Follow this simple tutorial to make a beautiful framed DIY Christmas Ornament Reverse Canvas. Use an inexpensive canvas to make this holiday wall decor!
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Welcome! If you are visiting from my friend Rebecca’s blog, The Zucchini Sisters, I am so happy you are here! I am excited to join a wonderful group of blogging friends for an October Creative Craft Hop, hosted by Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate and Andrea from Designing Morsels! If you are looking for some fun projects for the fall and upcoming holiday season, you are in the right place!
I know it’s only October, but I have to confess that I am already getting excited for Christmas! Just thinking about the upcoming holiday season makes me smile. I love everything about the Christmas season…especially the crafting and decorating!
Have you ever made a reverse canvas craft? These fun, farmhouse style canvases are so easy and inexpensive to make. I recently joined my friend, KariAnne’s Thistlewood Farm’s Christmas Decorating and DIY Facebook group, where I shared how to make this DIY Christmas Ornament Reverse Canvas, live. Now I am happy to share the simple step by step tutorial here with you.
Materials needed to make Christmas Ornament Reverse Canvas:
- canvas (I had purchased this multipack of 10 inch by 10 inch canvases from Michaels.)
- glue gun and glue sticks
- utility knife
- stain or dark wax (I used Annie Sloan’s Dark Wax)
- sponge brush
- paper towel or rag
- mini ornaments (I had purchased mine at Walmart. I found some similar cute and inexpensive mini ornaments. You can see more both here and here!
- three pieces of ribbon of different widths, in coordinating patterns
Directions to make a Christmas Ornament Reverse Canvas:
- Turn your canvas so that the back is facing you. Carefully use your utility knife to cut the canvas and
remove the canvas from the wood frame it is wrapped around.
- Paint, stain, or wax the frame. (I used Annie Sloan’s Dark Wax.)
- Trace the canvas around the outside of the frame. Trim the canvas inside of the traced line so that it fits on the back of the frame.
- Carefully use your glue gun to glue the canvas to the back of the frame. Attach it so the natural colored side is facing the front and the white side is facing the back.
- Arrange the ornaments in the shape of a tree (or perhaps a wreath, or an initial!)
- Using your glue gun, glue the ornaments into place.
- To make a bow, take your three pieces of ribbon and line up the two widest ones.
- Gather or pinch the ribbon together. Use an over, under pattern and then tie with the thinnest ribbon.
- Trim your bow to your desired length and glue it to the frame.
This DIY Christmas Ornament Reverse Canvas is such a cute and easy craft! It is so affordable too! This project cost only about $5 each to make. Wouldn’t this make a great holiday decoration or gift?
Please be sure to visit my friends for more great craft projects and creative ideas!