How To Make A Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging

If you’re looking for a statement piece of wall art, this DIY Fabric Wall Hanging is a super inexpensive craft project for updating your home decor!

Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

When all else fails, make a wall hanging! Or at least it seems like that’s my new life motto these days, haha.

I needed a cool backdrop for our DIY charity workshop last week, and I whipped up this DIY fabric wall hanging to go with our color scheme. I loved it so much I couldn’t resist making it into it’s own DIY post!

It doesn’t get much better than custom colors, abstract lines, and a giant statement piece for your walls.

All in all I think this cost me a total of $75 to make, which is basically unheard of in the realm of fabric wall hangings these days. Not to mention it’s about 5.5 feet tall and 3 feet wide!

You’ll have to wait to see how I styled it for the workshop, but until then, here’s how to make your own in under an hour. Plus I busted out our DIY gold base stools for styling this again, too!…

Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Materials and Tools You’ll Need a DIY Fabric Wall Hanging

Cotton fabrics in the colors of your choice

Fabric scissors

Square wooden dowel rod

Gold screw hooks

Gold craft cording

Staple gun & staples

Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Please ignore my laziness in not ironing the fabrics before I cut them all out, haha. Clearly, I was in a hurry here, so I’m proud that I even had the mind enough to take photos as I went!

Steps To Make A Fabric Wall Hangings

1 — I actually cut out abstract shapes (starting with the biggest base shape first), and layered the fabrics on top of each other as I went to get a better visual of the overall layout.

Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

It made it a lot easier for seeing how the colors and shapes would flow than to just cut them out separately and place them together at the end.

Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

2 — Once you have your complete cut-out design, lay the square dowel rod over top of all of the layers in the middle.

Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

3 — Roll the excess fabric around the dowel rod and use the staple gun to staple all of the fabric layers in place across the length of the backside of the dowel rod.

Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

4 — Cut the excess fabric from the top of the dowel rod, and then insert the gold screw eye hooks on the top of the rod. Use the gold cording or picture wire to string wire from the top to hang it from.

Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

How Do You Attach The Fabric To A Wall Without Damaging It?

It can be difficult to attach the fabric to the wall without causing damage.

By using a special adhesive that won’t harm your walls, you can give any room in your home a stylish makeover with one of these trendy DIY fabric wall hangings.

 

Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth  

I love the bold color combo too, and it’s much easier to make than it looks right?! What do you think? Is this something cool you can see in your space, or not so much?

If you loved this DIY fabric wall hanging, be sure to check out more of our other home decor DIY ideas right here!

Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth

DIY Fabric Wall Hanging

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Follow these steps to learn how you can make a colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging using your own hands
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course DIY
Category Home Decor

Equipment

  • Fabric scissors
  • Staple gun & staples

Instructions

  • Cut out the abstract shapes (starting with the biggest base shape first).
    We layered the fabrics on top of each other to get a better visual of the overall layout. It made it a lot easier for seeing how the colors and shapes would flow than to just cut them out separately and place them together at the end.
  • Once you have your complete cut-out design, lay the square dowel rod over top of all of the layers in the middle.
  • Roll the excess fabric around the dowel rod and use the staple gun to staple all of the fabric layers in place across the length of the backside of the dowel rod.
  • Cut the excess fabric from the top of the dowel rod, and then insert the gold screw eye hooks on the top of the rod.
    Use the gold cording or picture wire to string wire from the top to hang it from.
Cost: $75
KEYWORD: fabric wall hangings

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9 thoughts on “How To Make A Colorful DIY Fabric Wall Hanging”

  1. The link to Amazon for the dowels did not have a button for me to add them to my basket. I ended up getting mine here: https://www.craftparts.com/product/3-4-x-36-square-dowels/
    My daughter and I are super excited to make a couple of these for the play room. Thanks for being a creative genius!!

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    • Hi Susie! It looks like the dowel we used is currently out of stock from the vendor but thankfully, the link includes more buying options and suppliers. We’re so glad you were able to find the dowel from Craft Parts! Thank you so much for posting the source because this is very helpful for us and other readers. Please let us know how it turns out in the play room! And thank you for your kind words.It made our day. :) We are happy to hear that you will be making this! XOXO

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