French Canvas Decor – DIY tutorial

Hello! If you are stopping by from Good things Utah it’s nice to see you!
See the TV segment HERE
It’s time for the Spring Spruce up – and I am talking about your decor! I was inspired by some images on a couple different pillows I saw at Pottery Barn but knew I wanted this same feel on my wall instead of just a pillow and with my own twist on it. I created this “Spring-y”, crisp version for my mantle! You can too!
French Canvas decor
2 pack 16×20 ready made canvas (from Hobby Lobby)
Fabric transfer paper (images/printer)
black sharpie marker (optional)
Print butterfly and bird images and french wording onto transfer paper following the manufacturers instructions on the packaging of the transfer paper. (remember to print the mirror image so the words won’t be backwards when transferred)
Cut out the images and arrange on the canvas to find a layout you like.
Apply to the canvas following the manufacturers directions. Apply 1 section then layer the next on top until completed. Peel off the paper backing.
If you find you have an empty space and not enough printed wording, simply sketch out some words with a pencil copying others that have been used. Then go over it with marker.
and you are done!!!! I love how they turned out! 

I will be sharing this idea at these linky parties this week!


  1. I watched you this am on GTU. I’m wondering if you could do the same thing with photos? It is so expensive to purchase canvas photos from a photographer. Would that work??

  2. WOW! Those are super cute and look like they cost big money! Thanks for the tute!

  3. thanks ladies!

    Jodi – It might work! 🙂 if you give it a try – let me know how it turns out!

  4. I want to do a canvas project so bad! I think I just found what I’ll be doing! 🙂

  5. this is a beautiful project. thanks for sharing!

  6. this is a beautiful project. thanks for sharing!

  7. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [31 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  8. hiya , great project and i wil be trying this for certain x i am visiting from bcd show and tell linky and am following too , hope to see you at mine sometime and maybe follow me too x tfs

  9. I really love this. I am going to give it a try. Thanks so much.

  10. What a great project! It looks fantastic! 🙂

  11. I saw you on GTU – love their show and your demo! Thanks for the tutorial! The possibilities are endless with this project!

  12. i would love it you shared this at my party! you did a fabulous job, looks great.

  13. This is really lovely! I love the one with the birds, and I love the handwriting! So pretty!

  14. I love these! they look amazing – so cute!

  15. Pinned !! ^^
    I’m always looking for a cheap and fab french decor, and thank God, I visit your blog

  16. very creative!

  17. I have just fallen in love with canvas again after making my own piece of art out of an old canvas I had hanging.
    This would be a fun project to try and I have saved it for future reference.
    Marianne @

  18. What a great project! I love the process and the final results.

  19. Gorgeous. Where did you find your images?

  20. Really beautiful! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I have several canvases lying around ready for a project like this.
    I’m a new follower too!

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