Today I’m sharing a very easy-to-make holiday DIY that can have a big impact– a Christmas canvas. It’s made with only two supplies– a gallery wrapped canvas and fabric.
I like making these Christmas canvases because they’re relatively inexpensive, and they’re easy to store in our basement. They’re also great because you can remove the fabric and use the canvas over and over again. I like to use them above our fireplace mantel.
I’ve been making these for years. It all started with my sweater presents.
Then, I made fabric presents.
And when we moved into our current house three years ago, I upped the ante and did it on a larger scale with a 30″ x 48″ canvas to hang above our fireplace.
30″ x 48″ gallery wrapped canvas … I like to purchase my canvases from here when they go on sale for around 70% off on Black Friday.
fabric … Most fabrics will work. I’ve used fleece and cotton. I wouldn’t use a jersey though.
How to Make a Christmas Canvas
Lay It Out
Lay out the fabric with the right side facing the floor. Center the canvas with the right side facing the floor. Make sure to line it up as best as possible if you fabric has a particular pattern. This fabric has a pattern and right angles, so it was really important to line it up really well. Trim the fabric so it’s 2″-3″ bigger on all sides of the canvas.
Fold and Glue
Begin folding the fabric over the backside of the canvas and using the hot glue to tack it into place.
Fold the Corners
Fold the corners in and glue as you go. They don’t have to be pretty– no one is going to see the backside.
Trim More if Needed
Once you have all the sides glued down, you can go around and trim the fabric down more if you’d like.
Add the Hanger
I like using sawtooth hangers. To mount it, measure and line up the hanger in the middle of the canvas. Since my canvas was 48″ wide, the center was 24″. The the nails to secure the hanger to the canvas frame.
Add the Wreath Hanger
To add the wreath hanger, twist an eye screw under the sawtooth hanger.
Secure the Wreath
I use fishing line to secure my wreaths to the canvas, but you can use ribbon or string if you’d like. Tie the fishing line to the wreath, and then tie the other end of the line to the eye screw.
If you use fishing line, it’ll look like the wreath is attached to the front of the canvas.
My 2017 Christmas mantel.
And you can use this DIY canvas trick for other holidays. I made a canvas for my Halloween mantel a couple years ago.
Today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for our first Christmas Seasonal Simplicity post of the year. We’re all sharing our holiday DIY or craft projects with you today! Be sure to check out these fabulous ideas by clicking on the links below each image.
How to Flock Natural Greenery at The Happy Housie
DIY Winter Village Wreath at Modern Glam
DIY Christmas Jingle Bells Hanging Decoration at Zevy Joy
Modern Organic Christmas Wreath at Cherished Bliss
Air Dry Clay Christmas Star Lights at Clean & Scentsible
Anthropologie Inspired Holiday Felt Wreath at Tatertots and Jello
Polymer Clay Christmas Village at Life is a Party
Free Advent Calendar at The Handmade Home
Embroidery Hoop Love Sign at Craftberry Bush
Jingle Bell Wood Bead Garland at Lolly Jane
Homemade Pom Pom Garland at Sincerely, Marie Designs
DIY Dollar Tree Succulent Christmas Tree at The DIY Mommy
DIY Christmas Advent Calendar at She Gave it a Go
DIY Faux Leather Trees at My Sweet Savannah
DIY Orange Hoop Wreath at Cassie Bustamante
Easy DIY Christmas Pillow Case at The Tattered Pew
3D Hot Cocoa Sign and Printable at Rambling Renovators
DIY Elf House at Dans le Lakehouse
Farmhouse Style Holiday Wood Banner at Home Made Lovely
Joanna Gaines Inspired Christmas Village at Fynes Designs
Christmas Canvas at Two Twenty One
Modern Whimsical Snowflake Christmas Tree at This is Simplicite
DIY Holiday Cutting Board at Joanna Anastasia
This is great, I love the huge impact it has!
What a great idea! And that flocked wreath looks amazing against the red check. 🙂 Pinning for later!