Sunday, January 29, 2017

DIY Paper Roses

This darling heart canvas was used on my wedding day and is now perfect to pull out for Valentine's Day! 

Since I recently used it to decorate our home for Love Day, I thought would resurface this blog post to share with those who are looking to add some pretty heart elements to their home this season.

Paper Roses

- Card stock paper in varied colors and patterns
- Glue gun
- Scissors
- Canvas or other base piece

1. Begin by cutting circles. I cut different sizes so that my roses were different sizes. Then cut a spiral in the circle. I preferred my roses to not have perfect edges but if you want perfect edges, cut your spiral edges in the same length.
2. Begin wrapping your rose from the outside edge of the spiral and twist into the center.
3. Glue as you go but ultimately, glue the paper together at the end. 

4. Position roses on your canvas as desired. I used a burlap canvas, one of my new favorite things! I placed the roses into a heart and hot glued them in place.

If hearts are not your thing, I have used these paper roses in several other ways!

I wanted to find some inexpensive ways to bring more yellow into our gray/white/yellow bedroom theme. I also had a frame that no longer had a glass piece. I whipped up a couple of these paper roses and painted the frame to match the decor. We get so many compliments on our wall arrangement! 

I just love how easy and dynamic these paper roses are. Happy crafting!!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Black & White Striped DIY Canvas Art

This weekend, I finally put away our Christmas and New Years decor. All except the Christmas tree! I am allowing that to stay up at least one more week. Baby steps.

My husband told me, "It looks so empty in here." I think I fell a little more in love with him after that comment. I always feel that way after putting away the gold tinsel, glittery nutcrackers and sweet little snowman. Plus, in Minnesnowta, winter is still raging on through March. Why shouldn't holiday sparkle?

Well, I packed everything away and to fill the void, I pulled out the Valentine's Day decor. I do love the sweet hearts and shiny "I love you" signs. To add to the set up, I did a little canvas project that is inspired by my Kate Spade agenda.

I have shared some pictures on IG of my darling planners over the years. I have always been totally calendar obsessed, that baby comes everywhere with me. Knowing this, I invested a bit more on my planner this year. I have been loving it! One of my faves is an old planner pattern which is simple but girlie, I replicated it for my Kate Spade inspired canvas project.

Black & White Striped DIY Canvas Art

- Canvas (I used an 8x10)
- Paint (I used black acrylic paint)
- Painter's Tape
- Craft Tape (I used an adhesive gold glitter tape)
- Wooden letter or shape (Mine was purchased at Michaels)

1. I started by taping down the areas that I wanted to stay white. Be sure to press the tape down firmly to avoid bubbles.
2. Paint the open areas with the black paint. Paint two coats.
3. Remove the tape and allow to dry.
4. Since my lines weren't perfectly straight due to using low quality painter's tape that bubbled, I used craft tape to cover the lines. I used half inch craft tape and cut it into smaller pieces. Stick or glue into place.
5. Glue on your shape or letter. Allow time to dry before hanging.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

DIY Hexagon Canvas Art

I love trying new projects. These days, I especially appreciate the ones that I can start and finish in a reasonable amount of time. Lately, I have been seeing pictures of a geometric canvas on Pinterest and wanted to try it out myself. I tried it on a relatively small canvas and completed it while watching a movie with my husband. I would love to try it on a larger canvas because it would make for some interesting and cool house decor. You could also add a monogram, image or other fun elements to personalize the canvas.


- Geometric paper punch (I used a Creative Memories Hexagon Punch)
- Four 12x12 pieces of paper
- Canvas (I used an 8x10 canvas)
- Glue gun or ModPodge
- Scissors


1. Cut out the paper using the punch. I decided on a pattern and punched paper as needed.
2. Begin gluing on the paper. I left a little space between paper pieces in order to create a pattern.
3. Cut any pieces that do not need to be full.
4. I will be putting a sealing spray or glue over the canvas to help preserve the paper longer.
5. Add any letters or images desired.