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. San on December 20, 2012 at 9:37 am

    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!!

  2. Lee on October 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    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?

  3. Christy on September 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    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!!!

    • Shanty2Chic on September 22, 2012 at 6:42 am

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

  4. Anali on July 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    wow! I’m inspired 🙂 Thanks

  5. Ramya on February 13, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Another great project…so nice and elegant….

  6. ErinM on December 27, 2011 at 3:54 am

    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!

  7. Georgene on September 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    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!!

  8. June Scott on September 16, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Great idea, Whitney! Love how it turned out!

  9. Brittany on September 8, 2011 at 6:13 pm

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

  10. Katelyn on September 8, 2011 at 4:54 am

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

  11. Calista Rose on September 6, 2011 at 10:47 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on September 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm

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

  12. Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors on September 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm

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

  13. [email protected] on September 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm

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

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  14. Marie on September 1, 2011 at 4:53 am

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


  15. Ashley @ on September 1, 2011 at 12:04 am

    that’s awesome!

  16. Janice on August 31, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Love it! What a wonderful anniversary gift!

  17. Erica on August 31, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Simply Gorgeous!

    • Shanty2Chic on August 31, 2011 at 2:28 am

      Thanks Erica!

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

    Another beautifully unique project!

  19. 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.

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

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


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

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

  22. 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 🙂

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

    This is AWESOME!!!

  24. 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!

  25. 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. :]

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

    This lovely!

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

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

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

  31. 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!

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

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

  33. 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.

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

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

  35. 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!!

  36. 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! 🙂

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

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

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