This is an awesome decoration project for older children that requires no sewing. It can be used to create a canvas that matches a room interior, or with a few extra steps, you can create a cute hairclip holder.
Time: 30 minutes
Age: Over 10's
Level: Medium (with a little help from an adult)
Square painting canvas (try your local discount store)
Cotton fabric to cover
Coordinating ribbon (3 lengths - enough to cover the canvas and tuck in behind)
A small hammer comes in handy to tap in the thumbtacks, but isn't essential.
Lay your material face down on a table and place your canvas face down in the middle.
Fold one side of the material into one side of the canvas.
Secure under the lip of the canvas by pinning into the wood frame with a thumb tack. Do the same in each corner – hospital corners are handy - but it doesn’t matter too much, no-one can see! Continue around all sides until it is all secured.
At this stage you have a canvas worthy of hanging. You can use the 3m Velcro hanging strips with sticky backing to mount them to the wall.
Measure your ribbon, so you have enough length to go down the front of the canvas and secure under the frame on each side.
Run each ribbon along the front of the canvas and secure each side with the thumb tacks.
Et voila! A pretty hairclip holder! Just add your clips.