Even though I moved into my apartment two months ago, I haven't even begun the decorating process. While I really like the space I live in, I'm finally starting to make some attempt at decorating my personal space. A few weeks ago, I found canvas letter art at Home Goods and decided that making my own DIY version would be my first home decor project. I decided that I wanted the word LOVE spelled out above my headboard in my bedroom. I'm not sure if that's where I'll keep it or if I'll keep it in hung in a straight row, however for the time being it's a start! Check out how to make your own DIY canvas letters below!
- scrapbook paper for letter & background
- modge podge
- foam brush
Note: I wish I had painted my canvas a neutral color before modge podging the scrap paper to it. I suggest you do this to allow the letter to stand out.
Lay out your canvas and coat it with a thin later of mode podge. Place your background scrapbook page directly on top of the canvas, then coat the top of the page with an additional thin layer of modge podge. Set aside to try for about 2 hours.
While your canvas is drying in the background; take your remaining scrapbook pages and cut out your letters. I actually printed out my letters in my favorite font on the outline setting and traced that on top of the scrapbook paper to ensure that they were all the same size.
Once your canvas is dry, place your first letter on top of your canvas and brush another thin layer of modge podge over the whole canvas. Continue layering the rest of your letters, one letter her canvas.
After about 20 minutes, add another additional layer to really seal the picture. Let your canvases dry for 24 hours before you start to hang your photos in your desired location.
I have chosen a black/white with lime green accented decor for my bedroom, therefore I chose the same color scheme for my letter art. I hung the photos above my headboard for the time being.