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!
-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
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.