After taking the plastic wrap off the canvas(!) I used fabric glue to stick the padding on. Just enough to secure it place really.
Then I place the cross stitch of the canvas and basically eyeballed the correct position. The I flipped it over very carefully and placed a staple on either side.
I would have added more photos of this process but my stapler was spitting out 2 staples at a time and it didn't look so pretty. But hey its at the back so nobody will see it!
Then I tucked in the fabric to make neatish corners. At this point I thought it was all looking a bit to white so decided to jazz it up with some lovely grosgrain polka dot ribbon.
I backed the ribbon with double sided tape....
At the end I tucked the end of the ribbon under the ribbon where I had started - does that make sense?
As you can tell from this photo I should have spent a bit more time ironing the finished piece before I started mounting it - oops.
You can find the pdf pattern to stitch these 9 Russian dolls in my etsy store.