How To Make Custom Fabric Canvas Wall Art
I know it’s been a little while since the last Craft Cafe installment, that’s because of all the fun of the Handmade Happy Magazine (so woo!). I know I always say this but we really do have an insanely simple DIY project today. Seriously. All you need to be able to do is cut some fabric and operate a staple gun. Simples right? I’m so glad to be working on Craft Cafe projects again 🙂
For once I remembered to number my collages!
First off you will need:
Fabric (I got my hands on some gorgeous watercolour custom fabric & I used 1.5Yards for the size o
Large Canvas (I found that the cheapest gigantic canvas in the UK was from Dunelm. My canvas measure 100cmx80cm)
Fabric Scissors (Scissors that are only used to cut fabric)
Staple Gun + Staples
Let’s go by the numbers!
2. Lay your fabric out and the canvas down on top of it. This means you are able to gauge how you will attach your fabric and if you need to trim any excess.
3. Find some chalk or water based pen and mark any excess fabric that needs to be cut and removed.
4. Get cutting!
5. Pull your corners taught and staple. I tried to replicate the corner that I could see on the canvas already so I pulled up the fabric, held it taught and stapled.
6. I attempted another corner with a different method, I pulled the corner as shown. I placed a finger at the tip of the fabric you can see (the piece pointing toward the staple gun) and pulled the fabric (on the side of the number 6) up to create a taught corner and stapled.
7. Staple staple staple
8. Finissh off!
Et Voila! I think it looks good, even if I do say so myself. You could choose a gigantic pattern if you were going to use a huge canvas but I like this small one ^_^ it’s dainty and tres cute.
I was fed up looking at the wall previously when it had a pinboard up that was just a little too small and overfilled. It was driving me crazy. It’s a very serene view now.