Use a stretched canvas to make a unique piece of framed DIY wall decor, with this Christmas reverse canvas tutorial. Make a custom piece of Christmas wall decor in no time.
Give this new craft trend a try, and make a reverse canvas to go with your Christmas crafts & decor.
What is a reverse canvas?
Have you seen the latest reverse canvas crafting trend? It’s probably my favorite new craft to make.
The concept is simple: de-construct a stretched canvas (from the craft or art supply store) and re-use its own wooden frame to make a custom piece of wall decor.
You basically remove the fabric from a stretched canvas frame, and re-attach it to the back. Then the wood canvas frame serves as a “picture frame” of sorts!
Prepping Your Reverse Canvas
I use my trusty PenBlade to cut the canvas off the back of the frame. Then trim the canvas down to size so there is no overhang around the wooden frame. Then re-attach the fabric canvas piece to the back of the wooden frame using hot glue.
How to make a Christmas Reverse Canvas – 2 ways
Just watch this video tutorial (made with my crafting helper) to see how it’s done:
Reverse Canvas with a Ribbon Christmas Tree
For my first reverse canvas, I just layered assorted holiday ribbon and a couple of faux evergreen pipe cleaners. Just be sure to cut the ends of your ribbon at a 45-degree angle, or else your tree will look a bit funny.
Use a twig or piece of wood (from the craft wood section at the craft store) for a tree stump.
Reverse Canvas with Heat Transfer Vinyl
It’s really easy to use craft vinyl on canvas. You just need to use iron-on (or heat transfer) vinyl to make it stick to the canvas. Just attach with your iron or EasyPress according to the vinyl directions.