We LOVE getting to know our community, but do you know what’s even better? Learning from you all!
This week Jayci Livingston of L E J Paint Co. (@lejpaintco) offered to share a tutorial for some one-of-a-kind hanging canvases- and we’re kinda in love.
These canvases are so much fun to create because they’re completely customizable from the design to the size + shape.
- Canvas by the yard (get it at your local art store or Joanne’s Fabric)
- Wooden Dowels ( $1.70 / cut in half or 2 larger ones)
- E6000 glue ($5)
- Paint (any acrylic will do!)
- Yarn ($4)
Step One: Lay out the wooden dowels to determine how tall you want your hanging to be.
Step Two: Measure out your canvas material length first, I typically add 1-3 inches to wrap around the wooden dowel when I glue. Measure out the width, leaving about 1-2 inches of the wooden dowels out at the ends.
Step Three: Flip over your canvas and fold the canvas material around the wooden dowel and glue with E6000 glue. Let sit for 30 min.
Note: If you are using a much larger canvas and dowels you will need to staple the canvas to the wood using a nail gun.
Step Four: Paint a design on the canvas. Have fun with this part! Paint shapes, use colors that pop + always layer for a modern abstract look!
Step Five: You can use the ends of the wooden dowels to hang on the wall using 2 nails on each end OR wrap a few strands of string around the dowels and meet up in the middle + tie a knot!
These are so fun and can be used seasonally or for year-round decor. Thank you so much for teaching us, Jayci!