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Trim your tree with these farmhouse-style reverse canvas Christmas ornaments. Fill them with free winter printables from my blog!

reverse canvas Christmas ornaments

Bring a bit of farmhouse style into your Christmas decor with these reverse canvas ornaments!

It’s easy to go out and buy all of your Christmas decorations. At the same time, it can also be a little stressful trying to find matching decor and pieces that complement one another. But what if you could make your own Christmas tree decor and the pieces to match? This project will help you do just that.

Mini Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments and Free Printables

I’ve been using the reverse canvas look to decorate for the holidays for a couple of years now. I started back in 2019 with these DIY Christmas reverse canvases and more recently had another go with them featuring tassel trees made of yarn.

You can get quite creative with a few art canvases and these FREE Winter Art Printables. Be sure to download and print them either for this craft… or for updating your winter gallery walls.

Why I Love These DIY Ornaments

I really like how picture frame and canvas-style ornaments turn out. They can be stained or painted any color to match a specific color theme and decor style, or they can be left bare for a natural finished look. For this project, I went with the natural look and they turned out super cute.

Supplies to Make Reverse Canvas Christmas Ornaments

  • 5×5 canvases (1″ thick)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue
  • Exacto knife or PenBlade
    supplies to make reverse canvas Christmas ornaments
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Twine
  • Wood beads
  • Smoothing tool
  • Tape
  • Screw eye hooks

TUTORIAL: HOW TO MAKE REVERSE CANVAS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Follow this quick video, or read the step-by-step directions below:

  1. Cut off the canvas fabric and cut it down to size.
    cut away canvas from frame
  2. Print off a printable you’d like to put in the frame. For this project you’ll need to print it at 12-15%. Then, cut it down to size.
  3. Add a thin layer of mod podge to the cut canvas piece and apply the printable over it.
    mod podge image to canvas square
  4. Use a smoothing tool to smooth the picture over the mod podge and canvas piece.
  5. Add hot glue to the back of the wooden frame and place it over the cut canvas piece and printable picture.
    add hot glue to back of wood frame
  6. Cut a piece of twine about twice the size you’ll need to create a hanger.
  7. Apply two screw eyes to the top of the canvas. The wood frames used on canvases are typically made of soft wood so you should be able to apply these with minimal pressure.
    add two screw eyes to top of wood frame
  8. Add the twine to one screw eye by tying a double knot.
  9. Apply a piece of tape to the other end and feed on about 13 wood beads.
  10. Tie the other end of the twine to the other screw eye and cut off the excess.

TIP: If you have difficulty getting the screw eye in the frame you can use a drill bit to create a little hole and/or use needle-nose pliers.

gold bell Christmas ornaments

Add variety to your reverse canvas Christmas ornaments by using different printable pictures.

MORE REVERSE CANVAS CRAFT TYPES:

  • Go for a full window look with this reverse canvas window craft. It uses four 8×10 stretch canvases from the Dollar store (or craft store) and a printable image.
  • Don’t forget to try the reverse canvas yarn tassel tree! It can add a touch of holiday decor to any area.
  • In this post, I share two different ways to create a DIY Christmas reverse canvas.
gold bell Christmas ornaments

Reverse Canvas Christmas Ornaments

Give your tree a new look with reverse canvas Christmas ornaments.

Materials

  • 5x5 canvases (1" thick)
  • Mod podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue
  • Exacto knife
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Twine
  • Wood beads
  • Smoothing tool
  • Tape
  • Screw eye hooks

Instructions

  1. Cut off the canvas fabric and cut it down to size.
  2. Print off a printable you'd like to put in the frame. For this project you'll need to print it at 12-15%. Then, cut it down to size.
  3. Add a thin layer of mod podge to the cut canvas piece and apply the printable over it.
  4. Use a smoothing tool to smooth the picture over the mod podge and canvas piece.
  5. Add hot glue to the back of the wooden frame and place it over the cut canvas piece and printable picture.
  6. Cut a piece of twine about twice the size you'll need to create a hanger.
  7. Apply two screw eyes to the top of the canvas. The wood frames used on canvases are typically made of soft wood so you should be able to apply these with minimal pressure.
  8. Add the twine to one screw eye by tying a double knot.
  9. Apply a piece of tape to the other end and feed on about 13 wood beads.
  10. Tie the other end of the twine to the other screw eye and cut off the excess.

DON’T FORGET TO PIN THESE REVERSE CANVAS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS FOR LATER

reverse canvas ornaments

2 Comments

  1. So pretty!

    Where do you get the canvas from? I went to Michael’s but the ones I got had staples on both sides.

    1. These were from Michaels a long time ago. Be sure to look for thicker canvases, because they will have a more substantial wood frame inside. For regular reverse canvas projects, you can use the thin, cheap stretched canvases. But for this project you really need the thickest you can find.

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