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DIY Fabric Wall Art

DIY Fabric Wall Art

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This DIY Fabric Wall Art is inexpensive, simple and easy to make. Last fall I was redecorating my guest bedroom downstairs. I needed inexpensive wall art and saw a fabric project on an online decor website. I decided to try it out.

It is about as simple and inexpensive as ‘DIY’ gets.

For the materials, I found 6 matching frames at a garage sale for $5.00 total.  I found a bunch of fabric remnants, yards, etc. at another garage sale which averaged about .50 cents each. Then I got out my staple gun and staples that I already had in my garage.

DIY Fabric Wall Art

First, cut the fabric to fit the outside rim of the frame (which should add about an inch on each side)—this is so you have a little material to work with.

DIY Fabric Wall Art

Next, make sure the fabric is centered/lined up correctly. Pull it tightly. Then use a staple gun (Stanley Sharpshooter) and staple the fabric to the frame using (5/16″ light duty) staples .

DIY Fabric Wall Art

The important part of this step is to make sure you are stapling towards the side/thicker side of the frame instead of straight down/forward. If you staple forward your staples could pop through the front of frame and be seen or even split it because it is the thinner part of the frame. So staple into the side of the frame.

DIY Fabric Wall Art

Work your way around stapling the fabric across from each other. I would staple two staples and then pull the fabric tight and staple two on the opposite side of the frame. I worked my way around like that to make sure there wasn’t any lag or wrinkles.

The nice thing about this project is that you can redo/undo if necessary.

DIY Fabric Wall Art

After it is all stapled and pulled tight, trim the fabric.

DIY Fabric Wall Art

And you are ready to hang or display your DIY Fabric Wall Art as desired!

These are the six I made.

DIY Fabric Wall Art

For under $10.00 I made 6 framed wall art items—granted they are quite simplistic—but they work well in the space I used them in.

Early this year, I actually moved three of them up to my master bedroom when I redecorated. I’ve liked having them on the wall in my room as well!

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Staple gun (Stanley Sharpshooter)

Staples (5/16″ light duty)



Scissors DIY Fabric Wall Art

Happy DIY-ing!

DIY Fabric Wall Art

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Monday 28th of March 2022

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Friday 19th of August 2016

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jodie filogomo

Thursday 26th of May 2016

What a great idea especially for my mother who has a ton of extra fabric laying around!! jodie thursday favorite things!

Anita Fowler

Tuesday 31st of May 2016

Yes it is just so simple and fun! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday 26th of May 2016

This is simply genius! I love the look. So happy to find your awesome blog at the fav things hop. I am now a new fan & follower!

Anita Fowler

Tuesday 31st of May 2016

Thank you Suzie that is so nice of you! I'll stop by on your blog too.