So first you just need to cover your canvas with the burlap. This is not difficut, but it just takes some pulling and gluing and trimming to get it nice and neat. I like using burlap a bit bigger than the canvas so you have plenty of extra and you can trim it when it's all in place.
I would glue one side and pull it tight, then glue the side opposite to it. That way the burlap is taught against the canvas and there's no slack to it.
Just keep gluing, stretching and trimming until the burlap has covered the front of the canvas.
Trim the back.
Flip it to the front and stick the thumb tacks in on the corners. On my canvas, they went right in very easily. You could definitely do an entire border with the thumb tacks, but for this canvas, I wanted to keep it simple.
Then just hot glue your spoons into place! Easy and done!
I like how simple it looks, and yet it's a great way to display these very special pieces.
This would also be a great way to display vintage or antique silverware, or a complete placesetting.