Making a fabric wall hanging uses the same principles and procedure as stretching canvas on a frame for painting. The difference is, the fabric on a wall hanging is already painted and typically contains a bold pattern that coordinates with the home décor. You can create fabric wall hangings inexpensively using craft supplies from a hobby store and fabric from a fabric store. Make the hangings any size to match any space in a room.
Items you will need
- Stretcher bars (4 per hanging)
- Wood glue
- Staple gun and staples
- 2 ½ inch screws
- Power screwdriver
- Picture wire
Slide the sections of the stretcher bars together to create a square or rectangle frame. Apply some wood glue to each corner to help secure the frame. Hammer the pieces together for a tight fit.
Cut the fabric so that it is two inches longer than the frame on all sides.
Place the fabric right side down. Place the frame in the middle of the fabric. Pull the fabric tightly over the frame and staple into place. First staple the middle of each side, then move out toward the corners and staple the corners last. Keep the fabric as tight as possible on the frame.
Screw two ½ inch screws into either corner of one side of the frame. Wrap a piece of wire between the screws to create a hanger for the wall hanging.