Inspiring Printed Fabric Wall Art and DIY Reclaimed Wooden Frames {Project Pink}

I am delighted to dedicate today’s post to Project Pink hosted by
Marilyn from The Artsy Girl Connection.
Marilyn contacted me a few weeks ago to take part in
Painting The Blog World P I N K For CURE
to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
I was touched my her initiative and honored to take part.
This post is in honor of my grandmother, who is no longer with us, but fought her own battle for many years.


My pink project today is printed fabric wall art and some easy frames made from some reclaimed wood. The printables for this project can be found below and if you have never tried printing on fabric with your inkjet printer, it is incredibly easy with fantastic results. {I have used this same technique before to make printable wall art, decoupaged plates and even my own photo canvases}

Materials Needed:
1 X 1 Poplar Square Dowel or Reclaimed Wood
Gorilla Wood Glue
Light Color Fabric
Krylon Easy Tack spray adhesive
Sheet of Cardstock
Ribbon for Embellishment {optional}

Additional Materials Needed:
Miter Saw, Nail Gun, Inkjet Printer, Staple Gun


For the frame you will need 1×1 piece of wood. I made my frame from some scrap reclaimed wood we had laying around; however a 1 X 1 Poplar Square Dowel can be purchased from your local hardware store. {they run just about $3 for a 36 inch piece}. If you are not into making your own frame, an empty picture frame can easily be used for this project as well.


They best part about making your own frame is you can customize the size to fit your project and it is a very simple if you have a miter saw or miter box. {if not that is something to add to your Christmas list as they are very handy to have in your DIY toolbox} Cut the ends of all four frame pieced to a 45 degree angle with the miter saw.


Run a bead of Gorilla Wood Glue along the cut ends and secure into place with some brad nails. {I used a nail gun – another handy tool}


The finished frames for this project measure 6 1/2 inches by 13 1/2 inches.


Cut a piece of fabric with enough over hang to completely cover the back of the frame. You want to make sure the fabric you chose is somewhat thin and a light enough shade so the ink will show. Lightly spray the fabric with Krylon Easy Tack and lay it in the center of the cardstock, gently smoothing the surface with the palm of your hand.


{You do not want to saturate the fabric – just a light, once all over application} The Easy Tack formula is re-positionable adhesive so it is easy to remove the fabric from the cardstock once you have printed your design.


Since the fabric used to cover these frames is a little longer than the sheet of cardstock – wrap the edges around and secure to the back {as pictured above}.


Feed through your printer just as you would a sheet of paper. {Make sure the cardstock is in the paper carrier the correct way as some printers feed face down…. Keep in mind there is no need to mirror or reverse the images} If there are any wrinkles to the fabric once it has run through the printer – simply iron them out prior to continuing.

I made two printables for this project – they can be downloaded below:
Hope Printable
Believe Printable


Center the fabric to the back of the frame and staple into place with a staple gun; trim any excess fabric.


Embellish with rolled ribbon flowers by simply hot gluing them to the frame, if you like.


This simple project has so many possibilities and once the frame is constructed you can easily change out the fabric and printable as often as you would like.


To learn about the factors that may affect your risk for breast cancer, and find out what you can do to help detect breast cancer early, when it is likely to be most easily treated – visit the American Cancer Society {here}.


To read more Project Pink posts or if you have a pink project you would like to share, visit The Artsy Girl Connection, {here}.

Hope you have a fabulous week ahead ~ Enjoy.

                  

Comments

  1. Beautiful project and Marilyn is a total doll. Hope everyone checks her out, such a generous heart.

  2. OMG I LOVE those!!!

    Paula

  3. This is fantastic!

  4. These are awesome! I pinned them! :)

  5. Awesome! Will you share the name of the font?

  6. These are lovely. I thank you for sharing.

        

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