I am still ever so slowly adding touches to our home decor, but I’m almost happy with our baby/guest room. I wanted to add something above the bed and decided to make this.
The final design came down to one thing: what I already had. I had originally wanted to use a linen fabric, but I didn’t have any pieces big enough in my stash. But, I had a lot of burlap leftover from the girls birthday party. Here is what you will need to make one yourself:
-Hot glue gun
Let me start by sharing how I made a larger canvas. We had this two pack of canvases in the garage waiting to be used, but I wanted something bigger. So I glued them together with a hot glue gun.
For extra support, I glued on the tiny little pieces of wood that came with it across the seam where they met. I didn’t add any to the front in case down the road I want to take this apart and turn it into something else 🙂
Cut your piece of burlap to be a decent amount bigger than your canvas.
*Also, found this great tip on how to get wrinkles out of burlap here. You just mist with water before ironing (make sure it’s really hot!). Worked like a charm!
Place the burlap on the floor with the canvas on top, wrong side facing up.
Fold over one side edge and hot glue in place. Do the same for the opposite edge. Then for the other two side, fold in the edges like you’re wrapping a present, then glue in place.
Choose a quote, verse, poem, or whatever and paint it on. I suggest a light or dark color to paint with. They show up the best. You also might have to do more than one coat. Just depends on the paint.
The words on mine are from a song I wrote for my oldest when she was a baby (although slightly altered to fit on the canvas properly). She had a hard time when she was little and for many many months the only way to help her settle down was to walk her and sing to her. This song came to me and over the years there have been many more verses added to it. Each verse we walk to a different place. She still asks me to sing it to her every now and then at night 🙂