Are you looking for creative ways to add some more decor to your house, but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Today, I have an easy solution for you. This Easy DIY Wall Hanging can be created in no time and requires very few materials.
Our house is pretty eclectic. We have lots of art work from all over the world in addition to what I have created too. I wanted to be able to continue some of the Southwestern motif throughout our house and tie it in with this Peruvian blanket that I really love. So, I thought why not create a simple wall hanging. I found a stencil for Royal Design Studio Stencils that I absolutely fell in love with and knew I had to use for this project. It’s called the Native American Navajo Damask Furniture Stencil that you can find here. I used the furniture size stencil because I wanted my design to be large enough for a wall hanging. So, let’s get started and see just how easy it is to make a wall hanging.
- Canvas (I cut down a large canvas that was intended for a painting, but ended up getting a tear in it. It ended up being large enough. You could also purchase heavy canvas from the fabric store and apply gesso to it. Gesso prevents the paint from soaking into your canvas. The nice part about gesso is that it’s already white so you really wouldn’t need to buy white acrylic paint for this project.)
- Royal Design Studio Stencil
- Spray Adhesive
- Foam Roller
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Dowel Rod
- Black Yarn
- Hot Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
Step 1: Cut the canvas a little bit larger than the stencil. The sheet size to the stencil is 16 x 11.5″. Make sure to allow extra allowance at the top for the dowel rod.
Step 2: Using spray adhesive, spray the back of the stencil. Lay the stencil in place and use your hands to make sure the stencil is firmly adhered.
Step 3: Using the foam roller, roll the black acrylic paint onto the stencil.
Step 4: Let the paint dry.
Step 5. Remove the stencil.
Step 6: If you have excess amount of canvas at the bottom, trim it.
Step 7: Make a pocket for your dowel rod by folding it over and hot gluing in place.
Step 8: Tie the yarn to both ends. and then hang.
I love the simplicity of this wall hanging and I achieved the exact look I wanted in no time. The nice part about his too… is that if you’re looking to change your decor it’s not permanent.
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