Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bare Walls Drive Me Crazy! - Fabric Wall Hangings Tutorial

I was renting a house with really high ceilings and I couldn't paint the white walls. So, I decided to make some wall hangings to take up some of the empty space. What a difference it made! Now they are hanging in my apartment and look great in a small space as well.

Materials you will need:
Thin sheets of wood
fabric of your choice
Stapler gun
Picture Hangers

I went to Lowes and found sheets of thin wood. You can have them cut it in any size you want. I chose to have 4 pieces of 2' X2' for my project.

Then I got some coordinating fabric on clearance.

1. Cut your fabric a little bigger than your piece of wood. I made mine 2 ft 8 in X 2 ft 8 in.

2.Wrap the fabric across the wood and staple one side to the back. Continue with the other sides. Make sure that you pull the fabric tight across the front.

3. Nail in the picture hanger. I got the kind with teeth that you hook on to a nail.

Hang your new wall art and enjoy your lack of blank emptiness!


Laura Wilkerson said...

I love those and you can change out fabric when you get tired of the old....I've done something similar a while back but I found styrofoam thin squares at Hancock fabrics and did mine on those for my little girls room but I like the wood better....much more sturdy.
Have a great day!

MamaMonki said...

I love this idea. So simple but looks elegant. I hate bare walls too - so I may have to give this a try.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

laxsupermom said...

Love this idea! What a great way to have a constantly changing art wall. Thanks for sharing.

Lyndsay said...

Very cute idea! :)It really adds a lot to the wall.

Thanks for your comment!

Allison Nicole said...

Hey Melanie! Thanks for following! I'm now following back! This is a great idea, I may have to give it a whirl! :) Allison

Anonymous said...

Hey Melanie, I'm following you too!..Thanks for visiting LazyonLoblolly and your comment is so appreciated.
Cloth wall hanging, what a great idea, that's a good way to pop some color,texture and interest in a room.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Great idea for those high ceilings!!! I'm following, too. Thanks for visiting!

Judy said...

What a great idea. I am now following you back. I have so much fabric...I'm going to definitely try this one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nichole said...

I'm your newest follower. Look forward to reading your blog. Thanks for following my blog.
Don't be a stranger stop by my blog anytime to see whats going on in my neck of the woods.

Shauna K said...

hi Melanie, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet words! :) This is a great idea! I have some extra fabric from a recent project and totally want to make them into wall hangings now! ;)

RHome410 said...

I love fabric wall hangings...Have one right over my computer monitor, where I am now.

Thanks for stopping by my blog after finding me via Debbie's Newbie Linkup party ...I'm one of your new followers.

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