Box Top Canvas How~To

How is your fall mantle masterpiece coming?  Mine has been falling flat.  It needed a big piece of fall to add some festive spice to the bland blend.


I have been drooling over all the neat fabric wrapped canvas projects I see around the link-ups {who hasn’t drooled?}, but didn’t have an ‘extra’ canvas to use.  And a trip to Hobby Lobby is out of the question.  No money for crafts this month, LOL!


So… here is what I did to create a Box Top Canvas to add that fall flare to my mantle.



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Box Top {I used a xerox box lid}


Fabric {large enough to wrap lid like a present}


Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks


Thread and Needle


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Take your box lid and pull the corners apart, and remove the flaps.
With all the flaps removed begin gluing down the sides.  Glue the short sides down first, and then the long sides.
It didn’t take as much glue as I thought it would to secure the sides, but I did manage to glue/burn my fingers.  So be careful during this step.
With the sides secured with the hot glue, lay your Box Top Canvas on the wrong side of your holiday fabric.  {PS ~ I definitely see using this with wrapping paper for Christmas}
Wrap your fabric around the box top like a package.  Secure the point with your thread.
This makes it easy to unwrap the box top later the change out fabrics.  You can also reuse this fabric for other projects since you don’t have to cut it down to size.
Here is the size comparison between the box top and the canvas that I have for making Button Letters for the Girls’ room. 
Here is my Box Top Canvas finished on the mantle with some candles, and corn in my candy jar from Easter.
So while the mantle still needs work, this Box Top Canvas wrapped up in Fall Pumpkins really adds a boost of fall flavor to our living room.
This is my Finish it Friday project to kick off my co-hosting with Angie of Stitching by Starlight!  Come join the fun and link up your finishes!
Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!
Linking up at:
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Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple
Inspire Me Monday at Singing Three Little Birds
Round Tuit Craft Link-up at Creating My Way to Success

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I love comments, and will return the favor! ~ Kimberlee



  1. 2

    Great idea to use a box top! I see myself doing this with wrapping paper too! Thank you for sharing!

  2. 3

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing! Joined your blog. Please stop by and check out my blog if you get a chance!

    Warmest Regards,

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    Jill says:

    I LOVE this idea! SO thrifty and just brilliant! I had to share on facebook!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. 5

    HOW clever!!

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    Debbie Cotton says:

    Hi!! You and your amazing work are featured today at … thanks for linking up!! xoxo Debbie



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    [...] My Finished it Friday project was to come up with a way to create a Fabric Wrapped Canvas without the canvas.  It came out pretty smashing, if I do say so myself.  {click HERE for the step-by-step directions} [...]

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I'm Kimberlee, the owner/creater of 'The Spunky Diva'. Here is a little about me... In addition to my love of blogging I adore all crafts, sewing, quilting, improving my non-existent cooking skills, and playing with my two girls. We have a 'collection' of animals around the place to keep us busy; two 'huge' dogs, a cat, kittens, several horses, and assorted wildlife. We live east of Austin, Texas, in the middle of farm country. Here at 'The Spunky Diva' blog I get to share daily life moments, fun crafts, sewing and quilting progress/finishes, and brag about my 'Babies'. Thank you for visiting and sharing some of your day with me!


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