Winter Holiday Canvas Wreath - Beauteeful Living

I love decorating for Christmas. No surprise there, right? This year holds a little more meaning in the decorating department since I’ve incorporated a number of my own DIY projects. Would you believe a black and white striped ribbon was the inspiration behind most of my Christmas projects this year? I used it to enhance a simple burlap bow.

Today, I’m excited to share a “Winter Holiday Canvas Wreath” I created as part of the “Home for Christmas” Blog hop, hosted by Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com.

INSTRUCTIONS

For this project, I used a square canvas (15 1/2 By 15 1/2 inches).

The art canvas you seeΒ below happens to be an old “practice” piece that one of my daughters did a couple of years ago. Let’s be real, not all of their artwork happens to be masterpieces. For those that don’t quite make the mark, I like to re-purpose them instead of throwing them out. πŸ™‚

Practice Canvas

To repaint the canvas, I used a sponge brush to apply the Waverly brand chalk paint (purchased at Walmart). “Elephant” was the name of the color.

Chalk paint and brush

After 2 coats of paint, your canvas will look like the below photo.

Gray painted canvas

MAKING THE BOW

You will need to cut 2 Burlap Wire Ribbons (Long strip to measure 26 inches and shorter strip to measure 14 inches). To hold the bows together you will also need to cut a “3 inch” length ribbon (I used black & white striped ribbon) to wrap the burlap pieces together.

Ribbons to make bow

Step One: Grab the long burlap ribbon piece and form shape like below image.

Forming bow

Step Two: Fold shorter ribbon piece so that the ends meet each other. Place short ribbon on top of long ribbon.

Forming double bow

Step Three: Cinch tops of bow.

Shaping bow

Step Four: Add plastic tie to secure bow.

Wrapping bow with tie

Step Five: Wrap short “decorative ribbon” around burlap bow pieces. Use glue gun to secure ribbon.

Adding ribbon in center

Step Six: Turn bow over and fluff to make it pretty! πŸ™‚

Using scissors, cut ends of bow like image below.

Ribbon almost complete

Optional Step: If you want to enhance your bow further, simply add 2 extra pieces of your “decorative ribbon.” Use glue gun to affix pieces. The strips were each 3.5 inches long.

Ribbons for bow

This is how your finished bow should look:

Burlap Bow - Beauteeful Living

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER FOR WINTER HOLIDAY CANVAS WREATH

Here are the 4 main elements to my “Winter Holiday Canvas Wreath.”

P.S. I purchased the Deer head ornament from Walmart. The snowflakes were purchased several years ago from the Dollar store.
Items needed for Holiday Wreath - Beauteeful Living

Nothing like a handy dandy glue gun to put everything together!

Putting Holiday Canvas Wreath Together

Here’s how the finished canvas looks. I think it’s a nice alternative to hanging an actual wreath! πŸ™‚

Winter Holiday Canvas Wreath1 - Beauteeful Living

I hope you’ve enjoyed this DIY project. Please bookmark or PIN this post. You’re the best!

By the way, here’s a sneak peek of another project I did for Christmas. I’m a little hooked on making bows lately!

Joy Holiday Frame - Beauteeful Living

Don’t forget to check out all the amazing projects that linked up to this special “Home for Christmas” Blog Hop hosted by Hometalk.com and Country Living.com! Thanks for reading. Xoxo, Tee

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