Funky Fixes: DIY Wall Art

Decorating my new apartment has been on my to-do list since, well, moving in. Decorations add a personal touch to any space and can instantly make a new place feel like home. Even though I truly believe this, it has been over two months and I am just now getting around to hanging art. One reason for this is money. If you are like me and on a budget (or if you simply want to save a few extra dollars), this DIY art project is for you. Here’s what you need:

1. Fabric: choose prints that stand out to you! Size will depend on how big you want your wall art to be; I went with ½ yard with the boldest print and ¼ of a yard in the remaining fabrics

2. Foam core board: this is sold at Michael’s and other craft stores

3. Scissors and razor cutter: a razor cutter isn’t necessary, but it works best on the foam board

4. Hot glue gun

Once you have gathered your supplies, it’s time to start creating! To complete your art, measure and cut out the desired shape on the foam board. (This project works best when creating square and rectangular pieces). Next, measure and cut fabric swatches so that they will cover the foam board; leave an extra ½ inch on each edge. Once you have done this, lay the fabric, pattern side down, on a flat surface and place foam board in the center. Finally, using the hot glue gun, outline the foam board with glue and firmly adhere the fabric. Now turn the foam board over and, voila! your art piece is complete! These art pieces are light weight and can be easily displayed on walls with the help of a nail and hammer.