How to paint a rainbow on canvas

View the video

How to paint a rainbow on canvas

View the video
×

More D.I.Y. Advice

how to build a play tent 01:58

Craft How to build a play tent Kids love a cubby. And they don’t get any cuter than this make-it-yourself indoor tent. Best bit? It’s so simple to assemble

customise drawer handles 02:43

Bedroom How to customise drawer handles Who knew a small thing like customised cupboard handles could have such a big impact? Give your child’s room a personalised update with this easy D.I.Y. hack – it takes no time at all and your kids will love it!

plantation shutters 02:12

Windows How to mount D.I.Y. plantation shutters Plantation shutters look great but they can be super expensive to get installed. Why not have a crack at installing your shutters yourself with these great ‘Easy As’ D.I.Y. kits.

childrens toy box 02:38

Shelving & Storage How to upcycle a chest into a children’s toybox Stow away their toys and create a stylish, functional addition to your children’s bedroom by upcycling a toybox. All you’ll need is an old chest and some nifty know-how.

kids bedroom draws 02:19

Shelving & Storage How to upcycle a bedside table with wallpaper Give your unwanted bedside table a new lease of life with a lick of paint, new handles and some stylish wallpaper. It’s super easy – here’s how.

Finished mountain wall mural in kids’ play area 01:10

Guides & Projects How to paint a mountain wall mural Want to add a creative touch to your kids’ bedroom? Get adventurous and create a fun mountain mural with these handy tips from Bunnings Warehouse.

A finished rainbow canvas in a kids bedroom 01:12

Craft How to paint a rainbow on canvas Use leftover paint or sample pots to create an on-trend rainbow print your kids will love. The best bit? It will match the colours you’re already using in your home!

Use leftover paint or sample pots to create an on-trend rainbow print your kids will love. The best bit? It will match the colours you’re already using in your home!

Tools and materials:

Cup

Leftover paint 

Paint brush 

Paint tin opener

Renoir Wide Profile Stretched Canvas - 304mm x 406mm

Paint pots, brushes and canvas ready for painting

1. Work out the colour order of your rainbow

Before you get started, pull out all your old paint tins and pots and figure out which colours you want to use, which go well together and how you want them to appear on the canvas. There are no hard or fast rules with art, just see what looks best on a practice sheet of paper – and go nuts!

Bunnings team member setting up work station to paint on canvas

2. Start your first colour

Once you’ve figured out how you’d like everything configured on your canvas, apply your first colour – this will be the top of your rainbow.

Applying first rainbow colour to canvas

3. Rinse your paintbrush between colours

Have a cup of water on hand to rinse out your paint brush between colours. Once you’ve dipped it in, wipe it down on a clean rag and you’re good to go again. 

Rinsing paint brush after applying first colour

4. Keep applying your different colours

Continue the arcs of your rainbow – remembering to rinse your brush between each one – until your rainbow is complete.

Dipping paint brush into second colour

5. Wait for it to dry

It won’t take long for your canvas to dry – once it is, you’re ready to hang!

6. Admire your handiwork

Your very own masterpiece! This is a great project to get the kids involved with too. 

Painting a sixth and final colour on rainbow

7. Watch more from the series

For more simple D.I.Y. inspiration check out the full episode from Make It Yours Kids Bedroom Makeover by Poppy Lee.

how to build a play tent 01:58

Craft How to build a play tent Kids love a cubby. And they don’t get any cuter than this make-it-yourself indoor tent. Best bit? It’s so simple to assemble

customise drawer handles 02:43

Bedroom How to customise drawer handles Who knew a small thing like customised cupboard handles could have such a big impact? Give your child’s room a personalised update with this easy D.I.Y. hack – it takes no time at all and your kids will love it!

plantation shutters 02:12

Windows How to mount D.I.Y. plantation shutters Plantation shutters look great but they can be super expensive to get installed. Why not have a crack at installing your shutters yourself with these great ‘Easy As’ D.I.Y. kits.

childrens toy box 02:38

Shelving & Storage How to upcycle a chest into a children’s toybox Stow away their toys and create a stylish, functional addition to your children’s bedroom by upcycling a toybox. All you’ll need is an old chest and some nifty know-how.

kids bedroom draws 02:19

Shelving & Storage How to upcycle a bedside table with wallpaper Give your unwanted bedside table a new lease of life with a lick of paint, new handles and some stylish wallpaper. It’s super easy – here’s how.

Finished mountain wall mural in kids’ play area 01:10

Guides & Projects How to paint a mountain wall mural Want to add a creative touch to your kids’ bedroom? Get adventurous and create a fun mountain mural with these handy tips from Bunnings Warehouse.

A finished rainbow canvas in a kids bedroom 01:12

Craft How to paint a rainbow on canvas Use leftover paint or sample pots to create an on-trend rainbow print your kids will love. The best bit? It will match the colours you’re already using in your home!

hydrangea

Planting & Growing How to create an allergy-friendly garden If you suffer from hay fever or other allergies, then being out in the garden can, at times, be less than enjoyable. But there are some steps you can take to create an allergy-friendly garden so you can spend more time gardening and less time sneezi...

pot

Planters How to choose the right plant pot Pots are a great way to add colour, interest or texture to your outdoor space. Tuscan Path’s Elaine Foster shares her top tips on how to choose the perfect pot.

sunflower

Planting & Growing How to plant and care for sunflowers Sunflowers are a great way to add colour to your garden, and they’re easy to grow and care for. Bunnings Greenlife buyer Katie explains the basics of how to grow sunflowers and shares some tips on how to care for them.

orchid

Planting & Growing How to care for orchids Orchids are a low-maintenance flower that can be grown indoors or outside in a protected location. And, with a little care, they will provide you with lots of colour.

paint

Guides & Projects How to upcycle almost any piece of furniture with paint Rather than throwing out old household items, you can restore them with paint. It’s a quick, easy and affordable way to give anything from furniture to fences a new lease on life. Learn how to paint and prepare different surfaces to get the finish y...

DIY balcony and courtyard garden

Planters D.I.Y. balcony and courtyard garden Even if your outdoor space is limited to a balcony or courtyard, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on having a garden. The team at Tuscan Path, who have been supplying pots to the Australian marketplace for over 40 years, share some ideas on how ...

 kitchen benchtop materials

Benchtops & Cabinets A guide to kitchen benchtop materials The perfect benchtop will add style to any kitchen. It’ll also see the most action, so choosing the right benchtop for your kitchen – and budget – is an important decision explains Bunnings Kitchen Designer Ben Carey.

Top of the content