I Finished It Friday: Canvas Wall Art

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I found this art on Pinterest and I thought it was so elegant and yet so simple…

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Upon further review, I found out that the company resides is in the United Kingdom and charges 295 pounds (which is…gasp…. $486!!) for this lovely artwork. Oh, did I mention that they don’t deliver to the United States. At that price…I think I will gladly go to plan B. That’s right. It’s time to get my creative groove on!
I took a few trips to my favorite Hobby Lobby with a few 40% off coupons and gathered my supplies.


 
-3 art canvases (sized 11×14)
-13 wood letters (for the words love, laugh, live)
-spray glue
-spray paint
First, I measured out all my letter placement.
Then I sprayed the glue on the back and placed each letter on my canvas. 
Final step…the spray paint. Spray two coats over the entire canvas, letters included.
 
And it really is that easy folks! The finished project…

My version set me back about $25 bucks and I love it! That’s my project for this Friday. Next week I will show you the finished guest room! You won’t want to miss it…it’s going to be a big transformation!

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  1. I love it! And a much better price!

  2. It looks awesome!! I’ve seen that wall are on Pinterest too, but never clicked to see the source. Over $400??! That’s nuts.

    Your version is fantastic! Great job, I may have to try it too!!

  3. Love it! Pinterest has all kinds of fascinating things. I have to watch my time on it or I’d be on there all day! Stopping by on the Girls Weekend Social Hop. Love your blog. It has all kinds of great ideas. I can’t wait to create some of them. :)

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  5. That is beautiful! I have never seen anything quite like that.

    I stopped by your page from the weekend alexa hop.

  6. Love it! New visitor from the Alexa Blog Hop.

    http://gretas-day.blogspot.com/

  7. I just love this idea. I pinned it! Thanks,
    Pounds4Pennies

    http://pounds4pennies.blogspot.com

  8. wow such a great idea! love it!

  9. What a great idea. I love the white on white. Kathi

  10. This looks really great! Very good idea.

  11. I love this idea!

  12. that is great I also saw a blog where they used glue like a hot glue gun or regular elmers glue made the letters or design they wonted and then painted it after it was dry and it was beautiful. That would be a great alternative if you wanted to spend less and not have to buy the letters.

  13. I saw a similar art project on pinterest too! That one used Elmer’s Glue to write out messages! Yours looks great too!

  14. What a neat project! Thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

  15. spray glue- that’s what I couldn’t figure out- I am assuming it’s permanent?

  16. Tami, spray glue is like Elmer’s glue but in a spray can form. It’s not super strong so I would assume it is not permanent.

  17. What an awesome idea!!!
    Thank u so much for sharing

  18. I had repinned this in pinterest, so I’d remember I’d like to try it…what an awesome result you had! Really great pieces!!!

  19. it would be nice if there was a printable version of this so i can carry it with me to hobby lobby!!

  20. Anonymous says:

    I was at Hobby Lobby today and they had 3-D stickers 40% off. You could make the original canvas just by using multiple sizes of stickers on the canvas and then spraypainting. You might have to buy quite a few packages though to get love that many times.

  21. Would this work and look as good with other colors? I want to try this but I need some punches of color on my boring white apartment walls.

  22. JSav, I am sure it would! Why not, have fun! :)

  23. Anonymous says:

    local hobby store has poor selection of letters…any good online sites for letters?

  24. Do you think it would work to just: set the letters on the canvas, spray paint, and then remove the letters?
    I’m looking for a two-colored project.
    I haven’t yet used spray paint so I don’t know if the spray would cause the letters to shift around and look messy.

  25. Lisa, that may work. The only think I would worry about is getting a clean outline of each letter. But it could turn out beautifully! Ya don’t know until you try, so you got to try! :)

    Good luck and let me know how it goes.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Can’t find small lower case letters I need. Any suggestions? Hobby Lobby didn’t have any.

  27. Hmmm…maybe try Michaels craft stores. They have a pretty big collection of letters. :)

  28. I love it! I saw this on Pinterest too and thought it was lovely. Yours came out amazing!

  29. Tried it and love it!

    A few things I learned for next time:

    1. If you’re going to use a color other than white (I used olive green), spray a coat on the canvas and let it dry before attaching the letters. I didn’t do this and found that the canvas color peeks through around the edges of the words.

    2. Sand the words. I thought they looked fine and didn’t bother, but once I started painting, they appeared a bit rough.

    3. A sponge brush helps fix drips with a dabbing motion.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Really looks great!!! Can you please tell me what size letters you used. Thanks

  31. This is a great idea! I love it!

  32. This craft idea was made at our latest monthly dinner. I referenced your site on the blog post. Love this idea. It was a big hit at the party!

    Check it out the post at http://www.inviteanddelight.blogspot.com

  33. Love this idea!! My husband and I just moved into a new home with tons of wall space!! So excited to try this project!!

  34. I highlighted your tutorial on my Sunday’s Guest Freebies yesterday. Thank you. http://scrapbookalphabet.blogspot.com/2012/07/sundays-guest-freebies-sugarbutt.html

  35. would chipboard work? I have zillions of those

  36. These are amazing and simple. I found you on Pinterest, thank you for sharing!! I see a run to Hobby Lobby myself soon. :)

  37. Rhopickle says:

    Hi! I love your idea. I used craft super glue with a fine point to glue the letters. That worked and it stuck quick. My project turned out awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

  38. I have used these letters from this company for some of my craft stuff. They already have super sticky backing so no messy glue! I love um!
    http://www.greekcreations.com/paddles/accessories/english-and-greek-letters/Half-Inch-Regular-Wood-Letters-or-Numbers.aspx

  39. Hi Laura, I love your idea and I featured you on my blog Mango & Passion Fruit. =)
    http://mangoandpassionfruit.blogspot.co.uk/
    I am definitely making one of this for me too… No way I’d spend that much hehe
    xxxx

  40. I love it !!!!

  41. I posted this on my blog I love the idea

    helens-corner.blogspot.com

  42. Love this! I am not really crafty, but this seems like something I might be able to do. Thanks for the idea!

  43. This is super cute!! The original is waaay over priced & I love your version. Thanks for sharing!! Stopping by from SITS, have a great day!!

    Linda

  44. So pretty (and simple enough for even me!) Happy SITS Day!

  45. Happy SITS day! Love this DIY project (spray paint is the best!)

  46. Oh my gosh, how incredibly simple and cool. Thank you for the inspiration!

    And Happy SITS Day.

  47. Definitely a savings. A very nice piece of art. Thanks for sharing. Off to read your next two posts. Enjoy your SITS Day.

  48. Beautifully done. And at a price regular people can afford.

  49. beautiful!! visiting from SITS and following on twitter now! http://www.callmepmc.com

  50. I love this and must try it. :) Coming by from SITS to congratulate you on being featured!

  51. cute easy idea!

  52. What a great idea! I love that you were able to do them so inexpensively too. That’s always a bonus. Thanks for sharing! =)

  53. These are SUPER CUTE! I think I may want to try this for my daughters’ rooms! Happy SITS day again!

  54. Love this idea – and its price!

  55. Love it! And I’m following you!

  56. Looks great — thanks for the tip!

  57. That is adorable!! And so easy looking to make!! :)

    Happy SITS Day!

  58. wow – that came out beautiful, and you made it look so easy! I am so bad at crafting…mine would probably have uneven spray paint or something ;)

    happy (late) SITS day! :)

  59. So beautiful, yet so simple!! Love it!!

  60. Anonymous says:

    This was super easy! I’ve done 5 & have one more to do. I purchased ivory spray paint but can’t decide to use it or leave it as is (wood letter/white canvas contrast)..decisions, decisions.

  61. $25? you can’t beat that…and it looks store bought!

  62. Is there any chance you could point out an online URL to find the letters. I can’t seem to find them anywhere in my town.
    What size are they by chance?
    Thank you so much for your assistance.

    Becky

  63. I did an exact replica of the originals and can tell you, the letters pop off if they are only glued on. (I used the 1 1/2″ deep canvas, and it iwas $$)I took them to some craft shows….and didn’t sell as many as I thought I would, and they are fussy to deal with, but beautiful. If you are only doing them for home, I think they would be okay..

  64. Wow! I love that there isn’t any colour in it. The message is clear just like that.

  65. hello, i love what you have done. i plan on doing this, so i just have one question for you what size of letters did you use?

  66. Amber, I am not sure on the size. Sorry. But I think you could use whatever size fits your canvas. Have fun and let me know how it turns out! :)

  67. Simple and lovely! Thanks for entering One Crafty Contest!

  68. Great project! Thanks for sharing. Must try

  69. Thanks for posting this one. It’s beautiful. It inspired me to make my own canvas wall art with some old toys I had lying around. Would love to know what you think.

  70. Anonymous says:

    I made these and they turned out fantastic! I also did Faith, Hope, and Dream and each one sits on a separate shelf around my bedroom. Loved this idea! Thanks!

  71. So beautiful! Silly question- do you spray glue the back of the letters or spray the canvas and then stick on the letters? Thanks!

  72. I love this! I shared it over at Sisters, What! today. Have a great weekend :)

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