Fall Canvas Craft Tutorial


I {heart} Fall. That is all.  The leaves are finally beginning to turn. Just thinking about it makes my heart go pitter-pat. Now if the weather will just cool down. I’m so over the 90s! Moving on…

In my quest to bring Fall inside my home, I created a decorative Fall canvas using a left over canvas from the church nursery wall decor project.



Materials Needed:

  • Canvas – I buy mine at Hobby Lobby 2 for $8!
  • An old book that you don’t care about – I used a 0.25 yard sale book.
  • Scraps of scrapbook paper
  • ModPodge
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Letter template – I have a set of cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby that I used for Ridley’s homemade birthday banner.  I just trace around the letters so they are wonderfully reusable!


Carefully tear out the book pages. {Librarians, you might want to look the other way!} Arrange pages and scrapbook paper pieces as desired.  Then begin “gluing” in one area on the canvas. Brush ModPodge both under and over each piece of paper until the entire canvas is covered and glued.

Note: To give your canvas even more interest, you can place some book pages horizontal.  I have all mine going vertically, but if I had to do it over again, I would mix it up. 🙂


1. The book pages will be uneven at the edge of the canvas.

2. Even up the edges with scissors, but be sure to leave enough of the pages to turn under!

3. Finish up the corners with a nice fold.

Brush ModPodge all over the edges and corners to make sure they are well secured.


Your canvas might look a bit wrinkled, but try not to go into cardiac arrest.  I promise that it will be okay when it dries.

I added the letters f.a.l.l. to my canvas, but you could do autumn, harvest, fall-ing, simple etc.  The possibilities are endless!  I’m planning on creating other seasonal canvases too! How fun is that!?!


Still in the wrinkly drying process…but quite loverly!


My “fall” canvas is hanging on the back of my simplified bookcases beside my frugal hurricane vases. I just love this simple and quite frugal decor project. Because of the crafty stash I have on hand, I paid less than $5 to make it! {happy, happy, happy dance!}

Have you ever crafted with old book pages before?

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  1. Hi Myra!
    I need you over here right now!!..what a crafty lady you are, wish we lived closer.
    Might try your fall canvas, me that is so “un’crafty” but I have lots of books, might just try it!!
    You’ve got me going on this lovely “F’all-eve” morning!!
    Now you go have a lovely little day!
    Blessings and love…

  2. I have really been wanting to take some time to do some Fall Crafting. This post is inspiring me to just do it. Maybe this afternoon I will get a little crafting done. Love this idea. Thanks Myra.
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  3. Love it!! I love your blog and I’m so glad that Mod Podge Rocks featured it. I’ve enjoyed looking at some older posts and I’m looking forward to more. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. This is awesome! It’s such a creative idea, thanks for sharing it! I would like to know the size of your canvas, it looks pretty big and I like it!
    PS- I’ve opened up about 5 more tabs of your other projects to save for later. If only naps were longer. 😉

  5. Seriously, I need to quite looking around here – I’ve got a list of to-do’s that would wrap around the block! You’ve got such cute ideas, I just love them all! How cute would this be for Valentine’s Day with LOVE on the bottom?! L.O.V.E it.

  6. Since I am the Queen of Cheap I didn’t buy a canvas for this project. I took a big cereal box and cut the big squares out and taped them together and and made my canvas from that. I didn’t use a book either instead I printed out my “book” pages from my computer and used that. I also printed out FALL in word. I also used glue and watered it down. It works very well. I got the glue on sale for back to school and stocked up for holiday crafts. It came out very nice.

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