Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Canvas Name Wall Hanging

While searching around the internet of baby girl decorations, I kept coming across these fabric covered squares with letters on them. I thought, I could probably do that myself. So I set out to do just that.

I found the fabric on Etsy, through this lady, bought some canvases, some letters, paint and I went to town.

Part 1 - Fabric Covered Canvas

What You'll Need:
  • Canvas - Our name needed 8 (tip, if you don't want to take 5 million trips to Hobby Lobby to use the 40% off coupon, wait for the penny sale at Aaron Brothers, it's slightly cheaper and you can get all the canvases at once) 
  • Fabric - I happened to buy a pack with 3 different types, but you can do as many or little as you like 
  • Scissors or quilting blade
  • Staple gun

Step 1 - Cut the Fabric

The square I picked were 10 x 10 inches, so I wanted to make sure that I had plenty of space to wrap around the sides, each of my sides were about 1/2 inch, so I made each of my squares 14 inches, just to be on the safe side, it was more then enough.

You really don't have to be exact with this, but since I have the quilting stuff, I did, but as long as it's enough fabric to wrap, just go for it.

Step 2 - Wrap the Fabric

I wrapped the edges like a gift, but you can do it however you want.

Part 2 - Paint the Letters

What You'll Need: 
  • Letters (we got ours from Hobby Lobby, they were about $2.99 each)
  • Paint (we had some fabric that we are going to use on a chair, so I brought that, and had Home Depot color match it, they have these really small sample jars you can buy, it was $3, for custom color? Yes Please!)
  • Paint Brush

Step 1 - Paint the letters

We had some staples on the back of our letters, so remove those, then we just started painting. We did have to do two coats.

Can you guess the name?

Part 3 - Glue The Letters

What You'll Need:  
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • An Uncle that helps you with the project
Step 1 - Glue down

Okay this is really important, if you haven't paid attention, pay attention right now. You have to do this lightening fast! I did it too slow, and then had to scrape the glue off (okay Mr. did it, but whatever)

Know where you are going to place the letter before you glue, I measured how far down I wanted the letter on the square and where I wanted it center wise (I actually put scotch tape down to mark where I wanted the letter to go, so when I glued, I could just flip and place.)

You also need to not be stingy with the glue, go ahead and use it!
My uncle was the quality control guy, he waited for it to dry and then pulled on it to make sure they were really down there. He had to return one of them, hence why Mr. was scraping off glue.
And here is the finished product. We have yet to hang them in her room, since we just got Baby Fox's new dresser delivered while we were in the hospital, and switching furniture around, etc...it will get done, just as soon as I decide where I want them.

No her name is not Isa Bella...it's Isabella, but it was too long to put in one frame of the camera...didn't realize how much space it was going to take up! Oops, hence why I'm having problems deciding where they go.


  1. So cute, I can't wait for you to make me one, one day;)

  2. One of my blogging friends sent me a link to this. Love the idea. We are doing pink/gray for our nursery. Do you have more nursery pics??!!