Sunday, August 14, 2011

Square Art

This past week, I helped my little sister Casey make a cute & cheap DIY art project for her new college apartment.  I'm so excited for her and her new adventures so I was happy to help her out.  My mom and Casey actually came up with the idea, I just helped in making it happen.

This is how we made it. 
We started with nine of these plain art canvases which we found on sale for $12.99 at Michaels.  Seven came in one package so we bought three of them.  She used nine and I'm going to use nine to make this same art project for Ezra's room.  We'll have three left over, but I already have ideas for those. {The canvases pictured were ones I purchased on accident because I didn't realize they weren't the squares.}
Casey picked three different types of fabric she wanted to use.  {side note: I thought I was the only indecisive person in my family, but no, Casey took to pick out which fabric she wanted!! Sorry Case :)}  Two of them came in pre-cut squares like the ones above, but she to buy a yard of the third fabric she wanted. 
We first had to iron all the fabric to get rid of the creases from the folding.
I cut rough squares out of the fabric that wasn't pre-cut, I just eyeballed it.
Finally, I lay the fabric right side down, put the canvas on top, wrapped the fabric around and then glued it with my hot glue gun. The one thing I had to make sure of was that the fabric was stretched tight.  Very simple!
Casey sent me this picture of the finished product hanging in her room.  I think it looks bright and funky, love it!  And if she ever gets sick of the arrangement she can just change it up.   This was such an easy and cheap project and there are endless possibilities for these plain white canvases for future projects! 

I love you Casey, Ms. working & college girl! :) 

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