Wall Words | Beach Bag

Heidi Swapp Wall Words + Beach Bag = YES! | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Hello, hello everyone!

It’s Friday! It’s Friday!

Have any big plans for the weekend?

We have a ton of baseball planned over the next few days.

But next week is going to be lazy…and hot…and we are headed to the beach!

I can’t wait.

When I was young, I didn’t like the beach. I was pool girl, all the way.

But now…give me the beach ANYTIME…

In preparation for our day in the sun, I thought it would be fun to update my beach bag a little.

So I grabbed some supplies…

Heidi Swapp Wall Words + Beach Bag = YES! | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

…this awesome new Wall Word – relax – and some acrylic paint in a variety of yellows.

I also grabbed some foam brushes (4 of them, to be exact) & a makeup sponge.

Note: all supplies used for this project can be found at a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store near you.

Heidi Swapp Wall Words + Beach Bag = YES! | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Using a different foam brush for each color yellow, I began painting my word, starting with the darkest yellow on top, and making my way down to the lightest yellow, and then white, on the bottom of my word – creating an ombré effect.

It took me quite a few layers to get the color saturation I wanted.

Heidi Swapp Wall Words + Beach Bag = YES! | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Here’s my word a little over halfway through my layers.

You can see how the color is getting more and more even as I keep applying paint.

Heidi Swapp Wall Words + Beach Bag = YES! | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

When I was happy with the colors on my word, I grabbed my makeup sponge and started blending the colors into each other.

Heidi Swapp Wall Words + Beach Bag = YES! | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

To do this, I added just a touch of my darkest yellow to my sponge and lightly tapped on the color below it.

Heidi Swapp Wall Words + Beach Bag = YES! | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Then I did the same with the next yellow down, until I’d blended each color with the shades above and below it.

Heidi Swapp Wall Words + Beach Bag = YES! | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

When I got the ombré effect I was looking for, I grabbed my beach bag and some embroidery thread and simply stitched my word to the side of my bag.

Heidi Swapp Wall Words + Beach Bag = YES! | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

AND I LOVE IT!

It’s exactly what I needed to add some color and pizzazz to my bag.

And, because I added only a few little stitches, I can remove my word any time at all to use in another decor piece!

Heidi Swapp Wall Words + Beach Bag = YES! | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Thank you so much for taking a look!

I hope I’ve inspired you to use a Wall Word (or maybe 2!) to add some fun to your summer decor…

Heidi Swapp Wall Words + Beach Bag = YES! | Maggie Massey for Heidi Swapp

Supplies | Heidi Swapp Wall Words – Relax, acrylic paint, foam brushes, makeup sponge, embroidery thread, embroidery needle. All supplies available at a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store near you

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