6.15.2013

DIY Father's Day Canvas Art

**UPDATE** I've added a second canvas that I made for our Poppy!! Check it out after the first pic!!

Okay, I know. Yesterday I posted a last minute plea for help asking which of the easy projects I should make, and I end up making nothing related! I had an already painted canvas lying around and I got an ingenious idea after browsing Pinterest all day!

Surprisingly simple, and quite quick to make, here is our Father's Day gift in time for the big day! Keep reading for a simple tutorial on how to make your own (really fast too!) for Father's Day.




STEP ONE
Paint a blank canvas that you can get at the Dollar Store, A.C. Moore, or any local craft store. Even though canvas dries pretty fast, make sure it's thoroughly dry!


STEP TWO
Select a font that you favor an print out your saying large enough to look good on the canvas...you don't want it too small!! If you don't have any good fonts on your computer, you can easily download one for free from DaFont or 1001 Free Fonts, or Fontspace.

Once you've sized your saying accordingly, select just the right spot on the canvas and tape it down.


With a very firm hand, trace over the letters, and an impression will form on the canvas. Once you've finished the first trace, lift up the paper and use a pencil to trace over the impression on the canvas.




STEP THREE
To save even more time, and especially if you're not a steady-hand painter (like me) use a good 'ol Sharpie marker and fill in the pencil traced letters!




STEP FOUR
Paint your child's hand with a very generous amount of paint, making sure to cover every inch. For my design, I chose to use two colors per kid. One color for each hand!



STEP FIVE
Carefully place the child's hand on the canvas, and press down all over to transfer the paint! Don't press too hard or you'll end up with smudged prints! I chose a "flower" of sorts!



STEP SIX
Add embellishments and viola! I added the date and a heart and now daddy's gift is all set to go! The kids are so excited and we can't wait to see daddy's face!!




What did you make for Father's Day this year?

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12 comments:

  1. Such a cute idea...thank you for sharing over One More Time Events.

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    1. Thank you Tammy! I made another one this morning too, and I'll be featuring that tomorrow, so come on back!! lol

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  2. Wow, it's really an awesome canvas making idea, i was looking for a DIY canvas making tutorial and suddenly come across this post and you shared an easy canvas making tutorial here. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

    All new canvas prints from floral gallery

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    1. Thank you Stacy! I'm glad you found the tutorial!

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  3. Aww!! SO cute!! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up!

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  4. Cute, and you'll be glad you made things like this when your kids were little! Visiting from Plucky's =)

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    1. I here you! You can always cherish the memories when there is something to look at and hold!! The kids enjoyed making it too (even though mommy did all the work!! lol) Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. That is soo cute!

    Thank you for linking up with us at Pin It Tuesday!
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    1. Thank you Nicolette!! I appreciate being able to share this with everyone via Pin it Tuesday!!

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  6. You did an appreciable work, this diy canvas is really looking so cute and i can see many people have also liked it, i want to say thanks for sharing his great diy canvas idea. :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Stacy! I'm glad you like it!

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