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Let Your Lover Know They're a Work of Art with a DIY Paint-By-Number Kit

by M.E. Gray

DIY Paint-by-Number kits featuring you and your sweetheart!

When I was a kid, I remember going to visit this tiny hobby store in the city where both my parents worked. I have two brothers, and when we would all visit this store, we would immediately go separate ways. My older brother was always drawn to the model cars, my little brother would beeline to the Thomas the Tank Engine toys, and I was obsessed with the paint-by-number kits. Specifically - the ones featuring... horses.

While my days of horse-loving are well over, I still think this throwback hobby is pretty nifty (and certainly nostalgic). For Valentines Day, I thought it might be sweet to make a DIY paint-by-number kit from a photo of me and my boo - keep reading to see how you can, too!           

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Paint-by-Number Van Gogh??

by DIY Maven

Paint-by-Number Van Gogh??

When I was a kid, one of my older sisters was a fan of paint-by-number kits, the subjects being puppies and anthropomorphized mice and such. Apparently, things have changed in the paint-by-number world. Case in point: Reeves now has a Masters Collection. The highlights of which are Winslow Homer’s On the Beach, Monet’s Water Lilies and Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Bedroom at Arles. The 15 3/4" x 11 3/4" kits will set you back about 19 bucks.

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