Looking for a unique handmade baby gift? Well, what could be more original than the combination of a paper luncheon napkin, a paper cake plate and a blank stretched canvas? Not sure what, but we found an adorable way to combine these elements, plus a few little extras, into a sweet wall hanging for that special baby’s nursery.
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We choose to use the Happy Tree Collection because of its cheery color combination and sweet woodland creature motif. The framed canvas came from the craft’s department of a well-known chain department store. If you are unable to locate one of these, use a regular canvas then wrap the outer edge with an appropriate width ribbon for a finished look.
Separate the canvas from the frame. Paint the frame and once dry, sand edges for a distressed touch.
Trim napkin to fit the front of the canvas plus a bit extra to wrap around sides. Spread decoupage medium all over canvas and place napkin on top. Smooth out any air bubbles and miter wrap the corners. Once dry, cover canvas with another layer of decoupage medium. This layer will further seal the napkin to the canvas.
Cut “Sweet Baby” letters from paper plate. Mat with coordinating cardstock.
Add letters and flowers to the canvas. Letters are attached using foam adhesive and flowers have brad centers. When possible, insert brads through canvas to secure. If that method is not feasible because of a stretcher bar, just attach using hot glue. (TIP: Use a thumbtack to poke a hole through the canvas before inserting the brad. The hole will make it easier to push the brad prongs through.)
Put frame and canvas back together then hot glue both to the pallet.
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