My three-year-old son loves singing and probably before he was even two, he decided that Gene Kelly’s Singing in the Rain was his favourite song. He loves to watch the clip of Gene Kelly on youtube and has more than once been caught outside with an umbrella singing the song and imitating him… it’s seriously cute, and no, I have not yet been able to catch it on video (his impromptu bursts of song always catch me unprepared). I wanted to somehow incorporate this song into art for his bedroom. I can’t take any credit for this idea – it’s one I pinned from Southern Belle Soul Mountain Bride Heart. I just put my own spin (or tune) on it! I used some of my sons’ favourite lines from the song: I’m laughing at clouds (so dark up above); the sun’s in my heart (and I”m ready for love); Dancing and singing in the rain.
I had four blank canvases that I had purchased at Michaels’ a while back – one of which I used for my Pottery Barn Santa. I loved the idea of using wood, but had these available and they were the size I wanted, so I decided to use them instead. I also had on hand one roll of music note wrapping paper that I had picked up from Ikea at Christmas. I love this paper and wish I had bought more… there are so many things you could use it for! I used mod podge to stick it to the canvas and basically wrapped each frame like a present.
As you can see, I tried a few different colours of wrapping paper, but ended up liking the music sheet best and ended up re-doing the other one. I bought some vinyl letters (3 inch I believe) and carefully placed them where I wanted them and painted over top. One word of advice – if you are going to do this, I would strongly recommend buying at least two packages of letters. I only bought one and quickly realized that I did not have enough of the letters I needed, so I had to do the canvas in sections. It was a pain!! All in all I’m happy with how they turned out and I like having something personal like this in my son’s room. I think he does too!Almost time for a haircut!!