Paint and decoupage canvas- Mother’s Day

I love to celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s like doing something for the best person in your life.




 Actually, I was thinking of sending her a greeting card (may be online) as we live in two different corners of the world. But then I thought of making this decoupage canvas for her and mailing it to her. I think she will love this surprise!


Paint and Decoupage Canvas



“If you are running out of time. You can also make Your Mom feel special with Canvas Prints.

A beautiful way to live Moments and make wonderful Memories.”


For making this project,



This is a very easy project. You will need some acrylic paints, paper, mod podge and ribbon of your choice.




Start by painting the canvas.

painting canvas


I have painted the sides and shaded the front using denim blue acrylic paint.

how to use acrylic paints


How to paint with acrylic paints?


  • To get the shaded effect. Simply spray water on the canvas or use water to make some water strokes.
  • Then take the denim blue color and brush strokes horizontally. Spray some water over the canvas if required. Brush in one direction. Leave it to dry. I painted the sides dark without shading.
acrylic paints shading


If you would like the words to stand out, I suggest painting the canvas dark. Or use bright paper on light background.

(I made the mistake of going light on the light background).


shading with acrylic paints


For decoupage, you will need some ribbon and paper of your choice.


If you have silhouette you can cut these with vinyl. Or use decorative fonts for cutting your letters on paper.

I traced the words “Happy Mother’s Day” on the paper. And cut them out with the help of the knife.

happy mothers day


Arrange them on the canvas to see how they look. Next cut a diamond shape using the wavy scissors.

mothers day handmade gift


Use paint brush to write you message on the paper.

I used size 1 paint brush and stamped some flowers on the sides. Let it dry.

You can use glitter pens, stickers and so much more for writing your quote.

mothers are special


Now coat the letters with mod podge and stick them on the canvas.

decoupage canvas 2


Let it dry.

decoupage canvas


Now mod podge the paper with the message and ribbon on the sides too.

mothers decoupage canvas


It is easier to apply mod podge on the canvas and stick the ribbon over it.

decoupage canvas 3


When it dries. Seal the entire surface by applying a coat of mod podge over the canvas.

The mod podge dries clear.

(For tips and complete instructions see decoupage organizer ).

ribbon decoupage canvas


When all this is done, glue daisy flower on the canvas.

Make this daisy flower with nylon following this tutorial.



Finally, paint some white dots to highlight and outline the letters.

This step really adds some additional zing to the canvas.

paint and decoupage canvas


And your done! The final project looks like this.



I hope my mother loves the canvas. I think it will look nice in her bedroom.



“Happy Mother’s Day”

to all mommies.


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These are updated regularly whenever I find unique ideas.


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  1. CREATIVE MIND says:

    Super cute canvas,you did great job..keep it up honey 🙂
    Allah Bless All Mothers..aamin

  2. Shan says:

    Very sweet and lovely.

  3. Karen says:

    Great job! I love the colors you used. Your mother will love that you made it too:)

  4. shopannies says:

    what a wonderful project very good looking and perfect for mom I am a new follower find me at

  5. SweetArt says:

    Love ur blog, always leaves me inspired 🙂 hope to see more fun stuff in the future!! love n kisses, aneeza

  6. Krafty Max Originals says:

    just amazing! what a great job!!

    Hop'pin by from 'Handmade Love Thursdays'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

    Krafty Max Originals

  7. Jen says:

    That is very sweet! Thanks for linking up!

  8. Mod Podge Amy says:

    Hani, this is so special! I need to make something like this for my mom . . . she would love it!

  9. Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle says:

    I think personal gifts like this are always fantastic! This is really pretty, great idea!

    Thanks for linking it up! xx

  10. AliLilly says:

    This is so sweet!! I love it!! Thank you for your super sweet comment on my blog! It put a big smile on my face!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  11. {nifty thrifty things} says:

    How sweet! Thanks for linking this up as well!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  12. Carrie says:

    What a beautiful gift!! Thank you so much for sharing at my Mother's Day Gift Idea Link Party! Happy Mother's Day!

  13. Alison @ Oopsey Daisy says:

    What a sweet and special gift! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  14. Marilyn Clark says:

    I LOVE this….I also love how you hand cut out your letters with an exacto knife. I don't have one of those lettering machines everyone does and so I love this beautiful project that you made totally by hand! You've inspired me! 😀

  15. Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm says:

    Great job! Saw you at HodgePodge Life!

  16. SusieQTpies says:

    Oh my goodness this is awesome! It would make a great Mother's Day gift.

    We would LOVE for you to stop over and link these up in our Crafty Saturday Showcase. It is just our 2nd week. Your blog is cute and we can't wait to look around some more! I love the name of your blog!

    Thank you!
    Susie @Bowdabra

  17. ToSewWith Love says:

    such a sweet and lovely gift. I am sure your mom loved it. thanks for sharing!

    have a fab weekend!


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