24 AWESOME DIY CANVAS ART IDEAS

Everyone is born creative. Children are living proof of this. Many people lose their creativity as they get older, but there’s no reason why you can’t get back into the creative spirit and see if you’ve still got it.

As you can see by many of the examples here, you don’t have to be Pablo Picasso or Rembrandt to create simple but effective canvas art to complement your interests, your family or the décor of your home. Stencil art and hand prints are used in some examples, while simple brush strokes and pictures cut out of calendars are used in others.

You’ll also find some more challenging DIY canvas art ideas in here too, if you’re up to being a bit more advanced in your art. This is of course a great read for those who are artists as well – either as a hobby or a profession. Even the most artistic people can often find themselves struggling for inspiration.

This list of 24 awesome DIY canvas art ideas will surely interest you and hopefully inspire you to pick up some paint, a keyword, some glue or a potato… and create!

1. DRIP PAINTING

Anna on her blog Take the Side Street lets some paint drip down the canvas to create stripes. Sounds too easy, but art doesn’t need to be complex to be awesome!

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Drip Painting

2. SIMPLE PAINTING TRANSFORMATION

Katrina on her crafty blog Katrina’s Baguettes show how to transform an old painting (that she and her friend painted in college) into something completely new.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Circle

3. FABRIC ART WALL HANGING

You can glue fabric to canvas based on the décor of your house. All People Quilt show you how it’s done.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Fabrics

4. PHOTO COLLAGE

We love showing off our own canvas app, an easy way to create gorgeous photo collages. This butterfly is from our Silhouette Collection and is perfect for family photos or even photos of flowers from your own garden.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Butterfly

5. DIY CANVAS ART TEXTURED

Jessica from Happy Together has mixed some paints and modeling paste to create an interesting textured painting – and shows you how you can too!

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Textured

6. ART HEARTS

Blogger Jen from IHeart Organizing has cut out a bunch of different coloured heart shapes and made colour charts. She makes this DIY ‘how to’ look way too easy!

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Art Hearts

7. CALENDAR ART

Tamara from Etcetorize loves shoes! So she’s cut some out of calendars and placed them on canvas. Saves throwing away the calendar. Recycling for the win! Also, what a wonderful idea for a fashion workshop or store. Eat your heart out Andy Warhol.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Calendar

8. GOLD CHEVRON PAINTINGS

Jess from Jess Lively used tape to create jagged line stencils to paint over in bronze. Stunning result.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Gold Chevron

9. FAMILY PORTRAIT

Laura from Corner House combines a big heart with big talent to create this piece – a tree branch and birds representing members of her family. She will keep adding more birds to the painting with every new addition to the family. 1,2,3 … Awwww. An idea like this would complement one of our canvas family portraits very well – a great way to mix up your decor.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Branches Birds

10. SECTIONED CANVAS WALL ART

Thao’s a photographer who’s printed one of her photos of flowers and divided it into nine small canvas prints. Not as crafty as this Adorkable Duo? Create your own 3×3 split canvas photo print online instead.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Sectioned

11. CONCENTRIC CIRCLES CANVAS ART

Kacey’s colourful circles are a delight! She was inspired by a similar painting by a Russian abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky to create this piece for her kitchen. Check out how she did it on her blog Stay At Home Artist.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Colourful Colorful

12. STRIPES, STRIPES, STRIPES

Michelle from 4 Men 1 Lady has applied tape and paint to create stripes to match the décor and colouring of her home. Better than a bought one!

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Stripes

13. PAPER PIECED FLOWER CANVAS ART

Sarah from Craft Warehouse has used scrapbook pages (I would also suggest spare wrapping paper from Christmas or birthdays) to cut out flower petal shapes for this piece.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Flower

14. HERRINGBONE WALL ART

More scrapbook art (or Christmas/Birthday wrapping paper art) has been placed by Linda in a neat pattern to create this eye catching collage featured on Burlap & Blue.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Herringbone

15. PAPER SCRAP WALL ART

Patricia from A Little Hut has created some 3D wall art out of paper shapes with folds at the bottom so the shapes literally stick out of the canvas! I expect you need a lot of patience to finish off this one, but totally worth the effort!

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Paper Scraps

16. HONEYCOMB NURSERY WALL CANVAS

Amy’s clever alphabet honeycomb piece with a bee replacing the letter B is perfect for any nursery, or even a childcare centre! Get a step by step guide at Positively Splendid.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Honeycomb

17. DIY CANVAS ART

At first glance, this looks like giant black circles trying to get in through the window! But we can all relax because it’s Christy’s clever piece depicted on four canvases. She was keen to create a focal point in her living area to distract from the walls needing a new coat of paint. Missioned accomplished! Check it out at Beach Brights.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Canvas Art

18. CHEAP & EASY CANVAS ART

Mindy of Finding Silver Linings has created something new out of something old and dusty. Simple and quick too!

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Printed

19. PYRAMID PAINTING

If you’re a fan of triangles like I am, you’ll love spending half a day painting triangles on potatos and stamping them onto canvas like Lola has done.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Pyramid Painting

20. CIRCLE LABELS

It’s time to visit your favourite stationery goods store! Cortney from Just Kali Rae has used circle shaped labels to create this golden delight.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Circle Labels

21. ABSTRACT GROUCHO MARX

Kristin of Kristen F David Designs has swirled the paint brush around wonderfully on canvas to decorate her home with this abstract artwork she has called Groucho Marx. I have a feeling this is harder than it looks.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Abstract Groucho Marx

22. CHILDREN’S HANDPRINT ART

We’re all familiar with handprint and footprint art, but check out these creative twists from Fab Art DIY. You can even scan it in and use it as part of a canvas photo collage.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Children's Handprints

23. DIY CANVAS ART BRUSH

A quick dab of a brush can turn into some amazing patterns, as demonstrated by Emily. Her choice to use silver/grey paint has created a classy piece of art.

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Silver Brush

24. PET ART PRINT

Cheryl of Everyday Dishes & DIY has cleverly made some stencils by cutting out the shape of a dog from a photo and creating a variety of patterned dog images. Love it, but think it’s too hard? Then you’ll love our DIY paw print. Create it online now!

DIY Canvas Art Ideas - Pet Print

Source: www.canvasprintersonline.com.au

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