I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year. 2014 was a crazy year, and I am very happy to move on and see what 2015 holds for me and my family.
I made this art project because my goal is to surround myself with positivity. I wanted the canvas to look bright, cheerful, and to have an uplifting message written on it. I feel like a blank canvas is the best way to express emotions and creativity.
I used the following supplies:
- White and Yellow Acrylic Paint
- 16″x20″ Stretched Canvas
- Paint Brushes
- Metallic Silver Paint Pen
- Artificial Flowers
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
I started off by painting the entire canvas yellow. This color makes me happy and instantly puts me in a good mood.
Next, I stenciled shapes on the canvas once the yellow paint was dry.
Then, I used a paint marker and letter stencils to write the word “smile” on the canvas.
Finally, I hot glued artificial flowers on the canvas and hung the art on my wall.
These craft projects are easy ways to decorate your home.
For the first project, I used a cheap charger plate I bought at a craft store for $1, gold spray paint, a Sharpie paint pen, and a stencil.
I painted the plate with the gold spray paint. Once the paint was dry, I drew designs on the plate using the paint pen and stencil.
For the next project, I used metal serving trays from Dollar Tree to make useful wall decorations.
I used Krylon Paint + Primer in different colors to paint the trays. Then, I added chalkboard paint to one of the trays.
I made magnets for the other trays using adhesive magnet buttons and mosaic tiles.
Here is the finished project:
Now I have a fun way of leaving messages and instructions for my family.
I went to Michaels earlier this week because they were having an awesome sale throughout the store, plus, I received a 20% off coupon (that’s the only way I can afford to shop at some of these craft stores). I found lots of items on clearance, including this wood frame and letter:
I decided to turn the frame and letter into wall art using paint, scrapbook paper, and cotton fabric.
I started off by painting the frame with sage green acrylic paint.
As the paint was drying on the frame, I started working on the wood letter. I traced the letter on a sheet of scrapbook paper, then I glued the paper on the letter using Mod Podge.
To finish off the project, I made a bow out of the cotton fabric.
Here is the completed product:
I have saved several paper towel and tissue paper rolls over the past few months to use for future projects. I was so happy to discover the website craftster.org, where a poster gave a step-by-step tutorial (click here) on how to make a tree using the rolls, paint, and glue.
Below are photos of how I made my tree:
I think this is an excellent way to recycle tissue rolls. I can see this as a fun project for a child’s room, a classroom, or for anyone who likes to create unique wall decorations.
***All credit for this idea goes to melissa at craftster.org!***