Fabric Wall Art Tutorial

One of my favorite things to add to a room is fabric. I love fabric. If I’m not doing it with a window treatment, I’ll add fabric with some wall art. I have a small half bath that needed some decorating. I had already purchased some fabric for the windows and wanted something a little different for the wall. I found this fabric on fabric.com and bought one yard. 

I decided to try some wall canvas art on my own. Let me show you how.
{supplies needed}
upholstery staple gun and staples
Mod Podge
brush (I prefer foam)
First stretch your fabric over your canvas. Use any size canvas you want, just make sure you have enough fabric to cover all the sides as well. I chose an 8 inch x 8 inch canvas from my local craft store. 
Line the fabric up and start stapling the four sides. Make sure the fabric is nice and tight. 
Once the sides are done I fold the corners over and staple those down.
You can leave your fabric art like this, or add an extra step to make it look a little more unique. I apply 2 or 3 layers of Mod Podge, drying between each layer. I like the Gloss kind. It adds an extra sheen to the fabric. 
Here is the before Mod Podge and after Mod Podge. You can tell is looks a little shiny. Hard to capture that on camera!


before Mod Podge

after Mod Podge
Here is the finished product. I’ll show you where I put it tomorrow. What do you think? 


  1. says

    I think I want to hug your wall art. That fabric is so cute it’s almost painful! I love it! The colors are so relaxing and that little pop of blue is really eye-catching. I’m sure where ever you put this, it’s going to be a focal point. Thanks for sharing this idea. Lord knows I see a lot of cute fabric I convince myself not to buy just because I don’t know where to put it. This idea fixes that problem!

  2. says

    I LOVE THIS! The fabric is beautiful.. I wonder if you could you apply the fabric directly to the wall, and then modge podge it…hmmm..now you got me thinking..thanks!

  3. says

    You could make several of these in coordinating (or not so coordinating) fabrics and hang them up in an orderly layout … kind of like a wall art quilt?!

  4. says

    That’s really clever – simple yet sophisticated. I often see off cuts of fabric that I like, but have no idea how to present them. This is one idea! Thank you for showing us how talented and creative you are. Felicitations!

  5. says

    I have the same exact fabric (bought at the same on-line shop!). I just loved the colors. It’s going to become floor to ceiling drapes in my bedroom when I start that project…. for now, it’s rolled up and waiting for me!

    Found you via the Imagaine the Impossibilites party.

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