Mini Canvas Flower Design Tutorial

Well, I'm all moved into college for my spring semester and have been having lots of fun decorating my white, boring, drab walls.  I mean look at this empty space over my bed:


I think I just got a little more depressed just looking at this picture. Think of how much more depressed I would get looking at the real thing everyday.

So, into a new series of tutorials of drab to dazzling dorm decor.
That was a lot of Ds in a row.
I kind of like it.

DRAB TO DAZZLING DORM DECOR

Ok that was fun. Got that out of my system. Now: on to the tutorial!!

Mini Canvas Flower Design Tutorial 


Aren't these adorable?? I love love love them. And it's super easy to make! Here's how:

Supplies

-Three mini canvases (i got mine at Joanns, they were 3 x 3 inches)
-Three different color paints
-Paint brush
-Tacky Glue
-Paper
-Cricut Machine and cartridge 

Steps

Step 1: Use your cricket to cut out three different flower patterns.  My pattern came from the "Plantin Schoolbook" cartridge. I made my images in the 2 1/4 inch size.



Step 2: Cut your designs down to fit on your canvas.  These are what mine looked like right from the cricut, and I just cut out three different sections from each one.


Step 3: Paint your three canvases and paper flower cut outs and let dry. (Don't put too many coats on the paper or it will get too soggy)


Step 4: Coat the back of your flower cut outs with tacky glue, and then press it firmly down onto the base of a different color canvas. 



Step 5: Mount your canvases on you wall and your done! I just used command strips to keep mine on (so many regulations for what can be put on college walls!)


I love um! And so many possibilities for different kinds of designs!


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9 comments

  1. Makes me want to break out my cricut!!!

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  2. Super cute!! I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!

    LittleEme.blogspot.com

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  3. They turned out great and I love the color choices.

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  4. Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  5. Love 'em! I especially like the colors you chose - perfect for all that white space you have!

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  6. My sister has a cricut and has hardly done anything with it. This is a great tutorial and I'll have her check this out. Very nice. Linda

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  7. I love that flower cut too & how cute those all look. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  8. So pretty! I really need one of those die-cut machines. Thanks so much for linking up :)

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