Skip to Content

Canvas Painting Tutorial {How to Paint a Canvas} + GIVEAWAY!

DIY canvas painting is such an easy and fun way to customize your home!

Choose your favorite color scheme, gather your supplies, and you’ll have a custom painting for your home in almost no time. Today, I’m sharing an easy canvas painting tutorial with you all!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeAtmosphereCollection  #CollectiveBias

See Giveaway at End of Post!

empty wall


canvas wall art idea

As a home and DIY blogger, I believe that every room in your home tells a story.

For my home, I want our rooms to speak of our family and our interests, and be warm, cozy, and creative places filled with things we love. Home should truly be a place that reflects those who live within.

Canvas Painting

One way that I help curate my home’s feel is with scent. Well-crafted, layered and nuanced scents help our rooms feel more “us”, and help evoke feelings of warmth and contentedness within our walls.

When I came across the NEW Atmosphere Collection™ Fine Home Fragrance by Glade® at Kroger, I knew they’d be an ideal addition to our home.


Canvas Painting 2

I purchased N°1 Enraptured™, a complex and charming combination of jasmine and cedarwood, and and N°2 Bright™, a playful, sweet combination of sweet pea and pear. I was drawn to the simple, glass containers, which work well with our calm, peaceful and minimalist style.

Inspired by the new Glade® scents, I wanted to create a new canvas art piece that reflected our family and our home. Using a blank canvas and craft paint, this painting was completed in just about an hour!

Canvas Painting 3

DIY Canvas Wall Art

-Blank Canvas
-Craft Paint (I love this brand of inexpensive paint)
-Foam Brush or Cardboard Scraps
-Paper Towel (optional)


Canvas Painting 4

The key, in my opinion, to DIY canvas painting is layering. I did this piece in several stages, layering paint each time, until I was happy with the end result.

First, I added drops of paint to my canvas, and used a piece of cardboard (old credit or store cards would work well for this) to spread them around my canvas and blend them into each other.

Canvas Painting 5

Canvas Painting 7

There’s no right way to do this, and I love the imperfect, messy, rustic results. After filling the entire canvas, I let it dry.

Canvas Painting 6

I liked the look, but felt like I needed to layer more paint on. I took my tubes of paint, and added lines of paint across my canvas, using my cardboard to spread them back and forth, covering the entire canvas.

While the canvas was still wet, I wadded up a paper towel and used it to blot at the canvas. This gave the canvas texture, and also lifted some of the wet paint to show the paint underneath.

Once dry, I added touches of gold paint, plus a bit of gold glitter for some sparkle, and hung over the couch in our living room.

Canvas Painting 8

Canvas Painting 9

I really love how this turned out, and I love how it adds some bold color to our mostly white and neutral living space.

As I alluded to before, scent has the power to evoke strong emotions and help a room feel more personal and meaningful.

The NEW Atmosphere Collection™ Fine Home Fragrance by Glade® is an easy way to get that high-end scent experience without making an extra stop at a boutique store. I found my Glade® scents at Kroger, in the air care aisle.

diy canvas wall art


I’d love to know-what story do your want the rooms in your home to tell?

Want to make your own canvas art? 

Leave a comment for a chance to win a $20 Gift Card to Amazon to choose your supplies!

Ends 5-1-20!

Thanks for reading all about my Canvas Painting Tutorial {How to Paint a Canvas}! Have a lovely day!

Mary Johnson

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

I love this I have a fresh who is an artist and also taught art In the grade schools. Then she taught older adults who lived in the high rises for those and handicapped people that is where I met her. I've been painting every since it's got me through the death of my husband 3 years ago it has been a real blessing to me to be able to express myself and also have something for my home.

Joette Chin

Friday 16th of October 2020

I love what you did!! My home, however, is an old farmhouse ( gas lamps still on the walls, etc.) - I’d dearly love a how- to on how to create a canvas that’s “ country/farm but isn’t chickens, cows cliche. Any chance you could help??


Decor Hacks : Easy DIY wall art tutorial! This was made in under an hour! Come see how to make... - Decor Object | Your Daily dose of Best Home Decorating Ideas & interior design inspiration

Friday 13th of July 2018

[…] -Read More – […]

Custom essay writing help

Saturday 6th of January 2018

I think your post is very interesting and mostly, I keep looking for like this type of websites where I learn or get new concept. I am happy to visit on your site. Thanks to share it. I was more than happy to find this web site. I need to thank you for your moment due to this unbelievable read!! I definitely savored every bit of it and I have you book-marked to See new things in your web site.

Heather Luckhurst

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

I LOVE glade and these stylish candles!! Your art is stunning - love the pops of color :)