Canvas art is huge right now. If you have gone to the craft stores you will know that a blank canvas is quite expensive. I wanted to make a few things with them but i just couldn't get myself to spend that much on something so simple. My husband said he would help me make our own. I have a cute project i want to do with a canvas so i thought i would show you how my husband and i saved money and make our own.
I bought a 1x2 inch wood slat from the hardware store for $1.50
I cut them in 2’ strips and since i don’t have the tools to cut it at a 45 degree angle i just squared them up.
I used a staple gun to hold the wood together. I stapled them on the front and sides.
I wanted a smooth material that is a little heavier so i used a white “blackout” material. The last time i bought this i got like 4 yards but this time Kori was at the fabric store and saw a scrap piece and grabbed it for me. Even though i only used half of what she bought i still paid $5 so its a little more but It is so worth it if you plan to paint or draw on it. I laid out the material and made sure i had enough to fold over on each side. I did Iron out the material before i stapled it down. This is the last chance you will get.
I have tried the corners a few different ways and this is my favorite it requires no cutting and has clean folds. I just hold the top and the side at the same time and bring them over to the top to staple them together.
There is only 2 small creases but you should only see 1 when its hanging on the wall.
Well this is my finished 2’x2’ blank canvas. I bought 1 more wood slat and made 2 and spent just over $8
Stay tuned cause i have a fun project planned for this canvas.