Timber Canvas Frame DIY

Have you seen those hanging timber canvas frames going around? They have timber at the top and bottom, but nothing around the edges? I’ve been wanting one for a while now for Ava’s room, but they are so expensive! I couldn’t believe that people were charging $30+ for a few pieces of timber and some string! I decided to make one for myself and surprisingly it actually turned out pretty good!

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– 4 lengths of timber- a few things here- depending on what size the poster is you’ll need 4 lengths of timber cut to the same size. I “framed” an A3 picture so the length of my timber was 4 x 30cm. Also, my local timber store (Bunnings if you’re here in Australia) will cut a long piece of timber for you. I found a piece that was 1.2m.. so 4 perfect cuts of 30cm

– Two screw eyes

Double sided tape (I used mounting tape)

– Twine

How to

First you’ll need to screw the screw eyes into the sides of one piece of timber. Let me warn you- it’ll feel like they are not going in! Keep persevering.. they just take a while to start sticking.

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Next, lay your pieces of timber out and periodically place double sided tape along each piece.

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Place your canvas or poster onto one side of each piece of timber and then press the corresponding piece of timber onto it to stick the canvas/image. A side note here- because I used double sided tape, when I want to replace the image it will be ruined as it’ll probably tear when I remove the tape. Next time I make one of these I’m going to hot glue gun magnets onto each side of the timber, thus allowing me to easily remove the canvas or image.

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Flower Hoop DIY

When it comes to design I am very minimal. I love natural timber and white. Our entire downstairs is very neutral and clean. When it came to Ava’s room I kept the white walls and went with accents of peach and pink. I hadn’t really added to it the past few months- it was basic and cute. Well, I decided to start adding things to wall- I figured that as she was getting older she should probably have more of a “grown-up” room… you know.. because she’s no longer 12 months.. she’s actually one and 14 days old!

I’ll be sharing a few DIY’s I’ve done for her room, starting with this flower hoop. I actually had everything for this project already which was great. I’ve linked below sources for the items here in Australia, but I’m sure if you’re based elsewhere your local fabric and craft store will have everything you need!

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Hot Glue Gun

Artificial Flowers (I used two)- you can use a bunch or a single stem

Embroidery Hoop

How To

The first thing you’re going to want to do is cut the leaves off of the stems. this will allow you to stick them onto the hoop better. Leave some stem though coming out of the flower bud.

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Next, place the arrangement on the hoop as you envision it. I put the leaves down first and then placed the flowers on top. Take a picture or commit it as much to memory.636403268273366697_Afterlight_Edit

Next, stick the flower buds on first. I did this by leaving a bit of stem coming out of the flower bud, and gluing the stem to the hoop. I then added glue to the end of the leaves and placed them around the flowers.

..and Voila!

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Peony Garland DIY

Ava’s room is my favourite room in the house- not because it’s perfect, or has a beautifully designed symmetry to it, but because it’s her room! I try everything within my power to make it something that she loves! This was my latest project for room! I hope you love it!

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I bought two bouquets of peonies and a roll of twine from House 2 Home, Moorebank and simply tied each peony a short length from the next one.

Greg hung this for me from the canopy we already had in her room.

I am loving it!