Hello! Today’s post is short, sweet and so simple, I can’t even call it a tutorial! If you remember back to my Bold Graphic Glam Dining Room I revealed during week 6 of the Fall 2016 One Room Challenge, then you probably recall seeing my stacked art that flank one of the windows in the space. I’m finally sharing the details for the bright and colorful pieces hanging in here! Let me give you a quick break-down of the “art” you see and then show you how I created this look!
3 prints from Minted [this one, this one and this one], 1 DIY Geometric Art Piece and the other 2 colorful pieces are actually DIY’s as well. I pulled a ton of inspiration from these pieces, which actually aren’t prints or canvases you can just go buy. BUT… you can make them by simply framing a piece of your favorite patterned fabric!
The idea behind the “Think Again Thursday” series is to show you creative ideas to put something to use in ways other than it’s intended purpose!
Soooo, all I did was buy a yard of this bright and fun fabric at JoAnn Fabric [these fabrics would make pretty fabulous art as well!] and then cut my pieces to fit inside the mat of the gold frames I picked up at HomeGoods. You definitely wouldn’t need a full yard, but when I spotted the fabric, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do with it, but I felt super inspired when I saw it and knew it needed to be mine. I loved the mix of black and blues, the fun pops of pink, coral and peach and the unique and interesting patterns.
What I did…
This frame opening was an 8″ x 10″, so I cut my piece of fabric to measure about 10″ x 12″. This leaves about an inch all the way around. If your fabric has a distinct pattern or repeat, make sure you make your cuts to actually include the part of the layout you want to be shown. If it is a smaller pattern or repeat, then you’ll probably be able to fit it in without any issues.
The fabric I chose was pretty abstract, with an irregular pattern and a variety of colors. Consequently, each of the two pieces look quite different from one another.
All I did was open up the back of the frame, position the cut fabric piece in the opening and secured the fabric to the back of the mat with a piece of clear tape.
Place the backing back on the frame and hang it on the wall!
That’s it! Literally 5 minutes, I promise!
Next time you’re strolling right on by the fabric department at your local craft store because you don’t sew or NEEEEED any fabric, maybe you’ll stop to smell the roses for a minute and fall in love with a particular fabric GAHH! There are so many gorgeous fabrics out there. I could spend all day perusing the aisles at the fabric store! Buy a small piece – maybe 1/3 or 1/2 yard and frame it! Or if you’re like me, you have bins full of fabric remnants and scraps that would add the perfect pop of color or fun pattern to your walls!
Or grab another scrap and drape it over your bar cart like a tea towel 😉
If your wheels are starting to spin with ideas, here are a couple more inspirational fabric art pieces!
How about an entire gallery wall of gorgeous printed fabrics like Simple Details created?! Talk about stunning!
Need quick and inexpensive art to color coordinate with your pillow game?! The Heathered Nest framed up some fabric for their basement walls!
And how unique and clever are these gorgeous textiles hung by vintage pant hangers by Style Mutt Home?!
Thanks for stopping by today! I’ve been sprinkling some Spring throughout our home over the last few days and I’ll be ready to share a mini space soon! Please come back to see 😉
What are some other creative uses for pretty fabric pieces?