DIYP-Handmade Gift Idea: Art

This is such an easy idea and I think it makes a unique (expensive-looking) gift!

You can create this gift on any scale, a small piece of art for a desk or a large piece of art for your friend's empty mantel. It's up to you!

Here's what you need: a blank canvas and a vinyl decal (large canvas for large decal, small canvas for small decal)

In the pictures below, I used an 18x24. Every week our local paper has 40-50% off coupons for Hobby Lobby and Michaels Arts & Crafts and I clip them just in case. I also found the vinyl decal at Marshalls. Etsy has a huge selection and many craft store are now carrying them.

This is the one I found:

But I love this small chandelier decal for a small canvas (only $3.50!) or this one in white ($6) with a black painted canvas. Be creative!

I removed the decal and decided not to use the chain. I placed it face down on the canvas and followed the instructions which are to lightly rub the decal with a credit card.

So simple!!

And it makes a stunning piece of art to give.

Or keep.

Some other handmade gift ideas I love:
Matchbook Notepads-cute stocking stuffer idea
DIY holiday gift ideas-Living Locurto has a whole slew of great projects!


Danielle said...

I LOVE your hutch. Do you have a post about what you did with it? Is it paper or fabric on the back panel? LOVE IT!

Kristen said...

Yes, Danielle, I did paint it and use scrap book paper! You can find the post in my DIY directory.

Marie said...

Hello Kristen - love this art idea! I really like chandeliers and will check my Michael's and Marshall's to see if I can find one like yours. What a great project - and easy too! Thank you for sharing.


Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Love the idea. Simple, easy and elegant!

Erica said...

Your idea is cute! I also Lo-o-ove the "Cake in a Cup" idea for make-and-bake gifts! Thanks for the links. :)

Real Life Sarah said...

Great idea, Kristin! And thanks for linking to the Cake in a Cup! I shared it yesterday on my MomTV show, too!

Rona's Home Page said...

We had several wall decors at our old apartment. I loved the way they dressed up a wall.