There's a wall in my house that is still blank after living here for over a year. It's blankness drains me of joy and contentment.
On the way home I ran through some ideas of what to make with it. I landed on wall art.
I painted this my senior year of high school for my freshman dorm room.
I never plan on hanging it again. The pink part is melted crayon - I was doing this wax versus water-based paint thing, and basically, I don't like this picture.
So I laid the fabric over the canvas, and tested different materials for making our family initial:
I ended up choosing the blue lace without a background color.
I measured canvas on the fabric and cut about 1.5 inches around it.
Then I ironed out the fold wrinkles.
I started with the long sides of the canvas. I wanted to stretch the fabric tight across it, so I glued the corners first, then filled in between the corners, so that the entire side of fabric was glued down to the wood frame.
Then I folded the edge as if I were folding wrapping paper over a gift. I pulled the side of the fabric over this and glued it down too.
Then I laid out my lace. In the corner I was fiddling with an idea, but we'll get back to that.
I only glued the edges of the lace. I ran a strip on the fabric and very lightly tapped the lace on top of it. I also glued itty bitty areas in the middle of the lace strips, for good measure.
Then I played with my scraps and a few buttons from my collection.
I made a pinwheel shape in the bottom corner.
In the top corner I made those twisted rosettes! So easy to make, even with tiny bits of scraps.
I love the subtle corner fun. It's more visible in real life, but it looks cute in the picture too.
Two minutes after I took this picture, I switched the wall art with another piece from my living room. I wanted the red in the living room, and the metal art in the foyer. The foyer wall still got decorated in the end, so mission accomplished...with style!