Had an extra canvas laying around….thought it would be fun to make a Christmas decoration with it. All you will need is

A canvas
Some pretty Christmas color fabric
Mod Podge
Fusible interfacing (med. weight)

Cut a piece of fabric large enough for your tree design. I google Christmas Tree…then found one to print on the images tab on google. Lay the fusible interfacing (sticky side onto wrong side of fabric).

 Iron the interfacing to the tree fabric. This will ensure the fabric doesn’t “bleed” through when you glue it to the canvas.

Pin the cut out tree template on the the fabric. Cut out (I used pinking shears…because I love them)

I then cut out some other fabric scraps that I thought would make cute “presents” under the tree. Using Mod Podge..glue all pieces onto the canvas. Using a sponge brush–go over the entire canvas (will dry clear). Let it dry and put on another coat. I like to do 3 coats. It will last forever ;) What do you think?!?!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Linda@Coastal Charm

    I think it's just the cutest idea…thanks for sharing it!


  2. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle

    Thanks for the tip on "why" to use fusable interfacing. I would have never thought about the fabric bleeding on to the canvas….well until after it bled!

    Cute project! A great one for the kiddos to do :D

    You're the best!

    Thank you for linking up to the first ever "Amaze Me Monday" blog party.

  3. This is so clever and inspiring
    Love it.
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  4. Michelle @ Sweet Something Design

    That is too cute! I love it, great job1

  5. Super cute!

  6. This is very cute – the ideas are limitless, huh! New follower, btw!

  7. I love this! It would be fun to do with my girls and display them together!

  8. Oh, I completely love this!!!! Exquisite, and timeless! I was thinking of making a tree card holder too, but I absolutely love what you've created!!!

  9. Great post! I would love it if you would link this up to my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/link-up-giveaway-and-winner.html

  10. Very pretty! I love the pinking shears cuts to add some fun!

  11. Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape

    This is very nice, I love it! I'm gonna have to try this, hopefully soon, it looks like fun.

    Love your blog, stopping by from Tutorial Tuesday, hope you're having a great day!

  12. This is a great idea!

  13. This is gorgeous! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love this!

  15. Rebekah★All Thingz Related★

    I love it!

  16. Love your fabric patterns and colours. It makes a wonderful Christmas canvas

  17. I love it! Very…very beautiful!


  18. This is so pretty; I just love it! So…I featured it on my blog today!

  19. Frugal Home Designs

    That is great! Nice job.

  20. Love love love it!

  21. That is awesome! What a great idea!

  22. I love it! And there are so many gorgeous fabrics to choose from! Such a fun project!

    Thanks for sharing!

  23. This is fabulous!

  24. Just saw this on the linky party at Tatertots and Jello, so darn cute and so easy. Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  25. This is so great! I love how many awesome things can be done with plain canvases. Such a fun idea… and I never knew about the fusible webbing- great tip! I featured you today on my favorite things round up :)

  26. Lisa@Pickles and Cheese

    This is so cute! I am always looking for ideas on what to do with an empty canvas. It's a clever idea and I just love it!

  27. Hello,

    Thank you for sharing. I love it! It's beautiful and so festive. I love the look of the Christmas tree.

  28. Gosh that looks so cute and sounds so easy … that makes it a winner in my book!


  29. Your project really caught my eye. I think it looks terrific. Using fun fabrics on canvas is such a good idea. I think this project could be adapted for any kind of theme – Christmas, springtime, Thanksgiving, etc. I can't wait to try it! (Isn't Google Images the best thing since sliced bread???) Nice job on your project!!
    Ally @ "A Novice Nelly"

  30. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas :)

  31. This is fantastic!
    I'm featuring this on my blog today! Hope you don't mind!

  32. Emily {WhipperBerry}

    This is adorable! Thanks for linking up to our 12 Days of Christmas Show-Off!

  33. Wendy Walker Cushing

    This is a cute idea! Saw you on WhipperBerry.

  34. this is very cute!!

  35. This is an awesome idea! I love projects that are on canvas!! So cool!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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