DIY Mother’s Day Canvas Craft

Good morning, lovely friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was super busy…as usual. I’m so excited to share this DIY Mother’s Day Canvas craft project with y’all today. It’s simple to assemble and I think moms everywhere would love to have it hanging on their wall.

Beautiful! I love the simplicity of the canvas and how well it blends with any home decor.

Supplies Needed:

  • 9×12 Canvas {or whatever size you want}
  • Chipboard Letters {I bought a mega pack of letters at Hobby Lobby for $6}
  • White Spray Paint
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
  • Xacto Knife
  • Pencil/Ruler

First, decide on the words you want to use. I asked my fabulous friends over on Facebook for one word that described their mother. It was fun to read all the words and it gave me a jumping off point for the words on my canvas.

Layout the words to get an idea of how you want them to look. I arranged mine on the left side with my canvas vertical, but you can do so many variations of this!

I found it helpful to use a pencil and ruler to divide the canvas by the number of lines I had, so I had a straight line for each word. Eyeballing is okay too, but I didn’t want to mess up. :)

Next, hot glue all the letters in place.  Be very careful to use small amounts of hot glue, so it doesn’t seep out from the letters when you press them in place.

See all those strings in the photo above? All of those have to go because they will look awful when you spray paint. Ask me how I know. Ha!  After you get most of the strings/debris off the canvas, take it outside and give the canvas and letters a light coat of spray paint. Allow it to dry and try not to freak out because it probably won’t look as good as you want it to.

Use an Xacto knife {I also used tweezers} to remove hot glue strings in between the letters. This is a teeny bit tedious, but trust me, it’s worth it. After all the debris is gone, spray paint two more light coats on.  Allow to dry.

Then you’ll have this beauty to give to the mother in your life who you love.

This project can be customized for many different occasions. I think it would be a fabulous wedding gift, baby shower gift or housewarming gift to name a few. For under $15, I’m thrilled with how it turned out!

Have you started thinking about crafting a gift for your mom on Mother’s Day? It’s coming up soon, so get your crafting on! :)

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  1. I love this idea, so simple, yet sophisticated and pretty!

    I’ve also heard you can use a blow dryer to help get rid of stray glue gun strings… I have a nice little rubber tool that does the trick.
    Kim@seven thirty three´s last blog post ..Little Einsteins Party Invitation

  2. Chantalle says:

    Great project! Love it, thanks for sharing.

  3. Myra, this is such a great idea! Not only is it simple and easy to fit into any decor (as you mentioned) but its perfectly plausible for a child to help. I can imagine asking a small child to arrange the words (haphazard and not straight I’m sure) and them gluing them wherever they landed. What a sweet gift for any mom. =D I’m a new follower- your blog is so sweet. If you get a chance, I’d love for you to stop by my Sweet Sharing Mondays party!
    Kayla´s last blog post ..Sweet Sharing Monday

  4. I am putting together a gift basket for my mom, with cookies baked from her mother’s recipe, a Ball jar vase with a froggy lid, and some delightful soaps that I purchased off Etsy.

    But I’m -definitely- thinking about making one of these! Even though I might go a little crazy with the hot glue (always do), I like cheap. :)
    Jenna´s last blog post ..Strong Little Seedlings

  5. looks wonderful – great idea! Just might have to give it a shot :)

  6. Very cute! Love this idea!
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Homemade Taco Seasoning

  7. What a perfect little gift. Very stylish and looks easy to create. I like that! ::)
    jessica@fourgenerationsoneroof´s last blog post ..Dipped painted pottery planters

  8. i love this idea! I agree any mom would love to have it:)
    tori´s last blog post ..Cloth Diapering {the Flip System }

  9. I love this, Myra! I’m thinking it would make a great wedding gift for one of the many showers I have this spring and summer.

    One question – I know the canvas is white, but do you think if I used a cream spray paint it would look okay?
    Katie´s last blog post ..Menu Plan Monday

  10. This would be a great new mother gift at a baby shower as well! Great idea!
    Susan @ Oh My! Creative´s last blog post ..Cinco de Mayo/Mexican Fiesta Chile Pepper Party Pom

  11. This is so stinkin’ cute and amazing! I’ve gotta get on making one!
    Dominique @PurpleKale´s last blog post ..I partied with Effie, Gale and Seneca.

  12. What a cute idea for mothers day. I would love if you shared it on my link party. “Show Off Mondays @ Kampen Lane”.


  13. Love it! It is so darling and looks very easy to make! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It & Win It Wednesday @ (open now!).

  14. Love this! And I think my non-crafty self just might even be able to pull this one off. :)
    Hmmm…now a trip to Hobby Lobby is in order!
    Johanna´s last blog post ..Where Living Simply and Financial Management Meet

  15. I love reading you blog each day and think this is absolutely beautiful. I’m hosting my first link party and would love it you would add this. You can find me at

  16. I love how simple this project is and it’s looks amazing. I would love for you to share at my link party..
    Kim´s last blog post ..Crafty Sasse Wednesday Link Party 34

  17. That looks awesome! Great project Myra!

  18. This is so cute! I love it!! Great job.

  19. LOVE this…doing this..the possibilities are endless. Thank you!

  20. I soooo love this!!!

  21. Awesome! I wish I was here in this post last May because I was having a hard time in deciding what gift I will give to my mother. This is really great and although it’s too late, I want to thank you for sharing this. I love it so much.

  22. Ohhhh! This is such a creative work!


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