I have a little shelf/coat rack in my front entry way that was in desperate need of some Christmas cheer! So what is a gal to do when she is in need of some last minute holiday decor? Make it of course! Here is a simple tutorial to make this Canvas Santa Silhouette perfect for a fireplace mantel, entryway or a bare wall that is just begging for some holiday decor!
- Canvas (I used an 8×10 size for this tutorial)
- Patterned Paper (two sheets in coordinating colors or patterns)
- Modge Podge
- Straight Edge (craft stick, ruler, credit card)
- Foam Brush
- Tacky Glue or Hot Glue
- Computer and Printer
Choose a festive piece of paper to use as the canvas background. Trim the paper as needed to fit the size of the canvas. Apply a thin layer of Mode Podge to the canvas, and to the back of the patterned paper, making sure to apply the mode podge all the way to the edge.
Print a silhouette of Santa from your computer. There are hundreds of great images online! I found a royalty free clipart image here for this tutorial. Adjust the size of the image as needed to fit the canvas, and print onto a sheet of plain paper.
Cut the Santa image out of the patterned paper. Apply a thin layer of mode podge to the Santa image, making sure to apply it all the way to the edges of the paper. Adhere the Santa image to the canvas, and smooth out any air bubbles with a straight edge.
Cut out the letters and arrange them on your canvas so that it appears the words are being said by Santa! Once you have a design you like, mode podge the letters into place, and smooth out any air bubbles with a straight edge.
I loved making this project and it only took about an hour to do. I plan to make a few more as hostess and neighbor gifts! It is just too cute not to share!