I added two huge IKEA bookshelves to my front room and found out I don’t have as many books as I thought I had. So now I am filling the shelves with items from my house. Of course, I have added some fun things that I have DIYed too. I am pretty proud of this easy DIY monogram canvas I made. It’s so simple and adds a subtle personal touch to my bookshelf. It was so fun to make that I am pretty sure my mom will be getting one for Mother’s Day. Supply List:
8×10 Linen Canvas (Michael’s Crafts)
8″x8″ Vinyl Monogram (I sell them for $3)
Sponge Brush or paint dauber
Lay the vinyl on the canvas and starting at one corner, slowly pull back the transfer tape on top. I am not going to lie, it can be a pain to apply vinyl to fabric of any kind, but with patience it can be done with very little cursing. Once you have the vinyl on the canvas, rub it down really good so the paint doesn’t go underneath it.Step #2: Add the Paint
Using a stenciling brush, foam brush or paint dauber (like I used), sponge the paint onto the canvas. DO NOT brush it on or it will sneak under the vinyl and bleed. Get paint on the brush and holding the brush straight up and down daub the paint onto the canvas.Go over spots that look light. Try to give it an even look, but it doesn’t have to be perfect…that’s what makes it handmade, right?Step #3: Take off the Vinyl
Apply a strip of ribbon to the top of the canvas. Using a heavy duty stapler/staples, secure both ends of the ribbon to the back of the canvas. Take a small piece of ribbon and slide it underneath the strip on the front of the canvas. Tie it into a pretty knot or beautiful bow. That way it looks like you tied it around the top. You can even tie a charm unto the ribbon.Step #5: Display!
This Monogram Canvas is a perfect gift. It’s easy, beautiful and inexpensive!
You could use different colored paint or ribbon to make it perfectly match any room. Wouldn’t it also be fun to cover the canvas with a subtle fabric…it would be easy to stretch the fabric over the canvas and staple it to the back.
If you want the monogram style above, I am happy to sell them to you for $3 each plus $2 shipping. The monogram measures 8″ x 8″ and is only good for a one time use. Simply enter the Monogram letter in the box below and hit submit…that will take you to Paypal and you can checkout from there.
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