I finally finished the piece of artwork I’ve been thinking about for months. Whew. Check that off my project list.
So back in my nursery dreaming days of the second trimester this photo popped in my Pinterest feed:
I immediately decided I wanted to incorporate it somehow- and it’s kind of been a part of the underlying “theme” to little man’s nursery. I had no idea how to recreate it- but knew I wanted to use some fabric I had and create some sort of artwork. So here’s the finished product!
- plain white canvas (Hobby Lobby $5.99 for two)
- Microsoft Word or any program that allows you to create and print text
- Fabric markers
- Fabric- *Cut fabric with enough left over so that it wraps around the canvas edges
- Staple gun- (or you can use furniture or tacks if you don’t have a gun)
And the fabric markers can be found at Hobby Lobby or any craft store.
Type your saying into your computer program and choose the font. I used Microsoft Word and the font was 375pt Brady Bunch Remastered font. I downloaded the font free off the internets!
After you print out your saying, you will need to piece it together on top of the canvas in order to get an idea of how you want your letter placement.
Use the tape to piece all of the letters together.
Next tape the entire piece to a window with a lot of light.
I measured my fabric out by placing the canvas on top of the fabric and cutting around the edges- making sure that there was enough fabric to wrap around the canvas.
Place your fabric right side up over the letters and tape the fabric tightly to the window.
Now you can trace the letters with your sharpie. I like using the sharpie for tracing rather than the fabric markers because the sharpie created a cleaner and sharper outline.
Next I wrapped the fabric around the canvas and stapled it tightly into place. If you don’t have a nifty neighbor with a staple gun like I do- then you can probably use tacks and a hammer to get the job done.
After my fabric was secure- I then used the fabric markers to fill in the letters. You can use the sharpie to fill in the letters- which I initially did- but I discovered that the sharpie doesn’t color as evenly as the fabric markers and I liked the darker letter better.
Finished project!! Yay!!
The nursery is almost entirely complete! I hope to post full nursery photos soon.