Wall Art Tutorial: Fabric + Foam = a whole new look for your home; plus, download free home décor booklets

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 fabric + foam DIY Wall Art in less than two hours, and for less than $100. This DIY Wall Art is so easy, you don’t even have to put a hole in your wall to hang it. The secret is STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, the perfect medium for displaying your favorite fabrics. And, it’s 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.

DIY this wall art in an hour or two and for less than $100! Love it! CraftsnCoffee.com.

From the home deco booklet “Great Decor in a Flash — Without a lot of Cash.” DIY this wall art in an hour or two and for less than $100!

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.

Wall art made from a bed sheet and Styrofoam brand foam. Make it in an hour for less than $100 bucks! CraftsnCoffee.com.

More cheap & easy wall art. I made these three panels from a bed sheet and three, 1″ x 12″ x 36″ sheets of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.

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.

Fast wall art made with cloth napkins. So cool! And cheap. CraftsnCoffee.com.

I used cloth napkins to make this wall art. If you tire of it, just change up the napkins!

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.

Great Decor in a Flash -- Without a Lot of Cash

Learn how to make wall art and more in three free booklets from Dow.

If you want to freshen you look, check out our three, free home décor booklets with dozens of ideas for creating custom wall art and accessories.  Get started now and you’ll have a whole new look by tonight, all for less than $100. Really!  Download our booklets and see for yourself.

Happy crafting (and decorating)!


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6 Responses to Wall Art Tutorial: Fabric + Foam = a whole new look for your home; plus, download free home décor booklets

  1. Jody says:

    I realize this is a really old post … but can you tell me where to by the Styrofoam sheets/squares?

  2. can not download book. Is the link broke?

    • Sharon says:

      Yikes, thank you so much for letting me know about the broken link! I’ve fixed all three links to the free, home decor booklets. Enjoy! Sharon

  3. Debbie says:

    Awesome thank you, I was given books of sample fabrics from an interior designer and just knew there had to be something amazing to do with them.

  4. Eileen Hull says:

    These ideas are great and so easy Sharon. Thanks for sharing!

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