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.
For this project, I used a square canvas (15 1/2 By 15 1/2 inches).
The art canvas you see 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. 🙂
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.
After 2 coats of paint, your canvas will look like the below photo.
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.
Step One: Grab the long burlap ribbon piece and form shape like below image.
Step Two: Fold shorter ribbon piece so that the ends meet each other. Place short ribbon on top of long ribbon.
Step Three: Cinch tops of bow.
Step Four: Add plastic tie to secure bow.
Step Five: Wrap short “decorative ribbon” around burlap bow pieces. Use glue gun to secure ribbon.
Step Six: Turn bow over and fluff to make it pretty! 🙂
Using scissors, cut ends of bow like image below.
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.
This is how your finished bow should look:
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER FOR WINTER HOLIDAY CANVAS WREATH
Here are the 4 main elements to my “Winter Holiday Canvas Wreath.”
Nothing like a handy dandy glue gun to put everything together!
Here’s how the finished canvas looks. I think it’s a nice alternative to hanging an actual wreath! 🙂
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!