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DIY Spring Canvas Artwork

Display beautiful flowers and bring spring inside– without the pollen that would normally come with it! My inspiration for this craft came from the materials listed below. I already had a collection of silk flowers left over from previous projects that I used for this one. Chalkboard paint has become quite popular, as I have seen it used on a variety of items. While the color selection out there is not huge, you can also buy canvases with a pre-selected color base.

Here are the materials you will need:

  • Silk Flowers
  • Canvas (Colored Canvas Optional)
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Chalk or Chalk Marker
  • Small Foam Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Acrylic Spray (Optional)

Get Started:

Use the foam brush to apply the chalkboard paint on the canvas. To give it the brushed edge, make your brush strokes diagonally across the canvas when applying the chalkboard paint, and leave about one inch of the canvas edge visible and not painted. Consult the application instructions listed on your chalkboard paint for accurate application and coating. (The paint I used called for at least two coats, and an hour to dry after each coat.)

Draw a Pattern With Chalk or a Chalk Pen:

There is a lot of room for creativity here. I liked the swirl pattern I saw on a piece of scrapbook paper I already had, but you can add text or a name… there are so many different ways to try! There are a couple of different reasons why I chose chalk and chalkboard paint, instead of just regular paint. Mostly, I love the textures these materials add to the canvas. But also, it’s nice that you can easily erase your design if you don’t like it and try again.

( Tip: With a damp paper towel, you can fix any edges or mistakes to get a sharper look. Once you are satisfied with your design, and if you do not want to change it again, you can seal the design with a craft acrylic spray before moving onto the next step.)

Add Your Silk Flowers:
Cut the flowers from their stems as close to the base of the flower as possible, so they will rest flat against the canvas.

Arrange the flowers on the canvas first, before gluing anything, to be sure you like the layout. Once you are happy with their arrangement, use your hot glue gun to secure them in place.

And Voila! You now have pretty spring artwork you can enjoy inside your home, bedrooms, or office.

Help us inspire others to create their own artwork by sharing yours too! There are many different ways this project could be altered and we want to share your ideas too. Email us a picture of your spring artwork canvas that you were inspired to make from this post and you may see it featured on our blog next month! Simply email us at and include a high quality jpeg image, your first name, last initial, and a sentence or two about your piece. We can’t wait to see your artwork!

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