Yes, indeed, we made this easy, DIY Twig Wall Art from a twig table runner! I’ve found that you can find inspiration almost anywhere, so when I saw this twig table runner at the store, I knew it would make a really cool (and cheap) piece of custom wall art. The twigs add an unexpected touch, creating wall art with lots of texture and dimension, and bringing a bit of the outdoors indoors. Follow the tutorial to DIY your own Twig Wall Art, and let me know how yours turns out.
Before you start, you’ll need the twig table runner, of course. The retailer where I found mine doesn’t seem to carry it any more, however, you can purchase a similar one on Amazon. The Tags Fresh Herb Twig Table Runners measure 63” x 15”, are available in several different shades, and are only $21.29 – score! (And, you don’t have to drive, park, stand in line, etc.) Experiment with your fabric, too. Burlap would complement the twigs beautifully, or punch it up with orange or apple green fabric.
To make your Twig Wall Art, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1” x 12” x 36” sheet
- Fabric: 16” x 40”
- Twig table runner, at least 32” long
- Sawtooth picture hangers, two
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; keyhole saw or knippers
To make your Twig Wall Art:
1. Spread out fabric face down on table. Center foam sheet on fabric and wrap fabric around it, just like wrapping a package. Take care to neatly fold fabric at the corners. Pin and glue fabric to the back of the foam sheet. Trim excess fabric, if necessary.
2. Position twig runner on the front of the fabric-covered sheet. If twigs are too long, carefully cut off ends with a keyhole saw or knippers.
3. Determine how you’d like your twigs to line up — straight or in a wave. Using glue gun, adhere twig runner to the front of the foam sheet. For additional hold, insert straight pins through the threads on the runner and into the foam sheet.
4. On reverse side, glue sawtooth picture hangers to the top two corners. Insert and glue two straight pins through holes in sawtooth picture hanger.
5. Let glue dry and then hang.
I’m curious, what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever hung on your walls? (I always laugh whenever I see the oversized and retro spoon and fork hanging in Marie’s kitchen on the show Everybody Loves Raymond.)
Before I go, I want to announce the winners of our paper ribbon giveaway. Buggalcrafts, please contact me with your first choice of ribbon — white or gold. And Donna O’Neil, you’ve won a roll, too. Both of you will also receive one of our handy craft aprons. Thank you to everyone who entered.
I wish you all a safe and fun holiday weekend!
Enjoy and happy crafting!