DIY Wallpaper Canvas


DIY Wallpaper Canvas Cover

This little DIY was a spur of the moment thing. But it turned out to be really effective and worth it! 

Whilst walking around B&Q ,searching for wallpaper to complete my room and cover a bare looking wall, quite a few samples stood out. But I just couldn't decided on one. So I thought, why not have them all! It just so happened that I had an abundance of unused canvas's ,that I kept meaning to use, lying around. So I tore off a sufficient amount of each paper I liked, topped up my empty collection of glue gun sticks and headed home.

A bonus to this DIY is that not only is it quick, it's cheap. So it would make the perfect decoration if you are on a budget, maybe at university, or would also make a great and easily personalised gift.

You will need :
  • Canvas(s)
  • Wallpaper sample(s)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Something to protect your work surface - newspaper, art mat etc 
  • String, ribbon or any other decorations (optional)

1. Firstly, whilst your hot glue gun is heating up, make sure your wallpaper is big enough to fold over the back of your canvas. You can neaten up the edges if you want (I was too lazy to.)

2. If your wallpaper is on the thicker side, gently score it being careful to not slice through. This will make a cleaner fold.

3. Next, draw a line from both corners of opposing sides  and cut along the lines.

4. You should be left with this.

5. Now glue both these tabs down and firmly hold down to ensure it sticks.

6. Next, draw another line from the corner and cut along it.

7. Resulting in this.

8. Again, glue these two tabs down and firmly press.

9. And it's complete! As I said in the beginning you can neaten the edges - which will help the canvas hang better.

10. You could leave you canvas bare, maybe if the wallpaper was really decorative itself, or you could tie ribbon/string around it, glue buttons or even stick photo's to it to make a great personalised gift - it's your DIY.

''Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.'' - Edward De Bono

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  1. Your Wall Paper Canvas is brilliant, and such a great tutorial on making one. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. Thank you Kathy and I definitely will - I found a great recipe or two within the blog hop.