Holiday Window Painting
We’re painting the house.
Finally, the hideous peach-orange exterior,
like the big-bowed, satin prom dress of my Senior year
will be stripped, discarded, and sent away
to a place of fashion & style the world will never see again. (I hope.)
But, before the exterior of our abode is turned a deep, divine chocolate brown,
we’re painting the house key lime green.
The windows arrayed with hues of emerald that sparkle in the sunshine
and leave shadows of shamrocks on my living room floor.
The activity kept the kids busy for the better part of yesterday afternoon.
Giving me time to kick back on the couch and marvel
at the big brushes in their pink fingers, at their furrowed brows and windblown hair.
Time to think fondly upon how very, very lucky I am.
Wishing you an afternoon of shamrock luck and smiles, too.
Simple Holiday Window Paint
It’s easy to mix up a batch of this colorful paint. So easy, in fact, that you’ll want to do it today, before St. Patty’s day is over. Then, wash it off (it’s easy to do that, too!) and paint again for April Fools Day, and Easter, and the middle of the month. There are so many reasons to celebrate! Why not pick up a brush & bowl and get a party on your windows right now?!
1/2 c. cornstarch
1/2 c. Dishwashing liquid soap or baby shampoo
1/2 c. water
Gel Food coloring
Stir all ingredients together slowly in a large bowl, until well mixed. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired. This concoction washes off easily and won’t stain your windows, but be sure to cover up any exposed wood around your window frames or on your baseboards. Enjoy!
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