I love Pottery Barn knock off crafts – like this LOVE canvas! It’s so easy and only requires Mod Podge, canvas and a few sheets of pretty paper.
I had three kids in three years, and whew has my life changed. Just a few years ago I had a great job, a social life, and I lived in the city with my hubby and my dog.
Then we had our three kids, I turned 30, we moved to the suburbs, we bought a minivan, and I quit my job. Can I get some mom jeans to go with my new life?
Now I spend my days with two toddlers and a baby, and I spend my naptimes fixing up the neglected house we bought in the suburbs. And in my spare time, I blog about it all at My Life and Kids.
Today, I’m going to show you how I used these supplies to make a Pottery Barn knock off of this L-O-V-E art from their catalog. Isn’t it so cute?
I started out by using Microsoft Word to spell out LOVE. I printed one letter per piece of paper. And I used Rockwell font, size 750, bold. This was the perfect size for my 16 x 20 canvas.
I printed my letters and cut them out. Then I chose my scrapbook paper (in coordinating colors – I decided not to use all the same color like the original from PBK.)
I traced the letters onto the scrapbook paper and cut them out.
I placed my letters onto my canvas to finalize the layout.
Then, one letter at a time, I used a foam craft brush to coat the entire canvas with Mod Podge. Then I decoupaged the back of the letter. I put the letter in place on the canvas, and I painted a layer of decoupage on top of the letter – making sure to seal the edges
I repeated this process for all four letters. Then I gave the entire canvas one final coat of Mod Podge – just for fun.
Then I let it dry (for an hour or so) – and this is my finished Pottery Barn knock off canvas:
I “LOVE” it!
The entire project could have been completed in less than an hour. It took me several days – due to a freak 24-hour power outage, a toddler puking in the car and a baby cutting teeth . . . story of my life!
I used this exact same process for artwork all over my house.
Like this owl in my daughter’s room.
And these flowers above my couch.
And my kids’ hand prints in the living room.
Oh – and this map of the United States.
I hope you’ll stop by My Life and Kids to read about some of the other projects I’ve done around my house. (This is a great place to start!)
While you’re there, you can also learn my all-time favorite party trick, you can read the letter I wrote to my family – and I’ll tell you why my mom has to use the coffee shop drive through in her hometown. And if you stop by tomorrow, I’ll show you where I hung my LOVE sign.