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Pam from Bibbidi Bobbidi Beautiful: Quatrefoile Canvases!

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be posting for the super fabulous Jen today! I just love Jen! Is she the most productive blogger in bloggyland, or what? I think she must have Hiro Nakamura’s ability, but I digress.

My name is Pam and I love sewing and crafting cute decor and helpful solutions for my home at my blog Bibbidi Bobbidi Beautiful.

Anyone who has read my blog before is going to be surprised that this project doesn’t involve a slipcover, a monogram or a single pleat, but I think it turned out pretty cute just the same!

I’m in love with this shape which seems to be everywhere lately:

It’s called a quatrefoile. I’ve had this idea in my head for a while that I wanted to do some artwork in my little girls’ shared room incorporating the bedtime prayer we say at night. I wanted the project to be inexpensive, kid friendly (I intend this to hang over my nearly 2-year-old’s bed, so nothing too heavy and no glass!) and super cute.

After this project I decided to use my diy stretched canvas idea again to save money, and I knew I wanted to incorporate the quatrefoile shape, so here’s what I came up with:

It was really cloudy outside when I took these photos, and I just couldn’t capture the colors acurately. The greens all look way to dark and olivey and the pink isn’t showing up very well. You’ll just have to take my word for it that the colors are really cute in person!

Materials:
3 sheets of 20″ x 30″ foam board from dollar tree, (this was exactly enough to make 9 finished 10″squares)
18 sheets of Scrapbook Paper
Glue stick
Matte Spray Sealer

Here’s how I did it:

First I made the “stretched canvas” forms just like I detailed here. The only change I made was that this time I used two layers of “spacers” to make the finished canvases a little thicker. Making the canvases myself saved so much money! I made all 9 for $3. I couldn’t buy one plain canvas in craft store for that much!

Then I wrapped each “canvas” in one sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper. To make it a little smoother and easier I used the pointy end of a letter opener to score the paper along the folds as I wrapped.

Then I made a quatrefoile template. It’s essentially a square with a semi-circle centered on each side. I started by figuring out how big I wanted the square part, then I traced half of my coffee cup along each side and cut it out.

Then I used my template to trace and cut out one SBP quatrefoile shape for each canvas.

Since I don’t own a cricut, it was a little tricky to figure out how to handle the lettering without having to cut each letter out by hand. My hubby helped me figure out that reverse printing in white on a colored circle looked nice and crisp. I believe the font I used was Clarendon Bold.

Once all my pieces were cut out, I assembled the canvases with a glue stick and used two coats of spray sealer on top.

Then I hung them with some command adhesive strips ( I stocked up on these a while ago when they were BOGO at my drug store). This way when my 2-year-old inevitably gets into shenanigans during naptime and tries to pull them off the wall, there aren’t any nails to contend with and I can stick them right back up!

The prayer reads:
Father in heaven
Hear my prayer.
Keep me in
thy loving care.
Be my guide
in all I do
and bless all those
who love me too.
Amen.

The “now I lay me down to sleep” prayer would also work on 9 canvases!

I hope you liked my project and I would just love it if you would stop by my blog to say hello sometime!the

Love,

Thanks Pam! I appreciate you filling in for me. Pam comes up with wonderful projects. She can slipcover like no one I’ve ever seen! Go over and check out her adorable blog!
XOXO

Comments

  1. Love this project too and I featured it in my roundup of crafty quatrefoil projects here. Feel free to check it out and hope you like it!

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  2. I love this idea! I will have to try it out. Thanks for sharing

  3. Love it! That is such an adorable project!

  4. I'm going to try this today. My daughters bedroom needs a mini makeover. What better way to do it than DIY art work. Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful says:

    Jen, thank you so much for giving me this opportunity! You have such awesome readers! Safe travels!

  6. Rachel@oneprettything.com says:

    Those are so, so cute! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking. Off to check out your blog!

  7. Catholic Chicks says:

    That is super duper adorable!!

  8. Whimsical Creations says:

    That turned out fantastic!! I think I may try something similar in my room with photos in the centers. Thank you so much for the inspiration. =D

  9. Lisa Anne says:

    I love the wall decor! I wish I knew how to make them.

  10. Love it. That is so sweet and pretty! Such a nice prayer too!

  11. Michelle aka GirlyGirlBead says:

    So cute! I love this and think I want to try something similar for my daughter's room. What kind of spray sealer do you use for this project? I was looking for a sealer for a collage project I did with my daughter and couldn't find anything that worked well.

  12. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Yay, Pam!! :) This turned out beautifully. :)

  13. I love the project! How did you do the painting above the artwork? Please let me know. I would like to do something like that in my son's room, but of probably with dark blue. Thanks – Karen Giddings

    giddings.karen@gmail.com

  14. I love the project! How did you do the painting above the artwork? Please let me know. I would like to do something like that in my son's room, but of probably with dark blue. Thanks – Karen Giddings

    giddings.karen@gmail.com

  15. I love the project! How did you do the painting above the artwork? Please let me know. I would like to do something like that in my son's room, but of probably with dark blue. Thanks – Karen Giddings

    giddings.karen@gmail.com

  16. I love the project! How did you do the painting above the artwork? Please let me know. I would like to do something like that in my son's room, but of probably with dark blue. Thanks – Karen Giddings

    giddings.karen@gmail.com

  17. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    That really turned out cute and what a treasure for your children. I love the color combination.

    Sue

  18. Appleseed Gifts says:

    Looks so cute!! Great work and great post!

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  19. jennykate77 says:

    These are so super cute…love the color combination and the pattern!

  20. Those are absolutely gorgeous! Love em!

  21. Brassy Apple says:

    such an endearing project. I have done the foam board "fake" canvas thing too! :) such a great option!

  22. I absolutely LOVE this project. I've been racking my brain for ideas to decorate my girls room. I am so going to borrow this. Very very creative!!!!

  23. beckaboots says:

    That is so fun! What a great project!

  24. De Javu Crafts says:

    Um….im pretty sure im going to love you forever for teaching me this…..and im going to be trying this all DAy…and im so happy to say i have 2 sheets of that from the dollar store. SaWeet!!

  25. Jensamom23 says:

    Love it!

  26. Tammy@InStitches says:

    Awwwe, I love everything about this project !

  27. Hi Pam!
    To say that I liked your project is an understatement…I LOVED IT!!! So very cute. I love the saying and the springy colors!

  28. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    This is really cute, Pam! I love the colors! Your daughter's room looks adorable, too. I hope to get some time to visit your blog today!

  29. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    So cute! And I love that it was so inexpensive!

  30. The Blonde Duck says:

    How cute! I hope you're having fun!

  31. Super cute! Thanks for sharing such an adorable project! Might have to try it out!

    Hana
    MomTog Diaries

  32. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    It's adorable. The shape and prayer words are so lovely. I Love the paint job in that room. Too cute!