DIY Gift Idea – Name Acronym on Canvas

It’s been a couple of years that I have been trying to come up with homemade gift idea’s I could give to friends, coworkers, family whether it’s for there birthday or Christmas. Personally, a personalized gift is always better then a store bought gift and why not save a little money at the same time. Not everyone can afford to spend a lot of money on gifts so this is a wonderful way to make someone happy and show them that you took time out of your busy life to make them something special.

It could be something that only takes you 5 minutes to make, but as long as you put your heart and soul into making it, I am positive it will make the person receiving the gift very happy.

I am blessed with a lot of coworkers that I consider to be close friends, even family since we see each other every single day and we spend more time together then with our own family. So each year, I like preparing a small gift for their birthday.

This idea came to me when I saw a picture on Instagram. It wasn’t exactly the same thing but I am sure a lot of other people have done this and probably a lot of others haven’t thought of it.

What you need:

♥ Canvas

♥ Paints

♥ Paint brushes

To begin, you will need to find words that describe the person for whom you are making your gift. But you need to make sure that in each word, at least one letter that forms her or his name appears in it. The word doesn’t need to start with the letters of the name as long as it’s in the word you are good to go.

Once you have the words, you can start outlining the letters by making sure that the place the words are places in a way that you will see the name in a straight vertical line. (My coworker’s name is Carine and in the following picture you will be that I have placed the words in a way that Carine is spelled in a straight vertical line. Also, the words in my exemple are in French since I live in a dominantly French province in Canada.)

When you are done with the outline and you are happy with it, you can start painting the letters. I decided to paint the “name” letters in a different color so that they would be more noticeable, and the rest in black.

This will take you a maximum of 45 min. The longest part for me was painting the letters. If you want to go faster, you can use markers instead of paint and it will probably be cleaner, since I couldn’t find the smallest tip of paint brush and my letters were pretty small, I had a hard time staying in the lines.

I have learned that with DIY project’s you learn from your mistakes 🙂