Looking for a Teacher Appreciation Gift your teachers will be thrilled to receive? Check out this Amazing Teacher Reverse Canvas.
Hello! I’m Jenn, from Housewives of Riverton, and I’m so happy to be here today sharing this cute teacher appreciation gift.
I don’t know about you but I think teacher appreciation gifts can be hard, I always want to give something they would want to receive while also being a little more personal than a gift card.
I’ve been trying to come up with gifts they would appreciate for 13 years now – some years it’s easy and some years it isn’t. I’m determined to be ahead of the game this year and thanks to the new cute Iron-on Designs by Cricut this project came together just as I had hoped.
Have you seen the reverse canvas trend popping up everywhere? I had no idea the frame behind a canvas could look so cute. You can leave the frame natural, stain it or paint it and get a variety of different looks. I’ll walk you through the steps to create a reverse canvas and then show you how I used the Iron-on Designs to make this a gift perfect for a teacher of younger children.
Amazing Teacher Reverse Canvas
To create your own Amazing Teacher Reverse Canvas you’ll need the following supplies:
Iron-on Design of your choice
EasyPress (or iron)Step 1: Lay your canvas out on a clean surface.
Step 2: Using an exacto-knife cut a small cut on the outside of each staple. This makes removing the canvas easier.
Step 3: Once you have cuts next to each staple slowly pull the canvas away from the frame from the inside lifting toward the outside.
Step 4: Once you’ve pulled the canvas away from all sides lift off the frame and smooth out the canvas.
Step 5: Grab your Iron-on Design and remove from package. Inside the package, you’ll find the temperature settings for both the EasyPress and a household iron.
Step 6: Preheat your canvas for 5-10 seconds then lay your iron-on design on top. You can use the lines from the frame to help center your design. Then press your design onto the canvas for the recommended amount of time. Turn the canvas over and press again from the backside.
Step 7: Let your design cool completely before peeling off the protective sheet.
Step 9: Center your design inside the frame. Do this by laying the frame on top of the canvas and moving until centered. An extra set of hands/eyes makes this step easier.
Step 10: Once your design is centered tack the canvas in place using a staple gun. If you don’t have a staple gun small nails can be used they will just take longer. I tacked an upper and lower corner and double checked the front to make sure the design was still centered before stapling all the way around. Make sure and pull the canvas tight while stapling.
Step 11: Using an exacto-knife trim the excess canvas all the way around the frame.
Step 12: Step back and admire your work.
My youngest is very excited to give her sign to her teacher and I’m excited to make a few more for the other teachers. This was a fun project and one that is easily customizable for other gifts as well.
I think this Amazing Teacher Reverse Canvas is a gift any teacher would love to receive. Make sure and let us know if you make one yourself!
Have an amazing day!
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