Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ho Ho Ho Christmas Canvas

It's been awhile since I've posted a craft here.  I've been super busy over at The Ladybug Landing the last few weeks.  I was able to throw this together though.
What you need:
3 canvases
acrylic paint (red, green and black)
staple gun
stencil (optional)
quarter (optional)
As I was making this craft, I forgot to take pictures of the process.  Hopefully it's easy enough that I can just walk you through it though.
First what you are going to want to do is layout your design that you are going to want to paint on your canvases.  I choose stripes and dots.  I used a ruler to make the stripes and a quarter to make the dots.  Just lightly make pencil marks so you can see your design.
Paint your designs on and let that dry.

Next you are going to want to make your letters.  If you don't have a stencil big enough, you can make one on the computer which is what I did.  I just printed it out on paper and then cut them out.  Again, trace around them lightly with pencil so you can see where you need to paint.
Paint and let dry.
Now you can add your ribbon.  Layout your canvases face down on a counter top or the floor.  Space them evenly apart.  Take your ribbon and run it across the back of the canvases.  Staple them down with your staple gun.
On your top canvas, you are going to want to staple a ribbon to each corner of it.  Make sure they are long enough to create a bow.
Tie your bow and hang up your new creation!
Simple as that.
I have gotten quite a few compliments on this project.  You could even do different variations of this and for different holidays.
Cost of this project:
Nothing.  I had everything on hand already.   I just used the canvases from this project that my sister had left here.
Did you make this project?  Link me to it!  I would love to see yours!