Monday, November 14, 2011

Unique Nursery Wall Decor

Are you or a loved one expecting a baby any time soon? Are they scratching their heads trying to figure out how to decorate the nursery? Well, here is a fun and easy idea to give the nursery a sweet and vintage look.

Fabric Swatch Portrait Wall Hangings

Do you have any vintage fabric laying around? Maybe a dress you wore when you were little, a shirt, or a pair of pants. Maybe you have a handkerchief from your grandmother or an old plaid shirt from from your grandfather. Use those historic, meaningful pieces for the nursery wall of a sweet baby or grand-baby.

To make one portrait you will need:

A square of fabric at least 2 inches wider than your hoop in all directions
A wooden embroidery hoop in any size
Elmer's glue or fabric glue
Fabric scissors


1. Place fabric in the hoop and pull taught.

2. Turn to wrong side, run a small line of glue around inside of hoop just next to the fabric.

3. Press fabric into glue all the way around.

4. Allow glue to dry.
5. Trim fabric to edge of hoop.

And voila! You're done.

These adorable fabric portraits are so easy to make, perfect for using up pieces from your stash or pieces that have more meaning. They look beautiful on the walls of any room, and create the perfect customized yet stylish look.

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