Instructions on How to Make a Wall Hanging

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Instructions on How to Make a Wall Hanging
Make a wall hanging using fabric. (fabric swatches image by Empath from

If your walls are bare and you are short on cash, consider making your own wall hanging. By using the fabric of your choice, you will be able to create a wall hanging that you are truly proud of and your visitors will admire.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Wood, 1-inch by 2-inch pieces
  • Saw
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Staple gun

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  1. 1

    Select your fabric for the wall hanging. It can be found in a fabric store or your closet if you have old clothing you no longer wear that has a usable pattern.

    Instructions on How to Make a Wall Hanging
    First select your fabric. (colourful fabric image by Lytse from
  2. 2

    Cut out the desired shape and size of your fabric using your scissors. Leave an extra 3 to 4 inches on all sides for when you will staple it to your wooden frame.

    Instructions on How to Make a Wall Hanging
    Cut out your fabric for the frame. (used scissor image by Sid Viswakumar from
  3. 3

    Cut the wooden pieces to the appropriate lengths using your saw, outlining the frame for your wall hanging. The size and shape is up to you. A 12 by 12 inch square or a 12 by 24 inch rectangle will do the trick. However, you can always go much larger if you have a lot of free space on your wall.

    Instructions on How to Make a Wall Hanging
    Create your frame using a saw. (wood saw image by Horticulture from
  4. 4

    Take the four freshly cut pieces of wood and form your shape of choice. Now drive a narrow wood nail through each corner of your shape, making sure you are contacting two pieces of wood with each nail. You may have to first drill a small hole prior to hammering in the nail to prevent the wood from cracking, depending on the size of the nail. (Larger nails with smaller pieces of wood will require a predrilled hole.)

    Instructions on How to Make a Wall Hanging
    Nail your frame together. (the hammer image by Jim Mills from
  5. 5

    Place the fabric you cut out on the floor or a table. Make sure the nonprint side is facing upward. Lay the wooden frame on top of it, making sure it is centred.

    Instructions on How to Make a Wall Hanging
    Place the frame on top of the fabric. (wooden framework image by ivan gusev from
  6. 6

    Pull the fabric tightly to the sides of the wooden frame and staple it to the wood using the staple gun. The fabric should be stapled on the back side of the wooden frame where staples will not be seen. Staple all around the edges until the fabric is secured and tight.

    Instructions on How to Make a Wall Hanging
    Staple gun the fabric to the wooden frame. (industrial stapler image by JoLin from

Tips and warnings

  • Keep in mind that you do not have to limit your wall hanging to just one. An arrangement of three shapes of similar or different sizes can really make a statement.
  • Use caution while using a hammer, drill, or staple gun.

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