A few months ago I bought a pack of three small canvases for less than $10. I didn’t have a plan for them at the time, I just knew that they would come in handy one day.
I started seeing a bunch of utensil artwork on Pinterest and realized that I had to have some of my own.
I started by searching good ol’ Google for the utensil images that I wanted. A more talented artist could freehand them but I just don’t have those skills. I knew I wanted text below the image so I picked a font from Microsoft Word and printed them in a large scale.
Step one was to trace the utensils and text. Bee-tee-dubs, I did this craft while on vacation in Canaan Valley. The canvases started out white but I painted them gray in advance.
It took three coats of the black paint and at least four of the bright colors to get the desired effect. You’ll notice in the finished product that I added a highlight of each color to the utensil – I have my mom to thank for that idea.
As I mentioned, the canvases were less than $10 for all three and the bottles of acrylic paint were only $0.59 (at my local AC Moore). I still need to buy some little picture hangers but that should cost a lot so my educated guess is that this project costs less than $15.
I have one more craft to share with you from Canaan but I have to wait a little bit since it’s a present for a friend. Oh the suspense!