DIY Tiny Hand Painted Canvas Home Signs

I found the cutest little canvases at Target this week and they were on sale! They ended up to be only $1 each! They are hand painted and couldn't be cuter as a little accent in a tiered tray or around the house. 

stack of mini canvases with beads and wire

I began with these inexpensive supplies:

wire and bead supplies

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package of mini canvases from Target

Most of these supplies I already had around my house. 

Supplies needed for mini canvas signs

First, I drilled holes in the top of my canvas to secure the wire. 

drilled holes in a stack of canvases

I placed a wooden bead on each end of the wire and stuck it into the hole I drilled with a drop of hot glue.

canvas with beads and wire

The hot glue holds the bead in place and the wire in the hole. 

stack of canvases with wires and beads

After that easy step was the design.

I drew a very light line across the center of my canvas using pencil to find the center. 

hello sign with a line drawn across the canvas

Using a Sharpie marker I drew the word I wanted across the line. 

hope, hello and home signs

When the Sharpie was very dry, I erased the pencil line. 

home, family and hope signs

If you're not good at hand lettering, you can either use a rub on transfer or a stencil to create the words.

You can also paint the canvas, or decoupage a design onto the tiny canvas. 

home sign hanging on a door

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Canvas with pinterest overlay

I painted this canvas black then used a chalk marker to draw the heart. 

black canvas with a heart

This would be cute with a red background for Valentine's Day too!

sign on a shelf with skis, a basket and a clock

These little cuties are available on the Homeroad Etsy Shop this month. 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .