DIY to Try: Chevron Canvas Panels

I've admitted before that I'm not exactly a crafty type. But, after I had successfully completely two DIY projects, I felt like I could maybe take on a little bit bigger of a project! I'm more than mildly obsessed with chevron stripes, and I kept seeing chevron walls on Pinterest, and I decided I wanted to do something non-permanent with them in our long entry hallway. Painting three oversize canvas panels fit the bill. I've been loving yellow lately, and I decided the boring white wall could use a little color, so I went with a bright, sunny yellow for my stripes. 

In the interest of full disclosure, when I was trying to figure out how exactly to paint my chevron stripes on my canvases, I found this helpful tutorial by Jess of Jess LC jewelry. Like I said, I'm not too crafty. And I kind of get overwhelmed with projects easily. I tried to follow her directions, using a printable stencil template, and I taped and re-taped for an hour before I called it quits on that method. I think her panels may look a little cleaner than mine, but I'm still pretty happy with how mine turned out when I kind of freestyled things a bit! If you're more patient or not inept at crafts like me, her tutorial is great, but if you are like me, read on. 

So here's what you'll need: 
3 18x24 inch canvases (obviously, adjust for your space/desired look!) 
Acrylic paint
Painter's tape

And here's the how-to: 

1. Measure out your tape- it makes things easier if you cut a bunch of pieces at once. I cut mine into 5.5 inch strips- it's important that the strips be the same length so that the chevron stripes. Also, try to keep the cut ends straight, so the corners of the stripes are nice and sharp. 

2. Start by overlapping each piece of tape to make the chevron shape, and continue to the bottom of the canvas. You'll want to make sure the edges of the stripes are pushed down  so paint doesn't sneak under, and try to keep each row as uniform as you can. You can always pull the tape up and try again- I definitely did! 

3. The fun part! Paint two coats of paint evenly. When the paint is dry to the touch, you can gently remove the tape, and you're done! 

And here's the final product!


  1. Those are awesome, I want to make some!!


  2. hey!! that looks super cool!!! I want !!!
    I hope I can do it as well as you did!! looks really really great very proud of you!

  3. I think they look great!!! What a fun project (and the yellow is fantastic!)..

  4. I want to make these SO badly! You did such a phenomenal job; I love them!
    xo Josie

  5. What a fun and simple way to make art! It looks great and I just happen to have some canvases at home :)

  6. What a fun and simple way to make art! It looks great and I just happen to have some canvases at home :)

  7. Gorgeous! Pretty much the tutorial I was looking for =) Thanks for sharing!