Fabric Covered Canvas Wall Art

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Making Over

I’ve finally figured out what to do above my bed. I love the idea of fabric covered canvas because of the lightweight factor. It it falls on us in the middle of the night, we’ll live with no lasting brain damage. Plus, they’re super easy to do. Here’s how.

Fabric Covered Canvas Wall Art

With any size canvas and your choice of fabric, lay the right side of the canvas on the wrong side of the fabric. Pull tight and staple several times along two opposite edges.

Fabric Covered Canvas Wall Art

Fold up the corners like a present. There are several ways you can do this, just do whatever is easiest for you.

Fabric Covered Canvas Wall Art

Staple the corners and then the center section of the fabric on both sides.

Fabric Covered Canvas Wall Art

Hang on your wall and admire!

I used 10×10 canvases, and when I’m all finished I’ll have a series of 5 of them to hang above my bed. You can do 3 larger canvases, but I would stick to an odd number. This is an inexpensive way to decorate a wall, and when I get tired of this fabric, I’ll rip it off and start over. Good luck!


1 Rachel O. October 14, 2008 at 9:22 am

I think I will definately be using this idea! I’ve been trying to figure out what to do for a while now, and this is really cute and fits in our budget!

2 Sharla October 14, 2008 at 10:47 am

What a good idea! How do you have time to be so constantly creative?

3 Yolanda October 14, 2008 at 1:04 pm

Cute! Creative and fun way to spruce up a wall. :)

4 Julie B October 14, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Its a great idea, very cute!

5 Angela October 14, 2008 at 5:00 pm

A friend did something like this but used different matching fabrics and it looks great too!

6 April May October 15, 2008 at 7:40 am

I did something similar with scrapbook paper and 12 x12 canvases. I have them in my dining room and get a lot of comments! Just use spray adhesive to mount!

7 Sheila Oxley October 20, 2008 at 9:30 am

I like this idea!!! I think it would great over my DS bed…using fun kids material!

8 Julie B October 23, 2008 at 9:49 pm

This is a great idea! I was thinking the canvas frames would also be a great way to showcase my toddler’s art (by letting her color/paint on fabric) and very easy to update as well. Thank you for a wonderful idea

9 Marne November 24, 2008 at 9:39 am

I will be doing this also above my bed. Thanks for the great idea!

10 Cy December 10, 2008 at 8:52 am

Yes- this is a great idea. I’ve done it in my son’s room with a board and padding but I never thought of a canvass. Thanks and it looks great. Easy to change, too.

11 Carolyn S December 10, 2008 at 12:40 pm

this would be a cute idea for a childs room, too. just find some cute fabric and have at it. I like that it is lightweight, I have had a shelf fall before and luckily no one was in bed when it fell.

thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

carolyn s

12 Alicia December 29, 2008 at 11:17 am

I saw this idea on a decorating show and Im working on it now! They used three different fabrics that all matched and on one wall. They put three squares on top (Horizontally) and alternated the pattern with the three sqaures on bottom (horizontally) and then on the opposite wall used three more squares in a vertical row next to the exit way of the room (running parallel with the door from) It looks great!!!

13 Trish March 20, 2009 at 8:08 pm

This is a great idea. I will need to keep my eye out for some fabulous fabric. The picture above our bed should be replaced and this would be something very easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

14 Kiley Smith July 29, 2009 at 7:40 pm

This is SO adorable and you don’t need to sew! This is my kind of tutorial!

15 Anny September 4, 2009 at 9:08 pm

I love the fabric you chose too!

16 Ally June 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I love this idea and am thinking of doing something like this to jazz up the boring white walls in my college dorm room. Did you use a staple gun or just a regular stapler?

17 Kelsey June 7, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Just a regular stapler, but either would work I’m sure.

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