Thursday, December 27, 2012

Upholstery Tack Canvas Art

 Valentine's Day is going to be here before we know it so I wanted to get a jump start on a new craft.  I like to do projects that don't scream the specific holiday so you can utilize them all year long.  Everyone knows how much I just LOVE chevron and I found this beautiful red and cream chevron duck fabric that I have been wanting to use.

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I cut the fabric 1-1/2" larger than the canvas size I used and stapled it to the wooden frame of the canvas.  Since I used upholstery tacks that have a longer shaft, I hot glued a thick piece of foam core board to the back of my canvas so the tacks wouldn't poke through.  You can also do this with thumb tacks that have a shorter shaft but since I had these gorgeous upholstery tacks on hand, I decided to use them.

Using a stencil, I positioned my letters on the fabric covered canvas and drew them out using a pencil.  Now the fun part is pushing all the upholstery tacks in to fill in your stencil.  I had to use a hammer on some of these to get them through the wooden frame.  

I could have just left it alone but I wanted to take it one step further and glittered an old wooden clothes pin with silver glitter and hot glued it to the top of the canvas.  Now is houses this adorable black and white photo of my 5 kids.  You can change out your pictures or clip an old Valentine card on it.  I'm working on some more that say XOXO using pink and white striped flannel fabric.  LOVE!!!

Giddy up!!
tia & andrea


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