This year I moved into an on campus apartment with a full kitchen. I knew we were going to have a blank wall, and I wanted to create something that would create some energy in the dorm! After searching Pinterest, I saw some ideas that I liked then created my own ‘kitchen puns’ for my own work! Here is my step by step process so you can create your very own art too:
Here is what you will need to get started!
- 5 pack of 8” x 10” canvases
- 5 different colors of acrylic paint (I used blue, green, purple, pink and yellow)
- Black acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Exacto Knife
- Washi Tape
- Download & Print the Kitchen Art
Step 1- Print out the kitchen puns here! Step 2- Paint each canvas
I chose very vibrant colors that will light up the kitchen, but I think pastel or even monochromatic colors would look great! It just depends on what kind of look you are going for.
Step 3- cut out the words and images
This was the hardest part of the project, as it is the most time consuming. You take the X-Acto knife and cut out the words and image.
Step 4- Trace
Take everything you cut out and use a pencil to trace it. This part can get a little messy because the pencil might smear, but the paint will fix that with no problem.
Step 5- Paint words and image
Step 6: (Optional) Take washi tape and put it around the edges of the canvas
Step 7:Hang up in kitchen
I had so much fun with this DIY project and so many people did not believe I made it and instead thought it was something from the store. It is a great way to add color to the wall in a cute and quirky way! Let me know how your kitchen art ends up, I would love to hear about it.