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DIY Canvas Ideas: 50+ Ways to Decorate Your Wall

If you’re looking for unique canvas ideas for your wall, here are over 50 projects you’re going to love! These are perfect for beginners.

Canvas Ideas

As a craft blogger, you can imagine I’ve tried hundreds (thousands?) of projects over the course of times. I’ve succeeded a lot, but I’ve also failed quite a bit.

As tends to happen when you learn new things. But also sometimes happens even when you’ve done a craft many times before!

It happens to the best of us.

One craft surface I feel like I can always rely on for a “win” is canvas. I enjoy making wall art, but also it’s is forgiving and works with a variety of mediums. With canvas I feel guaranteed at least a 99.9% success rate on a project. It’s my fave.

Plus I can hang up my canvas art, or give it away as gifts. There’s always a use for it!

I decided to put together a bunch of my favorite canvas ideas for you to check out – ideas I’ve tried and love. And I think you’re going to love this list too! Everything on here is easily achievable, in my humble opinion.

Where to Buy a Canvas

Before we jump into the canvas ideas, I wanted to address a few things. First, you might be wondering where to buy a canvas.

Buying online is best if you want to buy several, and you can also get value packs at the craft store.

If you’re looking for single canvases, the craft store is still good. But don’t forget to check Dollar Tree, or even the Goodwill if you’re on a tight budget. Sometimes there is wall art that needs a new life!

Paint to Use on Canvas

You can use spray paint, craft/acrylic paint, or chalk paint on canvas. There are other paints too, but these are the most common (especially for the projects below).

Usually the canvases you’ll buy will be pre-prepped and ready to go, so you can just begin painting on them.

You won’t need to apply gesso or anything like that. If you painting over an old canvas, I usually give it a white basecoat and then start painting.

Are you ready to jump into the canvas art ideas? Check the list out below and let me know your favorites in the comments!

Canvas Ideas

Learn how to make unique canvas art for your home using one of these 50+ project tutorials! These canvas design ideas work with a variety of decor.

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Gina Johnson

Monday 16th of January 2023

Need help! I want to do a unity paint pouring on a canvas at our wedding. I'd like to out an invisible "M" on it then as we pour the paint on, it will appear. Any thoughts! Thank you for your time!!


Monday 16th of January 2023

Hi Gina! I'm not an expert on paint pouring. I'd try a paint pouring FB group and see if they can help!