Fabric Wall Art…..create your own!

I love changing up the decor of our home 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 daughters bedroom and together we decided that a dress form would be a perfect addition to the space! Oo la la! 

Fabric Wall ART 


Materials needed:


Fabric
Heat n’ Bond Lite
Iron
pencil
scissors
*optional – template of your design and/or wrapping paper or brown craft paper

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 manufacturers 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! 

You can find the tutorial for the CHANDELIER here
I will be sharing this project HERE as well! 

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If you give this technique a try, share your photos in the Brassy Apple Projects  Flickr Group! I’d love to see what you create! 

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Comments

  1. This.is.GENIUS!!! I had no idea you could safely heat and bond to the wall!!! My daughters will thank you ’cause my mind is overflowing with ways to sass up their room! 🙂

    I am filing this at thecraftersfilebox.com.

  2. At last, you give us the tutorial ^_^
    when you post the chandellier tutorial few days ago, i kept asking “wow, the pink wall art on the right side is amazing, i wonder why she didn’t post the wall art tutorial?”
    you’re saving the best for last
    thank you….!!!

  3. Heat n Bond…brilliant! Looks so cute!

  4. 2 Words: You’re Amazing. 🙂 Love it!
    Sarah

  5. Fabulous! I’ve never thought of the wall application — an amazing transformation!

  6. Wow! How creative and cute is that… Turned out great.

    I came here via Keeping It Simple blog party. Hope you can stop by and see me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

  7. I love how it pops with color & had no idea you could use the heat & bond like that (I’d have sone by old liquid starch standby). A new trick to try – thanks! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday!

  8. That is awesome, what a great idea! You so crafty! ♥

  9. Definitely on my to-do list now….Thanks!

  10. You are too amazing! That’s all 😉

    ~Morgan

    Meet Virginia!
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  11. Oh how beautiful! Thanks so much for the great idea, I’ll be linking.

  12. Wow that is an awesome idea!!!

  13. That is just the cutest Megan. You are the cleverest girl!

    XOXO
    Jen

  14. Oh my goodness. Love, love, LOVE!!

  15. SO great!! Wow! And courageous! I’d be nervous to mess up my wall.

  16. i seriously need this on my wall! very creative.

    MAKE MY STYLE MONDAY link party going on now!
    check it out and link up!
    ~L~
    avidaccents.blogspot.com

  17. That is precious! I didn’t know you could use heat-n-bond. I only heard of liquid starch. This seems much less messy! Very cute!

  18. I’m totally in love with your project! It’s stunningly beautiful!!
    I’m normally one with words on walls, but I might have a go at your idea one day 🙂 TFS, ~Ira

  19. ok this I love! I’m struggling to think of a good application in my own home but I’ll have to think of something… wishing I had a daughter to do something fun and girly like this!

  20. What a unique idea! I’ve seen lots of wall art from paper… but fabric?!

  21. Awesome!!!! I don’t have a cute little girl’s room…but I can just imagine what I could do to a boys room with cars…or awesome patterned Darth Vaders!

  22. What a great idea!

  23. Love this its so creative and looks fabulous thanks for the how to and inspiration!

    Following you blog, i mean how could i not?

  24. Why not put a small nail at the neck and hang real necklaces on it, soooo cute!!!

  25. Such a cute idea! I’m a new follower from welcome wednesday!
    http://www.kdbuggie.blogspot.com

  26. That is adorable. Another option, if the fabric isn’t dry clean only, is to use liquid starch to adhere it to the wall. This works great because it peels off without damaging the wall.

  27. This is AMAZING!

    Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

  28. WOW! That is super cute! Love it :O)

    Stopping by from SITS! Have a FABulous day!

  29. I am your newest follower from Welcome WEdnesday!

    Would love for you to stop by mine too!
    Cassandra @ http://www.aubutfamily.com

  30. Such a great idea! It turned out awesome!
    Thanks for linking up!
    ~Liz

  31. Hello! I am your 800th follower from Welcome Wednesday. So glad to have found your fun and innovative blog. Hope you have a wonderful evening!

    Eloise
    Mommy2TwoGirls
    http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/

  32. Oh, its absolutely fabulous!
    I LOVE it!

    I want to make one for out of a potato sack!

  33. You think of the most creative things! I love this. Thanks for linking up To We Can Do It Cheaper!

  34. Wonderful idea that I will certainly utilize to a degree! This will make it a lot simpler to create this graphic wall mural I was considering. Gorgeous blog, I’ll be back for more!

  35. I love this idea! I think I will try doing some cars in Henrik’s room. This would also be great for parties. A way to decorate the room or wall that can easily be taken down later.

    Oh I saw that some of your stuff was on the Love Actually blog. Fun.

  36. Wow, this is impressive. I haven’t seen any techniques like it! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Warmly, Michelle

  37. A great addition to an already beautiful room. Lucky girl! It fills up that wall very nicely!

  38. omg! you are a genius!!! i am doing polka dots on the wall this weekend!! thanks so much for the tutorial!!

  39. I absolutely love this!!!

  40. What a great idea. Especially for renters who can’t paint their walls.

    I can’t wait to try this.

  41. This is SUPER cute!! Never seen anything like this. Very clever. Visiting from Fun to Craft. 🙂

  42. Be still my heart! This is so charmingly chic! The necklace ups the cute factor big time!!! Thanks for sharing the technique and YOUR talent!!!

  43. This is so unique and super-cute! Thanks so much for linking up!

  44. Genius! I love it:) And there is that awesome chandelier again…you are amazing!

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  46. Wow! The possibilities are endless! Definately an idea I’d like to try. Thanks for the inspiration! (Sorry about the delete! Got to remember to check the spelling!)

  47. Oh my goodness! This is totally darling and the idea is brilliant! This totally rocks my world, I am a renter, and will be for awhile : ) and this has just opened up a million new ideas to me, thanks for sharing!

  48. Love it. That would look great on my sewing room wall!

  49. Ah, I’m screaming out loud this is so cool! Wow!

  50. Wow! I love this! I’ve seen others used liquid starch to put fabric up on walls, but never heat ‘n bond! This would be much less messy. Thanks for sharing!

  51. This flippin’ ROCKS!!! I love it- gotta try me some of that!

  52. We’re in a rental too, and the walls are white (actually, someone touched up the eggshell with flat, and it drives me bonkers), but they are also textured. Shall I give it a go and see if it works for me too?

  53. So then I had to link a bunch more great tutes! Well done. Cute stuff! Thanks for posting.

  54. This is so brilliant! I tried it and LOVE how it worked. Thanks so much!

    http://whimsy-ma-blog.blogspot.com/2012/01/fabric-wall-appliques-tutorial.html

  55. I love your dress stand design. I think I will try it in my sewing room. One question, is there any damage to the painted wall when the heat and bond is removed? Keep up the inspiration.

    • I think all walls are different – different textures, layer of paint, different types of paint, etc…..I haven’t had any trouble yet but there is always that first time….

  56. I am wondering how you keep the fabric from looking frayed around the edges???
    I will be trying this in a few days to redo my son’s room

    Thanks for the great idea

  57. Ginger – the heat n bond you put on the back keeps the fabric from fraying 🙂

    good luck! send me a picture! I’d love to see!

  58. I just love this idea! so many possibilities! I just found you through a pink on another post via a pin on pinterest. I would like to pin you directly. I love the dress form idea! Following you now, come visit me!
    Blessings,
    Susie

  59. I have decorated my walls with fabric designs and silhouettes for years. However, I just mix 1 part liquid fabric softener and 1 part water, dip the fabric into the mixture and carefully squeeze out the excess and then apply to wall and straighten out any air bubbles. We recently did this as a project while my husband was deployed for 7 months. We hung a design for every day we thought he’d be gone. (The kids helped me starch them onto the wall.) Then every day the children “peeled” off one of the designs. To make it easy, we did a design per month. So for October we made pumpkins, November was leaves, December was birthday cupcakes, January was snowmen…. We made as many “cut-outs” as were days in that month. Since we are military, this idea has been great for decorating base housing. When we move there is nothing to re-paint and or clean-up. When we get to the next house, we just make up a new batch of the liquid starch and water, dip, squeeze and apply. It goes on just as easy time after time. In fact the previously used designs that were starched before are easier to apply. Happy decorating!

  60. Cool! I love to try making that too. This idea is brilliant. Thanks for sharing this one.
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  61. I took a blank space of wall in my daughters bedroom and together we decided that a dress form would be a perfect addition to the spac Carpet Cleaners

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