Inside this post: A DIY canvas wall hanging tutorial and an update on our playroom makeover for the one-room challenge!
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Welcome back to Week 3 of the One Room Challenge.
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Things are definitely moving in the right direction here. That’s not to say I haven’t had my share of mistakes!
Taking down wallpaper (after changing my mind on it) took down some of the drywall. And I spent a couple of days making perfect Conduit Curtain Rods –only to have mismeasured when I hung them. LOL. (Face palming.)
In order to save time and get this crossed off the list, I went out and bought curtain rods. I’ll use the conduit ones I made somewhere else in the house.
What has been accomplished so far?
- The paint is up and looking good.
- The kids art wall is up and looking good.
- The bean bag chairs have been made and turned out not so bad.
- The curtains are hung. It’s amazing how drapes can make a room.
- A new light fixture has been ordered.
things I still need to do
I’m still looking for that perfect rug. My husband and I have not found one we *both* like. Sigh. I prefer something grown-up. He wants something more for kids. Let’s see what happens!
Here are a few rugs I’m considering. I know – they are all so different! 🙂
I’m really loving braided rugs at the moment.
Is it cool or not cool? I have some nostalgia for those rugs because I had a round braided rug growing up. To me, they are cool in a vintage, country way, plus they are inexpensive and colorful.
Other things …
- I attempted to build a wood stool but I’m not happy with it. So still working on that project.
- I ordered some vintage art from my shop but it needs to be framed and hung up.
- Debating buying a new lamp for the TV console. The one we have feels somewhat out of place.
- I’m still working on the art table setup.
DIY canvas wall hanging
I have a quick and really adorable DIY project for you this week!
Let’s get to the tutorial
things you’ll need
- iron-on transfer paper
- digital art or design (to print out) – I used this one
- canvas or linen fabric (drop cloth would work well)
- sewing machine or fusible fabric adhesive (like stitch witchery)
- wood dowel
Step 1: Print out your Design
The first thing you want to do is print your design on transfer paper. And this is very important – you need to first FLIP your design on the computer so it prints out backward. That way, when you go to iron on the design – it will be facing the right way. This is especially important for designs with words on it!
I found this black and white graphic map that I just love from Etsy. Since this is going in our playroom as a little hanging canvas – the black and white was perfect!
After you flip your design on the computer, print it out on the transfer paper according to the directions.
Step 2: Cut out your Design
You don’t want to have too much white showing so you should cut pretty close to your design as possible. It’s ok to leave a little border.
You can plug in your iron and heat it up while cutting.
Step 3: Iron Your Design on Fabric
This part is pretty simple. You are going to take your canvas or fabric and iron it a bit to warm it up.
Then, place your cut-out design FACE DOWN on the canvas. Iron this on for about 4-5 minutes.
Carefully peel the backing off the design. Voila! Looking so good already.
Step 4: Sew your Canvas and Attach Dowel
You’ll also want to sew a pocket at the top of your wall hanging to insert your dowel into.
Step 5: Hang it up!
Tie a rope to each end of the dowel. Hang it up and enjoy!
You can make these canvas wall hangings as big or small as you want. Since I am printing at home – I’m limited to a letter-sized design.
You will need to print a few designs and iron them all on in spots to make a larger canvas.
And I just might do that someday!
I hope you guys enjoyed this quick DIY project. Be sure to check back for Week 4!!