Janice – DIY: Canvas Frame Inspiration Boards

Hello Everyone!

This is Janice from Papier Valise + the scissor variations blog.

This is a quick + easy project that can be customized simply by choosing a piece of your favorite fabric.

Make 1 or several + create a display board mosaic.

Gather Together:

 **Canvas Frames (any size-I used 8″ square ), Cork Liner (available here, or check your local hardware store), Marking Pen, Scissors, Staple Gun…

 Fabric Remnants (a bit larger than your canvas size)-I used a lightweight upholstery floral + a solid linen.

 Using your canvas frame as a template, trace onto the cork sheeting and cut out.


 Flip your canvas over so the front side is facing you + place your cut out cork piece on top + using your staple gun secure at the four corners and in the center of each side.

This creates a thin cushion for your push pins.

Cut a piece of fabric approximately 1″ square larger around the perimeter than your canvas size.  You can eyeball this, but keep in mind you need to pull the fabric up around the sides. My canvas size was 8″ square, so I cut a 9″ square piece of fabric.

  Lay your fabric down onto a flat surface with the wrong side facing you.

Place your canvas, cork side down onto the fabric, centering it.

Choose an edge to start securing. Pull the fabric up along the edge and onto the back of the canvas frame + staple in the center. Place a staple in the left and right corners. Working on the opposite side, pull the fabric tightly + staple to secure.  You will then need to tuck the fabric in at the corners, pull it up and staple.

Like wrapping a gift. Repeat with the remaining sides.

 Create some push pins with some decorative items.

** The quality of your canvas frames is not so important for this project. I had these cheap ones in my stash–they were $1. each

Text + Photos Copyright 2009 Janice Rusnak