Okay, I know what you are thinking – why would I want to put a glitter mustache on a canvas? Well, you might not. It’s a little wacky. But if you just want a really unique piece of wall art, this might be right up your alley . . . it’s definitely my style. What happened was that I found this Alexander Henry Where’s My Stache fabric first, and then I found a huge chipboard mustache at Hobby Lobby after that. I knew it was time to let my glitter mustache flag fly. Learn how to make this DIY mustache canvas below. It’s really easy!
PS – I’m going to give you the basic instructions for how to decoupage a canvas, so if you don’t want to make it glitter mustache crazy, you can do your own thing.
Gather These Supplies
- Canvas – 16 x 20
- Mod Podge Matte
- Fabric to cover the canvas
- Chipboard shape – I used a mustache – make sure it fits the canvas
- Acrylic paint – coordinating color, I used black
- FolkArt Extreme Glitter – black
- Scissors or craft knife
- Craft glue
- Brayer (optional)
Prepare that piece of fabric with Mod Podge. This means paint it with a medium layer of Mod Podge and let it dry. Why are you doing this? It’s easier to smooth a piece of fabric down onto a canvas without wrinkles if you follow this step first. AND (for other project reference) you can cut it with no fraying.I recommend putting something non-stick underneath, and also using a bit of a bigger brush.
At this time you’ll also want to paint the mustache with a few coats of black paint. Let that dry and paint the Extreme Glitter over the top. And yes, I forgot to take (or can’t find) the photo of this step. Whoops.
At this point you are going to put a boatload of Mod Podge on the front of the canvas and smooth the fabric down on top of it. I always work from left to right – put down Mod Podge, smooth, repeat. Do this until the fabric is all the way across the front. And here’s the key to making the fabric lay flat: turn the canvas over and smooth from the inside using something that rolls, like a brayer. A gift card also works. Let that dry.