Happy Fall DIY Painting

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One of my favorite DIY home decor ideas is to create my own art. This fall canvas painting is perfect for beginners – even kids and toddlers.

It may not feel like Fall in South Florida, but I am determined to bring the beautiful fall colors to the inside of my house! This fall DIY will help bring more color to your home and have fun with your toddler to create it. My daughter and her friend had a blast with this craft project. I

Fall Paintings Ideas

Easy Fall DIY Painting Craft

This is a craft that is easy enough for everyone to create – even kids! There isn’t any painting or fine motor skills required. All you do is dip the sponge into the different shades of orange.

I also love how easy it is to customize. While orange, yellow, and black are favorite fall colors, you can use sprinkles of teal for a fun accent. Or even match the painting to your current room’s decor. 
Fall Paintings

Happy Fall Canvas Painting

Are you looking for some easy fall crafts that you can hang up around the house? Well, this one is perfect! This is so easy, even your toddlers can join in the fun. I’ll give you everything you need to know, including supply list and step by step instructions.

More Ideas For the Canvas

You can be really creative with this too! Feel free to make it say other words. I love Happy Fall because it is so simple. Here are some ways to make it more your own. If you make a fall canvas painting, share it with me on Instagram (@AprilGoLightly) so I can see it!

  • Cut the tape into thinner strips for longer words
  • Create hearts and star-shaped stencils out of paper
  • Paint the entire canvas yellow and let it dry first. Then put your painter’s tape on top – this will create a much more dramatic look.

Happy fall painting ideas Fall Canvas Painting Tools & Supplies 

Before you get started, here are the supplies you’ll need to make your own art.

Fall Canvas Painting Instructions 

Ready to get started? Here are the step-by-step instructions. Making your own fall canvas painting is going to be a cinch. Our says “Happy Fall” but you can have it say anything you want.

First, line the workspace with Garbage Bags or Butcher’s Paper. You need to keep your space clean.

Masking Tape DIY

Start with a blank canvas and a palette of fall colors: yellow, brown, red, and orange.

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Tape off words using the painters tape and scissors to create straight pieces. You can do things like ‘Happy Fall’, ‘Happy Fall Y’all’ or ‘Happy Halloween’.

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Use the round foam brushes to make round dabs in different colors all over the canvas. We used different sizes of foam paintbrushes to create an oversized pointillist painting. Make sure to outline the letters in full so that when you pull of the tape, you can make out the letters.

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Let the painting dry completely and pull off the tape.

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Happy Halloween Canvas Art For Kids

This is such a fun and versatile craft! Here is a Julian showing off his art. You can just see how extremely proud he is of his art! The entire process isn’t very messy – which is another bonus.

Fall Kids Craft

Happy Halloween Craft

Halloween Painting


Fall Canvas Painting Gift Ideas

What are some ways to use this DIY canvas art idea? Here are my favorites.

  • Fall Painting Party
    • Either make it part of a birthday party or even just have friends over just for fun. Everyone can make their own canvas art and have something fun to take home and display.
  • Gift Idea
    • If you know someone that just LOVES fall, this is a perfect gift! You can also use their favorite colors or the colors they are using in their room. It also makes a wonderful baby shower gift if you know the color scheme of the nursery.
  • Housewarming Gift
    • Do you know someone that is moving to a new place this fall? Give them something new to hang on their wall. They will think of you every time they see it.
  • Educational
    • If you are making this with a toddler, take the chance to teach colors. You can also teach shapes by using differently shaped sponges. Plus, holding onto the sponge brushes teaches hand-eye coordination and motor skills.


Happy Fall DIY Painting on canvas ideas for home decor using acrylic paint and foam brushes for kids, toddlers, and adults

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Happy Fall DIY Painting on canvas ideas for home decor using acrylic paint and foam brushes for kids, toddlers, and adults

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