Excuse my photos. We've had to do an overhaul on our computer and for some reason I've been left with no editing program. Yay.
Anyhow, I'm loving the way it turned out (no pun intended). For those who are interested, I thought I'd share a step-by-step tutorial so you can make your own. It's super easy and completely customizable. I made the word "LOVE," but you could do whatever fits your situation. Even a single monogram letter would be a cute addition to a wall. Here's the details:
So here's what you need:
Giant wood letters, 4-11x17 canvasses, 1 yard of fabric, spray adhesive and scissors. That's it. You could probably get away with 3/4 of a yard of fabric, but having the extra in case of mistakes and to help with the pattern continuation is nice.
Line the fabric up to where you want it and anchor half with something heavy to keep it from sliding. I used my scissors and my cell phone. Haha. Fold half the fabric back, spray the canvas liberally with adhesive, then fold the fabric back and smooth it out. Repeat with the opposite side.
You should end up with smooth edges.
A few notes...
It may be helpful to put the fabric on all four canvasses and then figure out where the letters should be placed on them. You'll want them to all have the same spacing between the letters and the edge of the canvas.
Spray adhesive is very, very strong, but if you don't get things placed where you want them the first time, you can pull them off and re-position, if you don't wait too long.
Heavier fabric will stand up to the moisture of the adhesive better than a thinner fabric. Thinner fabrics may result in wrinkling. I used a ticking material and it worked very well.
Anytime you shop at Hobby Lobby, don't forget to print off a coupon from their website. It's usually a 30% off a regular-priced item. If you have a smart phone, you can pull it up on your phone and they will honor it. Must be nice to have a smart phone:)