Feb
24

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Hello my friends!! I have a fun tutorial to share with you today! Later this afternoon you’ll want to come back for another post in the Photography series. Have you been loving the posts? I have been learning a TON! I hope you are too!

So I’ve been dying to make a DIY canvas and finally got around to making one. It’s about SPRING TIME in AZ, so I’ve definitely got the “spring itch.” I’m LOVING the weather right now. We’re soaking up the beautiful weather by going to the park every  day. The kids love it outside!

Yesterday me and the kids headed to Hobby Lobby and bought a canvas so I could get started on a Spring canvas. Buying a canvas ended up turning into a dozen eggs on the ground, yarn unraveled everywhere, fabric bolts pulled off the shelves and a little bit of screaming when I said “no candy.” However, with a coupon I bought a 16×20 size canvas and it only cost me 3 bucks. Not too shabby! I really love how it turned out! I wanted something simple and not too distracting.

I love the ric rac and button trimmed edge.

diy canvas

Want to make one? Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Canvas
  • Ric Rac
  • Hot Glue
  • Green Grass (from Hobby Lobby)
  • Fabric
  • Scissors/flower template or CAMEO
  • Buttons
You could certainly make this canvas without a CAMEO, but I figured since I have it, I would use it. I’m lazy like that. :) I was sent the new 12×24 cutting mat and let me just tell you, I’m in LOVE. It saves time on cutting, that’s for sure.

I also tried out the new fabric interfacing. The possibilities are endless now that I can cut fabric. One thing I wanted to mention if you are using a CAMEO, make sure your design doesn’t go on the rollers. Trust me I learned from experience. You can see in the image above  I tried to line everything in between the stars.

{ Making your DIY Canvas }

The first thing I did was pull the grass pieces apart and lined them up on my canvas. Next I cut pieces of ric rac to my desired length and glued them to the canvas. Then I cut the grass and glued it down along the edge of the canvas. Once I had the grass and “stems” glued on I began working on my flowers. If you’re using the fabric interfacing you’ll want to iron that on (rough side to the back of  your fabric).

After I had picked a few different flowers I cut them out with my CAMEO. I used my blade 4 and DOUBLE cut it to ensure there were no loose strands. Remember you can certainly trace a flower template and cut them out really easily as well. After my flowers were cut I ironed them onto the canvas. If you didn’t use fabric interfacing you could use fabric glue. After my flowers were on I decided button centers were a must. So I found some buttons in my stash and glued them in the center of the flowers and around the edges.

spring art

Pretty simple and I love how it turned out!

Now through February 29th you can get the clean cut interfacing, sewable interfacing and the NEW 12×24 cutting mat all for $24.99. Sa-weet!! Just use this link and the code NAPTIME to get the discount.

diy canvas

So have you started any Spring Crafts?

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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11 Responses to “Spring DIY Canvas Art+ Silhouette discount”

  1. Jody

    I love this idea for using canvas! I have a few blank canvases tucked away and have been afraid to use them because I was stuck on the idea I had to create a painting (something I haven’t done in like 20 years…high school to be exact!). So maybe I will free my creative spirit with some mixed media fun!

    P.S. LOVE the photography series this week, I forwarded it all to my sis-in-law who got an awesome Rebel for Christmas and might need some inspiration as well! :) XO

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  2. heather

    I love this- it is so simple and cute. Gave me tons of ideas!! Haven’t started any spring crafts yet- still snow on the ground!

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  3. Mama C

    Very cute project! I especially love how you did the grass- it looks so real. I can’t do spring yet- it is still pretty chilly in Utah!

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    • Jamielyn

      Thanks so much!! It was in the 80′s today here in AZ. Definitely feels like Spring time. Although that means the heat is just around the corner.

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  4. Ashley

    This is so beautiful and great! I love the way you incorporated so many things, like the ric rac and grass! Makes me love it that much more.

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