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Create Your Own Fabric Wall Art

This was a really quick one that I copied from the Ikea showroom. All materials are Ikea:

Berta Ruta Grey fabric £7/m
Rosmarie fabric £6/m
Ung Drill frame £25

I had the grey checked fabric left over from the curtains and cushion covers I’ve made for the living room and thought this was quite a good way to tie the whole room together. The rose fabric was an offcut so I got it cheaper than the per metre price – all you need is one full instance of the three roses.

I cut the check fabric to the size of the oval – I actually pinned the paper insert from the frame to the fabric as a cutting template. Then I cut out the rose motif from the other piece of fabric leaving a couple of mm border and not cutting into the very fine detail around the smaller flowers.

Next, I laid the checked fabric on top of the frame’s back board, positioned the flora motif centrally on top and then laid on the glass. I didn’t use glue but you could do if your glass isn’t tight enough to the frame. I lifted the whole thing up, flipped it over and placed it in the frame. Be careful doing this bit, I cut my finger on the edge of the glass as it was quite rough.

Close the frame fastenings and hang or prop the frame wherever you want it.

This could easily be replicated with other fabrics or even wrapping papers – a cheap, original and personalised focal point for any room.

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