Mini Canvas Flower Design Tutorial

Monday, January 17, 2011 |
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:

Kelli said...

Those turned out very cute!

Maggie said...

Makes me want to break out my cricut!!!

maleahbliss said...

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

LittleEme.blogspot.com

Katie @ EyeSpyDIY said...

They turned out great and I love the color choices.

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

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

Megan said...

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

Linda said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

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

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