DIY canvas wall hanging – one room challenge week 3

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Inside this post: A DIY canvas wall hanging tutorial and an update on our playroom makeover for the one-room challenge!


Welcome back to Week 3 of the One Room Challenge.

Don’t forget to check out all the participants here at this link.

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To catch up on week 1 and week 2 of the one-room challenge, click the links below.

Week 1 | Week 2

Things are definitely moving in the right direction here. That’s not to say I haven’t had my share of mistakes!

Taking down wallpaper (after changing my mind on it) took down some of the drywall. And I spent a couple of days making perfect Conduit Curtain Rods –only to have mismeasured when I hung them. LOL. (Face palming.)

In order to save time and get this crossed off the list, I went out and bought curtain rods. I’ll use the conduit ones I made somewhere else in the house.

What has been accomplished so far?

  • The paint is up and looking good.
  • The kids art wall is up and looking good.
  • The bean bag chairs have been made and turned out not so bad.
  • The curtains are hung. It’s amazing how drapes can make a room.
  • A new light fixture has been ordered.

things I still need to do

I’m still looking for that perfect rug. My husband and I have not found one we *both* like. Sigh. I prefer something grownup. He wants something more for kids. Let’s see what happens!

Here are a few rugs I’m considering. I know – they are all so different! 🙂

DIY canvas wall hanging - one room challenge week 3 - Inside this post: A DIY canvas wall hanging tutorial and an update on our playroom makeover for the one-room challenge!

I’m really loving braided rugs at the moment.

Is it cool or not cool? I have some nostalgia for those rugs because I had a round braided rug growing up. To me, they are cool in a vintage, country way, plus they are inexpensive and colorful.

Other things …

  • I attempted to build a wood stool but I’m not happy with it. So still working on that project.
  • I ordered some vintage art from my shop but it needs to be framed and hung up.
  • Debating buying a new lamp for the TV console. The one we have feels somewhat out of place.
  • I’m still working on the art table setup.

DIY canvas wall hanging

I have a quick and really adorable DIY project for you this week!

Let’s get to the tutorial

things you’ll need

Step 1: Print out your Design

The first thing you want to do is print your design on transfer paper. And this is very important – you need to first FLIP your design on the computer so it prints out backward. That way, when you go to iron on the design – it will be facing the right way. This is especially important for designs with words on it!

DIY Canvas Wall Hanging Tutorial - kids wall art - the USA

I found this black and white graphic map that I just love from Etsy. Since this is going in our playroom as a little hanging canvas – the black and white was perfect!

After you flip your design on the computer, print it out on the transfer paper according to the directions.

Step 2: Cut out your Design

You don’t want to have too much white showing so you should cut pretty close to your design as possible. It’s ok to leave a little border.

You can plug in your iron and heat it up while cutting.

Step 3: Iron Your Design on Fabric

This part is pretty simple. You are going to take your canvas or fabric and iron it a bit to warm it up.

DIY Canvas Wall Hanging Tutorial - kids wall art - the USA

Then, place your cut-out design FACE DOWN on the canvas. Iron this on for about 4-5 minutes.

Carefully peel the backing off the design. Voila! Looking so good already.

Step 4: Sew your Canvas and Attach Dowel

Now we just want to sew our little canvas. You can do this with a sewing machine or stitch witchery.

DIY Canvas Wall Hanging Tutorial - kids wall art - the USA

You’ll also want to sew a pocket at the top of your wall hanging to insert your dowel into.

Step 5: Hang it up!

Tie a rope to each end of the dowel. Hang it up and enjoy!

DIY Canvas Wall Hanging Tutorial - kids wall art - the USA

You can make these canvas wall hangings as big or small as you want. Since I am printing at home – I’m limited to a letter-sized design.

DIY Canvas Wall Hanging Tutorial - kids wall art - the USA
DIY Canvas Wall Hanging Tutorial - kids wall art - the USA
DIY Canvas Wall Hanging Tutorial - kids wall art - the USA
DIY Canvas Wall Hanging Tutorial - kids wall art - the USA
DIY Canvas Wall Hanging Tutorial - kids wall art - the USA

You will need to print a few designs and iron them all on in spots to make a larger canvas.

And I just might do that someday!

I hope you guys enjoyed this quick DIY project. Be sure to check back for Week 4!!

xo Karen

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