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I’m not sure if you guys do this, but sometimes I’ll be browsing Pinterest or Etsy and something catches my eye. It could be anything from a nice necklace, a one-of-a kind piece of clothing, or a painting project that looks unique. Then I’ll start to wonder if I could make something similar and if I did, would it look as good as that? So, with that in mind I looked around KPWB’s Pinterest and managed to find an interesting project from a blog called Dishfunctional Designs where I could use up some old paint and create a one of a kind art piece.


Step 1. Gather your supplies

This project is definitely a good one if you have some leftover paint that needs to be used up. For this project you’ll need:


  1. A canvas (If you don’t have any, you can get a pack at your local craft store.)
  2. Acrylic craft paint (I used metallic purple, not only because I wanted to use it up, but it just looks cool.)
  3. Spray adhesive
  4. Spray paint (Make sure that it’s different color then your craft paint.)
  5. Foliage (You use any type as long as it can fit on your canvas.)


Step 2. Paint your canvas


Using your acrylic paint, paint your entire canvas then set it aside to dry. Keep in mind that waiting for your canvas to dry will take a while, so make sure your canvas is completely dry before proceeding.


Step 3:


On separate sheet of paper (or newspaper) lay out your foliage till its flat, once you’ve done that grab your adhesive spray. Begin to spray your foliage, making sure all the leaves and stem are covered.


Step 4:


Carefully lay your foliage on your dry canvas. Once it’s in the position you like, cover the entire canvas in the spray paint and let it dry completely.



Step 5.


Once your canvas has completely dried, carefully remove your foliage. Once you’ve done that, admire your one-of-a kind piece!


Final Thoughts:

This was definitely a good project to use if you have leftover craft paint to use. However, if you’re planning to pursue this project, keep a few things in mind. For one thing, make sure that the foliage that you pick doesn’t have holes otherwise it will look a little odd. I would also suggest flattening your foliage before spraying the adhesive to make sure it’s completely flat against the canvas. One of the more important things though is to make sure that the canvas is completely dry as I’ve mentioned throughout the post. If you don’t, the paint will come off when you remove the foliage. With these tips in mind, I would definitely do it again. Want to see more fun DIY projects? Check back every Friday for more fun posts and our Pinterest board for more fun projects!