Elmer's Glue on Canvas, then paint the whole thing. I have totally done this, but with a hot glue gun. Elmer's Glue seems to be a better idea since hot glue leaves behind strings and is harder to work with.
The tenderness blanket - crochet so sweet. (alternate the white row and the color row until you reach desired length). The white row looks like double crochet chain Coloured row looks like half double crochet (US) in each stitch.