As part of the Michael’s Makers team I will be creating crafty challenges each month. The challenge this month was to choose a product from the raw bar and and I chose the burlap stretched canvas to create a Burlap Canvas Display.
Next month Michaels Stores is releasing a new line of products called Raw Bar and guess who got a little sneak peek, ME! I can’t wait for you to see this line so be on the lookout starting on August 8th because it will be available in all Michaels stores nationwide. Michaels created the Raw Bar because customers requested raw surfaces that are unfinished and easily craft-able.
The Raw Bar is made by materials that are completely inspired by nature and some of the surfaces include wood, metal, canvas, chalkboard, cork, and burlap. Are you in mad love yet?
You will need:
♥Chalkboard Spray Paint
I know what you are thinking when you see this cork ribbon, “where has this been my whole life”… I will say it’s not thick enough to stick a tack through and hold something up but it’s very pliable and easy to work with. It’s truly the perfect “natural” touch to add to any craft you are working on!
I purchased this miniature easel from Michaels and they are so precious.
Step ONE ♥ Spray paint your easel and wooden spools. You might have to spray one side and wait for it to dry before you move on to coat the rest.
Step TWO ♥ Once your wooden spools are dry you can add a dab of hot glue to one side of the spool.
Step THREE ♥ Carefully place the wooden spools on the top two corners of your canvas. These can be used merely for decoration or you can hang trinkets from them. Very versatile.
I love the contrast of the black chalk paint against the burlap canvas. It’s very natural and shabby chic.
Step FOUR ♥ Tear off a piece of cork ribbon. You will flip when you feel how awesome this ribbon is. I can see little girls already with cork bows in their beautiful hair.
Step FIVE ♥ Once you cut a decent length of ribbon off of the roll, you will fold it up a few times like below. You will then get your scissors and cut directly in the middle.
Step SIX ♥ Turn your burlap canvas over and place your cork ribbon along the back side to figure our how long or short you want your hanger to be.
Step SEVEN ♥ Once you decide on the length of your ribbon add a line of hot glue down the back side of your canvas and quickly place the ribbon on top of it. Careful not to burn yourself! Or if you do just yell really loud and you will feel MUCH better!
This is what your canvas will look like once you are done with the ribbon.
Step EIGHT ♥ Make sure your easel is sprayed completely with the chalkboard spray and once it’s dry add hot glue to the back side of the easel.
Step NINE ♥ Place the easel directly in the middle of the canvas. How cute is this!
Step TEN ♥ This is optional but I added a little clothespin that is a part of the line at the very top of the easel. I’ll tell ya, hot glue is like magic ♥
Now we can hang things from the spools, clip something with the clothespin or open up the easel and place a picture or anything that makes you happy on it.
I think this would be so cute in a bathroom, bedroom, office space or in a spot where you want to display cute things.
July Challenge: Raw Bar
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