Kara's Party Ideas Celebrate Mom! DIY Watercolor Mother's Day Gift Canvas Tutorial

Celebrate MOM DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea - Watercolor Word Canvas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com

As a toast to some of the last Michaels Makers posts of the season, I created gifts, baked treats and threw parties for each of the six holidays this summer. This post showcases the “CELEBRATE MOM” DIY MOTHER’S DAY WATERCOLOR WALL CANVAS GIFT I made for Michaels!

Michaels is celebrating every occasion this summer with gifts for Moms, Dads and teachers, along with parties to celebrate birthdays, graduation, and the 4th of July!

So without further adieu, here is my ‘CELEBRATE MOM’ DIY Mother’s Day Watercolor wall canvas tutorial! 

Celebrate MOM DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea - Watercolor Word Canvas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com

Items needed from Michaels:

Blank Canvas
Watercolors
Vinyl Letters / Phrase
White Paint

Celebrate MOM DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea - Watercolor Word Canvas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com

Step 1: Get your canvas wet so that the watercolor will spread nicely. I ran my canvas under the tap for a few seconds.

Celebrate MOM DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea - Watercolor Word Canvas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com

Step 2: Paint your canvas with watercolors. Having a particular pattern isn’t necessary.

Celebrate MOM DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea - Watercolor Word Canvas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com

Step 3: Paint your entire canvas with watercolor paint, in as many colors as you desire, and allow to dry overnight.

Celebrate MOM DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea - Watercolor Word Canvas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com Celebrate MOM DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea - Watercolor Word Canvas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com

Step 4: Position your vinyl letters / phrase where you would like them placed on your canvas and press the vinyl onto the canvas, making sure it’s stuck on well.

Celebrate MOM DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea - Watercolor Word Canvas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com

Step 5: Cover your entire canvas with white paint, adding a few coats until the canvas is completely white with no watercolor paint showing through.

Celebrate MOM DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea - Watercolor Word Canvas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com

Allow the white paint to dry, and peel away the vinyl lettering. Leaving a beautiful watercolor saying

Celebrate MOM DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea - Watercolor Word Canvas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com Celebrate MOM DIY Mother's Day Gift Idea - Watercolor Word Canvas | Kara Allen | KarasPartyIdeas.com

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4 Comments
  1. Dawn says:

    This is so pretty Kara’s Party Ideas! I love the idea!

  2. Alicia says:

    Where did you get the letters from?

  3. Chari says:

    Please tell me where you got those vinyl letters or what they are called! Searched everywhere for them! It’s the last piece I need and Mother’s Day is this Sunday pleeease!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Hello everyone! I found the letters at Michaels. They’re out of stock online though. I know this is very late, but better late than never.
    They’re called- Hazel & Ruby® Stencil Mask, Chalk Art Alpha
    Item# 10355465

    The link to the webpage is: http://www.michaels.com/10355465.html#q=stencil&start=256