Monday, September 22, 2014

DIY Gold Polka Dot Canva Art

Happy Monday!

I can't begin to tell you how happy I am to be back to a regular work schedule. Last week was just rough for me. 
Anyway, a couple of weekends ago I bought canvas and some scrapbook paper on a mission to recreate a pin on my Pinterest board. I've decided since the Fall is here and Winter is coming that I am making it a goal to make our apartment feel more like home. I always thought of living out here as temporary so I always thought of it as a waste. But I honestly don't know why I thought of it as that, it's not like if I do move back home I can't take the things back with me. Haha. Just illogical thinking. 

So I went to our local Michaels with a couple of girls from work and picked up 3 canvas boards, 3 pieces of scrapbook paper and a circle hole punch. Costing me a total of $27.00

 I made sure to cut the hole punches as close together so I could get the most punches out of it. The hole punch I purchased was 1 1/2 inches. This is what cost me the most money. It wasn't on sale and I didn't have another coupon to use so I ended up paying $9.99 for it. 

 Originally I tried using this Scotch spray for poster boards - simply because it's what I had laying around. It did a horrible job, I ended up switching to hot glue. I had much better results, not to mention it went a lot faster. 

 The size I bought was 12in x 24in. They had a 2 piece set on sale for I believe 40% off and then they had 1 canvas the same size that I used my coupon on. 

 Basically I just placed the dots where I wanted them to go and then started gluing. So it was kind of an organized mess.

The completed project above our couch. 
The couch is also very boring and needs some life. I'm on the hunt for some colorful throw pillows. But I don't just want any throw pillows I want stylish yet soft and comfortable. So I'm still on the hunt. I think I'm going to try TJMaxx next. 

Have a great night!