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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

DIY Wall Hanging for the Coolest Kid in Town

Wall hangings. They are all the rage in home decor right now. It's true, just click on this link from Apartment Therapy. I spotted this gorgeous monochromatic hanging on This Cool Kid  and decided to create my own version of it for Parker's room. It's a fairly simple project that could probably be completed in an hour if you have 1 hour to spare. If you're like me and do not have an hour to spare, it will take 3 weeks. Happy Crafting!

Materials Needed:
-Black felt, white felt, coordinating cotton fabric, sewing machine and thread.
-Print out of the quote you want to put on your hanging. I liked the graphic look of this bold font. 
-Freezer paper, pen, iron
-Micro tip scissors
-Wooden dowel cut to size, black cording, craft paint, paint tape
-Craft glue
Optional: A little yarn to make the tassel to make this an ultra-pinterest project.

Step 1: Trace your quote onto the non-wax side of a piece of freezer paper. 

Step 2: Iron your freezer paper waxy side down onto the white felt. This makes the felt 1000% easier to cut. 

Step 3: Cut out all the letters using your micro tip scissors. A super sharp pair of scissors is key to making it easier to get in all the nooks and crannies of your letters.

Step 4: Assemble the hanging. Cut the black felt and cotton fabric to the desired size then cut 1 inch off the top of the cotton fabric.  I chose make my wall hanging about the size of a piece of paper (8.5 x 11). Sew the two pieces together leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Flip inside out. 

Step 5: Glue the quote onto the black felt. 

Step 6: Secure the hanging to the dowel using craft glue.

Step 7: Wrap the cording around both ends of the dowel and secure with craft glue or by sewing it.


Paint ends of dowel to add a pop of color.

Create yarn tassel to attach to dowel.

Here's the final product hanging on the wall in Parker's room. I love how it turned out and I'm glad I added the tassel and that little bit of yellow paint to add a pop of color. 

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