Discover how to transform an inexpensive white stretched canvas into a gorgeous and rustic Christmas decoration! Learn the easy reverse canvas technique to make Christmas Felt Ball Wreath Canvas.
Wondering what to do with those white stretched canvases you find at craft stores? It’s easy to transform them into a reverse canvas, with a beautiful rustic look.
Add some felt balls and a piece of tulle and you’ve created a simple and gorgeous DIY Christmas decoration.
How to Make a DIY Reverse Canvas
It just takes a couple of supplies and a few steps to transform your inexpensive craft canvas into a reverse canvas.
DIY Reverse Canvas Supplies
- White stretched canvas
- Craft knife
- Paint and paintbrush
Removing the canvas from the existing wood frame, and flipping it to the back, exposes the already constructed wood frame underneath. The frame becomes the base for your reverse canvas.
Start by cutting off the canvas. By cutting on the outside of the staples you can remove the canvas without having to remove any staples.
Paint your wood frame, stain it, or leave it natural. For the Christmas Felt Ball wreath I painted the frame with black acrylic craft paint.
Allow the paint to dry completely and then reattach the canvas to the back of the wreath. You can use either a staple gun or just a normal stapler to staple the wreath to the back of the frame. You can also use the craft knife or a pair of scissors to trim the canvas size.
Christmas Felt Ball Wreath Reverse Canvas Supplies
- Felt balls
- Yarn pom-poms (optional)
- Ribbon or tulle
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
How to Make a Christmas Felt Ball Wreath Reverse Canvas
With the reverse canvas finished it was time to use my frame to create my Christmas decor. I used red and green felt craft balls along with some white yarn pom-poms (which you can purchase or make your own.)
I made three rings of felt balls and pom-poms to create my wreath. The rings use alternating red, green, and white Christmas colors. Use hot glue to attach the balls to the canvas. The last step is to cut a piece of tulle or ribbon, tie it into a bow, and attach it to the front of your wreath.
Hang up your beautiful new Christmas decoration!
Looking for more Christmas decor ideas? See how to make the easy Pipe Cleaner Christmas Trees pictured next to the wreath!
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