Tuesday, May 26, 2020

DIY spin art + giveaway + printable

When I was little my mom ran a daycare out of our home. I always had plenty of friends to play with, plus a huge bonus room filled with every toy known to man.

One thing I particularly enjoyed playing with was the spin art machine. If you aren't familiar with them, it's basically a plastic contraption that you stick a piece of paper in, turn it on, and while it spins, you add drops of paint. When it's done spinning you get all these cool looking designs. You can mix all sorts of colors or just do one color. 

Fast forward to present day, well, a couple weeks ago actually, and I got to thinking about that spin art machine. My mom, who lets just say, likes to hold onto her treasures, said she still had it when I called to ask her about it. 

Being in quarantine and looking for ways to fill my time, I drove over and picked it up. I messed around with it by myself for a while and then by around noon or 1 when my teenage and grown kids decided to roll out of bed, they jumped in on the fun too. 

It actually turned out to be a really fun afternoon of creating!
We had so much fun in fact that I decided to take a poll on my Instagram and have everyone vote for their favorites. 

This one, Cody's, turned out to be everyones favorite. 

Then I got to thinking even further and I remembered seeing somewhere along the line, Leanne Ford used a spin art in one of her designs. She had enlarged it really big and it was the most simple graphic piece of art and I loved it!

So, it was then that I decided to enlarge Cody's piece of spin art as well. We needed a new summer-y piece for our dining room and it seemed perfect! 

For large photo printing I always turn to mpix. I find they have the best color quality and if you need a tweak or two color or size wise, they are always really great to bounce ideas off of. 

So Cody's little 4x4" piece of art was enlarged to 28x36" and mounted on mat board.

I think it is so perfect for this spot and so much more special because Cody made it.

Now, before you go any further.....

Head over to my Instagram where I am holding a giveaway today, where you can be entered to win an enlargement up to 24x36 mounted on mat board or foam board from mpix!

If you want to grab either of the images below and save them  to your computer {thank you Cody} you can print them out to display, or you can create your own!

Aren't they so fun?

If you'd like to try your hand at a different project, you might see something that catches your eye below. Simply click on the talented ladies blogs below.

Today I'm joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their summer printables! Just click the links below the images to be taken to their post...

Three Free Peony Watercolour Printables at The Tattered Pew Ice Cream Sundae Bar Printables at Clean & Scentsible Watercolour Seascapes Free Printables at Finding Silver Pennies Summer Movie Night Printables at Life is a Party

Free Summer Prints at Taryn Whiteaker Designs Printable Garden Markers at Tatertots and Jello Must Have Flowers Always Free Summer Printable at She Gave it a Go DIY Spin Art Printable at My Sweet Savannah

xoxo, Melaine 


Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Such a cool idea. I love the way it looks in your home! I saved it to my printable board to share :) I hope you are feeling better Melaine


Danielle said...

I love Cody's spin art and love how it looks enlarged in your home. So beautiful. xx

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