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Pegboard with photos, craft tools and an inspirational quote on canvas

Overview

Inspirational wall art is all the rage right now. The more inspirational, the better! Here's how to create your own motivating masterpiece in a few steps.

Tools and materials

Tools and materials

    Steps

    1Gather your tools and materials

    Below are all of the tools and materials you’ll need to complete this project.
    Mask, spray paint, canvas and craft letters

    2Figure out what you want to say

    Who doesn't love an inspirational quote? The good news is Pinterest and Instagram are full of them so there are plenty to choose from. We went with ‘Live your best life', because, well, who doesn't want that?!

    Person arranging wooden alphabet letters on a stretched canvas

    3Pick out your letters

    Once you've decided what you want to say, choose the corresponding letters from your Alphabet Craft Wood Kit – you can pick these up from the craft aisle at your local Bunnings. Arrange the letters on your canvas, positioning them any way you choose.

    The words "Live your best life" spelt out in wooden letters on a stretched canvas

    4Apply your paint

    How you colour or paint your letters is totally up to you – we decided to spray paint ours black, giving our canvas a light all over ‘graffiti' look. Remember if you're doing this it's important to wear a mask. Give your spray can a quick shake, then hold it around 20cm from the letters and spray lightly across your canvas.

    Woman wearing a mask spray painting letters arranged on a stretched canvas

    5Leave to dry

    Give everything a bit of time to dry, then carefully remove your letters (you can flip your canvas and shake them off if you like) – and voila, your masterpiece is complete!

    Person holding up a canvas with the stencilled words "Live your best life"

    6Put it on display

    How easy was that? Now what are you waiting for – go out and live your best darn life! No excuses!

    Pegboard with photos, craft tools and an inspirational quote on canvas

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    Health & Safety

    Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

    When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.