Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day! Did you take part in our #MadeWithKindness handcrafted heart swap? One of our favorite bloggers, Ashley Hackshaw from Lil Blue Boo did and below is her story – enjoy!
Last year for Random Acts of Kindness Week my daughter and I filled tiny hand sewn paper mâché boxes with treasures and a note asking the recipient to pay if forward. My daughter took some of the boxes around town and handed a few out to strangers she met along the way. This year we wanted to do something similar so we made small canvases with inspirational quotes on them. They are easy to make and we hand stamped each one with a tiny hand carved heart stamp.
Basic Materials Needed:
Spray paint the canvases in a variety of colors. Two coats is plenty to create a nice basic finish.
Use an Extra-Fine Sharpie® to create “guide” lines for letters. The guide lines just become part of the art.
Carefully write out inspirational quotes or sayings onto the lines.
To add a heart to the canvas, use an Xacto knife to carve the end of a regular pencil eraser into a heart shape to make a small heart stamp:
Press the stamp onto some red craft paint or a red stamp pad and then onto the canvas:
The tiny heart print:
For my own project, I made 18 canvases total, each containing a unique quote or saying:
I printed out RAOK tags from Michaels (click here to download) and tied a tag to each canvas using twine.
Ready to leave some random kindness around town:
A big thank you Michaels for letting me share my “heart” felt Random Act of Kindness project again this year!
Check out the digital short of my daughter making and sharing her project last year. All materials can be found at Michaels Craft Stores:
– Ashley Hackshaw