How to Make Fabric Wall Art – Easy DIY Tutorial

How to Make Fabric Wall Art – Easy DIY Tutorial

Hi, I’m Clara from Online Fabric Store. Making fabric wall art is an easy and inexpensive way to add color and pattern to your home decor. So let’s get started. The materials you’ll need are: 1 yard of fabric, this is Waverly Lovely Lattice Aqua, canvas stretcher bars or a pre-made canvas, scissors, a hammer, and a staple gun. You can either use a pre-made artist’s canvas or get canvas stretcher bars to make the frame, which is a more economical option especially for larger scale art. Take 2 of the stretcher bars and slide them together to form a 90 degree angle. Make sure the points meet at the corner. Repeat this to put together the rest of the frame. Lay your fabric face down and place the frame on top, also facing down. Leave a good amount of fabric around the edges so there’s plenty to wrap around the back of the frame. I’m cutting the fabric so there’s about 3 or 4 inches of excess fabric. Fold over one side of the fabric and put a staple in the center. Now go to the opposite side, pull so the fabric is taut, and add another staple. Then staple in the middle of the other two sides. Next put two staples on either side of the center staple so they’re a couple inches apart. Alternating between opposite sides, work your way out towards the corners. The last step is wrapping the corners. On one edge, staple the fabric all the way to the corner. Next pinch the fabric and fold it so it’s creating a 45 degree angle like this. Then take the rest of the fabric, pull up and fold it over the back. This will create a nice clean fold right at the corner. Staple the folds in place. Repeat for the rest of the corners. Hammer down any staples that are sticking out. Then trim any excess fabric off the back. You can hang a single canvas, or create a whole gallery wall of fabric art. Thanks for watching this OFS project.

27 thoughts on “How to Make Fabric Wall Art – Easy DIY Tutorial

  1. I did mine with plain cardboard and spray adhesive.  The panels are so thin and light, I attached them to the wall with a small piece of peel and stick velcro.

  2. I bought a 5 pack of 16/20 canvas. I'm planning to do fabric wall art. Can you please let me know how much fabric is needed for 16 * 20 canvas frame, so that i can start. Since I'm totally new for this art I'm confused what to ask in crafts store about the fabric. Kindly help me with my project

  3. This is a great DIY video! You can always a shorter staple like a 1/4-inch, which should eliminate the need to hammer in any staples. Also, for projects like this, a non-stretch fabric is typically the best choice. Thank you for using our Arrow T50 staple gun for this project! #MadeWithArrow

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  5. thank you ! i love fabric… wall in my dining room with several convasses, i mean a bunch…. changing the multiple canvases with fabric for the season or event or mood i'm in…… what fun…..coordinate with flowers and decor …..the plus is i don't have to paint and it enhances our small home beautifully … there are some gorgeous fabrics out there

  6. Great video! I would like to stretch a hand made blanket onto a canvas. Would you know if it’s the same process?

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