Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

One of my favorite ways to use my digital photo art is to print it onto fabric and make wall art by wrapping it onto a stretched canvas. Wrapping a canvas is really easy to do, and you can use cheap wrapped canvases found in the craft store, so it’s also quite inexpensive.

This was a 12″ x 9″ wrapped canvas which is small, but I plan to make another couple of prints and hang them as a collection.

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: Make a Wrapped Canvas

As you can see, the ends are neatly wrapped and you can barely see them once the canvas has been hung on the wall.

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: Make a Wrapped Canvas

Here’s how you do it

Cut a piece of fabric several inches larger than the canvas all the way round.

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

Begin on one side, and using a staple gun, staple the fabric to the canvas frame.

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

On the opposite side, pull the fabric taut, but not too tight, and staple that edge to the canvas frame.

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

Neatly tuck in the corner edges …

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

… and fold over the frame.

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

Secure the corner with the staple gun.

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

Fold the opposite corner in the same way and staple along the edge.

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

On the opposite side, pull the fabric taut, fold the corners, and secure along the edge with the staple gun.

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

And it’s done!

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

I used this canvas as a backing for one of my pieces of digital photo art – Contemplation – but it’s also a great way to use up all those beautiful pieces of fabric you’ve been hoarding. Plus, they would make super quick and easy gifts.

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

3 thoughts on “Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas”

  1. Linda, thank you for this great idea!
    I usually do not comment for some reasons (one of them is than English is not my native language), but I enjoy reading your blog and enjoy your art! Season greenings and hugs from Ukraine!

  2. Great idea, Linda! It’s always a challlenge to figure the best way to hang an art quilt, and this is a perfect option. Thanks!

  3. neat way to dispaly fabric arts .
    thanks for the tut on wrapping .
    nice way to get art back on the wall!
    came over from nina’s off the wall fridays.

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