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Published on February 3rd, 2009 | by Jackie Hernandez

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Transform Fabric Scraps into Wall Art

We all have a pile, a bin, a drawer of fabric scraps.  We thought about making an ipod cover, a rag rug, or just stuffing the whole stash in the freezer to increase our refrigerator’s energy efficiency.  We keep saying some day we’ll find a use for them, but the pile keeps growing.  Today I have 5 great ideas for skimming at least the top off the scrap pile.  Turn your fabric scraps into wall art to fill that blank space on your wall or to give as a gift.

  1. First up is this truly inspirational Fabric Poster by Erin Jang.  Cut letters, numbers, or shapes from coordinating fabrics to make your own poster.  This would be a fun project to do with kids.  (via Black Eiffel)
  2. Jessica Jones shows us how to showcase vintage fabrics with a simple method of creating “windows” in a larger piece of fabric to reveal the beautiful fabrics beneath.  This would also be a great way to use scraps from outgrown or torn clothing.  (via How About Orange)
  3. A quick, but thorough, fabric collage tutorial.  I can’t get over how cute this one is.  It is perfect for a housewarming gift.  (via Speckled Nest)
  4. Bookhou Craft Projects shares an easy fabric collage to use even the tiniest scraps and left over threads.  This one of course is perfect to do with kids.  (via Bloesem Kids)
  5. For larger fabric remnants try making a collage of fabric wall panels.  Instead of foam core for mounting, consider using a bunch of vintage frames.  Or try wrapping fabric over cork panels for a creative grouping of message boards.  (via Bella Dia)

[Image credit Erin Jang, theindigobunting.blogspot.com]

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About the Author

I am a work-at-home mom busy chasing after my son and establishing my eco-business, Tiny Décor. I also write the Tiny Décor Blog aimed at modern parents trying to go green for their kids. Tiny Décor has allowed me to turn a passion for sewing, craft, and environmentalism into a business. Blog writing has become an outlet for me to share my experiences going green, being a parent, and loving the planet.



  • http://www.bagelpower.com Hannah

    fabulous site & blog – just found it, very excited. I love the switch plate cover idea but for the fabric on the walls, did anyone catch the ikea hacker – it won hack of the year for 2008 – http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2008/12/tired-of-your-bare-walls-then-you-gotta.html

    If I had a child, this is what would be on their walls…so cool, just substitute green fabric options.

  • http://www.bagelpower.com Hannah

    fabulous site & blog – just found it, very excited. I love the switch plate cover idea but for the fabric on the walls, did anyone catch the ikea hacker – it won hack of the year for 2008 – http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2008/12/tired-of-your-bare-walls-then-you-gotta.html

    If I had a child, this is what would be on their walls…so cool, just substitute green fabric options.

  • http://www.bagelpower.com Hannah

    fabulous site & blog – just found it, very excited. I love the switch plate cover idea but for the fabric on the walls, did anyone catch the ikea hacker – it won hack of the year for 2008 – http://ikeahacker.blogspot.com/2008/12/tired-of-your-bare-walls-then-you-gotta.html

    If I had a child, this is what would be on their walls…so cool, just substitute green fabric options.

  • http://popsiclestick.etsy.com chrissy

    If you’re handy with Illustrator or Photoshop, you could also scan in fabrics and printed papers to then use as fill for letters an numbers. Send this file out to Kinkos and you have a great gift off a new parent or friend.

  • http://popsiclestick.etsy.com chrissy

    If you’re handy with Illustrator or Photoshop, you could also scan in fabrics and printed papers to then use as fill for letters an numbers. Send this file out to Kinkos and you have a great gift off a new parent or friend.

  • http://popsiclestick.etsy.com chrissy

    If you’re handy with Illustrator or Photoshop, you could also scan in fabrics and printed papers to then use as fill for letters an numbers. Send this file out to Kinkos and you have a great gift off a new parent or friend.

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