Every time a new season comes around I can’t help but exclaim that it is my favorite season. Right now autumn is definitely my favorite, I just love it when the leaves change colors and the weather gets cooler – although none of those things seem to be happening right now… Ask me again at the end of November what my favorite season is and I will exclaim winter because of Christmas, Valentines, & my birthday. It’s simply impossible to choose just one season to love! But for now I promise to focus on fall… at least until November!
I know this is only the second DIY fall project I am showing you but believe me when I say my new little planner is already filled with recipes and projects – and I admit I have even started filling in ideas for next fall! But for now we will focus on this Autumn Canvas!
A while back I had seen a picture of a canvas that had a word sewn into it and immediately (like every other DIYer out there) I exclaimed “I can do that!” So today I did!
This DIY Autumn Canvas is so simple to make and adds a beautiful little touch to your fall decor. I just love the contrast between the dark brown jute and the white canvas – it adds a nice balance of color to my fall decor!
What you’ll need:
Little Screwdriver or Nail
Autumn Template – free download!
Hand Towels – optional but recommended
First, print the Autumn Template – above – and gather everything you need.
Line the two pieces of paper up so that Autumn becomes a full word and then tape the pieces of paper together – but make sure to not put tape on the actually letters. Then cut off the excess paper.
Place “Autumn” on the back of the canvas with a small piece of tape and hold it up to a light and adjust it until it is where you want it to be placed. Then add lots of tape to ensure that it doesn’t move while hammering the holes.
Place the canvas on some thick hand towels – so you don’t mess up your counters – face down and start hammering holes into the canvas outlining the letters.
Once all of the holes have been made flip the canvas over and poke the holes again – without the hammer – just to ensure they are all big enough. Oh and that text in the back is me asking my father the name of the poking tool – aka the little screwdriver – yes I’m still learning the names of all the tools I use.
Next, thread a large needle with the jute. I don’t know if you can see it in this picture but I flattened the end of the twine and then taped it down so that it would be easier to fit through the eye of the needle.
Start sewing at “A” and work your way across until “n.” As you can see the back isn’t pretty and I forgot to pull it tight over the “m,” but who cares about the back?
Oh and don’t forget to tie knots at the beginning and end of each piece of jute you use so that it doesn’t come out!
Wasn’t that fun and easy!