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Use dollar store supplies to make a custom framed wall decal reverse canvas craft to decorate your walls in a new unique way.

Dollar Store Wall Decal Reverse Canvas Craft

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:

make framed wall art with dollar store wall decals

So I grabbed a couple of 8×10 canvases and a few other supplies. Then I got crafting!

Supplies to make a Dollar Store Wall Decal Reverse Canvas

Watch this video to see how my DIY wall decor project came together:

Dollar Store Wall Decal Reverse Canvas Craft

Dollar Store Wall Decal Reverse Canvas Craft

Yield: 1 reverse canvas
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Use dollar store supplies to make a custom framed wall decal reverse canvas craft to decorate your walls in a new unique way.


  • canvas – 8×10 size
  • Mod Podge - matte
  • wall decals from the dollar store


  • PenBlade or razor blade
  • scissors
  • 1-inch flat paint brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks


  1. Watch the video tutorial before you begin, and let that be your visual guide for this project.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the cut canvas piece. Set aside to dry.
  5. Hot glue the canvas piece onto the back (staple side) of the wood frame.
  6. Mod Podge a wall decal to the canvas surface. Let dry.
  7. 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.

neutral bathroom with vertical shiplap and hexagon floor tile
bathroom vanity with round black mirror and modern framed reverse canvas wall decor

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!

Don’t forget to PIN this Wall Decal Reverse Canvas project for later:

Dollar Store Framed Wall Decals

More crafts with wall decals:

  • These floral decal mason jars are a wonderful way to bring a touch of spring charm to your home decor – using upcycled and dollar store supplies.
  • Transform an ordinary Dollar Tree serving tray into a blooming work of art with this dollar store flower decal tray embellished with wall stickers.


  1. You mentioned you hit your fingers when attaching sawtooth picture hangers to your canvas projects. If you use small jewelry needle nose pliers to hold the small nail then you won’t have anymore smashed fingers and get a mini sized hammer also.

    1. Great tip! That reminds me: I need to buy new pliers… my old pair ended up in my son’s fishing tackle box, haha!

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