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Monday, January 28, 2013

In this house we do.... Custom Canvas

I'm so excited to share with you a project I've been working on. This is a Christmas present for my "oldest" friend. Friends since the first grade we have always got each other gifts for holidays and Birthdays. 

This year she sent me a picture of a print of the popular "In this family we do...." quote. She really liked it and was wondering if I could craft something up for her that fit her space and was less expensive. I of course was up for the challenge.

I started out buying a couple of random prints on canvas at Ross. I liked the size and that she could either use it horizontal or vertical. The two canvas' were $14.99. Depending on where you purchase blank canvas' this is a great deal.

I painted a thick coat of black acrylic paint over the design. Not worrying too much about brush strokes to add to the hand crafted feel.

I measured my canvas and designed my quote on the computer. I then sent it to a local vinyl shop for printing. Each piece cost $12. Call around a get price quotes in your area before you decide on a vinyl shop. Prices can vary dramatically depending on the shop. One local shop quoted me $94 for the same prints!

Making sure my black paint had plenty of time to dry and cure, I then positioned my vinyl. Rubbed it on, and peeled off the backing.

I now have two custom canvas prints that look amazing! Total cost $38.99! I had black paint already so  I didn't include that.

My friends hasn't seen this yet as she lives out of town. We usually wait for friends and family delivery to save on shipping and nothing has connected yet. I can't wait for her to see this though, I know she will love it!

Get creative! Design your style and order a custom vinyl! The possibilities are endless!


  1. Oh wow, these turned out GREAT, Jesi! I bet your friend is going to love them!

  2. Love! Why have I never thought of custom vinyl. I used to order signs for work. Great idea!

  3. Love! Why have I never thought of custom vinyl. I used to order signs for work. Great idea!

  4. This is awesome. Your idea was ingenious, too. I have a space I need to fill and I wanted it to be something that fits our house and speaks to our particular character. This is an idea I can work from. Just wow.

    1. Thank You so much for your kind words Elizabeth! I'd love to see what you end up with!