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DIY Fabric Wall Art with Silhouette

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Well, we arrived in beautiful Fort Lauderdale this morning for a quick three day mini vacation to celebrate our 9th anniversary. So today I'm handing the blog over to the lovely and talented, Sarah from Creative Ramblings.   I'll let her take it from here while I got get myself a tropical drink.

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Hello students! I'm Sarah and I blog over at Creative Ramblings. I am so excited to be substitute teaching here at Silhouette School. I'll be honest, I learn right along with you. This blog is my resource for all things Silhouette. That being said, I still hope I can teach you something, and share an adorable little project I created for my daughter's room.


We moved into a new house a little over a year ago. Shortly after moving I found out I was pregnant and immediately set to work on a nursery. Now that Baby Girl is 6 months old I'm realizing that I didn't do much more that paint my older daughter's room. It's time for some updates. She has a fabulous upholstered headboard and princess canopy, but nothing on the walls. We brainstormed together, that's always fun to do with a 3 year old. We settled on purple, pink, bunnies, and ballerinas. So girly right?! I took those ideas, along with my Silhouette, and set to work to create 4 framed fabric pieces of wall art. Here is what I used
  • 4 simple white frames
  • A variety of fabric in purple pink and white
  • Heat n bond ultra
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  • Silhouette
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Spray glue
  • 4 images/cut files
I stared by creating my images. I traced a bunny and ballerina I found that were common use images. Then I typed up LOVE and TO THE MOON & BACK graphics. Every night before I go to bed I kiss my sleeping girls and say "Love you to the moon and back". Very fitting for wall art.

Cutting fabric may sound intimidating but it's just as simple as cutting paper if you have the right materials. A few tips. Start with a new blade. It does not have to be a fabric blade. Just mark your new blade and only use it on fabric. Iron the fabric you want to cut to get out any seams and wrinkles. I cut the fabric the size of my mat then cut a piece of Heat n Bond Ultra the size of the fabric. Heat n Bond acts as a stabilizer allowing me to easily cut fabric as well as adhere it to another piece of fabric.

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I set my iron on medium heat and placed the Heat n Bond paper side up onto the back of my fabric. In the end this will add a "sticky" surface to the back of your fabric. Iron the paper for a few seconds and let cool. I placed my fabric, with the paper still attached, on my mat paper side down. Then cut the design and pulled off the excess.
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I left the paper backing on my pieces until I was ready to use them. I ironed 4 pieces of background fabric and cut them just a little larger than the cardboard backing of the frame. Next I peeled the paper backing off a design (leaving a shiny side) and put it onto my fabric backing shiny side down. To line it up perfectly I used the glass of the frame on top of the design to see how it would look.
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I then ironed the design for a few seconds on medium heat and let cool. To help hold the background fabric in place I used a little spray glue on the cardboard backing. However, when pressed into a frame everything stays in place pretty well even without the glue.

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That's it! A collection of my Little Lady's favorite things in her favorite colors.

DIY, do it yourself, fabric, wall art, Silhouette, Silhouette tutorial I hope I taught you a little something today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Follow Sarah here there and everywhere...



Thanks for coming to class today at Silhouette School.  If you like what you see, I'd love for you to pin it!


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