Tuesday, December 10, 2013

DIY: Wall Art

This weekend I was feeling inspired to add some art to my dreary, beige bedroom walls. On a budget and inspired by Pinterest, I decided to create the art myself and I took advantage of some A.C. Moore coupons to keep it cheap.

My goal was to use canvas, card stock and glue to make something glittery and pretty to hang over my dresser. The curtains and accent pillows on my bed are a pale teal color and I recently spray painted a number of trinkets in my room gold so I decided to make those colors my focus.

What you will need:

- (At least) 1 canvas

- Several pieces of card stock in colors of your choice (I recommend including metallic & glitter sheets to give it texture)

- A 1 inch round hole punch

- Spray adhesive

Use the hole punch to cut out lots of dots from each colored/patterned piece of card stock. I needed less of the card stock than I thought I would to fill my 12x12. I used four different kinds of paper and probably used about 50 dots of each. It was a great mindless project while catching up on TV shows.

Next, arrange each of the dots on the canvas. I chose to overlap some and spaced them out haphazardly so that each of the different colored and textured dots were evenly mixed across the canvas.

Once I was done laying out the dots, I used the spray adhesive to secure them to the canvas. In hindsight, it would probably have worked better to spray the canvas BEFORE laying out the dots but I knew I'd be too neurotic and rearrange the dots before I was ready for them to stick forever.

Spraying after worked just fine and I layered on some Mod Podge as a finishing touch. Make sure to wait for the spray adhesive to dry before applying the Mod Podge that way you don't get any air bubbles!

Now all I need to do is get something to hang the canvas on the wall with! I plan on making a couple of these so that I can arrange several on the wall together so the hanging will have to wait for another day.


  1. That's beautiful! What a clever idea. Inexpensive, creative, and a great conversation starter too when guests come visit :) thanks for sharing Meg!

    1. Thank you, Toni! Appreciate the comments and the chance to link up :)

  2. This is adorable Meg! To hang it on the wall, I recommend Command strips (http://bit.ly/Jio0up)! Just stick them on the back of the canvas, on the edge, stick it on the wall, remove the art, wait an hour, then hang. They are great for photo walls too because you can readjust if it's not level! Plus you won't have to cover any nail holes if you move apartments!

  3. That's very cute and fun! I have a couple of canvases... Hmmm... :-)

  4. So simple, yet so great! I love it! Thanks for linking up this past week to the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party!