Blogger Megan Pyrah of “Brassy Apple” explains how to create your own fabric wall art.
I love changing up the decor of our home a couple different times a year. This year we are just renting a house, and because we can’t paint the walls, this technique is perfect for adding some color, personality and style!
You know I love fabric! Here is another fun way to use it that is also easily changed out whenever you get tired of it – and it’s NOT permanent!
I took a blank space of wall in my daughter’s bedroom and together we decided that a dress form would be a perfect addition to the space! Oo la la!
• Heat n’ Bond Lite
• Template of your design and/or wrapping paper or brown craft paper (optional)
Step 1: Create your pattern/template by printing off a silhouette or sketching out whatever shape you want to use.
***For larger graphics use wrapping paper or craft paper to sketch out your shape and cut out. If your shape is symmetrical, fold the paper in half – draw one side – cut – unfold. (Think back to grade school when you folded a paper in half to cut out a heart. Same concept.)
I sketched out a large dress form shape and used the “folding” technique so each side of the dress form would be the same.
Step 2: Place the template on the wall if needed for scale and spacing….
Step 3: Apply the Heat n’ Bond lite per manufacturer’s instructions to the backside of the fabric you have chosen to use. Trace your template and cut out. Repeat with all your template pieces as necessary.
Step 4: Place on the wall and iron into place using the suggested iron settings from the packaging.
Have fun layering colors and different patterns from the fabric as desired or the shape, template you chose allows. We embellished the dress form with a necklace that can easily be taken off, changed out for a different color or accessory.
Just peel off the wall when you are done!
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Megan, or “Ms. Apple” as the delivery guy sometimes calls her, is the creative force behind Brassy Apple. She is a sewing pattern designer and passionate ‘DIY-er.’ She loves to share her tutorials, photography and ideas on the Brassy Apple Blog! Check out more of her ideas at http://www.brassyapple.blogspot.com.