Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Canvas


For me, coming up with fun gifts for neighbors, teachers or friends, is always a hard decision. I want the gift to be thoughtful, but cute at the same time. So this year I came up with this. Nothing too crazy, but perfect to display this Christmas season.


I took inspiration from a gift I was given last year (pictured above). I'm not sure where it came from, but I loved the look of it. So here is my version of it.


Supplies:
Canvas
Paint for the canvas
Paint for the stripes
Glaze
Vinyl (or you could paint the letters on)


After my canvas was painted & dried, I used tape to create the spacing for the red lines.


Then I took the glaze & used a sponge brush to paint the entire area. Then I wiped the excess off with a damp cloth.

Then apply your vinyl letters, or like I mentioned above, you can stencil them on as well.


And now you have a cute, inexpensive gift to hand out to your neighbors or friends. And of course, save one for yourself. :)


FYI--
I bought the red decorative beads from the Dollar Tree & placed them in a glass jar I'd been saving.
I will soon post the 'how-to' for the framed ornament piece.
The tree was made last year, using a tree form & the decorative beads from the Dollar Tree.

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25 comments:

Cori said...

Very pretty and simple! My favorite combo.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Oh I love these Lindsay! You're so creative!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

GREAT gift Linds! Definitely thoughtful. I wish I was your neighbor :)

Bama Girl said...

How clever and pretty! Thank you for showing us yet another "lovely"!

Peggy57 said...

Lovely sign with such a simple statement. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Cute! Would make a great gift for sure!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

So simple but yet just perfect. I really love the stripes on it and I can't wait to see more on that ornament frame!

Jennifer said...

So very cute!!

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

What a great gift that is easy to make but is still something that would be fun to receive!

Cherished Bliss said...

I love these! They are in fact great gift ideas!

rebekahdawn said...

Very cute!

MadeByAPrincess said...

Hi! I saw your post on the Allred Adobe's linky party - this is too sweet! I am now your newest follower from www.madebyaprincessblog.com and I hope you will follow me too! I also just pinned this to my Christmasy Things board on Pinterest (I am a little obsessed with Pinterest right now!) Looking forward to keeping up with your posts :)

Michelle said...

Very cute sign!!

marissa said...

i love how beautiful and simple these are the possibilities are endless I'd love you to add it to what we wore and made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

Cinthya said...

This is really cool. I love the antique look of it. I would love if you posted to http://eyehearttoday.blogspot.com/2011/12/last-weeks-linky-party-was-success-and.html

EvA. . . said...

very cute! I'm gonna have to do this!!! Love it!

Jen said...

Visiting from CSI. Impressive! Love the rustic/vintage look.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Nice table! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

Melanie
Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Toodie said...

Pretty, heartwarming and simple. What more could we ask for? Love, love, love this idea!

Romina Garcia said...

Hi there! That's gorgeous. I recently bought something similar and it cost me a small fortune! So glad I found your blog through the hop. So refreshing!
hhtp://rominagarciamartyrhood.blogspot.com/

Mimi said...

Great idea and I already have the canvasses.

Trish said...

A lovely gift for sure! Thank you so much for sharing at last week's Taking A Timeout Thursday party. Hope to see you again this week :)
-Trish @ Mom On Timeout
http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

Mrs. Pancakes said...

this is awesome...

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Lindsay your canvas was one of the most viewed this week! Check it out!!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Now that I've begun playing around with vinyl I am searching out all the fun projects using it. This turned out so cute!

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