We moved into this house 5 years ago, decorating has been a huge struggle. We have long stretches of wall, and I’ve always felt like they were too cluttered.
As soon as framed canvas wall art became popular this year, I just knew it was exactly what I needed. Unfortunately, for the size I’d need, those beautiful pieces are way out of my price range right now.
I decided to DIY my own, and it was rather simple.
As I was admiring all of the framed canvases on Instagram, I stumbled across an image from one of my favorite bloggers. Abby, from Just a Girl and Her Blog, was showing off her new framed canvas wall art. She’d made it to fit a large expanse of wall!
Yes! I knew it was the perfect option for my house, and she just happened to have a tutorial on her blog. You can visit the full tutorial here to make your own.
It was the perfect use of my Silhouette, which I’m always trying to uAs I was admiring all of the framed canvases on Instagram, I stumbled across an image from one of my favorite bloggers. Abby, from Just a Girl and Her Blog, was showing off her new framed canvas wall art. se for various projects. Do you have one, yet? It really is my favorite craft tool! I’ve only had it a few months, but so far I’ve used it to make:
- recital costume cover ups,
- customized coffee tumblers,
- wood signs,
- studen council campaign posters,
- birthday party decorations,
- trick-or-treat bags,
- and now, DIY framed canvas wall art.
If you’re looking for a new addition to your craft room, I highly recommend the Silhouette Cameo 3. It’s made crafting so much easier! If you don’t have one yet, I suggest the starter bundle on Amazon, because it comes with everything you need!
Choosing my quote was the best part!
I’m a huge fan of inspirational quotes, so I had a lot of fun choosing the perfect quote to hang in our living space. I ended up choosing a quote from one of my all-time favorite songs: No Such Thing, by John Mayer.
I’ve always loved this line, and I feel like in this season of my life, it has so much meaning to me. I’ve stayed inside the lines for way too long. I took high school electives I was supposed to take. By the time I graduated, I already had several college credits under my belt.
Then, I went to the local college my parents wanted, and majored in business, because it was more profitable than a degree in something silly, like writing (my real passion).
I stayed inside the lines for most of my life, and it didn’t get me very far.
Last year, I decided to step outside the lines and follow my own passions. I caught a lot of flack from my family, who expected me to go back and pursue business once I was done having babies, but that just wasn’t for me. At least, not in the conventional sense.
I don’t like sitting in an office, or marking tasks off someone else’s to-do list. I thrive when I’m following my own dreams, and this quote is a constant reminder. Since stepping “outside of the lines,” I feel like my business has flourished. I feel like I’m doing what I was always meant to do. Things are coming easily for the first time in my life, like maybe this was where I was supposed to be all along.
I have a flourishing business that is directly in line with my beliefs.
My family gets to be involved.
We have the freedom to spend more time together.
We’re able to dream big deams.
That didn’t happen when I worked in an office. It didn’t happen when I ran a business that solely depended on individual sales, either.
Let this be a lesson.
Let’s not spend all of our time staying inside the lines. If you’re feeling unfulfilled, like you’re constantly spinning your wheels and going nowhere, maybe you’re not on the right path.
Get outside the lines. See what’s on the other side. If you’re anything like me, you’ll thank yourself later.