Summer is just around the corner and with that comes picnics, graduation, Memorial Day, 4th of July, summer camp, family reunions, and outdoor BBQs and they are all screaming my name! I can’t cook – I leave the grilling to my husband! However, I can make a space look like a lot of fun and inviting! Have you seen the revolutionary Heidi Swapp Chalk Art collection?!! I love the idea of spray chalk that I can use to decorate my driveway and will not track in the house (it comes off with soap and water).
However, what if you don’t have place to spray? Maybe your home doesn’t have room on a driveway or porch step? Or the idea of washing it doesn’t sound like fun (power washer anyone)? Why not use your lawn to create a fun way to celebrate!
The benefits of using your lawn for Chalk Art are
– It is even more temporary than concrete, just mow and go!
– Rain in the forecast after your event? There is no clean up!
– The grass is forgiving. If you mess up when you spray, no worries! I will share a quick and easy hack to fix it.
Here is how to decorate your lawn with Chalk Art spray.
Cut your shape from the main stencil if you need to. Be careful not to cut into other shapes and to leave enough room around the shape.
Place cardboard around your shape to mask off the grass you don’t want painted.
Spray very close to the shape. (It is easy to treat the paint like spray paint and to spray far away, however, you don’t want to do this as it will not give you good coverage.)
When doing larger things like the American Flag, spray each color and mask the areas you don’t want colored with cardboard. To get the red stripes, I just moved the stencil down so it covered the what I already sprayed and masked everything off again that I didn’t want red.
Here is a special hack that you can do on your lawn when you have a little over spray.
Have a little spray bottle with a drop of dish soap and water. Spray the mistakes and use your clean gloved hands to erase the paint.
I love that the Chalk Art won’t stain my lawn like regular spray paint will. If I need my lawn back to the way it should be, I just turn on the sprinklers and wash it off. In the next mow everything will be back to they way it was before the party.
I hope these Chalk Art hacks will inspire you to spray all summer long!