I really liked the silhouette that I made for my sister HERE. So, I used the same moose head silhouette and traced it onto a piece of burlap. And then I used craft paint and filled in the outline.
And there it sat. For about a month. On my kitchen counter.
I periodically moved it from spot to spot.
I just couldn't think of what to do with it... I have a lot of pallet wood and could make a frame. I could somehow glue it onto a lampshade. Maybe make a wood sign for outside. I could sew or fabric glue it onto a pillow...
The indecision finally drove me to make a decision.
I found an old painting from the thrift store for $1.50, it was on canvas but had a rip and was generally in poor condition. I bought it for the frame, but I realized I'm able to use the canvas for the frame.
I decided to cover the canvas, in order to used the frame. So I ripped an old white pillowcase open to fit around the frame of the canvas. I wrapped it like you'd wrap a present, and used a staple-gun to staple it to the back of the canvas frame, so that the original "art" wouldn't show through.
(I trimmed the extra fabric.)
Next I used some burlap and cut that into a large rectangle. You will see that I eventually used three different textures of burlap.
To cut evenly, you pull one of the burlap threads (see below).
When the thread is removed, it leaves a perfectly straight space, that you can follow to cut.
Once that rectangle of burlap was cut I wrapped the canvas again, and stapled it on the back side too. I followed this with a line of hot glue all around the underside edge ~ just to make sure it stayed in place.
I then just layered two smaller rectangles of burlap, one of which had the moose head on it.
I used a pop top to hang. To do this, just pull the top off of the can, and glue gun it centered on the back of the picture you're hanging. I use a large amount of glue - just in case!
Now the moose is hanging in my dining room. I'm (surprisingly) indecisive as to whether it will stay there! :)
And here he is in the kitchen...
What do you think?
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