For the next three days I’ll be sharing a new DIY project using gold thumb tacks, and a few other simple items.

And PS. next Tuesday, May 26 I’ll be back on KCTV5’s Better Kansas City showing the live tutorials.

Today I created some fun painted canvas artwork using only a few items:

+ Mini square canvases (super cheap at Wal-Mart)
+ Gold thumb tacks 
+ Acrylic paint and brush
+ Ruler
+ Pencil


I started off painting the small canvases with cherry acrylic paint colors.


Once they dried I took my ruler and pencil and drew some lines to trace.


I covered all of my lines on one canvas.


Then I butted up the four canvases and thought it would be fun to continue the lines through all of them.


I traced all pencil lines with the tacks until I covered them all.


I didn’t really care for the way the navy one turned out, so I omitted it. It changed up my the layout and the line design carry through, but I didn’t mind that one bit.

Next time I do this project I’ll be a little more precise, and will also try a different pattern. I’m thinking of trying something similar to an ombre pattern.

All of my friends better beware—they might be receiving some gifts soon! 🙂


2 thoughts on “DIY // THUMB TACK ART”

  1. I love this idea! It's so creative! did you come up with it by yourself?
    I've got a blog myself! It's wonderful! (If I do say so myself!)
    Anyway, if you or anyone else would want to it's at:
    And if you really like it… you could always come a follower! But i'm not pushing you to do it, just asking! 🙂
    Happy Blogging!!!

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