Mini Easel Tutorial

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Good morning Buttoneers! This morning I have a really cute tutorial for you! Hold on to your hats and have a go at making this adorable mini easel to brighten your creative home.

You will need: (Some items can be swapped for items of your choice depending on how you would like to decorate your easel)

A Blank Mini Canvas on a Little Easel - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

You Will Need... - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Glue Dots! - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I chose to use fabric tape as it is self-adhesive and quick and easy to use, not to mention super pretty! 

Fabric Tape, Wood Veneer Embellishments and Buttons - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I measured out a length of tape that was long enough to cover the sides of the canvas too.

Cutting the Fabric Tape to Size - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I placed the tape along the top edge of the canvas and around the edges, pressing it down over the back.

Sticking the Fabric Tape to the Canvas - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Tidying Up the Back of the Canvas - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Neat and Tidy Canvas Corners - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I did this until I had covered just over half of the canvas.

Second Strip of Fabric Tape - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I then used a strip of fabric tape across the top of the canvas and folded it down around the edges. 

Covering the Edges of the Canvas - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Then, I chose a different patterned tape to cover the bottom half of the canvas. I love this pretty floral one and its contrast to the playful pink polka dots! 

Selecting a Different Fabric Tape - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Sticking Down the Fabric Tape - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Fabric Tape Covered Canvas - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I love this covered little canvas, it is so pretty but I wanted a little more for it. I played around with placing buttons and wood veneer embellishments on to the canvas before I glued them down to see which I liked the best. I do this a lot to get a better sense of how things are going to look before any permanent damage is made!

Selecting Wood Veneer Embellishments - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Selecting Buttons - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

I finally settled with a mixture of the two trials and added the glue dots to the backs of the wood veneers to stick them down. The buttons are self-adhesive so I just had to press them against the canvas. 

Completed Decorative Mini Canvas - Mini aMini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure. Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid

Then, I popped it on to its little easel and voilà!  I love this so much that I bought a few more to decorate my studio with! They are quick and easy to make and inexpensive for the canvas and easel set (mine was 99p from The Works) It’s also a great way to use some scrapbooking embellishments on a piece of art for your home! 

Decorated Mini Canvas on a Tiny Wooden Easel - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Mini Easel Tutorial - The Finished Piece - Mini Easel Tutorial at www.elistonbutton.com - Eliston Button - That Crafty Kid – Art, Design, Craft & Adventure.

Isn’t it just the cutest thing!? I would love to see how you make yours! 

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