Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How To Make A Stenciled Burlap Canvas & A Fun Event!

Before I get to the Stenciled Burlap Canvas, 
there's a very special event coming up this Sunday, February 16th from 1-4 pm.
It's the Michaels - Hometalk Pinterest Party at all Michaels stores across the US and Canada.

There will be featured bloggers at select locations HERE
I will be at the Michaels Store in South Charlotte at 7836 Rea Rd in the Stonecrest shopping center and I hope you will join me!

Check out the Pinterest inspired displays at your local Michaels store, buy your supplies, and meet us in the classroom to create your own pin-worthy project.

I'm sure y'all know about Michaels Stores, but do you know about Hometalk??? Hometalk is a home and garden social network. You can get inspired by wonderful projects, post your own project or ask a question and you don't have to have a blog. You have your own page and you can interact with others.

There's a giveaway at the event on Sunday too!
Follow Michaels on Hometalk to enter to win a $100 Michaels gift card!
Five winners will be announced on Hometalk's Facebook page on February 17th after the party. 

 Now here's the "How To"

I spent a couple of hours in Michaels picking out my supplies. 
Don't know about you, but I can't help picking up a few things whenever I'm there. 
Ribbons, markers and cake supplies are my downfall. Come to think of it, I like the aisle with the craft punches and stamps too. Here are a few things I picked up for the crafts I made.

The first project I made was super easy and is one that anyone can make. Michael's makes it really easy with their stretched burlap canvases. They are available in an array of different sizes. The one I picked had 3 canvases, so I made two and will demonstrate one on Sunday.

The first thing I did was to do a mock up of where I wanted the flowers to go. I used a Martha Stewart stencil and some cardstock. After stenciling, I cut out the flowers and placed them where I wanted them to go on the burlap canvas.

There wasn't a stem in the stencil kit, so I made my own using a piece of cardstock and some tape.

I removed the first mock up flower and taped down the stencil where I wanted it to go. Notice I taped all around the stencil so I wouldn't paint through the other flower stencils.

I'm not really proficient at stenciling, but I did figure out that paint on the foam dauber needed to be blotted on some paper before putting it to the stencil. 
Practice makes more perfect  applies in stenciling.

After painting the 3 flowers and stems and letting it dry, I cut 40" of ribbon. The actual color is closer to Radiant Orchid, which is Pantone's color of the year for 2014.
I tied a knot in the center of the cut ribbon, then tied a bow.
The bow has to be tied tightly.

Once the bow was tied, I hot glued the end to the back at the top corners of the canvas.

Voila! The finished project! The whole craft should take you 30 minutes or less.

Here's a list of the supplies I used for this project:
1 artists burlap canvas
Martha Stewart stencil
cellophane tape
wide satin ribbon
glue gun and stick
white craft paint
small foam paint daubers

Tomorrow I will show you how I made the super simple ampersand  sign on another burlap canvas. I'm sure you can guess, but just humor me!

Here's the classroom at the Michaels in Stonecrest. 
Isn't it cute???

I hope ya'll will come out and see me at Michaels on Sunday from 1 to 4. 
If you can't visit me in Charlotte, be sure to visit the Michaels store near you. 

You can see how I made the ampersand on the burlap canvas HERE


Disclosure: I've partnered with Hometalk and Michaels for this event, but the opinions and love for crafting are all mine!



  1. Pam. good for you... and for Michael's. You really made a beautiful canvas! I'm always looking for small things to add to my wall art on the main stairs! Such a great idea!

  2. Love the canvas and how exciting for you! come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/02/centerpiece-wednesday-113.html

  3. I love working on canvas. The art is very pretty.


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