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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Christmas Decorating : Christmas Canvas Crafty






I made my own Christmas picture up there inspired by these prints :





I bought a canvas. Mine is from Home Bargains (size 50cm x 60cm) and it cost me £1.99.

Paint the canvas if the white is too stark for you. I bought a paint roller and tray from the Pound shop specifically for this purpose and used some left over paint lying around so I had a "coloured" even if it is a mere hint of a colour canvas. Paint away whatever you like but I was quite taken with how simple, effective and timely this particular "Oh Deer" image was. I made it mine by sticking a face on it :)

Interestingly enough, the small boy told me off for spelling "deer" wrong #ohdeer 


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The second thing to do with a canvas is make a card holder.




You need the following things to do this.




Again, I painted the canvas as the white was too stark. Then, use some pretty ribbon or twine and fasten this across your canvas. I used drawing pins around the back of the canvas pressed in to the frame and wound the twine around and tied them. Take the string across the font and make sure it's taut. Fasten to the safety pin on the other side.






Continue down the length of the frame in the same manner.




Make a hanging loop for your canvas.






Press a drawing pin in to the top of the door (so you can't see any holes). Hang the frame on the drawing pin. Done.

We'll see how this goes or it will be back to the old drawing pins in the wall again next year! Grrrr.




8 comments:

  1. You can turn your hand to anything Sue! Love the artwork and it's so simple and easy to do! My Gracie would love to do this! Your tree looks beautiful by the way....Sidney looks so very cute hanging there! ;0) The cardholder is another genius idea too! That's us sorted for activities if the weather is pants this weekend.....you're a lifesaver! :0) xx

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    1. Sidney is lovely and he's got pride of place at the front of the tree as you can see! But yes - all of this is so easy to do - no skills required and probably looks even better if you've got Gracie painting her own canvas as her writing will look even more effective. More natural. But if not this weekend, there is the whole of the Christmas holidays to do it!

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  2. Oh wow! Well done on getting all crafty for Christmas. I love the idea of hanging Christmas cards up by string.

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

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    1. I usually have them on a string anyway but I end up pushing the drawing pins in to a particular wall and I was getting tired of polyfilling them each January. So I thought I'd try the canvas frame instead - it doesn't hold that many but I guess I could make a second one and see how I go. It's all good fun!

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  3. You do realise that your painting is miles nicer than the other examples you showed ust? Such a clever idea.

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    1. Ha ha - flattery will get you a drink bought for you!

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  4. Fantastic ideas and I'm loving that Asda cushion. While I'm here, I bought a top from H&M today and my immediate thought was 'That's a Susie So So top'. Check it out - very similar feel to the black crinkle fabric dress that you have (I bought that too!) and looks MUCH nicer in real life: http://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0340927001.html

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    1. Rachel - I already have that top! So you're spot on!

      And the cushion is lovely. It's not embroidered but the print is very good and it looks more expensive than the £9 I paid for it!

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