Cute right? Well, when I decided to redo her bedroom in a garden theme, I figured it would only be prudent to make her a new photo board that matched the theme a bit more. I thought of
- 12x12 canvas
- fleece, sized, 26"x26
- decorative fabric (your preference)
- brads (whatever kind you prefer, but these button ones are super cute!)
- an xacto blade
- a staple gun
- a hammer
I took the fleece and folded it over so that it was double layered. You could use batting or foam, but I found that using a piece of fleece remnant from Joanne's was WAY cheaper, only about $3 for way more than I needed as opposed to the $9 a yard for the foam. I made sure it was larger than the 12x12 canvas.
I marked on the back of the canvas where the pre-existing staples where so I would try to staple into them.
I then folded over one side of the fleece and stapled it in a few places. Stretch it TIGHT.
Then do the same for the decorative fabric.
Turn over your canvas so you are looking at the pretty side. I took my ribbon and measured it out on the board from corner to corner and then I measured my canvas to find the center on each side. When you are done with that, you need to flip the canvas over again. Hold the ribbon so that it's at the center, diagonally, and then staple it. Then, pull your ribbon the the side directly on the right, and do the same thing. Do this 4 times. You also want to do corner to corner. (I didn't get a picture of me doing the ribbon part, I'll update later with that picture. For now, you'll have to settle with this one of it already done.)
Take your xacto blade and very very carefully poke a hole at each crossing of the ribbon. You need to do this carefully because you don't want your hole to be too big or the brad will fall through. Your hole also needs to go all the way through the fabric, fleece and canvas.
(see picture from step 5, I again didn't get a picture of me poking the holes, I'll update soon with them)
Insert your brads in the holes. Flip your canvas over and push down the brad pieces super tight. I used a hammer too just to make sure they were tight.
Once you have inserted all the brads, flip your canvas back over and TA-DA! an amazing photo board!! Now hang it on your wall!
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