~ Any size canvas - I used an 11x14 that I bought in a pack of 2 for $5.99 at Hobby Lobby
~ A variety of buttons - I purchased a lot of yellow buttons from orientaltrading.com for less than $5. (if you purchase white buttons, you can dye them using RYE dye) I also purchased a few buttons that were different shapes, but were more expensive at Hobby Lobby.
~ Fabric to cover the canvas - I purchased a half a yard for $2.80. I used about 1/3 of the fabric. I bought extra just in case I messed up.
~ A yard of ribbon - I paid $1.29 at Joann's. A yard was just enough to make a bow (you may want to buy more)
~ Glue gun and glue sticks - to glue the fabric to the canvas
~ Craft glue - I paid $2.29 for this glue, but you can always just used the glue gun for the buttons as well as the fabric.
Step 1: Measure and Cut
Make sure to iron your fabric. Then align your canvas on the fabric, leaving at least 2 inches all around (to wrap around the sides). Cut the fabric. I ironed the edges to make sure the back of the canvas looked neat.
Step 2: Glue
Use the glue gun to glue the fabric on the canvas. I only put glue on the sides and the back of the canvas. I did not want to have glue bumps on the front of the canvas. I did one side at a time and folded in the corners like I was wrapping a gift.
Step 3: Printing Your Letter
Print two copies of your letter. I made mine using 1000pt font. (yes one thousand).
The first copy I would use to place the buttons. Just to get an idea of how they fit and how many I will use.
The second copy I will cut out to use as a stencil to use on the canvas.