Christmas DIY

Normally for Christmas I go out and buy myself something nice. Usually I buy myself a new pair of shoes or a new sweater but this year was a little different. Being in college has depleted my bank account and I was not able to purchase myself something new. Instead, I decided to do a DIY project for myself with items I had in my house. I searched Pinterest until I found the perfect project.

I present to you my new squirrel wall art:

This project is actually very simple and I encourage anyone to give it a try. It takes very few supplies and I finished it in a little over a day. (the paint had to dry overnight....)

The first step is to gather your supplies:

  • Canvas
  • Paint/Paintbrush
  • Old Magazines
  • Modge Podge
  • Scissors
  • Silhouette of the animal/object you would like

Then simply want to paint your canvas and let it dry.

While it's drying you should look through magazines and rip out pages with backgrounds and colors that you like. (I chose mostly blues and florals for my squirrel.) Cut those pages into strips about half and inch wide. (You can also stagger short and long strips.)

After that, you should get a silhouette of the animal/object you are interested in making. You can freehand this if you like but I pulled up an image on google on my laptop and traced it onto paper. Then you cut out the silhouette and glue your strips to the silhouette. Once the glue dries you modge podge the animal/object to the canvas and you are finished.

If you give this a try, let me know what you chose to do!

Stay Crafty,