02 May 2011

Creating a Target Knock-Off


We recently saw this canvas at Target and The Princess just loved it and thought it would look great in her new room!

Turns out it does!
Only we didn't buy the Target canvas. After giving it a good look I decided that we could easily create our own~for a third of the cost!

I LOVE it!

First we picked up a blank white canvas at Hobby Lobby (40% off coupon!).

Then we hit the scrapbook aisle for the papers we wanted to create our picture with~lucky for us all the scrapbook papers were on sale for 50% off!

Then Vince got busy (while I was getting us ready to move:). First he painted the background ~using paints we already had with foam brushes we already had.

Then he began cutting out the shapes from the papers to create the owl picture, gluing them on with Mod Podge as he went along.

Finally it was completed! Aren't those the cutest little owl faces you've ever seen?!

We all really love the way it turned out~I'm ready to make another one! Working with pretty paper and Mod Podge is just FUN:) And of course, saving $$ is always fun!!

This post is linked to Tip Junkie: Homemade Projects.

14 comments:

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh my stars! I would never have guessed! Lovely job! So cute and what a fun project to work on all together.

Kathy said...

WOW! simply amazing! It looks JUST like the Target one! you could make these and sell them!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Thanks, y'all!! I can't wait to make another one:)

Simply Taunya said...

Oh my goodness! My daughter has this set in her room. What an amazing idea. I think I'll have her try it for her room :) Thank you for sharing!

Colleen said...

my goodness! that looks awesome. nice job!

Darla said...

So amazing! I'm impressed, and inspired! :)

BeingBrook said...

Wow!! I have the Target canvas in my daughter's room and yours looks just like it!! It's even better since it was a fun project you worked on together! Cute, cute!

Deb said...

So cute..owls are everywhere, I love them! The best part is making it for less and putting your own personality to the project. GREAT JOB!

Country Mouse said...

It looks awesome!!! And...it is now a "one of kind" piece of art with your very own personality! I love it!

Amanda@ISewDoYou said...

NICE JOB!! My daughter has that bed set and that canvas, I would have never been ambitious enough to try making it myself. Excellent work!!

Holiday Snob said...

That is so adorable! Amazing!

Emilee said...

Beautiful job! I find myself doing this all the time too... knowing you can do the same for cheaper, and it makes it better I think. Looks great!

Pinkie said...

This is so cute! I love the colors and the owls. Found you on Tip Junkie.

Alex said...

i saw this target canvas too and you did an amazing job! I love DIY knock offs :)

Alex
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