The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Burlap Canvas Children's Wall Art

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Burlap Canvas Children's Wall Art

Want to create a unique piece of art for your child's nursery, playroom, or bedroom? Here's an idea that's simple and adds a cute, personal touch to the room.
I've been chipping away at room redos for the kids' project at a time. These stenciled canvases were a great addition to boys' room. The "E" is for Eli and the "C" is for Caleb. Maybe it's a Southern thing--we do love our monograms--but I love to include their names or initials in the decor. You could use this idea to make all sorts of canvases though. Planes? Dinosaurs? Ballet slippers? All of these and more could be painted across a canvas to create a fun addition to your child's room.

Why spend a ton of money on expensive wall hangings, when you can easily and quickly make your own?! Keep reading to see how to make this craft for your home...

Letter Art Canvas

  • burlap
  • canvas
  • staple gun
  • fabric paint
  • paint brush or paint roller
  • stencil
  • painter's tape


1. Wrap the front of a canvas with burlap. Use a staple gun to secure the edges. Just think about wrapping a present when you do this step. (If desired, you can remove the white canvas from the frame before wrapping it with burlap. Leaving it won't affect anything though.)
2. Gather and prepare your stencil(s), paint, and brushes.
3. Secure the stencil to your canvas with painter's tape. Apply paint to the areas the stencil leaves exposed. I used a dry brush technique with fabric paint and a bristle brush from Cutting Edge.
4. Use a generous amount of paint since the burlap soaks up a lot. Once all exposed areas are painted, allow the paint to dry for a few minutes.
5. Remove the stencil and tape.
6. Let the canvas dry completely before hanging. Enjoy!
I made a stenciled canvas for Lydia Grace's room too! This one is a little different. I used a ready-made white canvas that I painted pink before stenciling the chevron letter onto it. You'll want to use less paint on this surface since it is not as absorbent as the burlap.
This post is part of the Do Something Crafty Challenge hosted by See Vanessa Craft! Five bloggers--including myself--were each given Chevron Letter Stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils and challenged to use their stencils for a crafty project. Today is my day to share what I made using the supplies. Projects from each participant are being revealed throughout the week on See Vanessa Craft and voting will take place during the week of September 14. Be sure to visit Vanessa's blog to get an inside look at each craft.
These were so much fun to make! A big thank you goes out to Cutting Edge Stencils for providing the supplies!

And another thank you to Vanessa for hosting the challenge! Remember to keep checking her blog each day to see the other projects and to vote for your favorite.

UPDATE: My burlap canvas letters won the challenge! A BIG thanks to everyone who voted and to you for checking this craft out today!

Happy crafting!

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  1. Chevrons are one of the prettiest patters ever! You have done an amazing job :) perfect for a kids room..

  2. Chevron letters and burlap just go together! LOL! Loving this project! Good luck!

    1. Thanks! The burlap painted beautifully. I'm wanting to make some painted burlap canvases for fall now.

  3. Super cute! Pinned. Amber loved it so much that we will be featuring it at our party tomorrow night at 7 pm. Woo Hoo!
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls


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