Canvas Quote Mantra

While I was at Round Top’s Antique Weekend, I saw some pieces in a rustic frame with quotes painted on linen/canvas. While I loved the look, $250 for one frame was WAY out of my budget. After looking at the pieces a little closer, I thought I could get scrappy and make a few of my own. 

I found a few custom wood frames of different sizes in Warrenton and painted them with Annie Sloan Old White to match our style. 

Then I purchased the Sugar Plum font from Creative Market and designed three images within my Cricut Design Space. I wanted one quote to go across the three frames so I used this one from Magnolia Market. 

I attached linen fabric to the back of the frames with a stapler, and printed each of the quotes on Cricut vinyl to use as a stencil. Once I had the right placement on the fabric, I used Martha Stewart black acrylic paint and a dauber to paint the quote on the linen. 

And viola! I ended up with three custom prints for under $75! 


  • Wooden frames of various sizes 
  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a color of your choice. You can also choose to wax with Annie Sloan Clear Wax but I skipped this step. 

  • 1 1/2 yards of linen fabric

  • Vinyl Cricut 

  • Cricut Air and medium weight mat

  • Cricut Transfer Tape

  • Font of your choice

  • Martha Stewart acrylic paint in aa color of your choice

  • Heavy duty staple