Monogram Chipboard Canvas

Oh hey!  I’m so excited with the way my next project turned out.  It makes a great wedding or anniversary gift or even a gift just because!

My sister and brother-in-law celebrated their 2 year anniversary yesterday.

This was her on her wedding day…

Happy day 🙂


My brother-in-law asked for a little help on her gift this year.  I ran across a canvas sold in an online store and decided it needed to be copied.  It only took me about an hour or so to make and I LOVE the result.  Now I need to make me one!

Here are the supplies…

I got everything at Hobby Lobby! This is rare for one of my projects 🙂

1 Canvas (I think mine was 18×28) $10 because I got it half off

Chipboard letter pack – $5

Ampersand – $1.99 (the chipboard pack has one too!)

2 Monogram letters – These are in the unfinished wood section at HobLob for $1.99 a piece

Everything I bought was half off which is why the prices were so good!

My first step was to mark my lines to keep everything straight.

Then I used my hot glue gun to attach my big letters and ampersand.

Finally, I lined up my sayings and used the hot glue gun to attach.  It doesn’t matter which color you use which means you can make LOTS of things with that great chipboard pack!

Ready for paint!

Make sure you get all the hot glue strings off before your spray paint (learned this the hard way)

I used our fav on my canvas…

I gave it two coats and let it dry! How easy is that??

Now of course I had to stage it in my house to get pics for you guys 🙂 What do you think???’

Hope you like it!

My sis does 🙂  She called me last night and told me so!  It was inexpensive and quick but looks just the opposite!  That’s my kind of shanty!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!


  • San

    Did you paint the words? They don’t look like there is any color on them? One of the pictures look like there is yellow and black. Thank you for the tutorial!!

  • Lee

    Where did you find the ampersand? I know there’s one that comes with the chipboard pack, but I was looking for the same metal one? Also, do you remember the height of the chipboard letters?

  • Christy

    I was in need of an inexpensive and unique yet elegant gift for my inlaws 40th weeding anniversary. And this fits the bill perfect. Thanks so much I can not even wait to make this!!!

    • That’s great!! So glad I could help!! 😉

  • Anali

    wow! I’m inspired 🙂 Thanks

  • Another great project…so nice and elegant….

  • I made this for my brother and sister in law for christmas this year with a slight twist – i covered the monograms with patterned ivory and black paper just to make them stand out a touch more. she loved it!

  • Georgene

    FYI: The wooden letters come with stickers on them. Be sure to use Goo Gone to remove the stickiness before spray painting. Learned this the hard way!!

  • Great idea, Whitney! Love how it turned out!

  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!! I’m featuring your tutorial on my blog in a few days!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

  • Great idea! Thanks for sharing, it’s really cute 🙂

  • I have some gloss paint on hand. you think that would look just as good?

    • Shanty2Chic

      I do… Maybe even better. Go for it! 🙂

  • This would make a great gift for the upcoming holidays. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  • love it! you made this look so easy, and yet the results look anything but. sophisticated and lovely!

    visiting via somewhat simple. come visit anytime.


  • I love this! I definitely need one! I’d love if you’d come share this at my link party going on right now.


  • that’s awesome!

  • Love it! What a wonderful anniversary gift!

  • Simply Gorgeous!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks Erica!

  • Another beautifully unique project!

  • Great idea and I love the monochromatic look of it all. This would be great to use for a baby too .Thanks for sharing.

  • Love this idea. Can’t wait to try it.


  • I love this! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while.

  • Jennifer Bramblett

    I love this. I’m not exactly a crafty person, but I could totally do this!! And I just might have to!! Awesome job 🙂

  • This is AWESOME!!!

  • This is great. Thanks for the tutorial. I think I will make it for my best friend who just got married!

  • This turned out SO cute! I think I pinned the original on Pinterest and yours is seriously just as cute if not cuter! Maybe I’ll have to make one as well. :]

  • This lovely!

  • How cute is this….I am always looking for ways to give a personalized gift and this is perfect!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Those are cute Jan! Wedding and anniversary gifts are so hard to find… Love those!

  • I have seen these on the web somewhere and have a few friends getting married…these would make great gifts!! Check out these tile gifts I came up w/. I’ve rec’d 6 orders since I posted for weddings and anniversaries.

  • Awesome! And you made it look easy enough for me to try!!!

  • What a cute idea! I love chip board. I just bought some to do a “Paris” sign in my daughters room. Hope it looks as cute as yours!

  • I love this, perfect anniversary present! Thanks for sharing!

  • love the simplicity of the look, so beautiful! I’ll be doing this one for sure, thanks for sharing.

  • Always great projects!!! TFS!!! (=

  • LOVE!! LOVE!! LOVE!!
    Plan to make this for my DH- our 10th anniversary is next month!!

  • carol

    Love this idea! our son’s first anniv. is coming up… i might have to try this! 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing…super cute and simple idea! Happy Crafting 🙂