In a world filled with stress, we turn to our homes to make us feel relaxed and happy. Being a visual person, the way my home looks is very important to me, and since I still live in a temporary rented space, the challenge is finding affordable solutions to decorate with! In my experience having moved several times in my adult life, the easiest way to add color and interest to a space is through the accessories in it. I never paint my walls anymore, and all of my furniture is neutral, leaving me with a blank canvas to work with no matter where I move. I use pillows, lamps, throws, rugs and art to add color, texture and interest to each space! Because of that, I always have my eyes peeled for a great DIY. I love making my own pillows or painting an old lamp. I’ve framed subway maps, my own photography, and as you can see below, fabric! This DIY is one of my favourites. Beautiful fabrics don’t have to be reserved for garments and furniture. If you love it, frame it! So if you are looking for a quick and easy DIY this weekend, this is it!
Above is my bathroom. That wall was empty before and it really made the whole bathroom feel boring and stark. Once I added the framed fabric it changed the whole space completely. This really fun fabric reminded me of candy corn and the colors fit nicely with my shower curtain, rug and accessories. The great thing about this DIY is any fabric design would work, and there are so many to choose from- it just depends on the space you are looking to put it in and your personal taste!
All you need to complete this project is a stapler, some binder clips, good fabric scissors, a frame and of course the fabric of your choice! The amount of fabric depends on the size of frame you choose! I used a 10$ ikea frame made of plastic, but the Ribba frames are amazing if you want something a little more substantial and professional looking. Remember to iron out the fabric before putting it in the frame to avoid any wrinkles.
Here’s what you need to do:
1. Choose the amount of fabric you need according to the size of frame you want (always factor in having to fold the fabric around the back of the frame)
2. Using fabric scissors, cut the fabric to size making it a couple of inches wider than the backing of the frame.
3. You will then want to secure the fabric to the backing using clips.
4. Staple the fabric to the backing, making sure not to pull too tight and not to leave it too loose.
5. Fit it into the frame and voila! Art!
If you are looking to buy small quantities of télio fabric, comment below or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know where you live so that we can point you in the right direction!
Here are some gorgeous Télio fabrics that I would love to frame!
Hope you have a creative weekend!