*Fabric to cover the size canvas you bought
*Heavy duty stapler and staples (I got mine from Home Depot)
*Lots of brads in all different size (normally these are the kind used for scrapbooking)
*Fabri-Tac (it’s liquid adhesive that dries with the same consistency of hot glue)
*Access to a printer
*A few thin sewing pins
*A big needle (this will be used to help poke holes through the fabric and canvas for your brads)
|Make sure you get canvas with wood on the back…you’ll need something to staple your fabric into.|
*You’re going to want to cut your fabric to cover your canvas. I was bad and didn’t measure but it was easy enough. Once your fabric is cut out, cover the front of the canvas with it and staple it into the back of the canvas. NOTE: if you’re using a fabric with a pattern, make sure the pattern is straight on the front of the fabric before you staple it.
Step three: Print your letters and cut them out!
|You can see my ‘upholstered’ canvas with the M laying on it.|
*Now this may take some playing around with your computer. You’ll have to figure out what font you want and then pick a size. This was trial and error for me…picking a size and then printing it out to see what would fit nicely on the canvas. NOTE: fonts that are thicker are easier to use in my opinion. You’ll be able to fit more buttons on the letters and that makes the letters look more interesting!
Step four: Attach letters and trace!
|Centered and getting ready to trace.|
|Just buttons so far!|
|Adding a hole for the brad.|
|Needle to make the holes and a selection of the brads I used.|
|Another letter so you can see a variety of what I ended up with!|
|Super neat button letter artwork for the nursery!|