Hi friends, welcome to the first DIY post!
Crazy week of 1st posts all around. Today I wanted to share with you something a really easy DIY I did the other day. If you follow me on Instagram you will have noticed the back drop in some of my photos. This is something I’m really enjoying having in my photos as our backyard is going through some updates and is not very pretty on one side. Good thing I like DIY and watch LifeStyle Home channel (
way to much)
To begin you will need:
- Canvas – I used “ProPaint” canvas from the reject shop. (pack of 5 for $15)
- Hot glue (or a staple gun)
To begin with you may wish to iron your fabric. I had to iron mine, as it had been sitting in a bag for about 5 months. Yep I brought the fabric on sale and didn’t have a really clear idea of what to do with it and I brought enough of it that I have enough left over for a skirt, or seat covers…list goes on.
Once this is done, lay the fabric (patten side facing table) on a flat table top/work bench and place the canvas side down. Pull one side up and over the side of the canvas. It is best to start with an edge of the fabric so you can pull it up over a side. Glue (or staple) the fabric to the wood on the back side of the canvas. If you are gluing the fabric down wait until the glue cools and check the binding. This also saves your fingers from hot glue burns. Been there, done that, still learning the lesson lol!
Once it’s cooled and you are happy it has bonded well flip the canvas over and pull tight. Flip it back over and repeat step one. Once this is dry you are half way done. Easy right? I know I was so happy I did a small happy dance. (my children laughed…they still love me)
This is where your present wrapping skills come in handy. To fold the edges, cut the over lapping bits down the middle so you have a spilt. Fold one side along the long side of the canvas and then flip the other side over and glue (or staple) remember to pull tight so you get a nice seem.
Trim the edges on the inside and your done. Simple and easy. Just the way I like it. A it makes a great back drop for photos. You don’t have to stop a coffee, cupcakes and flowers.
A back drop can be used for a jewellery display, or just something in the far back ground to draw your eye away from a non-photo ready backyard.
Thanks for checking out my first DIY post! See you all back soon for some more fun.