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DIY Wood Frame for an Artist Canvas

Hi, Friends.  I’m back today to show you another DIY Wood Frame for a Mary & Martha tea towel or any canvas art for that matter.  If you missed my first DIY frame tutorial, you can see it HERE.  For this project, I used another Lindsay Letters tea towel sold by Mary and Martha.  It reads – “We open our homes with love and grace and ask God’s blessing on this place”.

Wood Frame Mary and Martha Tea Towel

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DIY Wood Frame for an 20 x 24″ Artist Canvas


20″ x 24″ artist canvas

1″ x 2″ x 8′ piece of wood trim

Minwax Classic Gray Stain

Tack nails or Staple Gun

Picture Hanger Kit



If you are going to apply the Mary & Martha tea towel to your canvas, follow Steps 1, 2, and 3.  If not, you can skip to Step 4.

Step 1

Iron the tea towel.  This is an important step – who wants wrinkles or creases in their artwork!

Step 2

Spray your artist canvas with the spray adhesive – spray edges as well.  Carefully line up your tea towel over the canvas so the image is centered.  Apply light pressure once you have the tea towel where you want it.  Make sure you don’t have any wrinkles or air bubbles.

DIY Wood Frame Mary and Martha Tea Towel

Step 3

Fold the tea towel fabric over the edges and cut off excess fabric as shown.

DIY Wood Frame

Step 4

Cut the 1″ x 2″ x 8′ wood trim to size.

(if you don’t have a saw, Home Depot will cut the wood for free)

For a 20″ x 24″ inch  frame opening you need  2 – 21 9/16″L and  2 –  24 1/4″L

Lay wood trim pieces around the canvas to make sure you have a good fit.  Then, use a pneumatic stapler or tack nails to assemble the frame.

1" x 2" x 8' wood trim

Step 5

Stain your frame.  For this frame, I used Minwax Wood Finish Stain in Classic Gray 271.

Step 6

Once the stain is dry, you can insert the canvas into the frame.  Mine is a very tight fit, so I did nothing further to secure it.  Then I used two small eye screws and picture hanger wire to hang the framed canvas.

Wood Frame Wire Hanger

Here’s a close-up look at the framed canvas.

Wood Frame Canvas

And, here’s the finished piece.  I really like this look!   What do you think?

DIY Frame for Lindsay Letters Tea Towel on Artist Canvas

Or, do you like  THIS wider style wood frame.

Acts 2:46 Tea Towel Art and DIY Wood Frame

Here are the exclusive Lindsay Letters products available at Mary & Martha and the prices are amazing!  

Mary & Martha Acts 2:46 Tea Towel

Acts 2:46 Tea Towel


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Julie K

Thursday 25th of August 2016

Absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing the directions. While it may seem easy to some, I appreciate the exact directions as I would have wasted time and money figuring it out. Love it!

Debbie Holsworth

Thursday 18th of August 2016

What are the dimensions of the wide frame. I have that tea towel and would like to frame it.

Doreen Cagno

Thursday 18th of August 2016

Hi, Debbie.

You'll find the full tutorial, including the dimensions, for the wide frame in this post -



Thursday 18th of August 2016

I love them both!!!! Oh I need to make one?With help I could do it!!!