DIY Easy Canvas Art


Painting Canvas

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Last week there were a couple days the we didn’t have school. We had a lot of fun playing even though we were stuck in the house from all the snow. One thing we did was have a painting session. My girls love to paint, it is one of their favorite indoor activities. I have been wanting to have a piece of artwork that my girls have done together to hang on the wall of my office. I found a couple blank canvas’ at Hobby Lobby and I decided to put a vinyl image on the canvas and have them paint the whole canvas.


Vinyl Canvas

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the vinyl hearts and “Love.”  If you do not have a cutting machine you could always buy pre-cut vinyl on Etsy or at your local craft store.  Also, you could use painters tape to spell LOVE or another word or phrase.  (I think it looks pretty with just vinyl too, I am thinking about doing a print similar to this for somewhere else.)

Painting Canvas

Let the fun begin!  I only wanted to use one color, but you could use several colors and it would be really cute.  I used acrylic paint I found in the craft section in a small 2 oz bottle, it was only 50 cents.  We didn’t even use the whole bottle!

Finger painting canvas

They started out with a pain brush, but that wasn’t messy enough. 😉 So, they had to use their fingers.

Canvas Art

All painted!  It was fun and not too messy!

Glitter Canvas Painting

I added some glitter before it dried.

Vinyl Canvas Painting

It didn’t take long to dry completely, maybe an hour or so.  Then, take the vinyl off.  It’s really easy to get it off.

Love Canvas

The finished product!

Painted Canvas

Here it is on the wall of the office that I hope to FINALLY reveal decorated soon!!  If you haven’t see the office yet you can take a look at it here.

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  1. AJ @ Aspen Jay says:

    Hi Crystal,
    ts crafts like this that make me wish that I had a silhouette machine. Your canvas turned out so pretty and I love how simple it is to make.

    Thanks for sharing and partying with us at #TALENTEDTuesday.


  2. Celeste says:

    This is so pretty and such a great craft for kids! And you’re right, it also looks good with just the vinyl. You could really do it however you wanted and it would turn out great!

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