I recently whipped up this fabric wall art when my mom was in need of some wall decor above her bed. I’ve done a few canvas or large frame projects, so she asked me to do something with canvas for this wall as well.
Here’s what her wall looked like before:
And here’s the after:
I was at Michaels and found 5 16″ x 20″ canvases on sale for $5… Total! The reason: the first canvas in the pack was ripped.
But this didn’t matter, since the canvas was going to be covered with fabric.
Biggest mistake of the entire project right here: going to JoAnn’s on a Saturday. What were we thinking?!?! We started in the quilting fabric section, but the patterns on the fabrics were all too small. So, we moved on over to home decor fabric. It is a bit more expensive per yard, but we had a couple of coupons. Never, ever, buy fabric without a coupon or a sale! We picked 2 patterns to cover 3 canvases, so one fabric would be used twice.
I cut the fabric just a bit larger than the canvas, making sure to have enough excess to cover the edges.
Then I hot glued the fabric on the back of all 4 sides of the canvas.
I trimmed off the corners, so that when I folded over the fabric, the edges wouldn’t be too bulky.
Folded and hot glued the corners. I also hot glued my fingers a few times… but hey, what’s a good craft project if you don’t walk away with a hot glue burn?
I glued down the corners and made sure the fabric was secured all the way around the canvas. Then two more canvases to cover. This was such a super simple and inexpensive wall art project.
Easy Fabric Wall Art
Here’s the end result. For the cost of some fabric, and less than an hour, this is a fantastic wall decor solution for renters or budget friendly decorators.