Keeping it Simple: Fabric Covered Canvases

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Fabric Covered Canvases

Five years ago I bought some 12x12 canvases for about $1.50 each.  I knew that I could do something with them to make them look so much better.  So I covered them with fabric for my last house.  Since then I have changed the colors of my house, so I decided to change up the fabric too.  I used the lime, aqua and grey colors that are in my master suite and I love how they turned out!
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This is how I made them:
Here is the before pictures of the canvases, not so much my style.  Especially the one with the women and man sitting by the tree…
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I cut out some fabric and then ironed on words cut out of heat transfer.  I used my Cricut and the cartridge simply sweet. 
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Then I ironed on a cursive word over the word laugh.  I covered the heat transfer with a piece of fabric so I didn’t burn the heat transfer while ironing.  I used the cartridge opposites attract for these words. 
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I then folded the fabric over the canvas and stapled it in with a staple gun
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I then decorated the canvas with ric rac and a glue gun. 
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I finished it off with some a little flower from some rose trim. 
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And that’s it!  I like them much better than before!
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I did the same thing to the other two canvases, just with a different design.
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I love the look of the rose trim on them!
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I would love it if you followed along.

9 comments:

Britney Mills said...

This is so cute! This could be a good idea for the baby's room. Thanks again!

Tanya Anurag said...

Like the way one word is over-written on the other. Well thought!

BDeere said...

very pretty - i haven't cut fabric with a cricut before - any tips/tricks that you have learned?

Gallegos Newsletter said...

Love the idea! Very nice!

Krissy said...

I linked here from Sumo's Sweet Stuff. I love the idea of using fabric not only for utility, but for decor because fabric is awesome! Do you have any tips for getting the corners to lay flat? I covered a square magnet board and my corners ended up a bit bulky.

Andrea Reed said...

Stopping by from Sumo's Sweet Stuff :) Love your canvases! I plan on doing something similar with canvases and superhero fabric for my boys room. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

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Rita said...

Stopping by from Ginger Snap Crafts. Love your canvases, they are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Lauren said...

Very cute. Huge improvement on the original. Love the fabrics you chose.

I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

Jenn AJennuineLife said...

I love these! The dimensional aspect makes them very special. I would love it if you dropped by and linked this up at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life http://www.ajennuinelife.com/2013/04/thrifty-to-nifty-thursdays-15.html