Friday, September 12, 2008

Easy Art

This is a super easy project that can be completed in less than an hour and looks so cute in a child's playroom or bedroom.  I made this to hang in the playroom several weeks ago after trying to figure out a way to add color and art to the room without spending a dime.  I dug through my fabric scraps and used a pillow I had seen in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog as inspiration.

Materials Needed:
 * Frame (I just used an old one we had in storage that I had picked up at a yard sale and painted it white).

* A piece of fabric slightly larger than your frame to use as the background

* Various fabric scraps

* An idea of the picture you are going to create (you can use pages from a coloring book as a pattern, or anything you find that inspires you!)

* Heat N Bond No Sew (This is an inexpensive iron-on adhesive that you can find in the craft section at Wal-Mart or any crafting/sewing store.)

Have fun cutting out your fabric to make the picture you desire and then follow the directions on the back of the Heat N Bond package to iron the fabric pieces onto your background.  Pop the picture into your frame, hang it on the wall, and ta da!  You are all done!  That was easy! ;)


Sarah said...

Keep those great ideas coming!

KatieHD said...
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KatieHD said...

So cute, MC. Would it be too juvenile to use in other places of the house? I just can't help loving those flowers, and I don't think they would match the soccer balls, etc, that I have going on in the boys' rooms. ;-)

Mary Catherine said...

I don't think so Katie. Depending on the style of your decor, I would think you could use them in a kitchen possibly? Just make sure you change the color of the fabrics because I think the colors you use make it look juvenile or not. Say for example your kitchen was an apple green, you could use a variety of red fabrics for the flowers on a taupe linen background in a white frame. (actually...that reminds me of your old bedroom colors at the house in Charlestown Landing!)
You could always do soccer balls though too! :)