Use dollar store supplies to make a custom framed wall decal reverse canvas craft to decorate your walls in a new unique way.
Use a dollar store stretched canvas and wall decals to make new unique wall decor.
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Reverse Canvas Crafts
Have you ever made a reverse canvas? You use the wooden frame inside a stretched artist’s canvas to make a new piece of custom wall decor. You can watch this quick video to learn about all the ways you can make a reverse canvas:
Dollar Store Wall Decals
It’s no secret that I love crafting with dollar store wall decals – I’ve made wall decal mason jars as well as as flower decal tray. But decals also make a great way to fill in reverse canvas crafts as well. When I saw these modern wall decals at Dollar Tree, I knew I wanted to make a craft with them:
So I grabbed a couple of 8×10 canvases and a few other supplies. Then I got crafting!
Watch this video to see how my DIY wall decor project came together:
- canvas – 8×10 size
- Mod Podge - matte
- wall decals from the dollar store
- PenBlade or razor blade
- 1-inch flat paint brush
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Watch the video tutorial before you begin, and let that be your visual guide for this project.
- Use a razor blade to remove the canvas fabric from the wooden frame. Carefully work around the staples. If you want a smooth back to the project, remove the staples as well. This can be a bit tricky, so it’s really a matter of personal preference. For this project, I left the staples in.
- Trim the canvas pieces down to size. Make sure that the canvas is cut just a bit smaller than the outside edge of the wooden frame.
- Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the cut canvas piece. Set aside to dry.
- Hot glue the canvas piece onto the back (staple side) of the wood frame.
- Mod Podge a wall decal to the canvas surface. Let dry.
- Make as many reverse canvases as you like, and hang them on the wall with command strips or adhesive foam squares.
My Finished Reverse Canvas Project:
I hung these framed wall decals (just use command strips of foam mounting squares) in the upstairs bathroom that my kids use. My personal home decor style leans heavy into the cottage/farmhouse style, but I use more color and modern designs in our upstairs spaces for the kids – like when I made this colorful giftwrap wallpaper for my daughter’s reading nook.
P.S. If you look in the mirror in the picture above, you’ll spy my little wood shim planter box sitting on top of the toilet. It’s still going strong – FIVE years after I first made it!