Thursday, April 7, 2011

Decopauged Canvas Decor

A week or two ago I got to share this project over at At Home with K.  Thanks Kindra!  Anyway I thought I would post it here in case any of you missed it!

So, I don't have a lot of money to spend or space in my house.  So although it can be more challenging, it is super fun to say 'yes, I made that!  And for like 2 bucks!'  So I am going to share with you my most recent finished project, what I made for my front entry way.  Here it is:
And now for the tutorial, really simple and inexpensive ladies! That is the best part!
Here are the materials I used:
  1. Canvas board (size of your choice)
  2. Black tissue paper
  3. Old book (I used the same one as my last project!)
  4. Modgepodge glue
  5. Hot glue gun and glue
  6. cardboard (not pictured)
  7. I used the letter 's' for the finished project
I started by decopauging the canvas board with the black tissue paper.  Not neatly so it has a personality!  And trust me, I am good at not being neat. Then you let it sit overnight to dry. 
Then I proceeded to make a ton of little flowers for the heart.  You cut out a spiral.  It doesn't have to be perfect, but make it a circle, ovals don't work nearly as well.  Start at the outside and curl in. 
You will come to the end and it will look like above.  Add glue over the entire base and seal with the remaining flap of paper like below.

Yes, those are my dry hands! I wash the dishes toooooo much!
 May I suggest putting on a good movie and bustin' out these bad boys.  I just sat at the table by myself.  Not nearly as fun! 
Isn't it cute? I am sure you could find a ton of ways to showcase these beauties!
Voila!  My petite fleur! 

I cut out a heart shape on a book page.  I realized it was a bit flimsy so I attached it to a piece of cardboard I cut in the same shape.  So if there were any spaces, it would be another book page.  I glued all the flowers on with hot glue, starting on the outside and moving in to make sure I kept the flower shape.  I stuck them in there as tight as they would go! 
I don't have a picture, but I am sure it isn't that hard to figure out, I glued it to the decopauged canvas!  The great part about this project is that the heart could be any shape you want!  Like maybe a little bird, which are popular now, but with a cute material on it instead of the hearts.  It is all left to your style and imagination!
Here is how I used my finished project: 


My little picture wall in our entry way.
 And if you remember, I asked about where I should use my 'S', this is where she ended up!  What do you think?  And really, if I am being honest, this table never stays this neat.  There is always jackets, beenies, randomness there.  But it looks good for the pic! 

I am linking this baby up to all the parties on my linky page!

22 comments:

J A C Q U E L I N E said...

I like it ! The S is perfect! Try rearranging it every so often you will be surprised what you might come up with. You could also put an empty black frame around the S. keep the frame theme going.

Shellsea said...

Cute project. I love the use of the book pages.

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emilysnan said...

hiy a, great tutorial i will be trying these flowers for sure and will share what i come up with !!! the whole look came together beautifully , tfs ,please stop by mine and have a look at my nanna's brag book i just finished x
xmaggiex

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

So cute, I am so going to try this.

Write it in Lipstick

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

beautiful!

MiMi said...

I think it looks FANTASTIC.

Dirt On The Rocks said...

wow this is an awesome crafty project! i've moved into a new room and i've been trying to find inexpensive ways to decorate it.

Kelly said...

Very pretty! I'm in your no-money-and-no-space boat!

Good work!



Kelly

Nicole said...

What a cute and fun project! thanks for sharing. I need to try it out.

Jennifer said...

I love where the S ended up! The whole thing looks great! I had a similiar grouping up but we're trying to sell our house so it came down!
Great job as always!

LovesAllThingsVintage said...

You are so creative! Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit:)

Renee B. said...

I love this! So cool! I bet it looks even more fab in person....love it with the photos on the wall!! You're so creative! xoxo

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So so pretty and sweet! Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.

AllieMakes! said...

Very cool! I like it alot!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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♥ Miss Tea said...

wow love the result! you're so crafty and talented, might try this once i got the materials needed! thanks for sharing the tutorial,love it!

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MELANIE said...

Natalia, love this wall. So creative! Ive wanted to try the paper roses for a while now, just havent had the time. But now that I have your tutorial...I'll be sure to give it a shot.

xoxoxo
MJ
Lucky 7 Design

Judy said...

That really came out great. I have to definitely try this one. I am your latest follower from the blog hop. Hope you stop by and follow me back. Thanks so much. www.diybydesign.blogspot.com

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Natalia-

Sweet little paper crafting there with the roses...

Great photo tutorial!

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice! Hope to see you back this week...

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Great job, Natalia! Thank you for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the how-to! :)

ashley said...

Very pretty!!! Great minds think alike :) I love the heart too!

Tina said...

I stockpile canvases, so I'll definitely try this out! Not neat is my craft specialty!

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