Purple? Hmmmm. I have never been a big fan of it. That is, until I saw the purple accent wall in the kitchen of the house we ended up recently buying. Do I love purple now? No. Do I love the purple in the rest of the house? No. In fact, we have already been painting over it. But the purple wall in our kitchen? Its a keeper!
As you all are getting to know my crafty side, you can imagine that my mind was spinning right away when I first saw this wall, coming up with different ideas for it. My very first idea, and the one I stuck with, was taking a canvas and wrapping it with decorative fabric.
I searched through a lot of fabric and had just about given up hope on the idea when I found this one. I took one look at it and knew it was meant for our wall. I absolutely love it!
I must say that I have such a sweet hubby! I trusted his ability with this project far more than I trusted my own, so he did it himself, from start to finish! Thank you hubby!! ❤
Doesn’t it look great on the wall?! This is exactly what I had envisioned!
Canvas Fabric Art
- 1 canvas (you chose the size)
- Fabric of your choosing…enough to have about a 1 1/2 inches on each side for the stapling.
- A staple gun with staples
- Sharp Scissors (preferably fabric ones)
- Iron and ironing board
- Iron the fabric to get out any creases.
- Place the fabric over the canvas, deciding how you want it to look. For instance, you want to make sure you are not cutting something off that is essential to the fabric, like in my case, the bird’s head.
- Once you know how you want the fabric to look on the canvas, cut about 1 1/2 inches more on each side. Now you should have your piece ready.
- Flip the canvas over, making sure to keep the fabric lined up the way you want.
- First work on the sides. Fold the fabric in from right and left side of one corner and staple at the corners, one at a time. Checking each time to make sure the fabric it still aligned correctly, and pulling it taut. Do this for each corner.
- When the corners are finished, pull the fabric taut, folding it behind the canvas and staple down along the right and left side.
- Now you need to work on the top and bottom. On each corner fold in a little bit, pulling tightly up to make it a really tight corner. Then, pulling the fabric taut, staple it the rest of the way on the top and bottom.