Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pinterest inspired DIY Quote on Canvas

The other night my girlfriend and I just had an itch to be crafty. I scoured Pinterest for something I had been wanting to try and came across this DIY quote on a canvas. I'd been looking for something to make to put in my craft room and my friend Stephanie is preparing her nursery for her baby boy (coming February 2013) so the project was perfect for both of us.

We gathered all our supplies at Michael's, grabbed ourselves some Peppermint Chocolate Chip shakes from Chick-fil-a and headed home to start crafting.
Overall the project is an easy one, but it does take quite a bit of time.
Step 1: Gather your supplies. Here is what you'll need-
-Paint (I always go for Martha Stewart paints)
-Mod Podge
-Vinyl letters
-Scrap paper
-Paint brush
-Canvas
Step 2: Arrange your paper to fill up your canvas. Think about the pieces you want to show up under your letters and place those strategically. I chose to cut up small pieces and keep them in square and rectangular shapes. Stephanie tore her pieces up for a different look.
Step 3: Use a hot glue gun to attach your papers to your canvas
Step 4: Pick your quote and add your Vinyl letters on top of your papers
Step 5: This is the scary part, but I promise it will turn out okay. Take your paint and squeeze in circles over the top of your letters.
Step 6: Use your paint brush to spread the paint over top of your entire canvas. (Too much paint will make the letters harder to peel off) Let your paint dry then peel up your letters and uncover the beauty underneath!
I love how this project turned out and can't wait to hang it up in my craft room!
Original tutorial found here.

12 comments:

SarahJane Miller said...

how fun! i have pinned this project on pinterest too! Yours turned out fabulous!

Faith and Love said...

This looks awesome!!! hope you had a blast :)

Helene said...

this looks soo great!! i am impressed!

Kindra said...

Love how yours turned out. I might have to try that sometime.

Ashley said...

Cute idea! I love how it turned out! I'll have to try this sometime too (including the trip to get Peppermint Chocolate Chip shakes!)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I love it! It looks so great!

Natalie said...

So cute! You did a great job! =D

Amanda said...

Way to go on being crafty. Looks great! It's fun to be able to do crafts with friends too :)

Ashleigh Nichole said...

such a cute idea :)

Laura Darling said...

This looks so great! I love it! Might have to try this one out!

Steph Sterjovski said...

That looks awesome!! :)

Lexilooo said...

this is one of my favorite quotes!