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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

Reader Comments (23)

I love this Janice. So pretty and functional.
August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClair
This is a great idea! I am making one for my studio! I just love it. Thanks for sharing!
August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Gales
What an awesome project! And I even have some of that fabric on hand!
August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTravelingmama
Oooo...I love this idea. I'm slowly working on creating a home office for myself and in desperate need of some cool (and cheap) place to hang all of my inspirations of the paper variety.
August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJess
This is a brilliant idea! A lovely gift, too, methinks :)
August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Nicole
Lovely idea... and so simple. Thanks :)
August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZoe, Conversation Pieces
So sweet and so easy! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful and wonderful idea with us~!xoMelis
August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
What a fantastic idea! So simple and so beautiful! I love itthank you so much!xoMelis
August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
Super cute! I have to confess, I didn't know there was such a thing as cork liner!
That is an excellent idea!
August 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheidi
Brilliant! Thanks for bring us this!
August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJujube
Australian job searchThat’s a very clever idea. Thanks for showing us how to make a very creative and stylish display board.

August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAustralian job search
Excellent! I am sooo doing this, as soon as I can find some cork liner, thanks so much!!!

August 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
This is really great! I did something similar for my necklaces and pins awhile back. It's really nice for those of us who are fabric addicts.
August 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatSoup
This would be great for my kitchen!
August 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjamieofalltrades
Love this! Great idea! I couldn't resist adding this to our link luv roundup today.

Thanks for sharing!
August 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterluvinthemommyhood

Thanks for sharing my project with your readers!

Kind Regards,

August 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscissor variations
These would be perfect for a home office. They are lightweight + easy to move around.Good look on creating your ideal work space!

August 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscissor variations
I have used it for a lot of projects---+ there was a time when I did not know about cork liner either!

August 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscissor variations
Have fun trying it out!
August 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscissor variations
Thanks for sharing the tutorial with your readers--there have been a lot of great projects here that I want to try too!
August 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscissor variations
after finding your blog, I went to the local dollar store and bought the necessary supplies..thanks for the tips
September 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbettyann
--i hope you enjoy creating your inspiration board!
September 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscissor variations

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