How To Create Your Own Canvas Wall Art

DIY Wall Art

If you have been to your local Bed, Bath and Beyond, TJ Maxx, or Target you have seen those modern canvas wall art with inspirational words printed on it. What if I told you that you can make your own? What if I also told you that it didn’t have to say “smile” “laugh” or “love” on it? Would you believe me? 

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What You Need

  • A blank canvas in the size of your choice I use
  • Blue Painter’s Tape
  • Gold Spray Paint This is my favorite gold spray paint evaaaaa
  • Cardstock
  • Black Acrylic Paint (optional)
  • Foam paint brush (optional)
  • Cricut, Electronic cutting machine
  • Glue

What To Do

DIY Wall Art

With painter’s tape mask off areas you don’t want to be painted. I played with different spacing to make my stripes interesting. Take gold spray paint and spray away, outside of course.

Quick Spray Paint Tips

  • Do light strokes and let dry between coats.
  • Over spraying causes drips.
  • Don’t forget the sides.


DIY Wall Art

“Flourish” is one of my favorite words and I say it often. Lots of flourishing going on around these parts. It is only right that it is a part of my studio, right? To cut this design I used my nifty Cricut. However, if do not have a Cricut you can print your design on white cardstock and cut it with a craft knife it just takes longer. Stuck on design? Check out our Canva tutorial. It is a free software. 
DIY Wall Art

After I “weeded” (remove the access material from the design) my image I realized I wasn’t particularly impressed with the color of the cardstock. I needed it to pop against the gold so I grabbed some acrylic paint so it can be blackity black y’all. 

DIY Wall Art

This is completely optional.

 DIY Wall Art

I used scrapbooker’s glue I have had this one bottle for TEN years and it has not hardened or dried out. This also reflects how much I DON’T scrapbook. Great glue nonetheless. Use it to glue your letters to canvas and voila magic!
DIY Wall Art


If You Like It You Should Of Put A Pin On It

DIY canvas wall art

What are some of your favorite words you would put on your wall?


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    May 8, 2017 at 10:01 am Reply
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