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Easy Wall Art on the cheap with Fabric Scraps & Box Lids

Easy Wall Art on the cheap with Fabric Scraps & Box Lids

In my craft room, I have a small sewing corner that houses my sewing machine and a plastic storage cabinet with fabric, notions, and other supplies. Above my sewing table is a handmade wooden spool holder, but the adjacent wall is barren. Perusing Pinterest, I stumbled upon an idea of covering box lids with fabric to create easy wall art. What a fantastic idea! Not only do I have a number of fabric scraps that I can use, but I also love to reuse and re-purpose, so I decided to give it a try.

Easy Wall Art: The Supplies

Easy Wall Art made from fabric scraps and box lids. This is an easy DIY project that is great for using up fabric remnants.

The first step is rounding up box lids in various sizes to re-purpose into easy wall art. If you don’t have box lids, try using a cereal box with the back removed and the sides carefully cut down so the box is about 1″ – 2″ deep. Then, I pulled out several coordinating fabric scraps that were big enough to cover the box lids. You will also need a pair of scissors and a roll of masking tape to make easy wall art.

Easy Wall Art: Assembly

Easy Wall Art made from fabric scraps and box lids. This is an easy DIY project that is great for using up fabric remnants.

Now the fun part — assembly. Start by laying a fabric scrap face down and center the box lid on top. Fold all four sides of fabric around the box lid to make sure that the fabric scrap is large enough to completely cover the face and sides of the lid.

Easy Wall Art made from fabric scraps and box lids. This is an easy DIY project that is great for using up fabric remnants.

Now we’re ready to start securing. Start on one of the long ends and secure the fabric to the inside of the lid with masking tape. Secure well, leaving about 1″ on both ends unsecured (this will allow you to adjust the corners).

Easy Wall Art made from fabric scraps and box lids. This is an easy DIY project that is great for using up fabric remnants.

Next, pull the fabric taut and secure the opposite side. After securing the two long ends, secure the short ends, leaving the ends free.

Easy Wall Art made from fabric scraps and box lids. This is an easy DIY project that is great for using up fabric remnants.

After the four sides are securely attached, it’s time to secure the corners. The corners can be treated in a couple of ways: they can be folded like a present (see below), or the fabric can be pulled flat along the corner edge for a more seamless look. On this one, I used a small corner fold. I experimented a bit with my subsequent lids. They key to an attractive corner is just working with the fabric until it lays flat.

Easy Wall Art made from fabric scraps and box lids. This is an easy DIY project that is great for using up fabric remnants.

My first completed easy wall art!

Easy Wall Art made from fabric scraps and box lids. This is an easy DIY project that is great for using up fabric remnants.

Easy Wall Art made from fabric scraps and box lids. This is an easy DIY project that is great for using up fabric remnants.

Easy Wall Art made from fabric scraps and box lids. This is an easy DIY project that is great for using up fabric remnants.

 

Easy Wall Art: Simple Installation

Easy Wall Art made from fabric scraps and box lids. This is an easy DIY project that is great for using up fabric remnants.

Now it’s time to hang my easy wall art. I laid these out on the table to decide on a configuration. I moved them around until I was happy with the arrangement, taking into consideration the varying sizes, colors and patterns.

Easy Wall Art made from fabric scraps and box lids. This is an easy DIY project that is great for using up fabric remnants.

Since my art is made from box lids and fabric scraps, it is very light — all I needed to hang these were push pins!

Sewing Area Transformed with Easy Wall Art!

Easy wall art made from fabric scraps and box lids livens up my sewing corner.

Easy wall art made from fabric scraps and box lids livens up my sewing corner.Easy Wall Art made from fabric scraps and box lids. This is an easy DIY project that is great for using up fabric remnants.

The completed easy wall art looks great! It adds much-needed color and pizzazz to my sewing corner. Total Project Cost = $0. Everything I used was already on hand.

Maybe my new decor will inspire me to start a sewing project!

Amy (91 Posts)

I am a Freelance Graphic Designer full of creative interests! In my spare time, I love to create something new from something old, embark on home decorating and renovation projects, try out new recipes, and attempt to garden. Beyond the artistic pursuits, I have a love for music and enjoy playing the piano and handbells.


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