What I already had on hand:
12×12 scrapbooking paper
12×12 artist canvas
acrylic paint & sponge paint brush
Command adhesive strips (coupons available on their website!)
What I had to purchase:
metal duct hanger bars (pkg of 6 for $6.98 from Home Depot)
Mod Podge decoupage medium (now that I’ve used this for two new projects, I guess I can consider it “supplies I already have on hand” from now on!)
First, I used Mod Podge to adhere the scrapbook paper to the front of the canvas. I applied three coats of Mod Podge, allowing each coat to dry completely before applying the next.
Then I sanded the edges of the paper, because the paper was just slightly larger than the canvas and I didn’t like how it hung over the edges. After sanding, I applied two coats of acrylic paint around the sides of the canvas. When the paint was dry, I stamped the distress ink pad at an angle directly onto the sanded paper/canvas edges, then applied one last coat of Mod Podge over the entire thing, including the painted sides.
(For the Dry Erase Weekly Planner, I painted the canvas first and trimmed the paper to 11 1/2 inches before gluing it on, so that I didn’t have to sand around it. Then I added distress ink to the edges with my finger. I think the look is less authentic than with the sanding technique, but it sure was easier!)
Lastly, I attached three metal duct hanger bars using thumbtacks through the holes at each end. I like the random look of the angled bars rather than having them perfectly spaced and exactly straight.
The canvas is lightweight, which makes these super easy to hang with Command adhesive strips. Another bonus – if my son decides to move these to a different wall in his bedroom, there won’t be any holes left to cover up.