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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

November 11, 2011

So easy Candleabra Wall Vinyl on Canvas -Tutorial

 Hey everyone! I want to share the easiest project I think I've ever done and I will be doing a few of these for Christmas presents for all the teens and tweens in our family.

First I purchased a couple large painters canvases from Joann's...this was a two pack on sale for 12.99. 

I made sure it was big enought for my vinyl wall art to fit on.
This is a candleabra with rhinestones included. All from Joann's. It was 14.99 I believe on sale.
Just think contact paper...where one side is sticky and the other is peel off paper. 
 Next at the bottom of the canvas I measured a middle mark and lightly made a mark with a pencil for a starting point for me.

Next I started peeling off the back side of the paper and rubbed it down onto the canvas. It was workable and I had to lift it off a couple times. It was not too sticky so it came up easy and wasn't stuck forever in the wrong place!

 Continued to peel off the back paper and rubbing down the design as I went.  Was very easy....
 When I was done I wanted to age and distress the edges. So I got into my scrap book supplies and pulled out distressing ink and charcoal...
 I just rubbed the edge of the canvas with the ink pad and went heavy on the corner...then after that I used the sponge dabber and rubbed charcoal over the ink....it smoothed it out and distressed it a little more.
 Haha...see my daughter in the background pinned to the wall in my sewing room.
Once I was done distressing it I put on the little sticky rhinestones that came in the package.  I might get some more though...I liked how they added bling to the picture!

 Below is a picture of her and her dad. We spray painted the frame and added rhinestone art to the corner...it was in the scrapbook section at Michaels...and it was pink!

 We made the scrap board from nine pieces of square scrapbook paper and then added wood trim around it.  Saw the finished version in the Pottery Barn Teens catalog for a couple hundred dollars. Ours was about 15.00 total.
 All her soccer awards and ribbons from High School. She's 20 now and much more interested in her sweetheart... So I"m sure the ribbons will eventually be taken down and packed away....awww...
Our kids' childhood went by so quickly! I'm not ready to pack any thing away just yet!
 Above I found this graphic on google images "printable chandelier" and I printed it off on to photo glossy paper....matted it with scrapbook paper and added a black spray painted frame. Very inexpensive wall art.
 Above was a ugly metal Christmas frame I spray painted and then decoupaged with black and pink scrapbook paper. She usually keeps her earrings and perfume here when she is home from college.

I found two of these baskets at Goodwill Thrift this week which are perfect in her room.  I put some of her purses in this one at the edge of the bed.
This one holds spare pillows.  See the picture in the lower right...that is me and her when she was a tiny little thing....waaaaah...I'm missing her doing this post. But all the kids will be home for Thanksgiving! Yay!
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Susie Jefferson said...

Love that chandelier! It's amazingly effective, and distressing round that canvas was a stroke of genius.

Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

Tracy said...

The chandy picture looks so great with the distressing!

I know just how you feel about your daughter, my youngest is 20 now too and is off at college. I miss her so much and can't wait for her to be home - 12 more days!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Debbie Sweetie...
Oh my goodness what a great share. I love this idea and how simple it would be. I have a Princess grand daughter who will be 16 years old Christmas day and she loves PINK. What a wonderful idea for a gift for her. I think even I can do this one.

Love your baskets that you found as well, and how pretty to use for pillows and purses. I love it.

Thank you for sharing sweet friend. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Debbiedoos said...

How cute Debbie! I have always loved this chande image..but have no girls to use it with! My husband would not go for it either in our bedroom LOL! have a great day. Thanks for your sweet comment too today.

raggygirlvintage said...

That's an awesome gift idea Debbie, looks so professional!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love the chandy - thanks for sharing the whole process and making it look easy! Very pretty! Linda

Unknown said...

A pretty room for a young lady! I know what you mean about them growing quickly too. Thanks for the kind comment on my Christmas series.

Tricia said...

That is such a neat project and you did a great job describing how to do it. Quite inspirational. I have a canvas that I am going to do for my daughter who is away at college - a little different than yours. But I love the idea! Happy Pink Sat.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Looking good. Nice job.

Amy said...

I love the picture! My daughter has the same colors in her room. Great ideas around the whole room. Thanks for the inspiration!

bj said...

Gosh, this is so awesome...so pretty. If my grandgirs walls weren't already COVERED, I'd sure try this for them.
You did a great job.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

HI Debbie,

Oh my word!! That is such a great idea, and you're right, I think I can do it too!! I love the finishing touches you gave it also! I know this one will be on my list this year to make Melanie for an extra Christmas gift for sure,she'll love it! You went on a creative spree and it's so inspiring, thanks for sharing sweetie!!

And thank you always for your kind words and friendship too! Big Hugs, Cyn xo

Maggie Lamarre said...

oh wow, I luv this and luv the finishing touches.
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have a great crafting week!

Jody Tolsma said...

Great idea! Looks great! Thanks for the inspiration!

Decor To Adore said...

Your chandy is fantastic! I just adore your daughter's room. Fun and pretty.