We’ve all been there — you’re so tired of how your house looks you can’t stand it one minute longer. Do I have a solution for you! I made this wall art grouping in under two hours, and it cost less than $100. It’s so easy, you don’t even have to put a hole in your wall to hang it. The secret is STYROFOAM Brand Foam, which it turns out is the perfect medium for displaying your favorite fabrics, and is so lightweight that you can hang your finished wall art with wall putty or other adhesive product. And next time you’re tired of your look, simply replace the fabric and fall in love with your house all over again.
So, let’s get going! To start, select your fabrics – you can use yardage, remnants, napkins, tablecloths, even bed sheets. You’ll also need scissors, a sharp pencil, ruler, serrated knife, candle stub or bar of soap, dental floss, straight pins, and a low temperature glue gun.
Next, determine the size and number of panels you’d like to have in your grouping. Sheets of STYROFOAM Brand Foam are typically 12” x 36” x 1”. If you need a different size, use a ruler and sharp pencil to measure and then score your cutting lines. To cut the foam sheet into smaller sizes, here are two techniques I’ve used:
1. Wax a serrated knife with a candle or bar of soap and then cut along scored line.
2. Or, use dental floss (this really works!): stand the sheet on its edge, and hold a 20″ length of dental floss along the scored line, positioning one hand at the bottom of the board and the other at the top; draw the dental floss down through the foam sheet along the scored line.
Next, cut your fabric pieces 5 to 6 inches larger than the size of the foam sheet. Center your foam piece on the reverse side of the corresponding fabric piece. Fold edges around the STYROFOAM Brand Foam, wrapping like a package and smoothly mitering corners. Pin fabric edges to secure. Spot glue as necessary.
Repeat, till all foam pieces are covered.
To cover a foam disc, trace around the disc on selected fabric. Cut out the fabric circle and glue to the foam disc. Wrap ribbon around edge, pinning and gluing in place.
Attach to the wall with poster adhesive and you’re done.
When you get bored with the look and want to try something new, simply remove the pins and replace the fabric.
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Happy crafting (and decorating)!