Craft: How to mount wooden letter to canvas

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

My lovely neighbour has just had a baby and using some fabric from my stash I made this gorgeous gift for her little boy’s room. My ‘use some stashed away fabric‘ challenge…complete!!

Supplies needed

  • Canvas – 15cm x 15cm
  • Fabric – 2 tones of blue
  • Staple gun with staples
  • Wooden letters
  • Spray paint – white gloss
  • Craft Glue
  • Cardstock – white 1 sheet
  • Old Tablecloth

How to make it

  1. Cut fabric 20cm x 20cm
  2. Iron fabric
  3. Lay fabric right side down
  4. Lay canvas in centre of fabric
  5. Follow these instructions HERE to staple fabric around canvas.  Instructions thanks to A Load of Craft
  6. Cut cardstock into quarters and staple to back to hide fabric edges
  7. Sand wooden letter to make a smooth finish
  8. Spray each letter remembering to get around the sides
  9. 2-3 coats should be enough for a great coverage
  10. Glue to fabric, remembering to centre

 Fabric covered over canvas

Create neat corners

Staple cardstock to back

Spray paint Letters

Glue letters to fabric, super cute great decoration for any kids room

You may also like


Becci Sundberg November 24, 2010 - 4:54 PM

Cool! I want to make some canvases for my boys room in the new year using Echo Parks Little Boy papers.

Jill November 24, 2010 - 11:37 PM

these look great, what a great gift

Christine June 30, 2011 - 10:35 PM

these are great. I’ve been looking for something like this for the kids rooms. instead of buying im going to do this myself!

Katrina July 2, 2011 - 2:42 AM

I’m making some pink one’s for my friend this weekend, they are very cute! Would love to see some pics of yours when they are finished!

Christie @Childhood101 July 24, 2012 - 10:23 AM

They look great, Kat. Where do you buy your letters?

Chrissie @ Me and My Munchkin July 25, 2012 - 4:04 PM

Would love to do this for my sons room but want to find some funky letters like those!

Andrea January 30, 2018 - 10:58 PM

What glue did you use to stick the letters to the canvas? does the letters come off over time?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 31, 2018 - 9:41 AM

Hi Andrea, I did this so long ago that I can’t remember the exact brand but I used a good quality craft glue.


Leave a Comment