Day 1- Alabama Canvas

So I’m jumping on this band wagon a day late! Better late than never, right?

For my 31 Days Challenge I’m doing 31 days of all things DIY. From home decor, to kids crafts back to recipes! I’m so excited! This shall be fun!


For my first DIY post, I’m going to show you an Alabama canvas I recently made.

You’ll need:

  • Blank canvas
  • Whichever color paint you prefer. I used my team colors which are crimson, white and I also added black and silver.
  • brushes
  • you can free hand the text and drawings but I used my silhouette.
  • ribbon
  • hot glue gun
  • picture of teams mascot
  • Stencils if you don’t have a silhouette or you can free hand

I started with cutting out a chevron print from my silhouette on hard cardstock. I then took the chevron print and traced it onto the canvas. Paint the chevron print whichever color you want! I did sliver because I didn’t want it to take away from the rest of the canvas. Let it dry.

I found the perfect elephant in the silhouette studio store. It screamed Alabama to me so I downloaded it and cut it out on cardstock too. Then I traced it onto the canvas and painted it red. If you don’t have a silhouette or the program just Google for pictures and print it out on cardstock and cut to trace! That simple! Let dry.

I wasn’t sure what I wanted my canvas to say. I was deciding between our fight song, our “winning” song, Roll Tide and more. So much to choose from! I went with our winning song because it seemed fitting and wasn’t as long as our fight song. I typed the text in the silhouette program and cut it out on cardstock. I punched out all of the letters and traced all of them onto the canvas! So much easier than tracing each individual letter. Paint and let dry.

Take your ribbon and hot glue to the back of it. Hang it up and VOILA! You have a cute new piece for your wall!

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