Do you have any walls in your home in need of something? Or maybe you have something there but you need a little decor sprucing? Well I’ve got the perfect DIY project for you then. These fabric covered canvases are super easy to make. And there are so many fabric colors and patterns to choose from, your options are endless. I suggest picking materials that either have the same color tone or pattern. For example, I chose blue as my theme. Now, obviously there are many shades of blue and not all of them will look nice together, so I walked around the fabric store with each fabric I liked to see if they would go well together. If you have any trouble selecting fabrics, most fabric stores have a quilting section where they’ll have fabrics pre-arranged that look good together. I suggest starting there.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Blank canvases in whatever size you desire
Fabric piece for each canvas (The amount of fabric you’ll need depends on your canvas size. Measure your canvas size and purchase enough fabric to allow for at least 3 ” extra on all sides of your canvas.)
Step 1: Iron any wrinkles out of each piece of fabric.
Step 2: Cut each piece of fabric with about 3″ of extra fabric beyond the frames edge like below.
Step 3: Fold fabric over once, then fold over back of canvas frame and staple starting from the center and working out towards the edges. I put about 5 to 7 staples in per edge. (Safety note: If you are working with an electric staple gun like I am here, be sure to always put the safety on when you are not working and unplug it when you walk away or are not using it, especially if you have children.)
Step 4: After you staple one side, staple the opposite end making sure you pull your fabric taut, but not too tight.
Step 5: Leave corners for now and staple your other two side.
Step 6: Once you’re done with all 4 sides, take a corner and fold it in like the edge of gift, making sure the fold looks nice and even. Then staple down
Step 7: You can either cut the extra fabric off like below or tuck it under and staple it with your fold in the previous step. I tucked mine under and stapled it with the rest because my fabrics weren’t too thick and it was one less step.
Step 8: Turn canvas over and admire your beautiful work. Repeat steps 1 through 7 for all of your canvases.
Then hang them in a pretty pattern like so.
I love this tutorial because its an easy, inexpensive way to decorate a wall that you can be proud to display in your home. Hope you enjoy it!
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