If you are looking for reverse canvas ideas, you have come to the right place! Try this project if you are curious about reverse canvas crafts – whether you’re doing it for the first time or simply looking for more ideas!
Reverse canvas is simply one way to use the back of stapled canvases (that you’d use for painting) and turn them into a sign instead.
Are you ready to try reverse canvas?
You’ll be surprised by how much fun reverse canvas is! I picked up the silver piece from the Dollar Tree knowing I wanted to use it for a craft. However, I couldn’t think of how I wanted to use it. That is the thing with us crafters – we see the potential although we may not know how it’ll be used right away. And that’s okay!
The tag said that it was a “bottle cap,” while I thought that the silver piece looked like a pie plate. Either way, we will be using it as a decorative piece. Take a look around your dollar stores or thrift stores to see what unique plates or materials you could use as the decorative piece in the background.
We used the canvas to do a reverse canvas, which simply means how it sounds- using the reverse side of the canvas. We will cut the canvas out of the frame, flip it around, and add the decorative piece on. The other fun part of this craft is the dry lavender! Lavender has such a calming scent to it. It would be lovely to hang in a house or gift to a friend!
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- Framed canvas
- galvanized metal bottle cap
- Bunches of dried lavender flowers
- Utility knife
- Decoart creme wax in Deep brown
- Decoart paint in White, Purple
- Tissue paper
- Mod Podge
- Paint brushes
- Hot glue gun
How to Make a Reverse Canvas Craft with Dried Lavender
Here is a step-by-step video of the dried lavender craft! Or if you prefer the photo tutorial, continue reading below.
To start, carefully remove the canvas from around the wood frame.
Paint the wooden frame using a creme wax. Use a paper towel to rub off any excess wax and then set aside to dry.
Take a sheet of tissue paper and crinkle it and glue onto the previously cut canvas.
Mix purple and white paint to make a lavender purple colour and gently swipe the color onto the crinkled paper.
Hot glue the frame over top of the canvas and cut any excess paper hanging from the sides.
Next, hot glue the metal tray into the middle of the canvas.
Arrange your dried lavender to fit inside the metal tray and hot glue to hold it in place.
Attach a bow to the lavender with hot glue to complete the reverse canvas sign.
And there you have it, the craft is complete. Thankyou so much for stopping by to visit! Stay in the know on our latest crafts, special offers and freebies by joining our mailing list.
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Reverse Canvas Craft with Dried Lavender
- Carefully remove the canvas from around the wood frame.
- Paint the wooden frame using a creme wax.
- Take a sheet of tissue paper and crinkle it and glue onto the previously cut canvas.
- Mix purple and white paint to make a lavender purple color and gently swipe the color onto the crinkled paper.
- Hot glue the frame over top of the canvas and cut any excess paper hanging from the sides.
- Next, hot glue the metal tray into the middle of the canvas.
- Arrange your dried lavender to fit inside the metal tray and hot glue to hold it in place.
- Attach a bow to the lavender with hot glue.