I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend! I spent the weekend hiding from the snow (yes, snow) and cuddled up next to our fireplace. You lucky ducks elsewhere in the country had super hot weather and lots of sunshine. Super, super jealous.

Because I was stuck in the house I had plenty of time to adapt a little DIY inspiration I saw on A Little Hut. I loved the idea of using a cut out against a bold wall, but as I wanted to put it in the guest bathroom paper wasn’t going to cut it (chuckle, chuckle). I took a risk and pulled out four 8.5×11 inch canvases that I had stashed in my craft closet.

Using InDesign and my Wacom tablet I drew a cutout guide and printed four copies. My goal was to create a bit of a starburst pattern. (Instead of doing this step digitally, you could also draw a design out by hand and photocopy four times).

I used an Exacto knife and cut against a full magazine (I knew that university alumni magazine would come in handy…). I thought slicing through paper and a coated canvas would be really hard, but it actually wasn’t so bad. I used my printouts more as a guide to keep my cuts going in the right direction rather than an exact template. Each canvas took me about 20 minutes.

To keep all the canvases as one unit I gently nailed the pieces together using a narrow drill bit and 1.5 inch finishing nails.

After adding two round frame hangers onto the top of the piece it was ready to hang.

I did a bit of creative photography to get the art piece in situ…it’s a small bathroom!

I have been holding onto those four canvases forever, just waiting for inspiration to create a piece of art for the guest bathroom. What do you think, was it worth the wait?

Come hang out on Pinterest, you never know what you’ll find!

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