Making your own DIY canvas art has never been easier! Trust me, once you learn how to make a reverse canvas you will be adding art to every room of your home. Here we added a quote to a canvas with iron-on but you can do anything you would like with this technique. Make the DIY canvas art of your dreams! This one was originally posted over at Darice where I am a paid contributor, however, I thought I would post it here in case you missed it.
Supplies needed to make this DIY canvas art:
- Canvas (I used this Squangles version)
- Wood Stain
- Paint Brush
- Free Downloadable Cut File (click here to access)
- Cricut Machine (You can see the difference between the Cricut Explore and the Maker here.)
- Iron-on in Black
- Iron or Cricut EasyPress (see more about the differences between the two here)
- Staple Gun
- Craft Knife
- Weeding tools (optional)
How to make reverse canvas art:
To begin, you will need to remove the canvas from the frame. Flip your canvas over to the back and use a screwdriver and pliers to remove any staples holding it into place.
In this case, there was also a cord that held it down. I just pulled it out.
The frame was then loose from the canvas.
Just look at that gorgeous frame that was hiding under there! This is the frame flipped over to the front. I put a coat of stain on my version. Just paint on the stain, allow to sit a few seconds, and wipe away excess with a rag. Set aside to dry completely.
In the meantime, you can start on your DIY canvas art. Download the cut file here. Upload it to Cricut Design Space (you can click here to get more information on how to do so). Be sure to mirror the image and place the iron-on shiny side down on the mat. Then cut the image.
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Remove all excess iron-on from around the words as well as the centers of any letters. Weeding tools do make this easier but they are optional.
Put the weeded design on the front of your canvas. Iron according to the package directions or use the Cricut EasyPress.
Remove the protective sheet to reveal your design which is perfectly adhered to the canvas.
Now it is time to add that canvas back to the frame. Center the art in the stained frame and then flip over. Use a staple gun to secure the canvas to the back of the frame in several locations.
Then just use your craft knife to trim away all of that excess canvas.
Flip over your DIY canvas art and add it to any room in your home.
I told you this technique for creating a reverse canvas was super easy. Now what will you add to your version?
Grab your supplies and make a bunch of these. They are perfect for your own home as well as make great gift ideas. You will be making your own DIY canvas art for every single room of your home.
Love this DIY canvas art and want more ideas? Try the links below!
- Reverse Canvas with Chalk Couture
- Custom Mats for Frames Using the Cricut Maker
- Our Farm Kitchen Reveal
- Clothespin Picture Frame
- Farmhouse Window Frame Wreath
- More DIY Wall Art Ideas
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