How to Make Fabric Wall Panels

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Fabric wall panels are a great way to add colour, style and texture to any wall without the use of paint. They can be a temporary or permanent solution to any drab wall space. Fabric wall panels can be created in many different sizes and styles. Applying a panel to the top or bottom portion of a wall is a great way to add dimension to a wall. Certain wall panels can even help absorb sound and balance out the acoustics in a room.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Measuring tape
  • Plywood
  • Saw
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Batting
  • Staples
  • Staple gun

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure your wall with the measuring tape to determine what size your wall panels should be.

  2. 2

    Cut a piece of plywood to the desired size for your wall panel using the saw.

  3. 3

    Cut your desired fabric to fit the size of the plywood. Leave an excess of about 4 to 5 inches of fabric on all four sides.

  4. 4

    Spread the fabric out on the floor or a large table.

  5. 5

    Cut three sheets of batting to fit the size of the plywood. Leave about 1 inch of excess batting on all four sides.

  6. 6

    Evenly place all three sheets of batting on top of the fabric. Fabric will be about 3 to 4 inches longer than the batting on each side.

  7. 7

    Place the sheet of plywood on top of the fabric and batting.

  8. 8

    Pull the batting and fabric tightly over the plywood. Apply staples to the back of the plywood, all along the edges. Staples should be placed about 2 inches apart.

  9. 9

    Cut the excess batting and fabric off the back of your panels. Fabric panels can now be placed on the wall.

Tips and warnings

  • If you're uncomfortable using a saw to cut the plywood, pre-cut plywood may be purchased instead.

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