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DIY Wall Art with Framed Fabric

Hanna Dalrot fabric on wall art piece
Create a huge piece of wall art using fabric! Talk about big impact with a little bit of money.

I'm bringing Spring decor around the house and this time it was the turn for the wall space in my office. For Christmas I created a tree sign -you can see it HERE.  All throughout January that space was empty and I kept on thinking what to display there.

Well, I was organizing some pieces of fabric that I had in my bedroom when this piece popped up:

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long blue strokes fabric by Hanna Dalrot
Wave shaped fabric

I bought the fabric at Ikea last year. Only one yard, thinking on using it for an art project. I don't remember why I didn't use it before, maybe laziness? who knows.

Well, good thing. It was the perfect fit for the wall in the office. But, what I like the most about this project is that you can update it later on with another piece of fabric!

The following are the complete details to replicate the one I made, but remember you can adjust and make it your own.

The materials & tools:


Build the main frame out of 1 x 2 pine material. The one I built was 56" x 34.5"
drilling holes and driving screws on wooden frame
Drill |

Do pre-drills before driving the 2" screws to prevent the wood from splitting.

You can use pocket hole joinery. Most of the time I do use pocket holes, but this time I had my drill at hand so I went with it.


How to make a fabric wall art project

Place your piece of fabric face down on a large surface or floor. Bring the frame on top.
Center the design and drive one staple on the center of each side, pulling the fabric taut while you add the staples.
Pull the frame up and check that the design is centered.
If so, continue driving staples, pulling the fabric nicely in place. One staple on one side then go to the opposite side.

Note: I didn't drive too many staples because my plan is to change the fabric later on when I get tired of this design.
stapling fabric to wooden frame and cutting fabric corners with scissors
Stapler |
Trim those corners.

Wall art with Hanna Dalrot fabric

This is how the frame looked at this point. You can stop here if your fabric is long enough to go around to the back of the frame.

I went ahead an added an extra frame to give it more definition. Those wooden pieces are half inch thick.
They were cut to size and attached to the main frame with brad nails. The long pieces were attached with only three nails, the shorter one with only two nails. The reason was the same, easy way to disassemble it to change the fabric later on.

Note: I think you can substitute the brad nails for hot glue. This frame is mostly for visual appeal.
And this is how it looks with the added frame. I love it! 💙

Hanna Delrot fabric used for a wall art in home office space with bench and build ins
Table  |  Build-ins  |  Ceiling  |  Rug  |

The description of this fabric on the Ikea web site:

"The harmonious pattern on this fabric resembles a stormy sea with sunshine reflecting on the water’s surface." 

I used it on the vertical, no waves for me, it kinda makes me think of roots ready to sprout out this Spring.  :D

For more home decor DIY ideas check these out:

big chalkboard and metal and wood bench in office space

Tour de France by Graciela Rodo Boulanger with little bike and succulents on table

how to bring decor and organization to little corners of your home

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  1. That looks so good! Always amazed at the ideas you come up with.

    1. Thanks so much Kim! Trying to keep the decor budget friendly. ;)
      Hey, when I got the other print, the Graciela Rodo-Boulanger - Tour de France. I knew I've seen something similar in blog land, but couldn't remember until Stacey mentioned in the comments. We all love your style. :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. This looks amazing!! So eye-catching and fills the space perfectly! XO

    1. Thanks Christy! One good thing about do-it-yourself projects, made to fit our spaces. ;)
      Have a great week my friend!

  3. Well, how cool is that!!!!!! It reminds me of winter barren trees! Have a great and creative week- xo Diana

    1. Ha, true Diana, just branches. Wishing you an awesome week too.

  4. Love the large scale and simple pattern. Beautiful!

    1. Thanks so much Deb! A simple way to get a big scale print for us, the not so gifted with a paint brush. 😊

  5. So great! It looks very custom and expensive. Thanks fo the tutorial... very inspiring.

  6. It's gorgeous. I love fabric like these. I have one on my wall and it's beautiful.

  7. Love, love, love that fabric. It is so perfect for the scale of the piece. GREAT color, too! Just totally fabulous. ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

  8. This is very pretty and it looks very expensive.

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