DIY Canvas Painting Day


Who else has spring fever? Oh wait…it is spring?!  Here in Michigan, winter is holding on with everything it has.  Yesterday we woke up to a blanket of snow and more falling.  I told my son last month that if it snowed I was hibernating until spring.  He said, “Daddy, mommy isn’t waking up until spring!” I think he was a bit worried how things would work around the house without me. 🙂  I shouldn’t gripe because I know there are other places that are getting it much worse.



This DIY canvas painting day was a perfect fit for the weather.  A group of ladies came over and we tried our hand at making masterpieces…or just something half way decent to hang in our kids’ playrooms.  They came saying, “this sounds like fun, but mine won’t be very cute,” all claiming not to have an artistic bone in their body…we were all pleasantly surprised.



Everyone’s turned out so cute and we all had ideas of what we were going to do with them.  In fact, we all made more than one.



Here is what we used for our DIY canvas painting day:

  • 8×10 canvases (you can use any size you’d like)
  • Variety of paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Toothpicks (for those tiny details)
  • Pencils
  • Cups with water
  • Plastic table cover
  • Freezer paper (to put paint choices on)
  • Printed sayings (there are many free designs online – check out Pinterest!)
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Food and coffee! 🙂


After picking out your design, trace the BACK of the sayings.  Lay your paper, design side up, on your canvas.  Center, and tape.  Next, you trace the front of the design so that the ink from the back imprints on the canvas.  All you have left to do is paint it!  So simple, relaxing, and you have something special to hang up in your home or give as a gift!  Here are some pictures of each step.



We had such a great time and it was fun seeing everyone’s creations!  This is definitely a winner if you are looking for something to do with friends, a ladies group, or even your kids!

My kiddos got in on the action after everyone left 🙂



Some of our finished designs and mine hung up in my bathroom.



Hope you enjoyed this post!  I will definitely do this again.  Maybe next time we will try it on wood!


<3 Marietta









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