DIY fabric art


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

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?


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. christine posted on August 21, 2013 at 2:08 pm (#

    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….)

    • Jamielyn posted on August 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm (#

      Thanks Christine, I love the repetition too! The frames were $7.99 each! :)

  2. jenny metcalf posted on August 21, 2013 at 8:47 pm (#

    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

    • Jamielyn posted on August 22, 2013 at 12:25 pm (#

      Thanks Jenny, I am so grateful you are my cousin too! Love you! :)

  3. gina posted on August 22, 2013 at 8:22 am (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on August 22, 2013 at 12:21 pm (#

      So easy and fun! :) Glad you liked it!

  4. Lauren @ Mom Home Guide posted on August 22, 2013 at 9:09 am (#

    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on August 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm (#

      It definitely dressed up my bare walls! Hope it does the same for yours! :)

  5. Holly @HollyPop Designs posted on August 22, 2013 at 10:34 am (#

    Such a great idea! You could even change them up for holidays! The possibilities are endless!

    • Jamielyn posted on August 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm (#

      So true, that is such a great idea! They are so easy to switch out! :)

  6. MissyMo posted on August 27, 2013 at 12:33 am (#

    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on August 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm (#

      This definitely is an easy way to display cute fabric! I love the simplicity of it!

  7. Christina posted on September 10, 2013 at 10:56 pm (#

    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 posted on September 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm (#

      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! :)

  8. Devon posted on February 7, 2014 at 7:17 am (#

    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!!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm (#

      Scrapbook paper would work great too! I love how easy and pretty these frames turn out! :)

  9. keri posted on November 1, 2014 at 5:33 pm (#

    Love this.  I also love the wall color.  That’s the color I’m looking for.  What is it? 

    • Jamielyn posted on December 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm (#

      Hi Keri! It is called Agreeable Gray by SW. :)

  10. Effie posted on May 10, 2015 at 2:01 pm (#

    I tried this on a smaller scale for my sister’s room. Looked beautiful in the light.

  11. Effie posted on May 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm (#

    Simple and beautiful project. Tried this in my sisters room with scrap fabric. Stands out nicely when the sun shines through. 

  12. Sam @ DIY Just Cuz posted on July 10, 2015 at 4:35 am (#

    How simple is this, and it’s so cute! Love it :)

  13. Oghenero posted on March 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm (#

    Hi Jamielyn
    I absolutely enjoy reading your blog. Fabric art is simply so chic and elegant, a great idea to adding that personal touch to your own home. What a fantastic DIY tutorial :)
    Thank you so much for sharing, can’t wait to give it a go! Hope you don’t mind me linking to this post for awesome DIY’s to try this spring. x

    • I Heart Naptime posted on March 20, 2016 at 8:29 pm (#

      Don’t mind at all, thank you! :)

  14. Jayln Dunbar posted on June 19, 2016 at 3:38 pm (#

    How much fabric did you need for each frame?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on June 19, 2016 at 6:55 pm (#

      My frames were just under 20 inches square, so I got 2/3rds a yard (24 inches) and cut a 24-inch square. It really depends on what size frame you decide to get, though. :)