Do you ever wander through the fabric isles at the craft store and fall in love with fabric but have no real use for it? I have done this on many occasions. Like cute chevron fabric with those cute birds. You don’t want to wear it or make curtains with it, but you do love it.
I found a great solution to those lovely fabrics that don’t involve one more unneeded throw pillow or yard of fabric sitting in the corner. Decor!
I recently stole my kid’s playroom and turned it into MY room! They didn’t appreciate their room so I will. I can decorate it anyway I want to, and I want bright and fun.
You will need:
Picture frames (dented, scratched ugly, doesn’t matter)
Fabric of your choice. (I got 1/4 yard, 1/2 yard and 1 yard depending on your frame size)
Hot glue gun or double sided tape
Pencil for stenciling
Command hooks or hanging system or your choice
I’m telling you its quick and easy!
I found many picture frames of all shapes and sizes and several yards of the fabrics at Joann’s I really loved.
I purchased a bottle of glossy white spray paint. I hate matte paint. Ugh it makes my fingernails hurt. Am I crazy? No.
I stripped the picture frames down to just the wood or plastic part. Make sure you keep all the back sides and glass, you’ll still need them.
It was nice outside so I laid out a plastic table cloth left over from a Frozen birthday party and spray painted all the sides. Some picture frames needed a second coat but they were done in no time. So easy!
Then I used the back part of the picture frame as a stencil to cut the fabric to the size I needed.
After they were all dry I put the pieces back together and I was done! It helps to use a hot glue gun to tack tiny bit on the corners to keep the fabric in place. If there isn’t enough stuffing between the glass and the back part of the frame the fabric can fall down. I grabbed some command strips to hang them because lets face it, I don’t have time for nails and leveling.
Done! It brings so much light and color to the room. The fabric cost about $10 all together. For the 4″x6″ frames I only needed 1/4 of a yard and for most fabric that was a couple bucks. I think my favorite fabric that I got a full yard of was $6. Granted if you don’t have the frames you would need to buy those but usually a couple bucks each or I’m sure someone you know has boxes of frames they don’t use, don’t we all?