Craft Switch: Paper Bunting Turned Canvas Art

I originally cut these pieces of 12″ x 12″ scrap paper into triangles to make a paper bunting for my daughter’s first birthday party, but time ran short and so this project was shelved. Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back… to it (that’s a little Robert Frost The Road Not Taken reference for my fellow literary types out there). Anyhoo, I was looking in her closet the other day and saw them when inspiration struck! I thought they might make a scrumptious art piece…

I have this big 3′ x 4′ canvas waiting for paint, so I thought I’d play around on it. How many sheets of scrapbook paper you need depends on how large your canvas is, of course. So if your canvas is 3′ x 4′ (or 12 square feet), you will 12 sheets of 12″ x 12″ (or 1 square foot) scrapbook paper to cover it. Thank goodness for easy measurements!

Then just play!

Maybe do a repeated pattern for a sort of quilt effect…

Or maybe remove pieces to leave an initial (paint the canvas background a color for a prettier show-through)…

Or you could really cut loose (haha) and do a random mosaic…

Or a whimsical pennant bunting…

Decisions, decisions! Which one do you think I should I go with??

When you’ve got the look you love, just mod podge the pieces down, then cover with a coat of mod podge, and VOILA!

Maybe even go back and write a verse on it something like this (this one’s computer-generated, but if I did it for real, I’d make the writing curve with the bunting)…

Wheeee! What will you create?


You might like these other inspirations…

LINK easy-peasy quick & breezy peasant dress tutorial

LINK How To Paint A Painting {Part Tutorial Part Inspiration}

LINK Fast, Simple, Pretty Fabric Flowers {Tutorial}


4 responses to “Craft Switch: Paper Bunting Turned Canvas Art

  1. Definitely the banner banner! Where/How did you come up with the stylized cursive you used? Do you pencil in a line or is it all freehand? What do you write with? Questions Questions Questions (Oh, these needy in-laws!)


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