Canvas Crafting

So it seems I have a few obsessions lately, Pinterest, Polyvore, party planning, among many others I can now add fabrics to the list. I have no idea how to sew anything, for example if my husband needs his pants mended it takes like a year, if I need something hemmed or sewn for a project I run to dear old mommy. The only thing I can manage to do is sew a button back on a shirt. So I have never really had any reason to be into fabrics, much until now! So my new obsession started all because I wanted some art work for our bedroom. I got this great idea to buy canvas and paint, well apparently I forgot one minor detail that I could not paint. Well I guess I could if I just wanted splatter marks or smears! Anywho, I thought why not wrap them in fabric! Now I know this isn't a new concept but I was pretty excited that I for once had actually remembered a terrific craft idea that I found online. So off to the fabric store I went. I found some beautiful fabrics and had such a hard time picking but finally chose three that I thought would look great in our room. Since I was taking too long in the process Miss K was getting very impatient with me so we picked out a fabric for her room too. I purchased half a yard of each and wrapped each canvas with the fabric, stapled all around the back edges and walla! Instant art!
Sorry I didn't take any pictures of the process but here are the afters.



 Katelyn's Room Piece

I also took some of the remnant pieces and made rosettes and flowers. I used a glue gun to keep the rosette and flowers together as well as adhering them to the canvas.
I have a "K" block letter for decoration, so I laid that out onto paper, traced it and once I cut it out I had my very own stencil. I used the stencil to sponge the paint onto the fabrics. Not only could I use it in Katelyn's room, but in our room as well to represent our last name.





These three prints are for our room bedroom. I plan to hang all three above our bed with the "K" initial piece in the middle. My next fabric craft is curtains for our master bathroom, of course that requires a trip to mom's so I will post that when they are complete! I must really learn this sewing thing!

Enjoy this last day to the weekend, hoping the sun comes out to play. I have a busy day, lunch with the family and then to one of my dearest friends for her daughters first birthday party.

~ Have a great day

4 comments

  1. darling! love your choice of fabrics. thanks for linking : )

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  2. Those are beautiful. If you get a chance I would love you to link your canvases up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  3. Looks good. Waiting to see the final picture.


    We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

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  4. These are so cute!! I love canvas crafts! Thanks for sharing!! xo, Reannah

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