Simpler is always better, especially when it comes to creating this Abstract Wall Art in just an hour. Who knew you could create such striking wall art with a few basic materials – fabric, foam, grosgrain ribbon, and buttons. I’m all in for style this easy! Kathleen George shares the seven simple steps for making this Easy, Abstract Wall Art. I have a winner to announce today, too.
To make Easy, Abstract Wall Art, you will need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Three, 12” x 12” x 1” squares*
- Black fabric: Three, 16” x 16” squares
- Ultra-thin batting: Three, 12” x 12” squares
- Optional: Black felt, three, 12” x 12” squares
- Grosgrain ribbon:
- ¼” in bright orange, pink, turquoise
- 1/8” in bright green
- Buttons, four in bright turquoise
- Thick, white craft glue
- Adhesive picture hangers, such as Command Strips from 3M
- Tools needed: Scissors; craft pins
*Note: You can easily cut a larger, 12” x 36” x 1” sheet into three, 12” x 12” x 1” squares. Check out our tips for cutting foam – my favorite is the dental floss technique.
To make Easy, Abstract Wall Art:
1. Pin a 12” square of batting to the center of each square of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.
2. Center foam square, batting side down, on a 16” square of black fabric. Tightly wrap the fabric around the right and left sides of the foam square, and pin the fabric to the back. Check the front to make sure the surface is tight and smooth from side to side.
3. Pulling fabric firmly, fold the top and bottom edges of the fabric around to the back of the foam square. Neatly fold the corners as if wrapping a gift box or folding a corner on a flat sheet. Pin the corners in place on the sides as well as the back. Check the front to be sure the fabric is smooth and tight. Spot glue fabric to the back, and keep the pins in place.
4. Decorate each panel using two or three ribbons. You can follow Kathleen’s designs, or create your own. Test fit the ribbons before cutting, to be sure they’re long enough to wrap around the sides and pin on the back. Once you’re happy with your ribbon placement, spot glue in black; keep the pins in to help hold the ribbons in place.
5. Glue buttons in place.
6. Optional: Glue a black felt square on the back, to cover all loose ends.
7. Hang in place with adhesive picture hangers.
I have a winner to announce today, too. The lucky Crafts ‘n Coffee reader who will receive the materials to make the Red, White & Blue Deco Mesh Wreath is Kathy Klein. Congratulations, Kathy ! Please contact me to arrange for your prize.
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