Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Graduation Wall Art & Party Decoration

I was recently planning Miss Madison's graduation party when I stumbled upon a really cute idea for guests to do at a wedding.  Have your guests sign a canvas and then use that canvas as wall art. LOVE IT!  It looked so easy to recreate and I thought it would be perfect for a graduation party to.  Since, I was making plans for a graduation party it got pinned of course.

So I made two one for my daughter and one for her boyfriend. Both of them have been accepted to University of Florida . We couldn't be prouder of our future Gators.

Graduation Wall Art

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What you need:

  • Canvas ( I picked up a 2 pack at Walmart for under $5 they come in various sizes to)
  • Sharpies (various colors)
  • Vinyl and Silhouette Portrait (optional) 

What to do: 

    I used my  Silhouette Portrait to put names and 2014 on the canvas.  I just did each of their first names.  I used Silver colored Oracal 651 White Roll 15" X 60" vinyl .  I just opened a file in the Silhoutte , used the text feature picked out my font and typed my text. Then sent it to the silhouette to be cut. From there I cut out the vinyl and transferred it to transfer paper.  Now it is ready to be added to the canvas. 
  1. Unwrap your Canvas (I picked up 2 at Walmart for $5 but if you have a use for more than 2 here is a 6 pack  Winsor & Newton Stretched Cotton Art Canvas 8 inch x 10 inch Pack of 6 . Apply your transfer tape with the names to the center of the canvas.  You just stick the tape down and rub to get the letters off. 
  2. I chose an assortment of orange and blue Sharpie Markers - Sanford Sharpie SAN30075 Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted, 12/Set  I set them out on the counter for guest at the party to sign a message to the graduates.  Easy Peasy.  My guest said this is hard to come up with the right thing to say.  I think they did great. 
That's all you need to do.  Now your graduate will have something special from home to remember the day and hang in there dorm room or new place.  Graduation Wall Art photo graduationwallart3.png
Looking for more graduation party ideas? You might like our post on how to make gator kabobs and gator tails (party food)  or how to make a graduate balloon party decoration.  For more ideas check out our graduation boards on Pinterest. 

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