Each individuals has their own ways to express themselves.
They might not realize, but someone’s styles and preference are reflected through the furniture, wall painting, and even simplest house decoration.
Some people love to buy what others think pretty. There is another option though: make less favorite material into an astonishing work of art.
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1. Faux Fur Hanging Decoration
It would be a big lie if none of the family member owns faux fur jacket. This material is popular for its great imitation of real fur. Plus, any clothes made from faux fur is a perfect choice in winter; it keeps the person warm.
Sooner or later, the pretty jacket or shirt will wear out. Don’t throw it out just yet. With thread, needle, glue gun, woven thread, and beads, a nice wall decoration could be made.
- Cut the clothes into one big pieces and several small pieces. Make sure to angle the scissors and slip it under the fur. One more thing: the small pieces should go inside the big piece. For this project, being abstract is not the goal.
- Put the smaller pieces on the big one. Make sure they overlap to provide volume to the finishing product.
- Sew the small pieces using sewing machine or thread and needle. Don’t miss any pieces! If needed, put small needles to pin the pieces in place.
- Take the woven thread and make a loop for 20-30 times. Make a knot on both ends, then cut the loop parts. Again, sew the tassel-like decoration to the fur.
- Attach a big string on the top and allow it to drops down. Arrange the beads on the sting and knot the tail. There is no fixed rules, but contrasting the colors will make bold statement. In the other hand, similar color tone shouts “warm” and “cozy”.
- Glue the finished product to a roller. Make sure to put enough glue, so the decoration is strong enough. Then, let it sit until the glue is hardened perfectly.
- Tie black thread on both ends, not too long nor too short. Now it time to hang the decoration on the wall!.
Here some ideas for faux wall hanging decorations:
2. Textile Pennant
While buying the textile, there are some who seek for comfortable material. Some others are drawn by the printed pattern or picture on the textile.
Those who belong to the second category must be a little sad when the pretty cloth has lots of holes. Before throwing it away, why don’t cut a little part to keep the picture? The process is not difficult to follow.
To make the cute pennant, the materials needed are not too hard to find. In fact, these materials are part of households. They are used clothes, scissors, ruler, iron, twig, glue and wool thread. Want to be a little more creative? Add ink, brush and stamp to the lists.
- Most pennant has triangle shape. Therefore, the first step is marking the clothes. Try to find a part that could be cut into a nice triangle. For a cloth with medium sized pattern, this step shouldn’t be too difficult. If the clothes has small sized pattern, any part would be fine. Then, mark it with a pencil
- Cut the triangle part from the clothes. Make sure the pencil mark is not seen. If it does, try to erase is using the normal eraser.
- Iron the cloth. It will prevent any wrinkle and make the cut tidier. If needed, spray it with some softener agent to help the ironing process.
- It is time to be creative. If the cut looks too plain, add some motives using the ink and stamp. Those who are confident with their own drawing or writing could take the ink and brush instead.
- Grab the glue and the fabric cut. Flip the fabric, so the back side is facing up. Put glue on the opposite side of the triangle top. For this purpose, it will be better to use fabric glue instead of paper glue.
- Don’t wait the glue to dry. Put twig on the glued side and roll the fabric. Give gentle pressure to help the fabric stick to the twig.
- Take the thread and measure the length. Cut the thread and tie it on both ends. The pennant will be prettier if the thread has similar color to the fabric. For safe color, take white or black thread.
Here is some ideas for textile pennant decor wall hangings you can adopt:
3. Framed Fabric
Another trick to make use of the used clothes is the framed fabric. The final product should look like regular wall painting. The trick could fool any guest who pay a visit to the house.
In order to make the craft, there are several preparation to make. Don’t forget to bring either canvas or empty picture frame, scissors, glue or stapler.
How many frame should be prepared? As many as the used clothes the person have.
- Measure the clothes to fit the frame. Some people might use the ruler, but the easiest way is covering the frame with the clothes. Take pencil and mark the area. Make sure it covers the side parts, unless the cut goes into the picture frame.
- Cut the marked area. Be careful so there is no loose fabric on the side.
- For those who work with canvas, put the fabric cut on empty canvas. Start from the top part; pull the fabric and push stapler to keep it in place. Go to the opposite side and repeat the process. Then go to the other sides to do similar steps. Make sure the fabric is not loose in the surface.
- Those who choose the picture frame has less hustle. There are two options: covering the whole frame with fabric or leave some empty space in the frame. For the first option, the fabric need to be glued to the back. For the second option, slowly put the cover on top of the fabric to prevent any wrinkle.
Now the leftover textile has found its new purpose. There are ways to make it into something pretty for display. In fact, the guests might admire it even more after learning that you put minimum effort on the process. Is there any reason to refuse it?