This post will walk you through the steps for an unique and easy DYI gift just in time for Christmas.
These customized canvases are DYI gifts the kids are giving their teachers and preschool staff. They are easy enough the kids can help make them so to me it makes the presents a little more special. Being that they are so little is also good to give as teacher’s gifts since they probably have tons of presents from kids where in the world do they fit it all!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 5″x5″ canvas(es)
- Wood cutouts – ornaments or words or whatever you like
- Craft paint
- Paint brush
- Super glue
- Newspaper and/or parchment paper
Making the DYI gift just takes a few steps. First, layout the newspaper or parchment paper to keep your work surface from getting paint on it. Paint each canvas and each ornament/wooden cutout the desired colors.
If you are using glitter, be sure to add the glitter while the paint is still wet so it will stick. Here’s a picture of my workstation for the glitter. I used parchment paper to pour the paint on.
For one ornament cutout I used a mixture of colors plus glitter… It was tricky and took a little more because it is a layered ornament time but I like how it turned out.
Now after everything is dry, it is time to glue it all together. I first arranged the designs on the canvases to get the look just right for each one and then I added the super glue to the back of each item and placed it on the canvas. You can also finish these by spraying them with a clearcoat of spray paint.
Tah dah! You have a homemade DYI gift that you can share with family and friends! I’m all about handcrafted things and am excited that my daughter helped with painting these. I’m hoping the teachers enjoy these as much as we did making them.
Do you have a DYI gift tutorial you’d like to share? Please comment below and I’d love to visit your link. 🙂