Decorating With Fabric Art

Posted by Judy Taylor on

 

Fabric is such an easy way to decorate, and you aren’t limited to using fabric on just chairs and curtains, either. A good fabric is itself a piece of art. Think about it—there is a seemingly endless supply of beautiful fabric, and much of it has lovely unique designs already printed and ready to go! That’s what I thought when I saw this fabric.

 

 

And the neat thing about it, you don't have to know how to sew.  All you need is a piece of canvas board and a staple gun.

 

First you need to measure your fabric panel to know what size canvas to buy.  A little note on fabric—the easiest fabric to work with is cotton. If you use a stretchier fabric, you might inadvertently stretch out any design the fabric has.

 

 

Once you’ve cut your fabric, iron it to remove any wrinkles and lay it out on your workspace with the right side of the fabric down. Then, in a well-ventilated area, spray down the entire front of the canvas and gently lay it on the ironed fabric. The adhesive won’t do a great job keeping the fabric in place, but it will help you position it before stapling.  Sometimes I omit the spray adhesive.

 

 

 Flip the canvas over and wrap the excess fabric around the canvas and start stapling. I usually start  with the top, then I make sure the fabric is still completely wrinkle-free on the front and staple the bottom. When you’re stapling the sides, just fold the corners like you’re wrapping a present.  And then just hang with a picture hanger on your wall.

 

 

If you have a movie room, you can decorate with fabric movie panels stapled to canvas like this John Wayne panel......

 

 

.....or this Marilyn Monroe panel we have in the shop.  Here are a few other panels we have in the shop that would be fun to make fabric wall art from.

 

 

 

 

So just have fun with it and add some color and flare to your home decor with fabric!!

 


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