May Arts + DCWV + Tombow Blog Hop

Welcome to the final day of the 
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  • a stack from DCWV
  • a spool of ribbon from May Arts
  • Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow
 For the hop today, I'm sharing an faux canvas wall hanging 
that I made for my daughter's room...she loves the chalk-art look!
To get started, I gathered my supplies:
Tombow's Xtreme Tape Runner, Glue Pen and Fastener Tabs;
DCWV's Chalk-Art Stack and May Art's Ribbon and Pom Pom Trim
The thing that I love most about crafting is improvising! 
Nothing makes me happier (well, almost) than upcycling or recycling an item!
I rummaged around in my supplies and found a wooden crate-type box and an 8X10
flat canvas.  The box wasn't quite as wide, so I trimmed the canvas down with a 
heavy-duty box cutter.

Of course, you can purchase the canvas blocks and achieve the same look!

To the wooden slats on the sides of the crate, I added the Xtreme permanent adhesive.
Next, I cut some of the Chalk-Art paper into strips and adhered to the sides:

I wanted the texture of the canvas to show through, so I decided to paint it rather than
cover it entirely with paper.  I gave it a coating of lime green and then cut one of the cute
Chalk-Art subway-art style prints out and adhered it with the Fastener Tabs.
I chose these tabs so that the subway art could be changed out with other pieces 
that can be found on the same sheet!

I used the Tombow Glue Pen to add the small die-cut letters to the scroll shape.  
A couple of small knotted ribbon was added to the sides of the scroll so that it
appears to be hanging from the chalkboard sign :)
I also trimmed the edge of the canvas with pom pom trim by May Arts.

Now it's all finished and ready for hanging or sitting on a shelf!

Here is a complete list from this week's hop:


  1. WOW-! Shelley! That is beautiful!!

  2. Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  3. I love this chalk board inspired project!

  4. Cute! Love the chalkboard lid on the altered box!

  5. This has been one of my favorite projects this week! Just darling! I love the tutorial and how you added the cute bows to the name banner!

  6. Fabulous--love the chalkboard look.

  7. Cute! You could also add hinges to the canvas panel to have a little storage!

  8. WOW - FABULOUS wall hanging Shellye!!!
    LOVE the sentiment, LOVE the POP of lime against the chalkboard elements, such a great design, finished off perfectly with the pompom trim and pretty bows - LOVE IT ALL and your daughter with LOVE IT too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

  9. So pretty. And it will mean so much more to your daughter because mom made it.
    the colors are great and the embellishing is wonderful.

  10. This is so much fun, going to make one of this! thank you for sharing!

  11. This is so gorgeous! You did an awesome job!

  12. What a beautiful piece of art for your daughter. I love that bright green with the black and the polka dots. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Beautiful, great colors and elements.


  14. Wonderful creation!
    Great use of the products.
    Carla from Utah

  15. This is cute! LOVE the box and would be ecstatic if you could tell me where you got it from. Tombow's hook and loop tabs are fantastic aren't they? I love them! TFS!

  16. you did a really nice job.... i love the colors and and need to get some hook and loop tabs :)

  17. What a seriously far out faux canvas chalk wall hanging you crafted for your daughters bedroom! I bet you she LOVES it and has requested more!! If other kids at home; they too are probably wanting one for their rooms! Thank you so much for the weeks blog hop! Your time and creative juices are very appreciated by the hoppers!

  18. Love how you upcycled the box. The poms poms around the edge are genius. The green pops the sentiment. Great job.

  19. What a fun project! Great colors and lots of wonderful details!

  20. This is really great. I love how you spell your daughters name too. Love the chalk look although I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. Looking forward to using that stronger tape on a project. Love those 2 little red bows...too cute!!

  22. Such a cute project. Thanks for the info. I think even I could copy this. I've seen the Tombow fasteners but have never known what to do with them. Great idea for kids or grand kids rotating art.

  23. You did an amazing job on this project. I too love the chalkboard look!

  24. I have really enjoyed the blog hop this week. There are some very talented designers and I thank them for sharing their ideas for using these products.

    Carol B

  25. Super cute wall hanging! I love the bright colors and embellishments.

  26. Awesomely done, Shellye!! Your daughter will love it and totally freak out over it (if she hasn't already)!! What a fun thing to make. I love covering things with Patterned paper but mine never look as smooth and precise as your projects do!! KUDOS to you!!!

  27. Wonderful project - I love the chalk-art look too. Your daughter is lucky to have a crafty mom! :)

  28. Awesome box! I live the line green painted canvas!

  29. What a great project, very bright and I love the chalk board effect. TFS!!

  30. Wow - way to use the crate as the faux blocked canvas. It's beautiful!

  31. Great wall art, love the bright colors, embellishments and the faux canvas. TFS.

  32. How fabulous Shellye! I would love this in my room too! Your daughter is one lucky girl :)

  33. I am sure that your daughter loves this fabulous chalk art canvas!! Great job.

  34. Am loving your jazzy framed art! Love the lime green with the chalk art by DCWV!! Gorgeous!

  35. This is such a beautiful converted canvas project! I love how you did the sides, the awesome ribbon along the edge of the canvas, the perfect color green, and the awesome subway look and bows to match. Great ideas. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.


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