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Reverse Canvas Craft with Dried Lavender

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.

Reverse canvas craft with dried lavender placed next to decorative bird, candle and bottle.

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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Materials Needed

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Materials needed to make a reverse canvas craft with dried lavender including canvas, metal tray, dried lavender and utility knife.

How to Make a Reverse Canvas Craft with Dried Lavender

Here is a step-by-step video of the dried craft we made on our Facebook page! Or if you prefer the photo tutorial, continue reading below.

To start, carefully remove the canvas from around the wood frame.

Using a utility knife to remove the canvas from the 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.

Painting crinkled tissue paper with purple paint.

Hot glue the frame over top of the canvas and cut any excess paper hanging from the sides.

Cutting excess paper from the reverse canvas frame.

Next, hot glue the metal tray into the middle of the canvas.

Adding hot glue to the middle of reverse canvas craft.

Arrange your dried lavender to fit inside the metal tray and hot glue to hold it in place.

Cutting a bunch of dried lavender.

Attach a bow to the lavender with hot glue to complete the reverse canvas sign.

Close up of a bow and dried lavender.

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

Reverse canvas craft with dried lavender leaning on a brick.

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Reverse Canvas Craft with Dried Lavender

Jane and Sonja
A lovely reverse canvas craft using dried lavender and other decorative embellishments.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

Instructions
 

  • 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.
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