Last month, I posted a great tutorial on how to make your own custom canvas. Quick, easy, and cheap, this project was a win in all ways. You can use whatever fabric you want, which mans you could create a look for a nursery, living room, as a gift, for the holidays…there are endless options. For my canvas, I wanted to monogram them with our family initials, A and Z. I knew I wanted to hang them somewhere around the house. This is what they started out as:
You can make your own, using this tutorial: DIY Custom Canvas
I found the letters I wanted, made them huge (full page) on Word, and then printed them out. I cut out the stencil, and then traced around the outside, in pencil, onto the canvas.
After I traced the letters, I used painters tape to tape around the letters. It was hard to tape inside the curved parts, so I just carefully painted when it came to those edges. I used black craft paint, and a small paint brush…
Then I peeled off the tape, and let the letters dry. The paint looked uneven in some places, because of the type of fabric pattern that is behind it. So I did some touch-ups here and there, because I wanted the paint to look even.
Done! You could take some sandpaper to the letters and make a weathered look if you are into distressing as well. I think these would look totally cute over a crib in the nursery or in the entry way. I made another canvas and then ended up hanging these on top of that…..I will be posting about that very soon!