DIY Waxed Canvas

DIY Waxed Canvas @themerrythoughtI’ve had a few waxed canvas projects on the back burner for a while. I kept telling myself to order some so I could get started but never got around to it. The other day I was thinking about one of the projects and decided to try to make my own canvas! I did a bit of research and found Otter Wax – a few other crafters had recommended it and I decided to give it a try. I’ll be sharing a tutorial using the finished canvas next week so I thought I would share this in case you want to get some canvas ready for that!DIY Waxed Canvas @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
-Canvas
Otter Wax Fabric Wax

How to make it:
-Rub fabric wax into the canvas. Work in small sections if you’re using a big section of fabric. (If your wax is really hard or cold, you can use a blow dryer to warm it up. It wasn’t necessary for mine.)
-Use your finger to smooth out wax across canvas.
-Let cure for a few days, until it looses tackiness.
DIY Waxed Canvas @themerrythoughtOkay! I’ll be back with more tips and a waxed canvas project tutorial next week! For now, I’m off to the mountains!

xo. Caitlin

2 comments
  • kariThursday, February 4, 2016 - 3:14 pm

    This is probably a really silly question, but will this “melt” if it gets warm? If so, is store-bought waxed canvas sometimes treated with something additional to prevent this? Curious.ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathMonday, February 8, 2016 - 4:46 pm

      The wax won’t ever completely melt off of the canvas because it soaks into the fabric but if it’s exposed to a lottt of heat, the wax in the fabric can start to melt and the canvas will become soft and warm rather than firm. I’m not sure how different this is with store-bought canvas – but most of the store-bought canvas will use petroleum by-product waxes rather than natural waxes.ReplyCancel

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