DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas

Happy Thursday!

Today, April from House by Hoff and Jen from Migonis Home and I have joined forces to bring you our monthly $30 Thursday challenge. In case you’re new here, $30 Thursday takes place the first Thursday of each month and we each share a project or idea that you can recreate for $30 or less.

This month, I’m sharing my DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas…. I’ve seen a few floating around and I’m always so drawn to them…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

I must say, making it brought back all sorts of memories for me. I was in FFA (Future Farmers of America) and 4-H throughout high school and grade school. In my Ag class, we studied and studied the butcher guide for beef. It was so fun to go back and refresh my memory. Plus, my family also raises cattle, so this is the perfect fit for our lifestyle and home…

To make it, I started with my silhouette. I found the cow in their download library. Once I had it the size that I wanted, I cut my freezer paper to size and cut the image with the silhouette…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I grabbed my frame, and black canvas fabric, and cut the canvas to size…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I ironed the canvas and placed the cow outline on the canvas…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once that was ironed on, I placed the inset cow in place…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

I did my best to line it up…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I ironed it place as well…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used white craft paint and a sponge dabber….

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then started dabbing the paint onto the black gap…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once I was done, I started pulling up the outer copy…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once that was gone, I started pulling up the inner copy…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once the painted outline had fully dried, I started on the actual butcher guide…

I used a white fabric marking pencil…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I started making dashes where each different section of the beef is…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

I used a template as an example, then marked the different areas with the white pencil…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then to rough it up a bit, and to give it a chalkboard look, I rubbed chalk over the entire canvas…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

I set the frame on top of the canvas…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

And added a bit more chalk to each of the corners…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

To attach it to the frame, I flipped over the frame and canvas…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then used thumbtacks to attach it…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

I made sure the cow was centered in the frame, then pulled the fabric tight and added additional thumbtacks…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

With that, it was done!

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

I couldn’t wait to put it in the breakfast nook…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Let me just tell you, I am so thrilled with how everything is coming together…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

And I just love, love, love this canvas…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s such a perfect fit for the room…

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m a happy girl!

DIY Beef Butcher Guide Canvas by The Wood Grain Cottage

Now, let’s see what April and Jen have been busy creating…

$30 Thursday Collage

April is sharing this adorable Rustic Spring Birdies Display. It makes me want spring really bad…

rustic spring birdies display | House by Hoff

And Jen is sharing this beautiful Mirrored Buffet… I can’t wait to see the transformation!

mirrored buffet | Migonis Home

So there you have it, another month of easy projects that you can recreate for your own home. And if you aren’t already, be sure to follow our $30 Thursday Pinterest board. We have quite the collection of easy and affordable projects!

Main SignaturePsst…. You don’t have to use a silhouette for this. Just print out the outline of the animal, rub the backside with chalk or lead, then set it on your fabric and trace the outline. You’ll be left with a great outline, which you can then paint or draw over. Easy.

Lovely comments so far...

  1. So cute! I love it!

  2. Girl…YOU ARE SO TALENTED! I LOVE IT! Seriously, I am completely IN love!!!
    You go girl;) Moooooo… blessings & <3 M

  3. i love it. it so looks like a chalkboard.

  4. I love this canvas! I could swear it is a chalkboard…you did a great job getting the look just right! Another great project! :)

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