How to Make Quilted Wall Art

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The swag in my kitchen added some color and inspired the artwork!
This is the wall art I created with the letter boards.
Staple the fabric to the back of the board, and hot-glue a picture-mounting bracket to the back.
The swag in my kitchen added some color and inspired the artwork!

The swag in my kitchen added some color and inspired the artwork!

Photo: Shannon Dennis

My husband and I restyled our kitchen this summer. To see some before and after shots, check out this post on my blog. In the process, I stretched my creative brain cells a bit to figure out how to get artwork into my tiny restyling budget. I had a little fabric left over from my curtain/swag and about $40 left in my budget! Here are some of the results!

What you'll need to make a letter board:

  • 2-inch x 6-inch wood board
  • Wooden letters for what you want to spell out
  • Pencil
  • Saw
  • Fabric
  • Staple and hot-glue guns
  • Picture hanger

These are the letter boards I made for my kitchen!

1. On your blank wooden board, spell out your word or phrase with the wooden letters. Make sure there is at least 1 inch above the first letter. Make a mark with a pencil 1 inch below your last letter. This is where you will cut the wood. Repeat this process for every new word or phrase.

2. Wrap the fabric around your wood and staple in place.

3. Use the hot-glue gun to glue a picture-mounting bracket on the back of the board.

Staple the fabric to the board and glue a picture-mounting bracket onto the back of the block.

4. Hot-glue your letters to the front of the board.

Hot-glue the letters onto the fabric-wrapped board.

5. Hang and enjoy or give as a gift!

Gift away!

Another quick piece of wall art is using the same steps on a canvas. Here are the ones I did for our black, white, and red–themed office!  

A large canvas cover in my favorite red Amy Butler print!

I have to get polka dots in whenever possible!

Or here is a simple "picture" in some beat-up frames I restyled.

Fabric scraps in clearance frames!

posted in: fabric, wood, wall art, canvas, decorating on a budget

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