Thursday, May 27, 2010

New! Canvas Art

A few weeks back I racked up big time
at Michael's on some clearance items.
Included in the stash were several brightly
colored mounted canvases just aching for
some crafty love. I think I paid $2 each!
You can TOTALLY make these with whatever
crafty stuff you have laying around the house,
which is exactly what I did.

For this first one, I added some scrapbook
paper cutouts and mounted the birds on top
of what I'm calling burlap twine, which is
really just a thread I pulled out of a scrap of
burlap then knotted at the ends.
I truly LOVE how this one turned out.

This one includes a vinyl sparrow (also found
on clearance at Michael's!) also perched on
a thread of burlap twine. Scrapbook paper
pieces, ribbon, another burlap scrap and a
pearl embellishment pretty the whole thing up.
These two canvas art pieces happen to be available
in my shop, but I think I've caught the canvas
bug and plan to have lots of fun seeing what else
I can come up with -- a whole new creativity for me!

What do you think?
What have you done with canvas?

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  1. absolutely adorable. I love the birds. Love them!

  2. So cute! What a great idea :)

  3. Gotta love clearance sales! Cute and clever way to make these canvases stylish and chic. Your idea of using the twine is so smart! I love square canvases, I buy them whenever I see them at a good price. The small ones are great to paint/embellish as gifts and sets can be sold in my Etsy shop.

  4. Those are so sweet. What a fab idea. I've also staple gunned pretty fabric to plain canvases - in a group - for some super easy but nice wall art.

  5. Look at you! How cute is that?!

    I hope that you and your family have a great weekend!

  6. Saw these on Somewhat Simple, I LOVE the green one. You are super talented.

    Come by and check out my blog sometime.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

  7. Very darling! love it! Cute blog and header too. Thanks for your sweet sweet visit. Have a fab. weekend, Jenn

  8. love love love! birds are so hot right now!

  9. I love these! Now see, people always tell me, "I can't paint anything." But look what you did and it's just so darling! Not to mention you got canvases on sale! I'm always hunting for canvases on sale.

  10. These are just precious! I have a soft spot for birds! They just make me smile! :)

    Super cute blog! This is my first visit. I definitiely plan on coming back for more. :)

    I absolutely love Michael's clearance aisles! I find way too much there! :)

    If you get a chance, stop by my new blog, :)

    Erin :)

  11. Super cute! Love the birdies! I'm a fan of diy wall art - great job! Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  12. Well done! And great bargain hunting too. Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.