Thursday, July 1, 2010

Quick Project!

For a quick, easy project to bring new life to any room in your house, stretch fabric over an artist's canvas!

Step 1: Pick out your favorite fabrics, large prints are perfect on a large canvas! I chose 3 of my favorites from Laura Gunn's latest line for Michael Miller, Poppy. It's perfect because the fabric itself looks like a painting! Run to your local craft store and pick up the canvases and a pack of thumb tacks. I got a 36"x24", a 28"x22" and a 20"x16".

Step 2: Iron out all of the wrinkles with your steam iron and then lay the fabric out flat on a large surface. Trim your fabric to the right size, about 5" bigger all the way around your canvas.

Step 3: Bring up the top edge first and tack it into place. Next do the bottom edge, tugging it so that it stretches tight and tack it into place. Next do the sides and fold your corners nicely.

Step 4: Tuck your messy edges in so the back looks neat, now flip it over and see your creation!

You're ready to hang, with very little time spent!

I hope this has inspired you and you have a great day!!


  1. That's a fantastic idea. Thanks :-)

  2. Love the idea!!!
    I would also like to see a picture of the people who work at the store. It makes the whole experience more real!!!! Specially for us who live far away and will only purchase on line. Thanks!!

  3. Awesome! I'm so thrilled to have discovered you now have a blog.

  4. great proyect to use beautiful fabrics!

  5. Greetings from Melbourne Australia. Great to see that you have a blog. I often buy from OS when the $ is good. Have bought from you before and will do so again.

  6. WOW!! I think someone as creativity impaired as I am could do that. Thanks so much for sharing the idea. Now that I know you have a blog, I will be checking in often. And a big thank you for 1/2 price shipping. Have to go now so I can shop your store.