New and exciting! Better than housework! Every Friday I will be posting a super-easy quickie. No, not THAT kind of quickie. Get your mind out of the gutter. But you may have enough time left over for that, if you wish. Your business. Not that kind of blog. Simple stuff taking less than an hour, but still impressively cute. There ain't nothing like making something start to finish. Or getting to use the word ain't. It just feels good. And I promise there won't be a huge narrative to wade through...like this. So I'll shut up and put up. Here we go.
- Small canvases, any size. I used these 4" squares because they came in a pack o'nine. Nice.
- Nail gun
- Mod Podge or something like that
- Brush..well, you're not gonna use your fingers, right?
- Fabric scraps and a piece large enough to wrap around the whole thing
- Center canvas on larger fabric piece, making sure it's large enough to make it to the back on all sides.
- Pull and staple the first edge. Fold corners in hospital-like, making it super tight. Cut off excess and hammer in the staples to make them flatter, if necessary.
- Coat the front and sides with Mod Podge. While it's drying, cut out your fabric to make a little vignette. It's fun to customize it for someone. This one with the nesting birds is for a housewarming gift.
- Mod Podge pieces and slap 'em on. Coat again until it's saturated and all the wrinkles/bubbles are gone. You can seal the whole thing again later with another coat if you want.
- Finish the back by hot-gluing a piece of paper cut with those paper edgers left over from your scrapbooking phase. Try to cover the staples, but don't stress over it. See, I've got one sticking out.
- Attach a loop or sawtooth hanger from the hardware store. So handy to have around. There you go. Collage. You be done.