Do you ever have blank spots on your wall that you are just dying to fill? I definitely do. Which is why I started to think up ideas for DIY canvas art for my brand new craft room! But, if you’re like me, you don’t want to fill them with just anything to use the space. I always like to find things (or make things) that are meaningful to me. When I finished my renovating my craft room at our house (future blog post to come on that project :)), I had a bunch of very purple and very empty walls to fill. I wanted to make sure that I started filling it with pieces that meant something to me, rather than just finding a good deal on something I sort of enjoy. That is where the idea of this DIY canvas art came from. This is another one of my thrifty DIY projects! You can make this DIY canvas art, for just about $10 in any size or color to match your decor.
- Blank canvas in the size of your choice (mine is 12″ x 12″)
- Exacto knife
- 1 piece of 12″ x 12″ cardstock in the color of your choice
- A stencil for the shape you want to cut out
- Paint & paintbrush if you want the canvas to be a color other than white
1. Pick out the pattern/shape you would like to cut out
I found this fun geometric pattern and thought it would pop really well with the contrasting colors.
2. Create a stencil to use as a guide
I used my Silhouette Cameo to create a stencil out of cardstock. You don’t need a Silhouette to do this project. You can always find a stencil at the store or make one yourself by cutting a shape of your choice out in cardstock.
3. Use the stencil to trace the shape you want to cut out on the back side of the canvas
4. Cut out the stenciled shape with the exacto knife
5. Optional step – paint the canvas the color of your choice
6. Paste the colored cardstock on the back side of the canvas
7. Hang your DIY Canvas Art on the wall of your choice!
That’s it! You’ve got yourself a DIY canvas art piece for under $10, and an evening of cutting. You can find a design that is as intricate or not as you want. This is about as complicated as I decided to go. If you look close, the cuts are not perfect, but it definitely makes a statement on the wall regardless.