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Today I wanted to show you a quick and inexpensive way to dress up your walls with DIY fabric art. I love the look and they are so easy to create! There are so many choices of fabric out there… the possibilities are endless! Here’s how I made my fabric art.

DIY fabric art

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The first thing you’re going to do is determine how big you want your frames. I wanted my frames pretty big, so I picked up four of these white frames from Ikea. I have seen similar ones at Target too.

Ikea frames

Next I removed the cardboard from the frame and taped them to the wall. This helped me decide where to place the frames on the wall and how far to space them out.

DIY art

Next I cut 1/8 inch off one edge of the cardboard to allow room for the fabric when placing it back in the frame. Then I cut out a piece of fabric about 2 inches wider than the cardboard. After that I wrapped the cardboard like a present with the fabric, hot gluing as I went and then I placed the piece back in the frame.

DIY fabric art on ...super easy way to fill a big space! #homedecor

After I was finished, I hung up my new fabric art and admired it on my wall. This project took me less than an hour from start to finish. Can’t beat that! The possibilities really are endless with this simple piece of decor. Get creative! :D

Easy DIY fabric art

I’ll be putting the finishing touches on my living room this week! I’m so excited to show you the full reveal at the Jo-Ann #HGTVhomemagic Pinterest party tomorrow night.

SO I’m curious… what’s your favorite fabric pattern right now? Favorite color?


Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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16 Responses to “DIY fabric art”

  1. christine

    I love this idea. There’s something about the repetition of squares that I really like. Just out of curiosity, do you remember how much the frames cost at IKEA?

    (I just realized that the name of the frames is in the picture so I can look it up myself, but if you want to answer the question anyway for the sake of any other curious readers, go ahead….)

  2. jenny metcalf

    my Favorite Colors are Teal and Orange with a Chevron pattern, Jamie, I think you are so creative, Im honored to call you my cousin!
    love, Jenny

  3. gina

    Love this idea! I have an emoty wall in my living room but couldnt figure out what to put up – this is perfect!!

  4. Lauren @ Mom Home Guide

    Great idea! I’ve been thinking that if I could frame really large pieces of fabric, that this kind of craft would be a great way to dress up my unfnished basement’s walls. If I did this craft for the interior of my home, I would just use Command Hooks to hang my art — I don’t use a hammer and nails anymore! Thanks for posting.

  5. MissyMo

    Sorry, at first I couldn’t find where to type my comment. I got it now. lol . I love how this looks. It is beautiful. I love fabric but I don’t really enjoy quilting. This is a great option for me to use pretty fabric that I like.

  6. Christina

    I love this idea. What is the names of the fabrics. I really love the bottom teal flower one. Thank you for sharing, this has really given me great ideas to decorate my living room.

    • Jamielyn

      Thanks Christina! From left to right, top to bottom…the fabric names are: HGTV Home Boho Lattice Glacier, HGTV Home Chevron Chic Quartz, HGTV Home Wavering Citrine, HGTV Home Fully Laced Turquoise! :)

  7. Devon

    I love the room and the pictures just added the right touch. I did a similar project in my family room using black frames and scrapbook paper. Super easy, inexpensive and scrapbook paper gives you so many great colors and patterns to choose from. I LOVE DIY!!!!