Cardboard scraps […]

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Gee’s Bend Inspired Quilts

This post contains affiliate links. As we near the end of February, and Black History Month, I wanted to pay homage to one of my favorite group of crafters from my state history: The Gee’s Bend Quilts. Gee’s Bend (Boykin, Alabama) is a rural community southwest of Selma and has become known for the abstract […]

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Bubble Wrap Wall Hangings

Bubble wrap is a favorite material of mine for art making because 1) it’s FREE! (save that trash from your packages!) and 2) it makes amazing texture or design when printed! But, it can also be the MAIN FEATURE of your art rather than your tool! Check out the steps below for these wall hangings […]

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