Find out how to make this striking canvas for your wall in just three easy steps. By layering strips of tissue paper and sweet wrappers over stretched fabric, you can easily turn an old frame into a fab talking point for your living room.
Takes 1 hour
What you'll need
- An old canvas frame
- 1m Ditte red fabric, £2.99, Ikea
- Fabric scissors
- Staple gun
- Gold sweet wrappers
- Red and white tissue paper, 79p each for five sheets, HobbyCraft
- PVA glue
Tip Why not hang three canvases in a row, or hang two by two in a square arrangement?
1) Remove the unwanted canvas from your frame. On a clean, dry, flat surface, lay the frame on the wrong side of the (ironed) fabric. Cut 4cm all the way around, then fold the fabric over the frame and staple it to the back, pulling it taut as you do so. Neatly fold the fabric at the corners, then staple.
2) Tear the sweet wrappers and tissue paper into thin strips. Turn the frame over and arrange the strips on the fabric, layering them and rearranging them until you get a design you're happy with.
3) When your design's complete, glue the tissue paper strips in place with a little PVA, being careful not to tear them. For a high-gloss look, paint PVA over the whole canvas and leave to dry.
Use our project as a starting point and adapt your artwork to suit your scheme with different-coloured tissue paper and wrappers.
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