If you’ve got a couple kids, chances are the majority of the artwork on your walls is made from materials like construction paper or Popsicle sticks. Or your toddler, thinking he is Picasso, has left his creation on your walls.
Now there’s nothing wrong with the pieces our little Da Vinci’s make, but you might be looking to brighten up your walls with something a tad bit cleaner looking.
One thing that’s great about some DIY ideas out there is they’re not only pretty, but they can also be kid-friendly so you still feel like you’re still displaying you little one’s handiwork. Here are some our top picks for being creative with canvas:
Silhouettes and Spray Paint
This idea is an awesome way to decorate the walls of your kid’s room on the cheap!
Usually there’s something kids like enough to have a theme around for their room. Like a little boy who loves trucks or cars, or a little girl who thinks stars and planets are the coolest.
Buy tiny trinket items in their favorite shapes, spread them out on the canvas (laying them flat), and spray away. You can even use a few different colors to really make the piece pop.
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Print and Paste
It’s time to take all those photos off your phone and in to your home.
One way you can do this is by printing out your photos on regular printer paper and taking Mod Podge to glue them on to a canvas that will bring your Instagram feed to life on your walls.
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If you like the idea of a gallery wall, but want something a little more polished looking, use Canvas Factory to have your photos printed on a variety of canvas sizes. And if you have a particularly awesome shot you want to display on a wall in your home, you can even break it up to create a three-paneled view of your print. Trust me, it’ll make you look like a pro!
Now this is an idea that’s perfect for mamas who aren’t super confident in their DIY skills but still want to try their hand at making something pretty.
As long as you can color within the lines, you’ll be a-okay. Take some painter’s tape and criss cross it in a unique pattern across your piece of canvas. You can use a small canvas with a skinny width tape or a large canvas with a wide width tape to create more defined lines.
Similar to the silhouette paintings, you could use one color over the whole canvas or paint each space you’ve created with your tape a different color to create a really one-of-a-kind geometric print. Personally, I think this type of canvas art looks awesome in homes with a modern or minimalistic decor scheme.
I saw this DIY in a friend’s house and it was an immediate conversation piece!
Her string art was made in to the shape of her home state with all the strings from the edges of the state coming together to form a heart in her hometown. I love this idea of signifying important places in your life, like places your family has lived, where you met your husband or where you got married.
You could also do a string piece to create your child’s name on canvas for their room or another word that you use frequently in your home like kindness or grace.
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No matter what you choose to do to brighten up your walls, just have fun with it and don’t focus too much on getting every detail “perfect.”
DIY’s are meant to be an enjoyable creative outlet, and that applies to everything from breaking out the paints to snapping family photos you want to display.