Those who are wise will shine as bright as
the sky, and those who turn many to
righteousness will shine like stars forever.
The fabulous Amy Butler showcased some lovely canvases (seen here) and ever since I saw them I have been eager to make some for our home.
This project would be perfect for your
your last name,
your child's name...
Plus it can be totally no-sew if you so choose.
12x24 canvas (grabbed at Michael's with a coup for $6.)
One simple background fabric bigger than the canvas
Large fabric scraps
Heat N Bond UltraHold for no-sew version
Heat N Bond Lite for Iheartto-sew version
(Got both at the Walmarts)
Printed letters from you word.
I used Pharmacy in 700pt. and printed it with the most ghetto printer in the entire world. As I was printing I wondered how long it would take for me to start hating Pharmacy. It is inevitable. Every font that I love soon turns into my nemesis. Hoping this one hangs on for at least a year...
Lay each letter on top of HeatNBond.
Cut out the same size piece of HeatNBond for each letter.
Using the wool, no steam setting, iron HeatNBond shiny side down on each piece of fabric in the proper non-crazy order.
We don't want backwards letters.
Grab smallish sharp scissors and turn on some brainless TV.
Then cut out each letter carefully.
Thus the TV.
Lay the canvas on top of it.
Cut around the canvas leaving enough room on each side to staple it evenly.
Flip over the canvas.
Lay out your letters so they are straight and even.
Gingerly bring the whole canvas to your ironing board.
Carefully transfer fabric and letters to said ironing board.
Using the wool setting again, carefully iron down your letters one at a time, keeping them straight and evenly spaced.
When this step is done and you are a total overachiever (me.) you can topstitch each letter with a fun contrasting thread. It only took me around 20 minutes. Fussy, but worth it if you have the skillz.
But if you don't sew, the Ultra HeatNBond will work wonders and your cuteness level will still be at like a 9.78.
Or, if you are a super overachiever, you could hand stitch it with embroidery thread. Oh the cuteness. But then I would promptly come over and steal it. Just saying. The hand stitched cuteness level would rise to like 1,495,282.
Check that it is still straight and even.
Carefully staple each side down and gift wrap the corners.
(more detailed directions here.)
Hang it up in your girlie's room above their sweet name canvases and then try to think of your own personal word for the year.
Can mine be COFFEE?
Because I sure would like it to be.
Can't really think of a problem it can't solve,
or a scenario it couldn't improve.
Coffee for me.
Shine for my girls.
What is yours going to be?