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Mosaic Fabric Seahorse Canvas

Mosaic Fabric Seahorse Canvas

The Mosaic Fabric Seahorse Canvas is the perfect wall decoration for any beach or ocean themed room. Use recycled fabric or fabric from a thrift store and arrange it into the shape of a seahorse with this free pattern that shows you how to make a mosaic. Whenever you look at this mosaic art, you will be wishing for a summer vacation to somewhere warm and sunny with an ocean view. This decoupage craft only requires a few materials, some of which you most likely own already, so get this eco-friendly craft started today!

Primary TechniqueMosaics




  • 12x24 stretched canvas
  • White acrylic craft paint
  • 3 shades of blue fabric (light, dark, and a medium shade)
  • Decoupage medium
  • Scissors
  • Parchment paper
  • Seahorse pattern 1
  • Seahorse pattern 2
  • Masking tape


  1. Paint canvas completely with a coat of white craft paint. This will help keep any dust, dirt and smudges from collecting on the canvas as it creates a seal.

  2. Prep your fabric by laying out sheets of parchment paper and placing fabric on top of it. Apply a layer of decoupage medium to the fabric. This will keep the fabric from fraying when you cut it. When dry, peel fabric off of the parchment paper.

  3. Print off both patterns and tape together. Position it onto your canvas and tack in place with masking tape.

  4. Cut out one section of the seahorse's tail from the pattern. Using the corresponding fabric, place pattern piece over the fabric and cut out.

  5. Apply decoupage to the back side of the fabric piece. Press onto the canvas and smooth out.

  6. Continue this process, working your way up the tail one piece at a time.

  7. Continue working your way all the way up until the seahorse is complete.

  8. For the eye, use the dark fabric, and for the small circle inside the eye use the light fabric.

  9. There is no need to add a layer of decoupage over the top of the entire piece. However, you can spray the finished work with acrylic sealer spray (I used matte finish).

Pattern Note:

  • The letters on the pattern represent which color fabric to use. M = medium shade, L = light shade, and D = dark shade.


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Where can I get the pattern? This project would be perfect for our Art Camp. There is an annoying popup ad on the 'print' both patterns and at the bottom of of the instructions there is not a link to find the pattern.

Hi there - the patterns are now included in the materials list. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts


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