DIY Home Decor

Now that my upstairs bathroom is complete, I’ve been looking for inexpensive ways to brighten up my downstairs bedroom.  These two DIY wall art projects are easy and chic.  All you need is scrapbook paper, canvas, and Mod Podge, or some sort of sealant.
Project One are wall tiles I made myself using 12 x 12 canvas from my local art supply store, 12 x 12 scrapbook paper.  I brushed the canvas with Mod Podge Matte, and adhered the scrapbook paper.  I then sanded around the edges to smooth them out and sprayed each square with Krylon spray coating (in a satin finish, I believe).  I then used 3M Command picture hangers to mount my canvas tiles to the wall.
Project Two is a really cute idea I found on Pinterest.  It’s a flower made from scrapbook paper, also adhered to canvas (you can also use fabric).  This was a great way for me to use up some of my scrapbook paper, since I don’t really paper craft or make cards that much anymore.  I painted the canvas using a combination of two blue acrylic paints, and then added various hand cut petals, adhering them with my left over Mod Podge Matte, and after the petals were dry, I brushed the entire canvas with Mod Podge Satin.  When completely dry, the picture has a subtle sheen, and it’s protected from the elements and fading.

I still have a ways to go before my downstairs bedroom completely redecorated, but these two projects have injected some much needed color and cheerfulness into the space.

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