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I am one of those people who puts their tree up early. I have no shame. Hey! If I am going to put all of that work into it, I’d like to enjoy it for a little longer.

This year, I have a new home to decorate. And I also have a nice sized mantle. As I was laying out the berries and garland along the mantle, I felt as though it needed a little more height. Suddenly I had an epiphany! And this project is the end result!

The items you need are:

  • contrasting, Christmasy fabrics
  • canvas painting frames
  • staple gun
  • Alleene’s Fabric Fusion – or some kind of fabric adhesive

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First, smooth out your fabric onto a tabletop facing down and lay your canvas over it. Pull one end up and staple it to the back side of the canvas. Make sure if you have patterns that the canvas is aligned with those so they won’t be wonky when you are done. Do this to both ends.

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On the corner, fold it down kind of like when you wrap presents then fold over the last piece and staple it to the back.

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You can use whatever letters you like. What I did was made mine in Photoshop and used tracing paper directly on the screen to produce my design. If you don’t have a big screen, then you could just print them off. I was being frugal and saving ink.

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I just pinned the letter directly on the fabric, once again making sure that any patterns are straight. Then I cut out my letter. Once the letter is cut out, line it up in the center of your fabric frame and attach it with Alleene’s Fabric Fusion. This stuff works amazingly! You can find it at Walmart and it goes a long ways.

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That’s it! Very easy and so festive!

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