Dollar Tree Reversed Canvas
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Dollar Tree Reversed Canvas

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Dollar Tree Reversed Canvas

When my Nana passed she left me a ton of old, handwritten, recipes. I wanted to find a cute way to display them. Reversed canvases have been pretty popular lately so I decided to give it a go using a small canvas I found at the dollar tree. I also bought a small frame holder so I could sit it in. This worked perfectly! I’m loving how this turned out!


  • Canvas from Dollar tree ( Make sure you get one with a wooden frame. You can buy any size you’d like, I bought one that would fit by grandmas old recipe)
  • Photo stand from dollar tree ( I bought a small gold one)
  • Stain ( color of your choice)
  • black acrylic paint
  • glue
  • stapler
  • paint brush
  • paper towel
  • boxcutter
  • old recipe ( If you don’t have an old recipe you could always coffee dye a note card and have someone close to you write their recipe on it)

Step one: Use a box cutter and carefully cut around the staples on the back of the canvas.

Step 2: Use your scissors to cut the excess canvas off. If you don’t do this the cut up part of the canvas will show on the front of your canvas.

Step 3: Lay the frame over the cut canvas and trace around the outer edge of the frame.

Step 4: Using a paint brush, paint or stain the frame the color of your choice. I like the farmhouse look so I chose stain. When staining I find that you get a more rustic look if you paint the stain on then immediately wipe it off with a napkin. Doing it this way also allows for a quicker drying time.

Step 5: Paint the canvas using acrylic paint, I chose black.

Step 6: Using a stapler, staple the canvas back onto the wooden frame. Be careful when doing this, you want to add enough pressure that the staple goes in, but not so much that it cracks the frame.

Step 7: The final step is the glue the recipe onto the canvas. If you’re not using a recipe you could always use stencils to write something cool. I also want to note that I have made two of these so far. I’ve used both the clear tacky glue and a glue stick; I found the tacky glue to work the best. The glue stick seemed to bunch up the recipe when I was rubbing it on. It also seemed to smear the writing. So, whatever glue you use, just be careful!

If you decide to make thisDIY this week I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram 

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