Mrs. Fixit: Make a little fabric go a long way

October 9, 2011 5:23:58 AM PDT
A fabric wall art piece can make a big impact in a room with a small impact on your wallet.

You can either build a frame to the specific size you want for the space or buy a pre-stretched canvas at your local art or discount store.

Make sure to choose a fabric with a pattern or color scheme that compliments your décor.

Lay the fabric out flat and lay the frame on top. You need enough overlap to wrap up the sides and around the back of the frame. Trim the sides to the correct size.

Iron the fabric to remove all wrinkles. A bit of spray starch will do the trick. It will make sure the fabric lays flat and will give it a little more body so it sits nicely on the frame.

Lay the fabric right side down and lay the frame on top of the fabric.

Start with the two shorter ends and secure the fabric to the frame with a staple gun.

Next, move on to the longer ends and repeat.

As for the corners, fold them neatly on the back and secure them in place.

Use a utility knife to trim any excess fabric from the edges of the frame so that you can't see any shadow from the front.

And there you have it, a great fabric wall art piece.

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