Create a Fabric Wall Hanging - DIY Inspired
11th Aug2011


Create a Fabric Wall Hanging

by Dinah Wulf

Create a Fabric Wall Hanging

I have collected fabric wall hangings in my travels in the past. I remember the first time I really was introduced to them was when I was in Greece with my mother and brother. I recall walking through the marketplace alleyways of Athens and I saw this beautiful purple patchwork wall hanging. I purchased it immediately without even haggling. From that point on I began collecting them. My mother bought me one from Saudi Arabia (she lived there for 12 years) and bought a second Kurdish Rug she found in an old antique shop that we had framed.

Wall hangings add life and character to any space and can brighten up your home.  I saw a DIY decorating idea on the Nate Berkus Show on how to create a fabric wall hanging on your own. Such a great idea… Here it is!

Materials:

Fabric
Curtain Rod
Wooden Dowel (Select a dowel that’s the length of your wall covering)
Sewing Machine
Straight Pins

Directions:

1. Lay your fabric face down on a flat surface, and pin two side edges and run seams down the sides of the fabric.

2. Fold fabric over allowing about two inches of pocket space at the top and the bottom of your wall hanging. Pin the folding, making sure the curtain rod and wooden dowel will fit, then sew.

3. Slide the wooden dowel through the bottom pocket of your wall covering, and the decorative curtain rod through the top pocket of your wall covering. The wooden dowel at the bottom of your wall hanging will give the piece added weight to ensure it lays flat.

4. Mount your curtain rod, hang your wall covering, and admire your work!

Tips: When choosing a place to display your wall hanging, choose a space that’s brightly lit, away from heat or air conditioning ducts. When deciding on a fabric, choose a pattern that contrasts with the color of your walls. A wall hanging works well behind a sofa or bed headboard.

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Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

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One Response to “Create a Fabric Wall Hanging”

  • S. Smith

    Nate Berkus is the best! This is a great idea… you can use any fabric you choose to fit any room!

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