DIY Pop Art (word) Paintings for Your Home

DIY wall art

Hanging in our old dining room, on either side of the window.

What You’ll Need…

DIY word art materials needed

* Two pre-stretched and pre-treated canvases{I used 20″ x 16″}
* Words via computer/printer {you can use my templates here}
* Scissors & Double Sided Tape{I found the dispenser double stick was better}
* Spray paint color of your choice {I used black}. If you want the overspray on the letters as I did, go with spray paint. You can also use acrylic or oil paints or house paint & a roller for a thick gloss finish – though it would take MUCH longer to dry}
* Silver metal push pins/thumb tacks & hammer to set them


DIY word art step 1

* Print out selected words {use my template if you wish} then carefully cut out the letters. If it’s cursive writing, it’s a bit easier because you don’t have to cut out each letter individually.

DIY word art step 2

* Apply your double stick tape to the back of your letters and . . .

DIY word art step 4

* Arrange & stick them to your canvases.

DIY word art step 6

* Evenly spray paint your canvases including the edges. You will get a bit of overspray in the words, careful not to get too much. If you want cleaner lines, use paint and a paint brush instead.

DIY word art step 7

* Once your paint is dry, remove the letters revealing the white canvas background. If you wish to have a color instead of white, spray paint or brush paint that color on your canvas prior to sticking your letters/words down …then repeat the steps above.

DIY word art step 8  DIY word art step 9

* To finish off the canvases, I used the same metal thumb tacks I used on our mini bar …though I didn’t mark the placement out first on these, I just eyeballed it.


spray painting canvases+nailhead+DIY art+ruscha+word art+art with qoutes

And as usual, my trusty quality control inspector LeRoy, was on hand to approve.

art DIY helper extraordinaire - LeRoy the French Bulldog

In our Dining Room…

be Merry... Happy Friday!

See them temporarily in our lake house…


Have Fun!


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.



    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    Can I steal LeRoy away? I need an inspector pronto! lol

  • Fashion Momma

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    This is my favorite DIY, ever. Know why? Because I think I can handle it.

    To the craft store this weekend! Thanks, as always, for being so amazing!

  • Sing

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    Really cool. The options are endless here.

  • bananas.

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    ahhh i love this! easy and clever…now we’re talking! i’m so stealing this idea. thank you!

  • thelittlenerd

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    I really like your style. Been reading your blog for a while now, dont remember how i found it, but anyway, it found its way all up to Norway. lol.

    xoxo from a 31 years old girl far far away.

  • Tina

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    why don’t you have your own show?? I would watch it!!

  • Schnelle Couture

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    what a great idea! love it!

  • Wendy Piersall

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    Good grief, woman! You are keeping me busy! 🙂 AWESOME!! (This is Wendy from Copycat Crafts)

  • Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    Love this and how you’re mixing pop art in the mix! So cool! p.s. Your outfit below is great! We should talk some time, I love your styling and want to work with some one fun on styling my new line.

    xo Mary Jo

  • fashion junkie

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    OMG! You are a life saver! I have been working on ideas on a new canvas for my place (since I too like to attempt projects myself before having to spend a ridiculous amount of money), and have been trying to figure out how and where to get the font, and now I know. Thank you thank you thank you so much. This is perfect!


  • chantastique

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    It might have been neater/easier to use Freezer Paper instead of taping the letters down; Freezer Paper adheres to fabric (and canvas) perfectly with an iron and keeps the paint from seeping.


    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    I second Tina’s comment, you do need your own show.
    Your DIYs are always amazing.
    ♥ Nicole

  • Laura Trevey

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    The finished product looks great!! Great idea ~~ and I love that double-sided tape. I use it all the time!

  • Amanda

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    quality-control inspector Leroy…haa haa! My little girl cat is the quality control to everything bathroom: her litter box, my toilet, the downstairs toilet, and she loves watching the water flush!

    <3 these signs!

  • Anna Saccone

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, this is so creative!! I would never think of doing something like this! It looks professional! And LeRoy looks so cute with his little stick-up ears 🙂 <3

  • honey my heart

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    your diys are always the best, and the thumb tacks are such a great addition.

  • My Shoes Please

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    WOW! You are genious!! 🙂

  • Juanette

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    I LOVE THIS! I still haven’t done half of your DIY’s that are onmy To Do list but I gotta do this one!

  • Lady Lipstick

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    WOW!! So I just came across your blog from another blog link and I am SO EXCITED to read more! I love this DIY and I am def going to do it!! Hobby Lobby here I come! I will send you a pic when I finish!!
    Have you done any in other colors?? I was wondering how red/white would look?


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  • Fashion Butter

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    I have been looking for art like this – perfect time to find this DIY! Thanks!

  • WannabeRunner

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    LOVE this idea!! Thanks so much!

  • Coug Gal

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Anonymous

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  • TK Kerouac

    November 16, 2010 | Reply

    Leroy needs to be in one photo a day:)

  • Karen

    November 17, 2010 | Reply

    Great blog!!! I love your chicly sophisticated style!!! The DIY is amazing by the way!! I would love to see how it turns out!!

    I am your newest follower!!


  • Namine

    November 17, 2010 | Reply

    oh this is fabulous!! I totally want to do this for my makeup room just different words!


    November 17, 2010 | Reply

    Thanl you for your blog. Amazing, as always!!!!!!
    I love your works!!
    From Italy

  • Carrie @ Dittle Dattle

    November 17, 2010 | Reply

    Very Clever! I love the finishing the piece with thumb tacks!!!

  • Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese

    November 17, 2010 | Reply

    You are SO crafty! Love the new art. Ed Ruscha is one of my favorite artists. And LeRoy is adorable!

  • CessOviedo

    November 17, 2010 | Reply

    Already looking for some smart quotes to do it … Thanks for stopping by my site yesterday, so sweet of you!… Waiting for new projects of yours =) … Have a lovely day!

  • Mary Ann

    November 17, 2010 | Reply

    This is a great DIY, super easy!

  • ASC

    November 18, 2010 | Reply

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  • LifestyleBohemia

    November 18, 2010 | Reply

    This is the first DIY I’ve seen that I may actually try (or at least some variety of it). I love the tacks around the rim, gives it that nail head look. This came out awesome!

  • Da Fashionista

    November 19, 2010 | Reply

    UGH! you are amazing. Fingers crossed that you get your own book. For realz 😉

  • Gwen

    November 23, 2010 | Reply

    What a fun (and simple) DIY. I have a canvas at home that I’ve been trying to decide what to do with. Now I think I may have an idea!!! XOXO

  • Gina @ Temporary Nest

    January 20, 2011 | Reply

    Omg you read my mind! Just over the weekend I was thinking I want to change my Kitchen wall art to say “Eat, drink and be merry” YAY! 🙂

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