I Love Fonts Canvas

love canvas

I wanted to create a modern canvas using fonts. The cool thing is the letters I used probably would be overlooked for not being modern! They’re refrigerator magnets that I got from the toy section at CVS. Here’s how you make this super simple canvas!!

I Love Fonts Canvas

– 12×12 canvas (I got mine at Michaels)
– Alphabet magnets
– Shiny black and white spray paint
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®

letters on canvas copy

First I laid all the magnets out on the canvas to make sure they fit and scattered properly!

spray paint canvas

I next spray painted the canvas. It took a couple coats.

spray paint letters

Then I gave the letters a few coats. Admittedly, I had to go back in with a brush cause the plastic letters didn’t take to the shiny spray paint as well as I had hoped.


I then used the Tacky Glue to attach the magnets to the canvas. Isn’t this photo cool? The TV was flashing on the canvas 🙂

love canvas

And there you have it! A super modern canvas on the cheap!


Here’s a fun detail! Now I have to find a place to hang it!

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I linked this up at TaterTots and Jello’s Weekly Wrapup Party!

Fun & Easy Fontalicious Gift Bag & Bow

Wanted to share with you this super simple font gift bag project that you can do in like 10-15 minutes. It can take that plain and boring gift bag into one that steals the spotlight at the party! And it’s totally made with random magazine cutouts, a punch, and scissors! Here’s how you make it!

Fun & Easy Fontalicious Gift Bag

– Plain gift bag (you can get them at Target for 99¢ or dollar stores for 2 for a $1)
– Circle paper punch (mine is 1.5″ x 1.5″)
– old magazines
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®
– Foam Brush
– Scissors

1. Punch out interesting type from your magazines using a circle punch. I chose to pick type on backgrounds with different colors.
2. Use a foam brush to brush on Tacky Glue to back of circles. Spread on a thin even coat.
3. Space your circles evenly apart in rows on the front of your bag.
4. Optional: Cut out strips of a headline from the magazine for bow. Follow this simple paper bow tutorial to make a bow using the strips. I added an additional small loop in the center of this to complete the look! Glue it onto your packaging with the Tacky Glue!

This is what I call high design impact on the cheap! I love how bold and graphic it turned out!!

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I linked this to the following linky parties!

Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design

Letter Lighting: A fun font craft

letter lighting

Want a quick and easy way to make your space look super hip in only a couple hours? I wish I could tell you that this was hard, but it was sooooo easy. It just took the time to randomly stick vinyl letter type stickers in various sizes (I purchased mine at Michaels) to a plain white paper lantern. You could do this with really any kind of plain sticker. It would also be cool if you used all of the same color but then put in a sticker in another color (I’m thinking red) for an added pop of color.

I know you’ve seen me do this same sticker look on other projects, but since I have so many extra vinyl stickers, I decided to whip up another project! Besides, I never get tired of this graphic look! If it ain’t broke, why fix it?


another view

I’m submitting this project to the Iron Craft Weekly Craft Challenge. This week’s theme (and the first challenge ever) is Lighting the Winter Gloom.

Until next time Swellions!


P.S. I added this to the following linky party as well!

Super Simple Fontalicious Wall Art

super simple fontalicious wall art

If anyone asked me what my personal style was, I would say you could sum it up in the photo above. I LOVE fonts, bold&graphic art, stripes, and pops of color. I had been eying the wrapping paper the project is sitting on above for quite a while before I purchased it at Michaels. It would make fab wallpaper or shelf liner. Or you could do as I did and use it for a photography backdrop. I love it so much.

Anyway, to the project at hand. I wanted to create a project using these two plaques that I purchased at Target for $1.28 each a few months back. They weren’t my style, but I knew I could make other cool wall art of them. They are a hard/faux wood surface and you can find them just about anywhere. If you can’t find them at Target, I suggest looking at a TJ Maxx, Ross, or Marshalls. They have a lot of cheap surfaces that you can modify in different shapes and sizes.

wall art before

Here’s supplies instructions on how to make your own fontalicious wall art!

Super Simple Fontalicious Wall Art

– wall plaques (I used ones approx. 8″x8″ so that I could print it out on my printer)
– Aleene’s Tacky Spray
– White cardstock
– Black spray paint
– ruler
– X-acto knife and mat
– Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator


1. Spray paint plaque the same consistent color (I chose black) so that it covers image and leaves you with a clean slate for your project.

2. Measure your plaque size and make a document size in your Photoshop or Illustrator document that size. If you are doing this in Photoshop, make sure to set it up to be 300 dpi.

3. Find a font you like (I suggest a Sans Serif, it is easier and more linear looking) and type your letter…as you can see, I chose my initials. Duplicate that letter and flip upside down and place next to it, spacing apart as you desire. Use your align and spacing tools that come with your program if you need to. Keep copying and pasting these two letters to fill your document size. It’s ok if the fonts go off the page, I actually thought it looked stronger being cropped this way.

4. Pick one of the letters out and colorize it in your desired color. Print out your creation, making sure to either make a faint outline around the document page or adding crop marks to your printing settings. Let dry

5. Cut paper according to outline/crop marks. Spray back of print with Tacky Spray. Position and smooth out onto plaque. Now it’s ready for hanging.

Here’s a little detail of the finished art.
fontalicious wall art detail

Until next time Swellions!