I just graduated from college in May, so my roomie (Crystal) and I's budget is extremely limited (we like to call ourselves Po' Kids = poor kids, just in case you didn't know). We went to Hobby Lobby "just to look" yesterday and ended up walking out with several supplies for an awesome project. Around the store we kept seeing these beautiful canvases that were meant to be hung up on the wall for decoration, but they were $20+ for one little canvas, so we decided to make our own. Here are the steps:
1. We bought two packs (there are two canvases in each pack) of white art canvases for a total of about $8.00.
2. Then, we bought enough fabric to go around each of the canvases. (I think we bought 2/3 of a yard in each fabric.) We purchased two fabrics because the fabric on the right is see-through, and we wanted to layer it. The fabric cost us a total of $5. You could probably get a much cheaper fabric, but someone (*cough* Crystal *cough*) insisted on these.
3. Then we took my handy dandy staple gun, wrapped the fabric around the canvas, and stapled every once in a while. I went a little staple crazy because it was my first time using a staple gun.. and I pretty much fell in love (is that healthy?). Make sure you pull the fabric as tight as you can so it is smooth. These are the canvases with the black fabric done:
4. Then we wrapped the other fabric on top of the black fabric. Once we saw how busy the fabric was, we decided to just put the patterned fabric on two of the panels. Here are my finished babies on the wall:
Next to our new lamp:
For a total of about $13, I'm pretty happy :) What do you think?
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