$15 / 15 Minute Project Link Party!

Happy Monday, Internet!  If you’re like me, you have the day off work today.  Bank holidays are a glorious thing.

Me and my girls from the DIY Action Squad (DIYAS for short) are ready to party today!

DIY action squad

Whoever said Monday wasn’t a party day, never met the DIYAS.  Partying on Mondays is so fetch.

As you remember, we decided that our projects would be $15 (or less) and could be completed in 15 minutes.

To be honest, this was a project I struggled with.  I’m not into quickies.  But I AM into makeshift temporary art.  As you know, we are planning a big living room/dining room/kitchen reno.  However, that doesn’t mean that I can’t have temporary art for my living room, right?

 I had some old canvases  with yellow chevron fabric from my ugly old bedroom.  And I also had some new ikat fabric that was sitting in a closet, waiting for a last minute craft project.

Covering Canvas in fabric - quick DIY home decor

I quickly pulled out the staples, like a dentist with a time limit, and called it the beginning of my project.

Covering Canvas in fabric - quick DIY home decor

I wanted each canvas to have a different design from the fabric.  Ya know, to keep things interesting and shiz.

Covering Canvas in fabric - quick DIY home decor

Indy & Buster were banished to the other side of the Indy trap.  You would have thought they were watching Snakes on a Plane with how serious their faces are.

Covering Canvas in fabric - quick DIY home decor

After your fabric is cut, line your canvas up so it is even with the pattern.  Then staple one side with a heavy duty stapler.

Covering Canvas in fabric - quick DIY home decor

Do the exact same thing on the opposite side.

Covering Canvas in fabric - quick DIY home decor

Everyone thinks corner are hard.  They aren’t.  If you can wrap a present, you can fold the fabric the correct way, and staple it.  (I hope you aren’t one of those people who pays for Amazon to wrap your presents for you!)

Covering Canvas in fabric - quick DIY home decor

Covering Canvas in fabric - quick DIY home decor

Proceed to hammer and nail your walls and hang your art with dignity and pride.

Covering Canvas in fabric - quick DIY home decor

Covering Canvas in fabric - quick DIY home decor

That little rascal-dog.  What a 2-bit floozie.

Covering Canvas in fabric - quick DIY home decor

Now is the time you’ve all been waiting for… PPPPPPPARTY.

Go see Emma @ Broke Ass Home‘s 15/15 project

Go see Stephanie @ Sandpaper & Glue’s 15/15 project

Go see Tracie @ Middle Class Modern‘s 15/15 project

Now, link up your $15 or 15 minute projects.  I’m totes excited to see your projects!



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  • Emma (Broke Ass Home)

    Those turned out super duper cute! I like them by the door, it pulls the color across the room.

    • Kenz

      Thanks Emma dear. You know how self conscious I was about them. They are really growing on me.

      • Emma (Broke Ass Home)

        Also, I want a picture of Buster and Indy in live, every single post.

        • Kenz

          lol, Buster and Indy are hilarious.

  • http://twitter.com/MiddleClassMod Tracie

    I love them! And Emma’s right, they bring the color across the room.

    • Kenz

      Thank you! I think so too. It really does help your eyes move across the space.

  • http://twitter.com/SandpaperGlue Stephanie

    … I don’t believe the link up party is showing for you?

    but those are super cute, that’s a gorgeous fabric.

    and I love snakes on a plane.

    • Kenz

      Crisis averted. I fixed the link party! The party must go on.

  • http://twitter.com/WillsCasa Wills Casa

    Love the fabric! Great, quick update!

    • Kenz

      Thanks! It’s the same fabric that YHL has in their bathroom, but I bought it long before I knew they had the same, lol

  • Bethany @ The Sepia Puppy

    you crack me up with your photo commentary Kenz! hahahaha Your pups are so freakin’ cute and I’m not even a fan of little floofy dogs!! Love this project!

    • Kenz

      lol, thanks Bethany. I always thought I should have been a commentator. One time when I was 12 I got my family’s video camera, and made a documentary on a metal folding chair, covering its life from the factory to our home. I don’t know what child does that…. but years later when my family discovered that tape… I have never lived it down. And I think those damn dogs are pretty cute too :)

  • Gretchen@boxycolonial

    My husband cannot wrap a present….but I can! Those turned out great…the colors are perfect on that wall! love them!

    • Kenz

      Haha, Gretchen, Aaron can’t wrap presents either :) I love your new little Abe by the way. So precious :)

  • Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART

    Thanks for hosting a link party!! I uploaded my bell jar project from Friday.

    Love your canvas art :)

    • Kenz

      Hi Katja! I really love your bell jar. It is a thrift steal. Thank you for linking up :)

  • http://twitter.com/180diy Vanessa

    Hi, Kenz
    I love your canvas art! Looks great on your wall. Thanks so much for popping over my blog and letting me know about this awesome party. Thanks for hosting. Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

    • Kenz

      Thanks Vanessa! And thanks for linking up :)

  • Megan

    Such a great idea! Love the look of them. :) Megan at Our Pinteresting Family

    • Kenz

      Thanks Megan!