Fabric Scrap Mini Canvas Art Tutorial

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, what better way to use up my beautiful Liberty London scraps bought from Alice Caroline than with mini canvas art. This can be done using just small pieces of treasured fabrics from your stash. See instructions on how to make this tiny canvas art after the jump. You can also check out my other fabric scrap projects here.

Mad For Fabric - Fabric Scrap Mini Art Canvas


  • Martha Stewart Decoupage Formula in Matte – I bought mine from Michaels but Amazon also sells this. You can also use Modge Podge for Fabric I tried for this canvas art project here.
  • Mini Art Canvas -  I bought mine from a discount store but Michaels also sells these in different sizes.
  • Mini Easel ( optional ) – My easels came with the set I bought from the discount store but Michaels also sells these. You can glue a ribbon to the back of the canvas and hang these to the wall as decoration.
  • Glue Stick
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Scissors
  • Brush


1. For the small hearts, draw one free hand on paper and cut. Use cut heart shape as a template and trace to your fabric scraps so you have uniform size hearts. Alternatively you can cut the hearts from your fabric scraps free hand. Just be sure all the pieces will fit on your canvas.

Mad For Fabric - Mini Hearts From Liberty Fabric
Hearts Cut From Paper Template

2. To make the large heart containing multiple scraps, draw the heart onto a piece of muslin roughly the same size as your canvas. Use glue stick to adhere the scraps to the muslin on the side where you did not draw the heart shape. When you are done, flip the muslin over and cut along the drawn heart shape.

Mad For Fabric - Muslin For Fabric Scrap Heart
Heart Drawn Free Hand on Muslin
Mad For Fabric - Scraps Glued to Muslin and Cut To Heart Shape
Heart Shape Cut From Muslin After Scraps Are Glued Down

3. For each canvas, use a brush to dap a bit of Martha Stewart decoupage medium to the back of your fabric heart and adhere to the canvas. This will prevent the fabric from moving when you coat the entire canvas with decoupage.

Mad For Fabric - Mini Hearts Decoupage To Mini Canvas
Brush Decoupage Over the Entire Canvas

4. Let the canvas sit for 1-2 hours to dry. I decided against using Modge Podge this time because it tends leave a shiny and tacky finish. The Martha Stewart decoupage turned out very nicely with a matte finish that is not tacky.

I can’t decide which one I like more.

Mad For Fabric - Fabric Scrap Mini Canvas Art 1

Mad For Fabric - Fabric Scrap Mini  Canvas Art 2

Do you have favorite scraps you can’t part with? Also consider trying this project on a larger size canvas to use up a bunch of your small treasured scraps and have a lovely canvas art to decorate your home.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy “mad” crafting!



  1. Michelle says:

    What a cute idea! Quick and easy, my kind of project. I’d paint the canvas first and make ones for every month, holiday or season! Great job!

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