Three Cheers for Gingham

Sometimes I just like to get crafty and these cute gingham mini canvases served just the ticket! Black and white has always been one of my favorite combinations when it comes to gingham, buffalo check, plaid, you name the pattern and I bet I'd pick black and white if I had the choice. Not that I don't love a good pop of color too especially in florals. But, black and white gingham was the order of the day so here is a quick little tutorial if you feel the urge to make your own mini canvases! 

I'm also a hoarder when it comes to craft supplies (and a few other items: frames, milk glass, anything vintage) so I really wanted to use what I had on hand. I adore these mini canvases. So tiny!

- mini canvases
- acrylic paint
- paint brush
- tiny paint dish
- washi or painters tape

Step One: Tape off evenly spaced sections with your washi or painters tape. Make sure you press down the edges of the tape or it will bleed through a little bit as mine did, but I just embraced it and moved on.

Step Two: Paint one coat coat and let dry. Repeat until desired shade is achieved. 

Step Three: Peel washi or painters tape off before the last coat is dry. Let canvas dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Step Four: Rotate the mini canvas 90 degrees and repeat steps one through three. Let dry and voila! Super cute minis to display on your mantel! 

How cute are these little guys? I also imagine them with the letters BOO written on them in orange or glittery gold for Halloween. I plan on adding some creepy cobwebs and a candelabra to the mantel to make it a little more spooky for Halloween. Surprisingly, I'm not a huge Halloween decorator. I like to keep fall simple so that it transitions from early fall through Halloween through Thanksgiving and then really go all out for Christmas! Can't wait!

Happy Monday! Make it great!