DIY: Quotes on Canvas


I have a love/hate relationship with it.  Most days, I love searching the site, finding cute outfits or kitchen designs for my “dream home.”  It’s the other days when I come across peoples DIY projects when I’m like how in world did they do that?  Or have TIME to do that???  Some of those braided hairstyles…come on!

Confession: Crafting is my favorite sport.
Yes, I now consider it a sport now that I’m old and married. You can almost say I’m craft-etitive because I like to see if I can match people on their craftsmanship.
OK, I’m a huge dork.

For the next few weeks, I’m going to be posting my attempts at some popular Pinterest projects (or PPP’s?).  If you have one that you’ve been wanting to try or want me to try – – send it my way!  Email me here or post a comment below.

First up:  DIY Quotes on Canvas

I “pinned” this project thinking that is such a cute idea and looks totally doable!  Hahaha….Well, I had the cute part right…  But hopefully with these tips, you’ll be able to whip through this much faster than I.

This canvas was one of those “I had to have it” in the store and then when I got it home, I hated it.  So I was happy to re-purpose it.   You can also buy a variety of blank canvas’ at your local craft store for
not that much money.
Supplies Needed:
Paint (I chose white but you can chose any color you like!)
Painters tape (in case you need to tape your letters down)
Spray adhesive
Magazines and/or newspaper
Sponge brush
Vinyl Letters
Old or new canvas or even an old painting
Glue your “best pieces” where you are going to place your letters.  What you put everywhere else really doesn’t matter because you’ll be painting over it.
{looks pretty crazy at this point}
Align the last letters each word first so you can figure out the spacing before you stick them to the canvas.  My quote is “You make me happy when skies are gray.”
Needless to say, make sure to double check your work because apparently when I took this picture I planned on saying “…when skies are are gray.”  Yikes!
When all your letters are straight and adhered to the canvas, paint over them using your sponge brush.
Tip: ONLY, ONLY, ONLY buy the full adhesive letters.  They were sold out when I went to buy them so I bought half-stick letters instead.  It made painting over them a lot more tricky.
And now for the final product….
I’m so happy with the results and will definitely be doing this again (on a smaller scale) now that I have the hang of it.  I hung it in our guest room and I think it works well as a make-shift headboard.  Now I just need to replace the old comforter and add some cute throw pillows to top it off.
What do you guys think?
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