About once a month or so, I try to set aside some time to actually do some of the things I pin on Pinterest, ha! (If you follow me on Pinterest, you know I pin A LOT, so I figure I have a lifetime of these kinds of posts to write!) Since we’re Spring Cleaning, I decided to try to add to my Living Room decor this past weekend by using Mod Podge to make some cute art for the walls.
I’ve been seeing pins like this for the last year and have thought, “I’d love to do something with the leftover fabric in my living room”, so…
This is what I did! Thank you Pinterest!
I gathered my supplies– I think I got these canvases for $5 on sale at Hobby Lobby a while back, they have these sales frequently, so I’m trying to buy a few here and there whenever I catch them. It’s a very easy and inexpensive way to switch out seasonal decor around the house!
Pre-cut your fabric pieces that you want to use to make your “art”. I didn’t use a template for the house, but I did use an online template for the birds. A quick Google search for templates turned up thousands to choose from. Just type in whatever shapes you want and voila! If you want your canvas to be a different color, paint it now and let it dry completely. I wanted mine white because we have dark paneling in our living room and I am always looking for ways to lighten it up.
Grab your Mod Podge and use it to ‘glue’ your pieces in place onto the canvas. I literally painted the backs on the fabric pieces and pressed them onto the canvas where I wanted them, smoothing out the fabric as I went.
Next, Coat the entire canvas with mod podge, carefully going over your fabric pieces.
I was using gloss finish, and I only did one coat over everything.
Add wording. I just lightly wrote out what phrases I wanted, then painted over it, but you could ‘prettify’ it with a font transfer or your cricut/sillouette machine.
Quick, easy, and inexpensive! I think it took me 4 hours from start to finish. And while I was waiting in between coats, I did this:
I found this burlap wreath at the thrift store for $3 and I switch out seasonal decor and bows whenever I fancy. 🙂 (It’s really thick and ‘smooshes’ up against my outer door when the front door is closed, but still looks pretty on the outside!)
So, these were my Weekend Pinteresting Pursuits in the midst of Spring Cleaning! Now off to pin some more! 🙂