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Fabric DIY Wall Art {tutorial}

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Fabric DIY Wall Art is one of the easiest and quickest ways to add color or pattern to a room. You can use fabric, sheets, towels, whatever has a color or a pattern you love. I recently shared our family room last week with DIY Wall Art that I made last summer and realized after a few emails wondering where I bought the wall art, I never showed you how I made them. I did share them last summer on our mantel but never shared the tutorial.

fabric diy wall art tutorial

Here is a photo of the yellow and white fabric DIY wall art from last weeks post that has generated an explosion in my inbox! ha

Fabric DIY wall art

Yesterday I made another set of fabric covered dump truck canvas pieces. Yes, all I did was use fabric from previous projects and stapled it over the dump truck art work. When my son was younger, he was obsessed with dump trucks so because I have a small fortune invested in dump truck art work, I am trying to reuse them throughout the house. Here is a close up of the dump truck canvas art work covered in yellow and white fabric. I decided to hot glue the wooden picture frame on one of the pieces to help coordinate the burlap curtains with the art work.

Fabric DIY wall art

First take your canvas, poster board, or old photo you would like to recycle and lay it face down on top of your fabric.

fabric diy wall art

fabric diy wall art tutorial

Cut your fabric leaving 2 inches on either side.

fabric diy wall art  Next I used my Stanley staple gun with 1/4″ staples to staple the fabric to the canvas piece.

fabric diy wall art tutorial

Viola, you have a fun piece of DIY Wall Art at a minimal expense. I decided to swap out the yellow and white fabric wall art and display my new wall art featuring the fabric from HGTV’s new summer line. I had this fun pink and orange themed fabric left over from my DIY pillow tutorial so I decided to swap out the blue chair and add the rocker with the coordinating pillow. A new look by shopping my house.

fabric diy wall art tutorial

Here is a close up of the dump truck sporting it’s new look.

fabric diy wall art tutorial

How about placing your DIY Wall Art on a trunk or bench?

fabric diy wall art tutorial

I love the idea of leaning Wall Art against a surface.

fabric diy wall art tutorial

Sometimes when I do things around our house, at the time, they have no purpose. What I mean is, many times I get bored with how something looks or it finally dawns on me that, that space is ugly. ha. You know when you look at something for so long, it becomes a permanent fixture and before you know it, months go by. Sometimes years. Call it my anxiety or whatever, but I am constantly switching out home decor and reusing it in another space. So what do you think? Are you ready to make your own Fabric DIY Wall Art?

PS. the green dresser is from Home Goods

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  1. Where did you get the yellow and white fabric? I LOVE it! 🙂

    And what a genius idea for making easy wall decor. You could even put a picture in the frame too, if you wanted to display pictures in a clever way.

    I also love the shelf on the board and batten. We don’t have ledge on our board and batten, so I was trying to think of a way to add some decor to our empty wall. I’ll be looking for a white shelf this weekend!

  2. Great idea! I have nothing new to add: just wanted to say that I find it hilarious that you ended up with this massive cache of dump truck art. Are these handpainted or just, for lack of better term, reproductions?

    I love the colour scheme of your living room! It’s so cheerful!

  3. Nicole Z. says:

    Love it! Where did you buy the beautiful teal chest of drawers below it? Or, did you refinish it yourself? I would love to know what paint/technique you used if you did. Beautiful, beautiful home. :0)

  4. Love the mulit colored ones

  5. Michelle Roberts says:

    This is awesome! I am always searching for new ideas to repurpose things around my house. I am definitely doing this! Would you please share how you attached the frame to the fabric? Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  6. I just wanted to say how beautiful your home is and what a blessing it is you share your creativity and vision with others. Taking the time to document your projects and share with others is a labor of love and truly a source of inspiration. Thank you!

  7. This sounds so easy, even I could do it. Off to find some fabric!
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. What is the color of your walls?! Love it!

  9. Jennifer M says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! Now how did you attach the frame to the fabric? (Did I miss that link?)

  10. Where did you get the gorgeous fabric? Thanks!

  11. I discovered you on pinterest quite by chance about 4 hours ago. I don’t subscribe to many pages, but I quickly realized your site would be an extremely valuable resource to a DIY novice like me.

    In the above tutorial regarding DIY wall art, your p.s. told us the green dresser is from Home Goods. Thank you for giving us that information as I wanted to know if it was another DIY project or an out right purchase. I also wanted to know if the “industrial” looking coffee table is another project of yours. If it is another of your DIYs, have you posted a tutorial for that project?

    I’m looking forward to further exploring the ideas and tutorials you’ve posted!

  12. The ‘She sells seashells’ – priceless ; )

      1. Ha! My girls and i love it – did you make it?

  13. I love the dresser! Looking for two to put on either side of my fireplace with lamps and accessories. Can you tell me the purchase price???

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