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Apr 24, 2021


Framed Americana Star DIY

Have you ever bought a framed canvas and reversed it by removing the canvas to expose the frame it’s on? It is one of my favorite ways to make a BEAUTIFUL framed piece, like this one. I buy my framed canvases at Good Will or the Dollar Tree. I have never payed more than a dollar for them!!! It is so amazing how you can make something so cute for under $3.00!


  • Framed Canvas

  • Star Pattern

  • Red Fabric

  • Blue Fabric

  • Piece of Cardstock

  • Small Square Block

  • Waverly Wax in Antique

  • Paint Brush

  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

  • Scissors

The first thing I did was remove the Canvas from the frame. I bought my frame from Good Will so there was already a painting on it. I just flipped the canvas over and removed the staples so the canvas would come off.

Once the staples and canvas was removed I took my Waverly Wax in Antique and Stained the wooden frame with it. It turns out so cute!!! Just look at it.

Now your frame is stained, take the canvas you removed and cut it down to the size of your frame. You are going to want to hot glue the canvas back onto your frame. (Make sure if the canvas was painted on, flip it over to the back side.)

Next it’s time to make the Darling Star. I printed a star off, on my printer, and used it for the pattern. Once printed I cut it out so I could trace it onto my cardstock.

Once the star is traced, simply take your scissors and cut it out.

Now Hot Glue the star onto your red fabric. I used red and white striped ticking fabric. Then cut the star out of the fabric.

Now that the star is cut out you are going to add the blue fabric to the upper left side of the star. When I hot glued it to the star I completely covered the left star point, and covered half of the top star point.

After the hot glue was dry I again cut the blue fabric out to make it a star shape. Look how absolutely DARLING it turns out!!!! I don’t have a picture of this, but I wanted my star to look rustic so I dry brushed some of the Waverly wax over it. It made it look old and a little dirty.

Next before I glued the star into the frame, I glued a small wooden block onto the back of it. I wanted the star to be raised up off of the canvas.

Lastly I hot glued the star to the Canvas, making sure it was centered in the frame.

Look how cute it is!!! It would be darling on a Tiered Tray or sitting in an Easel like this. I hope I have inspired you to make one. You will love it!!!!

This is Holly, “Doing what I Love.”


My name is Holly, and I am the co-owner of Doing what we Love with Holly & Renee. I was born and raised in Utah and I love the beauties of this state. I am a mother to 2 wonderful children (who both are married), a wife to an amazing husband, and a Grandma to the cutest little girl on earth.

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