Today I have a special guest rockstar for you! Kim is here to show you how to whip up the quickest Canvas Halloween Door Decor.
Welcome Kim, our next Rockstar to take the stage!
Hello Pretty Handy Girl readers! I’m thrilled to be hanging out at Brittany’s place today sharing a quick and original way to decorate for Halloween with this DIY Halloween Canvas Door Decor.
DIY Halloween Canvas Door Decor
If you follow Today’s Creative Life (formally Today’s Creative Blog), then you know I’m not talented like Brittany in the ways of building, but I sure do love me some quick and easy ways to bring more creativity to my home!
I’m always looking for something a little out of the ordinary for decorating my door for Halloween. Sure, I could just slap a wreath on the door and call it good, but that would be way to sensible.
Last year, I created a fun Halloween wreath from a ceiling medallion.
I love the way it turned out and may use it for my Halloween mantel this year.
This year, my ideas kept coming back to using fabric or canvas somehow. My first idea was to use Iron On Transfers with the fabric from a drop cloth and then, I remembered I had some printable cotton canvas that was printer ready.
- Printable Graphic (I used The Graphics Fairy)
- Printable Cotton Canvas
- Paper hole punch
- Paper Trimmer
1. I found and downloaded the image I wanted from The Graphics Fairy, as I do for all my iron on transfer projects. She has just about any image you’d ever want for any time of year. Such a great resource.
2. I used PicMonkey to create the text and frame, but any photo editing tool would work. Of course you could just print the image only and keep it really simple.
3. I printed it on printable cotton canvas. This particular paper ended up having a self adhesive backing, so I just left the protective paper backing in place.
4. Using a paper trimmer, I trimmed the bottom.
5. I punched a hole in each upper corner with a paper hole punch.
6. I tied a coordinating ribbon to a stick from the yard (actually I broke it off my lilac bush) and called it good!
After I got it hung up and looked at it for a day or so, I think I may try to age it a bit for an older distressed look. You can do that easily by brushing on brewed tea and lying it out to dry.
I like the way it looks. It’s original and can be used anywhere in the house. The possibilities are plenty!
Here’s more creative Halloween ideas from Today’s Creative Life.
Are you running off to make your own Halloween decor now? Me too! I hope you are enjoying the Rockstar DIY series and are ready for more talent next week.