If you want to add a touch of winter to your home, consider creating your own winter canvas wall art.
We love that homes can be completely customized to match the season. In the spring, it's fun to use art that represents the budding season outside, and in the winter, we love using art that depicts cozy scenes and snowy weather. Even if you're not a big holiday person, you can still decorate your home for the winter.
We find that creating our own DIY winter art is a fun way to beat the winter blues and create something great for our own walls, or gift for someone else's.
Customized, hand-crafted wall art can make a great gift. It's an affordable way to create something really personal for friends and family.
Before we gift anybody any kind of art or home decor though, we do want to make sure that we know what their taste and style is. But if you've got a good grasp on that, create away. People love unique, handcrafted art.
The supplies you need for your winter art will depend on what kind of art you're looking to create. We do recommend that you start with a canvas for all of these art projects and make sure you have some basic crafting supplies on hand like glue, paint, and tape, and scissors.
If you have a favorite wall art crafts in mind that you'd like to add the winter treatment to, go for it. But if you need a few ideas, we've got you covered.
We love that word art has been popular for the past decade or so, and that it's always getting a new, fresh facelift. If you want to make some fun, wintery word art you're going to need felt, hot glue, and a canvas. This craft is also easier if you have a cutting machine like a Cricut, but it's not necessary.
Start by picking out what saying you'd like on your canvas. Once you've picked out the saying, you're going to need to cut out the letters to make the saying. You can use felt that has a sticky back so that you don't need glue, but we find that it's better to use a high-quality felt and hot glue for this project.
Once you cut out your letters, simply arrange them on the canvas in the phrase and glue them down. Let the wall art dry for a few hours and then you're ready to hang it on the wall. If you want to paint the background or add any embellishments, do so before you glue your letters down.
This art is so fun because you can make any saying and you can use any color felt so that the saying matches your current home decor. We framed our word art canvas after it was dry because we liked the look of the felt letters behind the glass, but you can leave it unframed.
Spackle art is making a big splash on TikTok and other social media platforms right now, because it's easy, customizable, and really fun to make. We like the idea of using spackle art for winter decor because you can make a subtle, snowy winter scene without making it seem over-the-top wintery.
To make your own spackle art, head to the hardware store and purchase spackle and a spackle spatula. Use the Spackle and the spatula to layer the spackle on your canvas and any shape or pattern that you would like. We see a lot of really abstract spackle art, but yours doesn't have to be.
Once your spackle starts to change colors, you'll know it's starting to dry. Once the spackle has dried. Cover it with a coat of paint and a coat of sealant. If the concept of spackle art seems a little foreign to you, hop on social media and look at some ideas for inspiration.
If you were a great painter, or you practice any other form of traditional art, use that skill during the winter months to create some customized, personal art for your home. We know you probably don't need much prompting from us, but pick up that paintbrush and paint that wintry scene you’ve always wanted to capture.
Or create a collage that depicts your favorite holiday memory. Or take a photograph of a snowy nature scene and print it on canvas. Whatever form of art that you love, take that and use it to create art for your home.
Now, if you're not a trained artist, don't worry. You can still have a lot of fun and make something really great by trying out a new art form. Be patient with yourself and avoid the trap of comparing your first try to somebody else's millionth attempt.
Because while these winter art projects make great home decor, the point of making them yourself is to have fun, express yourself artistically, and try something new.