Thursday, February 10, 2011
Personalized Children's Canvas Name Wall Art
To make the personalized kids wall art, I purchased the blank canvas at the Dollar Store and used my large collection of Sharpie markers to create the design. For those of you who do not have a wide range of sharpie colors, run to Costco, Walmart, Sams Club etc. and get them! They are great for touching up furniture that has been dinged by the kids and even more useful for crafts. Sorry, I digressed there from the purpose of my post :)
You can paint the entire canvas with dollar store paint if you like but I wanted my daughter's to be white since her room is bubble gum pink. I decided on using black, bright pink and lime green as the main colors.
I drew an oval where I wanted the name to appear and then using a good metal ruler, I made black lines of various thicknesses. I filled in between the lines with the colors I selected.
Once done, I glued ribbon around the outside of the canvas to hide the staples and then glued ribbon on the back to hang it from.
I have made these for some of my nieces and nephews too. They are quick, easy and cheap! Three of the main criteria for home made gifts!
What do you think?