Wall Art

 How to Make a Melted Crayon Wall Canvas

  Melted Crayon Wall Canvas

You will need:
Blank wall canvas (any size, your preference)
Elmer's glue (it doesn't have to be Elmer's glue, any white glue will work)
Hot hair dryer or hot craft dryer

Put the crayons in the order of your color preference. 

Then glue the crayons to the canvas, let the glue dry.

Hold the canvas upright, but slightly tilted.

Turn the dryer on the hottest setting and let it melt the crayons.  You may want to tilt the canvas to the right or left to get it to look the way you want it to look. 

This is so easy and the kids love it.  My daughter did this with her friend and they had a blast.  She talked about it for days.

Melted Crayon Wall Canvas without Crayon Labels



How to make Scrapbook Paper Wall Canvases

You will need:
4 wall canvases (any size)...I used 8x10 canvases
Foam brushes
4 pages scrapbook papers...I cut paper 7.5x9.5
Mod Podge

Paint the sides of the canvas. You will also paint approximately an inch border around the top of the canvas.  I painted the back of my canvas, but you don't have to paint it, since nobody is going to be looking back there.

I painted the sides and top border with  Ultra Pure White Behr latex paint from Home Depot. I used a foam brush to apply the paint to the sides and top border on the canvas.

Let the paint completely dry.

I cut the scrapbook paperslightly smaller than the canvas. I cut the paper approximately a 1/4 inch smaller than the canvas on all 4 sides .  

Don't bring the paper to the edge of the canvas...the paper has to be slightly smaller than the canvas.  I highly recommend a paper cutter like the one below.

Note: if you don't cut the scrapbook paper slightly smaller than the edge of the canvas, air bubbles will get under there and the scrapbook paper won't stick to the edges as well.

Brush Mod Podge with a foam brush on the canvas and the back of the scrapbook paper. Then put it on the canvas.  Scrape out all the air bubbles.  There is a great tool you can buy to scrape out the air bubbles, but you can use cardboard or anything else around the house.  Just make sure not to scrape too hard or too much or it will mess up the scrapbook paper.

Once you put the scrapbook paper on the front of the canvas you will want to put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the top of the scrapbook paper.  Let it dry for 15 minutes and apply another thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the canvas.

While it is drying check on it periodically to make sure there aren't air bubbles.  You will see a few air bubbles, but if the are small they won't show when it completely dries. 

Let it dry completely and hang them.  I don't put picture hangers on the back of the canvases, but you can, if you prefer. 


How to make Rhinestone Letters

You will need:
A big wooden letter (I got the "K" from Hobby Lobby)
You will need rhinestones (I bought a bag of them from Hobby Lobby)
Mod Podge
White primer (optional)
White spray paint
Elmer's glue

I first primed the "K" and let it dry.  You don't have to prime it.  This step is completely optional...I just think it looks more even, especially on the side.

I let the primer dry and then took it outside and I spray painted the "K" with white spray paint (any brand will work).

I place the rhinestones on the "K".  I like to put them on the "K" before I glue them on so I can see if I like the arrangement.

Once I got the rhinestones in the placement I liked (as shown above). I then glued each rhinestone in it's place.

Let it dry completely.

Your letter is ready to display.  These letters are so easy to make and all of my daughter's friends want me to make them one.


Here's another way to do the wooden letter with scrapebook paper and rhinestones

You will need:
Wooden letter
Scrapbook paper - 2 pages
Mod Podge
Elmers glue
Fabric glue
Latex white paint
2 foam paint brushes

Here's the wooden letter I used.

I painted the border of the letter S with Behr Premium Plus Latex Ultra Pure White Paint.  However, any white latex paint will work.

This is what it looked like after painted the border.

I then turned the "S" over and put the scrapbook paper in place on the top and bottom of the wooden letter and traced it with a pencil.

I cut out the "S" I traced.  I cut on the inside of the pencil so the scrapbook paper wasn't too big and hang over the edge.

Here are the 2 parts of the scrapbook pages cut out.

Then I used Mod Podge to glue the scrapbook papers to the wooden letter (with a foam paint brush).  I also put Mod Podge on the top of the scrapbook paper to seal it.

Then put the ribbon on top of the wooden letter and then cut it to fit.  I used fabric glue to glue the ribbon on to the wooden letter.  I originally used Elmer's glue to glue the fabric on the scrapbook paper, but it didn't lay flat so I took it off and glued it with fabric glue.  Much better!

Then I used Elmer's Glue to adhere the rhinestones around the border of the letter "S".  This is the final product.  The Elmer's glue works great, but there is also a craft glue that is specifically for gluing rhinestones on things.  It is a much strong glue, but I think Elmer's glue is sufficient for this project.