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DIY Fabric Wall Art

Update your walls with this quick and fun project


We love hanging family photos and paintings on the walls of our homes. If you're looking for a new project that will boost your space, this easy DIY may just be for you!


*Mikko Sumulong has a blog. Check out her projects at

What you'll need:

2-3 yards of complimentary fabric – you may choose fabrics of the same style or within the same color palette

Canvas boards or silkscreens with wooden frames – for this project, a 12x16 rectangle canvas and two 16x16-inch squares were used



Step 1

Cut the fabric leaving 1-2 inches allowance all around.

Step 2

Starting with one side, fold the allowance over the wrong side of the frame. Doubling up the fabric will help keep the fabric from fraying later on.

Step 3

Staple the fabric onto the wooden frame.

Step 4

Once you’re done with one side, staple the opposite side and make sure that the fabric is pulled tightly. Staple the edges in this order to keep the fabric from being saggy or lopsided.

Step 5

Once you’ve stapled all sides in place, you’ll have to work on the corners. This is the tricky part. Pull and trim any bulky excess fabric.

Step 6

Tuck in the remaining fabric into the corners.

Step 7

Staple two or three times to secure the corners.

Step 8

Check all edges to make sure there’s no puckering with the fabric. Repeat the process with as many canvas pieces as you’d like.

Finished Wall Art

Hang up or lean your finished project against the wall to brighten up any space.


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