Monday, June 20, 2011

Painted Tapestry

When we first moved into our home we had an entertainment room with a projector. I loved the HUGE screen but hated the cords hanging from the ceiling. I decided the best thing to do would be to hang tapestries from the ceiling to conceal the cords. I asked for my lovely reader's opinion on choosing a pattern and I FINALLY finished the project. Coincidentally, my techie hubby decided he needed a big screen TV instead and the projector was sold before I could finish the project.

Perhaps I have no cords to conceal but I do have beautiful, painted tapestries.

Want to paint some for your own home?


What You Need:
  • Utility Fabric- Why did I choose utility fabric? One, it's cheap. Two, it's stiff and doesn't wrinkle easily.
  • Wooden Dowels
  • Knobs- I used the old knobs from my grandfather's desk.
  • Spray Paint
  • Wood Glue
  • Sewing Machine
  • Sheet of Plastic
  • Scissors
  • Hand Saw
 How-To Paint Fabric Tapestries


First, create your pattern template. I used this quatrefoil image from Tatertots and Jello, printed out four pieces of paper with the image and traced the pattern onto a piece of plastic (purchased at a local craft store). I cut out the center pieces, leaving the design's edges as my template.


I cut my white utility fabric to the width and length I wanted, weighted down the edges of the fabric laid the template on the fabric and spray painted sections at a time.

I folded the top of the fabric over an inch and sew along the bottom edge.

You will now have a pocket to slide the dowel into.

I cut the dowels two inches longer than the width of the tapestry with a hand saw and then sanded down the cut edge.


Then I painted all of the dowels and knobs a shiny black.


Attached the knobs to the dowels with wood glue.


Voila! An inexpensive and chic wall treatment perfect for hiding hanging cords or spicing up a boring room.


2 comments:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [21 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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