"Special Date" Stenciled Wall Canvas | Occasionally Crafty: "Special Date" Stenciled Wall Canvas

July 8, 2014

"Special Date" Stenciled Wall Canvas

Do you remember that I am doing a master bedroom redo?  I've got the big stuff done, like painting, choosing bedding, etc.  What I have problems with is decorating and staging.  I can see what I want it to look like in my head, but I have a difficult time pulling things together to make it perfect.

So, until I get that finished, I am showing you projects I've done for the bedroom a little at a time.  I showed you my Striped Canvas Wall Art before, and today I'm sharing what I put on the other side of the window. This is my Special Date Stenciled Canvas.

I used our wedding date, so now my husband always knows when it is and how many years it has been!
He also thinks it looks military-ish with the stencil, but I like it.  I think I should've made the numbers even bigger!

This is really a piece that catches your eye, and is simple to make.  Craft stores sell flat canvas blanks in the art department.  This canvas is 18x24 and came in a two-pack for $11.99.  With my 40% off coupon, this was very frugal!

Paint the canvas in your choice of color.  Once it is completely dry, simply cut, weed, and apply vinyl numbers as desired.  I used the "Stencil" font in Silhouette Studio, and after cutting them out O just centered my numbers on the canvas.

If you're having trouble applying vinyl to your canvas, you can try applying a coat of clear Mod Podge over the paint to give it something more to adhere to.  I didn't have a problem, but I know sometimes it happens.

This looks lovely over our dresser.  Now, to get going on the rest of the details.....
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  1. This is great! I've been wanting to make one of these so badly! Love the simplicity but significance of it. I really need to jump on the bandwagon and get a Silhouette. I'm so behind the times, LOL! ;)

    1. Thanks Sarah! I love my Silhouette and use it all the time! You really won't regret it :)

  2. Love this idea! Simple and stylish

    1. Thanks MarKay! I appreciate you stopping by!

  3. that's hilarious, having your wedding date front and center as a reminder! Love the colors you selected.

  4. I love this for an entryway or foyer. so cute and meaningful!


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