DIY Canvas + ThePreppyU

For anyone who is craft challenged (like me), this project is for you. Whether you’re looking to add some artwork to your apartment or make your dorm feel a little more homey, this is a great DIY project. 

All you need is a canvas, acrylic paint, and paint brushes, all of which can be found at your local craft store. If you’re like me and very particular, you can use a pencil to outline your design before you start painting. That’s what my sister did for her chevron board that she started (see above).

For my monogrammed canvas, I found an online monogram generator that I used to create the monogram I wanted. You may have to play around with scaling it to the size you want it to be. Then I traced the monogram onto the canvas.

I used a ruler to space out the stripes evenly on my Lilly board, then free-handed the letters.

I really love this project because it’s so easy, and it’s a great way to add your own personal touch to a space. I find it more fulfilling to have a piece of artwork that I made hanging on the wall.

These canvases are hanging in my apartment. You can get a peek at my home away from home on ThePreppyMAG, where I’ll be a contributing ThePreppyU blogger! I’m so excited. Check it out!

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  • Stephanie Lin
    September 4, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    This is awesome! I've always wondered how to get the prefect monogram!

    • Ellen Borza
      September 5, 2014 at 1:52 am

      Thank you, Steph! It really is so easy to do!

  • Corbin Bruton
    September 4, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Cute DIY Ellen! Love the monogram!

    XO Corbin Tate
    The Classy South

    • Ellen Borza
      September 5, 2014 at 1:51 am

      Thank you, Corbin! xo

  • the dahlia scene
    September 4, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous.

    • Ellen Borza
      September 5, 2014 at 1:51 am

      Thank you! xo

  • Pretty Tiny Things
    September 6, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Great DIY !

    Would you like to follow each other ?


    Emily from PTT

  • Amanda
    September 7, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Wow these turned out really great! Such a neat idea. I will totally have to make my monogram 🙂