Friday, May 13, 2011

Easy-Peasy Fabric Wall Art

DIY Fabric Wall Art for Beginners

It was time to take a short break from sewing cloth napkins and take care of the big empty spot on our store wall.  The fact that we are not artists ourselves does not hinder us because we are surrounded by beautiful fabric.  This project is so simple, anyone with a little motivation and an extra hour can do it.  

Step 1:  Pick out a fabric you absolutely love!  We chose a quilting weight 100% cotton: Alexander Henry's Larkspur Border Stripe in Multi.

Step 2: Obtain an unframed artist canvas, new or used.  Measure and cut your fabric so that you will have a 2-inch wrap around on the back side of the canvas.

Step 3:  Secure the fabric to the back of the canvas using a staple gun or flat tacks.  (I prefer a staple gun).  Make sure you fasten the fabric securely, but NOT so tight that you are stretching it. 
  • Start with the middle of the top, followed by the middle of the bottom, then the middle of each side. 
  • Finish securing the rest of the top, followed by the bottom, then each side - fastening every 6 inches or so and stopping about 4 inches away from each corner.
  • Wrap those corners just like you would wrap a present - then tack 'em down with your staple or tack.

Step 4: If not already attached, affix a picture hanger or wire to the back of the canvas, pick your spot on the wall, hammer in a nail, and hang your art. 

Step 5: Take a big step back and enjoy the new view of your room.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  And have fun looking at our beautiful fabrics for inspiration.

1 comment:

  1. interesting! did this back in 1969 with Marimekko fabric found in SF on our honeymoon. Nice to see Modern Fabrics with the same bold graphic qualities.