I've been in love with this print ever since I found it on Etsy:
But, there were a few things I didn't like about it ... namely the price and the fact that I like vodka tonics, not gin and tonics. Big problems here people.
After seeing lots of these canvases on Pinterest over the past few days:
I thought perhaps, I could DIY the lemons print. Now, I am 100% not crafty whatsoever, so if I can do this, so can you! And you won't believe how easy it was.
I went to Michael's and purchased:
One 11 x 14 canvas = $5.00 (50% off)
A bottle of white acrylic paint = $0.29
A bottle of yellow acrylic paint = $0.29
Two sets of scrapbook alphabet stickers = $1.99 each
A small sponge paintbrush = $0.39
For a grand total of $9.95 + tax.
I didn't take step by step pictures (sorry!), but I started with a thin coat of white paint on the canvas and let it dry. Then I traced the outline of a lemon on the canvas with pencil. It does not need to be perfect, the paintbrush will help your lines stay straight when your painting. Then, I used the alphabet stickers to write out my saying: "when life hands you lemons, make a vodka tonic," making sure to press down each little part of the sticker. Then, I put three coats of yellow paint over the stickers, letting each coat dry before putting the next one on. Finally, I peeled off the stickers to reveal the final product!
It's certainly not perfect but I love it!
And it adds just the right amount of color to my wall!
Sorry for the poor quality pictures ... sometimes I find it much easier to document life via iPhone than drag out the big camera, snap the pics, find the cord, upload them, etc.