Sunday, November 28, 2010

DIY "love lives here" canvas

I went to the Christmas Village in Nashville a few weeks ago. For a girl who loves to decorate AND LOVES everything Christmas... it was amazing :). I found some paintings that looked similar to this and fell in love, but I was not so much in love with the price. I also recently saw this diy tutorial on a blog I read. So I combined the two ideas and came up with this for my kitchen:What I bought:
- canvas
- some fun scrap book paper
- Brown paint
- Mod Podge

What I did:
- Sketched some branches and then painted them with brown paint
- Drew a bird, leaves, and the letters on scrap book paper and cut them out
- Mod podged my birds, leaves, and letters to the canvas

And that's pretty much it. I also hot glued some twine to the back to hang them on the wall. I'm not sure yet what I think about the twine. The "love lives here" art at the Christmas village cost over $100. Mine cost less than $15 and about 2 hours of my time. I think I am going to make something similar for another wall in my kitchen. I'll make sure to post it on the blog when I'm done. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!


The Lettered Cottage


  1. these are so cute!!! way to go!!! I love Christmas village, it always gives me so many good ideas!

  2. I just sent this link to my are super talented Christine!!! WHen are we going to hang out!? Let's figure out a night in the next 2 weeks!

  3. these are darling! I made some handpainted ones a while ago with just birds, but I love the words and paper! I'll be featuring these for whimsical wednesday at hope thats ok, great work!

  4. Thanks! I'm glad you like them. Thanks for featuring them!

  5. I really really like your birds. I have a thing for birds and these are the best.

  6. Love the little birds! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link. And please come join my link party anytime!