I have been working on Christmas crafts and handmade gifts. And, when I was making a Decoupage and Framed Christmas Card on Canvas, I was excited to share it with you, too.
It’s a great way to savor the Christmas cards I truly treasure.
This project is easy and costs very little to make.
The Thrifty Style Team is all about Classy Christmas ideas. Especially on a low budget.
Everything from decorating trees, to handmade gifts. We have you covered. I will have all the links listed below for you to browse through at the end of this post.
Now, let me show you what you will need and how to make a Decoupage and Framed Christmas Card on Canvas.
1 5×7 canvas, stretched and framed
1 Christmas card of your choice
Chalk style paint, color of your choice
Once I chose a card, I cut the back off of it. Then I had just the picture to attach to the canvas. More on that in a minute…
I chose a green chalk style paint to blend with the colors in my card.
Since my card was smaller than the canvas and frame, I used a sponge craft brush to paint the canvas about 1 1/2 inches all the way around. Once the paint was dry, I was ready for attaching the card to the canvas.
**To help the paint dry faster, I used my hair blow dryer on cool. It was just less than a minute and the paint was dry.
I used gloss mod podge because I wanted the brush strokes to be obvious. Like an oil painting. Does that make sense?
After the paint was dry, I used my 2nd sponge craft brush to “paint” the mod podge onto the painted canvas.
While the mod podge was sticky, I centered the card onto the canvas, using a little pressure (with my finger tips) to help it stick smoothly on the canvas.
Now it was time to “paint” mod podge over the card and whole canvas. This took about 3 or 4 coats until the edges on the card didn’t pull away from the canvas. I continuously used the brush and my fingers to apply enough pressure to help the process finish smoothly.
(Okay, I am starting to bug myself on how many times I have said canvas and mod podge! Do you do the same thing?)
I digress. Back to the directions…
Once everything was drying, I carefully used hot glue to set the canvas into the frame, as seen in the picture above.
I took the picture while the mod podge was still a little bit wet. This way you can see the brush strokes and texture.
Once it is dry, it truly looks like an oil painting.
My husband joked that I am now Picasso or Monet. (He has such a silly sense of humor!)
I couldn’t be more pleased with my Decoupage and Framed Christmas Card on Canvas.
This is such an easy and inexpensive way to enjoy Christmas cards for years to come.
I hope you try this thrifty Christmas idea soon! Don’t forget to check out all the incredible Thrifty Style Team ideas linked below.
Happy crafting and make it a fabulous day.
DIY FELTED ACORN GARLAND from Chatfield Court
DRIED ALLIUM CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS from The Creek Line House
DIY UPCYCLED SNOW GLOBE from The How-To Home
DIY WINE BOTTLE LUMINARIES from Postcards from the Ridge
FROSTED CHRISTMAS LUMINARIES from DIY Beautify
EASY DIY PERSONALIZED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS from 2 Bees in a Pod
THRIFTY HOLIDAY DECORATING IDEAS from Bliss Ranch
REPURPOSED PILLOWCASE SCARF from Redhead Can Decorate
EASY HOLIDAY HOOPS from I Should Be Mopping the Floor
DECOUPAGE AND FRAMED CHRISTMAS CARD ON CANVAS from What Meegan Makes
DIY BIRCH LOG CHRISTMAS TREE CANDLE HOLDER from Unskinny Boppy
PERFECTLY FLOCKED PINE CONES from Duke Manor Farm
MERCURY GLASS PUMPKIN TABLESCAPE from Jennifer Rizzo
TERRACOTTA CHRISTMAS TREES from Salvage Sister and Mister
CANNING RING SNOWMAN from Cottage at the Crossroads
I have a pile of frames of all sizes leaning against a wall in an unused room. I also have a large stash of used Christmas cards. A match made in heaven?
Great way to enjoy a favorite card!
Beth at Unskinny Boppy says
This is so pretty Meegan!
Kristi Dominguez says
This is beautiful, Meegan! What a wonderful way to preserve and display beautiful cards! I love the way this one turned out! xoxo
Barbara Warner says
That is truly a classic – subtle colors and lovely classy fram. The canvas painted in a coordinating color sets the card off. Very pretty. Love the tassel!
Mary Beth says
Such a wonderful idea and so beautiful, Meegan!
Kristi @ Chatfield Court says
So beautiful, Meegan! Such a great way to reuse cards that you really love!
You know i am all on board with this! Love it !
Love this project. Thank You
I take it that you don’t replace the glass that was in the frame cause it doesn’t look like there is glass over your canvas art work.
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
This is such a clever idea. I’ve gotten so many pretty cards over the years that I’ve held on to. Now I know what to do with them! Thanks for the tutorial.
What a great way to create a keepsake and art work. I kept some of the cards my grandma sent and would love to make art and display them.