I have an unusual name, which I love, but it always made me a little sad when I couldn’t find my name on items at souvenir stands and gift shops. Ordering personalized items gets expensive. Fortunately, I like to craft so I can make my own personalized items, like this sweet canvas print from Land of Nod. I just love the cute, colorful heart wall art! The original costs $128, but I’m going to show you how you can make your own DIY canvas version for much, much less!
Supplies needed to make your own DIY canvas wall art:
- 11 x 14 inch Canvas
- Hearts Nesting Die Cuts (optional)
- Die Cutting Machine (optional)
- Mod Podge
- Alphabet Stencils
- White Craft Paint
- Chalky Finish Paint in Yesteryear
Step one. Paint the front and sides of the canvas with Chalky Finish Paint in the color Yesteryear.
Step two. Use the middle heart die from the set to cut 20 hearts as follows:
3 each: white, black, turquoise, coral
2 each: light pink, dark pink, fuchsia, red
Note: If you don’t have the exact color you want, paint the cardstock heart, or substitute another color. I painted some of mine because I wanted to replicate the original as closely as possible.
You can leave the DIY canvas as is, or seal it with a finishing spray if you want to. I wish you could have seen my daughter’s eyes light up when she saw this wall art with her name on it! The fact that I got to make it for her makes it a little more special, I think.
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Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at morenascorner.com. Morena is a stay at home mom to four young children, and crafting is what helps her maintain her sanity. It’s a wonderful outlet and it’s how she gets her “me” time. In a past life, Morena was an elementary school teacher and an assistant principal. She misses teaching, so her blog is in a sense a virtual classroom. Swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!