Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DIY Art West Elm Inspired and a Pinterest Party with Me!

Exciting news!! I’m hosting a Pinterest Party at Michaels on Februray 16th, 2014!!

A Pinterest party is a creative craft and DIY party where you make a project featured on Pinterest!

As I mentioned on Instagram,  Michaels, Hometalk (a home & garden social network) and several selected Home and DIY bloggers are putting their DIY clout together and are offering Pinterest parties in Michaels stores across North America on February 16, 2014.

I was thrilled to find out I was selected as the featured Hometalk blogger for Ontario Canada to host the Michaels Pinterest party!! Pinch me!!  This is going to be so much fun!!!

There will be lots of different projects to make and I’ll be showing you how to make this DIY West Elm Inspired Abstract Art in person for a live demo!

Easy DIY West Elm Inspired Art #abstract #diy #art

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As I mentioned on Instagram I visited my local Michaels store last week and bought these supplies:


DIY Canvas art made with 4 pack canvases

Supplies to make DIY Canvas Art

4 Pack of 6” x 6” Canvas Art

Black Craft Paint (Folk Art in ‘Licorice’)

Artists brush

Antique Gold Rub n buff

Easy DIY Canvas Art

First, load your paint brush with black paint and paint on lines in a swooping, random pattern. This is abstract art so just go with it and try not to be too precise!

Use your brush on both the widest and narrowest side to vary up the brush stroke widths. Lightly brush on a bit of the paint at the edges of your painted ‘stroke’ marks to give the art some dimension.

The last step is to add some Glam with gold rub n buff to the edges!

Easy DIY Canvas Art with gold Rub n Buff

I love how all 4 art pieces turned out!

Easy DIY West Elm Inspired Art #diy #art

For now, I propped one up in a little vignette on my buffet table.

(My son made the black and white art in the background – adorable right?)

DIY West Elm Inspired Canvas Art - easy to make! #diy #art #tutorial

I know the exact place to hang my West Elm Inspired Art – I’ll post the pictures once I have my mini art gallery hung!

Now let’s talk some more about this fun Pinterest Party and fun Giveaway!!

Michaels and Hometalk Pinterest Party Event

What: Michaels Pinterest Party: Check out the inspired-by-Pinterest displays at your local Michaels store, buy your supplies (be sure to print a coupon for your supplies before you go!) and meet your local blogger in the classroom to create your own pin-worthy project.   Get your creative juices flowing and make something beautiful and fabulous for your home!

The first 24 people attendees on February 16th will receive these FREE chalkboard cards !

Where: I’ll be at this store – join me!!

5617 Hazeldean Rd
Ottawa, ON K2S 0P5


When: Feb 16th, 2014 at 1-4 pm.

There will 100 bloggers across Canada and the US who will be hosting a Pinterest party - for other participating Michaels locations, click here to click here to see the blogger in your area that's hosting a Pinterest Party that day. 

Follow #MPinterestParty on social media for the latest updates.

  To add to the fun of this amazing event Hometalk is running a Giveaway!:

Follow Michaels on Hometalk to enter to win a $100 Michaels gift card. Five lucky winners will be announced on Hometalk's Facebook page on Feb 17, after the party! How Fun!!!

Follow Michaels on Hometalk enter to win a $100 gift card

I can’t wait to see you on February 16th!!

I hope you enjoyed this DIY abstract art tutorial!

If you like this West Elm hack check out my Kate Spade Hack – Confetti Pattern Jewellry Dish!

Make an Easy DIY Confetti Pattern Bowl #diy #decor


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  1. They came out great! I'm hoping to get to my local Michael's! Have fun hosting! :) Julia

  2. LOVE! What a great little hack.

  3. Your DIY art turned out beautiful Heather! Have fun at Michaels too - I'm sure it would be a blast to hang with you for some crafting!

  4. I'm a huge fan of original art! I love this! and super love that your son got in on the action:)

  5. It's nice to read a blog from close to home, With a son and his family in Ottawa, even though you are five hours from where I live, you feel like next door neighbour. Unfortunately Michaels is still an hour away :(

  6. That looks great! And you could totally customize the colour to go with any room in your house!

  7. I always appreciate a good hack! Enjoyed getting to know you + your blog from the Pinterest Party!

  8. LOVE the artwork Heather! I'd so be at the Pinterest party if I lived in Ottawa! Have tons of fun!

  9. Ooooh I love a good "inspired by hack"!! Looks great.

  10. These are so stinkin' cool! I love a good knockoff!

  11. Couldn't get any easier, right? I love it!

  12. Great DIY Heather! And congratulations - what fun a crafting day would be with you!!!

  13. Oh super cool! And easy! Love the glam factor the gold edges bring! Wish I could go to my local Michael's and see who's there- but I've got to work. :(

  14. The art project turned out amazing! I wish I could attend the party- have fun and good luck!!

  15. These are fabulous Heather!! Love the touch of glam too!! ;)

  16. OMG Heather I absolutely LOVE this project! I can't wait to get my canvas and paint out! Happy Monday!

  17. Love these abstract canvases! Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday :)

  18. These are perfect! Greatest hack ever! ox


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