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!



  1. Sherrie on August 29, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Another beautifully unique project!

  2. Miss Char on August 29, 2011 at 1:22 am

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

  3. Ruth on August 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm

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


  4. laura on August 27, 2011 at 5:08 am

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

  5. Jennifer Bramblett on August 27, 2011 at 3:38 am

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

  6. Amanda M. on August 27, 2011 at 3:00 am

    This is AWESOME!!!

  7. Jill of Our Seven Dwarfs on August 27, 2011 at 2:04 am

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

  8. Kayla on August 27, 2011 at 12:16 am

    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. :]

  9. Katrine on August 24, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    This lovely!

  10. Mary at Sweetwater Style on August 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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

  11. Jan on August 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    • Shanty2Chic on August 24, 2011 at 2:13 pm

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

  12. Jan on August 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    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.

  13. PJ on August 24, 2011 at 9:02 am

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

  14. Camille on August 24, 2011 at 12:22 am

    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!

  15. gail on August 23, 2011 at 8:52 pm

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

  16. heidi on August 23, 2011 at 7:59 pm

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

  17. Jennifer on August 23, 2011 at 6:41 pm

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

  18. Kelly Jo on August 23, 2011 at 6:39 pm

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

  19. carol on August 23, 2011 at 4:02 pm

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

  20. deb on August 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm

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

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