Every child is creative, and they are the living proof. Many people lose their creative nature as they get older, but there’s no reason why you can’t get back into the creative spirit. Luckily, you don’t need to be Pablo Picasso or Rembrandt to create simple yet effective DIYCanvas art ideas. These canvas art pieces can complement your interests, your family or the décor of your home.
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You’ll also find some more challenging DIY canvas art ideas in here too, if you’re up to being a little more advanced. This book is a must-read for artists, whether you are a hobbyist or professional. Even the most talented people may struggle to find inspiration.
This list contains some of the most amazing things. DIY canvas art ideas will hopefully inspire you to pick up some paint, a keyword, some glue or even a potato… ready to create!
Anna lets paint drip down the canvas on her blog Take the Side Street to create stripes. Sounds too easy, but art doesn’t need to be complex to be awesome!
2. 2. Simple Painting Transformation
On her crafty blog Katrina’s Baguettes, Katrina shows us how to transform an old painting into something completely new.
3. Fabric ArtWall hanging
One of the most unique DIY canvas art ideas, glue fabric to canvas to match the décor of your house. All People Quilt show you how it’s done.
4. Photo Collage
Our canvas app is super easy to use and create beautiful photo collages. This butterfly comes from our Silhouette collection. It’s perfect for family photos, baby photos or even photos of flowers from your own garden.
5. DIY Canvas ArtTextured
Jessica, from Happy Together, has created a textured painting using modeling paste and paints. She shows you how to do it too!
Jen from IHeart Organizing cut out a number of different heart shapes and created a series art with colour charts. This is her creation DIY ‘how to’ look way too easy!
7. Calendar Art
Tamara, from Etcetorize, loves shoes! So she’s cut some out of calendars and placed them on canvas. It’s all about recycling! What a brilliant idea for a store or fashion workshop! Andy Warhol, you are a genius.
8. Gold Chevron Paintings
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Jess Lively used taping to create an intriguing artwork with jagged lines stencils that she painted over in bronze. It creates an impressive, high-impact final product.
Corner House artist Laura has combined a big heart with a lot of talent to create this piece. A tree branch and birds represent members of her family. Every new addition to her family will bring more birds to the artwork. 1,2,3 … Awwww. A great idea to add some variety to your decor is this:
10. Sectioned CanvasWall Art
Thao’s a photographer who’s printed one of her photos of flowers and divided it into nine small canvas prints. You’re not as creative as the Adorkable Duo. Create your own 3×3 split canvas photo print online instead, with our easy-to-use template .
11. Canvas ArtConcentric Circles
Kacey’s colourful circles are a delight! This piece was created for her kitchen by Kacey after being inspired by a similar painting by Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian abstract artist. See how she did it at her blog Stay At Home Artist.
12. 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 perfectly. Wow!
13. 13. Canvas Art
Sarah, Craft Warehouse, used scrapbook pages to create the flower petal shapes. To create the same look, you could also use leftover wrapping paper from Christmas and birthdays.
14. 14. 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.
15. Paper Scrap Wall Art
Patricia of A Little Hut created 3D wall art from paper shapes. The folds at their bottom make the shapes stick out of the canvas, so Patricia has made them out of folded paper shapes! You’ll need a lot of patience to finish off this one, but it would totally be worth the effort!
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! Positively Splendid offers a step-by step guide.
17. DIY Canvas Art
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It looks like giant black circles trying get through the window. But we can all relax because it’s only Christy’s clever piece depicted on four canvases. To distract from the need to paint her walls, she wanted to create a focal point for her living space. Mission accomplished! Beach Brights has the full story.
18. Cheap & Easy Canvas Art
Mindy from Finding Silver Linings created something new using something old and dusty. It’s easy and fast too!
19. Pyramid Painting
If you’re a fan of triangles like I am, you won’t mind spending half a day painting triangles on potatos and stamping them onto canvas like Lola has done.
20 Circle Labels
It’s time to visit your favourite stationery goods store! Cortney of Just Kali Rae used circle-shaped labels to create this golden delight.
21. Abstract Groucho Marx
Kristin from Kristen F David Designs swirled a paintbrush skillfully across canvas to decorate her home using this abstract artwork she called Groucho Marx. This is a lot harder than it seems!
22. Children’s Handprint Art
We’re all familiar with handprint and footprint art, but check out this creative piece from Fab Art DIY. You can scan the image and make a collage on canvas.
23. DIY Canvas ArtBrush
It’s surprising how a quick dab of a brush can cretate some amazing patterns, as demonstrated by Emily. This piece of art is elegantly created by Emily’s choice to use silver/grey color paint.
24. Pet ArtPrint
Cheryl of Everyday Dishesamp; DIYHe cleverly created stencils from photos of dogs and created many different patterns. Love it, but think it’s too hard? Then you’ll love our DIY paw print. You can create it online right now!
Our blogs about canvas art offer more inspiration as well as a way to live a life of colour.
Don’t feel like creating your own artwork? Take a look at our wide selection of wall art designs and get inspired.
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