by contributing writer Janel Piersma
Looking for a personalized gift for the wine enthusiast in your life? Why not try making a DIY Wine Quote Canvas? If you can wield a paintbrush (even inexpertly), you can do this project! No artistic skill is needed, but you won’t be able to tell by the finished project.
Choose a wine quote that your gift recipient will like. You can check out the VineSleuth Wine Wisdom Pinterest Board for ideas, or try one of these:
- Wine is bottled poetry.
- Love is like wine. You know it’s good when it gets better with time.
- Friends, like wine, get better with age.
- The best wines are those shared with friends.
- Keep calm and wine on.
- Wine is win with an e at the end.
Check out the Canvas Word Art Tutorial from DIY Your Way for step-by-step instructions.
If you like the quote “Wine is bottled poetry” (as shown above), your project is even easier! Download this free template that is sized perfectly for a 8 x 10 canvas. Just trim the printout by 1/4 inch on each side and 1/2 inch on the top and bottom, and you should be able to lay it right on top of the canvas.
If you have carbon paper (yes, they really still sell that), you can just trace the design onto your canvas. If you’re going to make several of these, it may be worth the money to buy some carbon paper. Otherwise, use a craft knife to cut out the words and wine bottle and then trace it onto the canvas.
This is a fun project to do. There’s actually something quite soothing about painting a simple color on the canvas. It’s even better when you’ve got a glass of your favorite wine in hand.
What wine quote would you want painted on a canvas?
Janel Piersma is virtual assistant, diy craft blogger, mom, and “law school wife” in Virginia. She blogs about motherhood, DIY, crafts, and living on a student’s budget at Life with L & E.