So lately I have been quite obsessed with tribal decor. Do you remember the arrows I made a few weeks ago? I am still drooling over them. Then I did the chicken wire side table, and now this super cute fabric wall decor tapestry..I am on a roll!
I wanted a new piece for the shop, quite possibly my home, that was fun and vibrant and really pulled in more fun elements into the shop. Typically we do a lot of rustic, shabby chic decor. But I have been leaning towards more fun and bright pieces to put into out shop..American Clutter LLC.
Anyway, this wall art is not only really fun to make, its really easy. Cheap tapestry/wall decor, yes please! I found this fabric at a yard sale/rummage sale last summer and we keep holding onto it because we just love the texture and color of it. But I stole a piece and got to work.
You can make this in any size, any fabric color (as long as its fabric that wont bleed or not show the markers well), and any pattern you want! I love projects that can be done several ways and I love to see what others come up with, so if you ever attempt to make a fabric wall art like this, please share the photos with me!! I get so excited seeing other projects come to life by you!
Ok, so lets get started.
Do you not love projects with under 5 supplies on the list! Maybe its just me..but I love it! All you need is a piece of fabric, any size you want, fine tip fabric markers, a ruler, small dial rod, and twine. Spray paint, or paint if you want to paint the dial rod, but its totally optional.
Start by cutting the fabric to the correct size you need. Mine was 18 inches wide by 24 long. I then found some images of tribal art online that I liked and used some photos as a base for some of the design I went with. Maybe that is cheating, but it really helped me find designs I liked so that I could put it all together to create my own design.
I used the ruler to draw a line across the fabric.
Then started doing some designs below the line. Drawing the line across really helped make sure the design was straight across.
Remember how in my Arrow project I said I really hate not being perfect, well this did not turn out as perfect as my brain pictured it. But in the end the mistakes and not so even elements really pulled together and the oopsies just look natural.
Keep going..and going..and going…..
Until you have your fabric filled up with pretty tribal designs! Then grab your dial rod. I painted the ends of the rod gold..again, I cheated. You are more than welcome to paint the whole thing, but since you will only see the ends I decided to save my paint and just paint what will show. Judge me if you will.
Glue it over the rod and the whole way across. I went about 1/2 inch down that way I could run a stitch across it if the glue didn’t hold. But so far so good. Then tie some twine on the ends to make a hanger.
Hang it up on your gallery wall and call it a day! I think it took me less than an hour total. I think because I started and stopped several times working on numerous projects the day I created this tapestry.
Do you love how I used the Scotch brand Washi tape to hang it up for the photo hahahaha. It help for quite some time. Go Washi, Go Washi, Go!
What design would you make on your tapestry wall decor project?