Happy Sunday everyone. My blog post today is all about creating (cheap) outdoor decor for my porch. I love my porch, and it’s one of the main reasons we bought our house. It’s nice to sit out there with a cup of tea, and wave hello to passers by. The only thing it was missing was some type of wall decor; something to break up the boring brick.
I love three dimensional artwork, so I decided to create a background on canvas, and add a wreath of some sort. Since my porch is covered, and the items on the brick wall won’t be exposed to the elements, I went with regular fabric. If I was going to be putting these in my backyard, I would have to use outdoor fabric.
I had some old canvases lying around in my garage from years ago, when I tried to do some abstract art (don’t laugh). Pretty terrible though, huh? I know…. So that’s why I didn’t mind one bit the thought of covering these canvases with something pretty.
I went to Fabricland, where I was able to pick up two half meters of pretty fabric for under $10.00. I also picked up three floral foam circles, some faux purple flowers and moss (since I’m on a moss-covering kick at the moment).
I wanted to find a fabric that fit in with the tones of my porch furniture cushions. Here is a close up of the taupe, deep purple, and mossy green colours.
I cut the fabric to size, and used my staplegun to secure it to the canvas.
Here are the three completed canvases. Isn’t that shoe fabric just so pretty?????? I love it, and I even toyed around with the idea of ditching the outdoor decor idea, and hanging these on my wall inside. But, I perservered.
Here are the completed canvases, after I glued the moss to the floral foam rings. I used the same process for adding the moss to the ring as I did in this post. I then attached my new moss wreaths using a burlap ribbon, and a thumb tack pushed into the back of the wooden canvas frame.
Here is a close up of the centre wreath. I added the purple flowers to this one, so that it tied in with the rest of the decor. I also like the stylized diamond pattern in this fabric.
Here’s that adorable shoe fabric again.
I love how it turned out, and it makes me smile whenever I walk in or out of the front door. I suppose it also gives guests something to look at while they are waiting for me to answer the door. Lol.
That’s it for today everyone. I’ll be back again on Wednesday with a special “Earth Day” post. See you then 🙂
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