Have we talked about my Spoonflower addiction?
The design-your-own fabric company is one of my favorite things, and discovering it last year helped launch my creative journey!
When I first came across Spoonflower, I had no idea that I would have the opportunity work with them one day. But I’m beyond thrilled that they recently asked me to share a DIY wall hanging tutorial on their blog (read it here!). Dreams coming true, people!!
I use Spoonflower to make a variety of things, but most often to print fabric for my embroidered wall hangings. I also have a Spoonflower shop where I sell a few of my patterns, including the DIY wall hanging project.
I recently experimented with some new ways to decorate the wall hangings, and I’m so excited to share a few ideas with you!
I use a tufting stitch and yarn to embroider my wall hangings, but you can use any embroidery stitch and regular old embroidery floss. Check out this guide by Spruce to learn some different types of embroidery stitches.
Fringe is another one of my go-to embellishments. I usually make my fringe using cotton rope, but you can also sew (or glue!) the pre-made kind along the bottom edge of your wall hanging for an even simpler version.
I love incorporating different materials into my wall hangings, such as vintage beads and crystals. Etsy is a great place to find unique and vintage beads.
Metallic foil or fabric paint
My new obsession: iron-on metallic foil. This stuff is super easy to use, and adds so much fun to any project. I gotta admit, my painting skills are not as strong which is why I went the iron-on vinyl route. But I’m sure it’s possible if you get a good stencil and some fabric paint! Spoonflower does not having metallic inks at this time, so this is a great option if you want to add some sparkle to your project.
Everyone loves pom poms -- this is a fact. I recently bought a pom pom maker on Amazon and now I can’t stop. You can attach pom poms to the front of the wall hanging like in this example, or you can hang them from the bottom of the piece (next on my to-do list!).
I hope you enjoyed my ideas on how to decorate a fabric wall hanging - I would love to hear some of your ideas in the comments! And if you are interested in trying one of my DIY projects, head on over to Spoonflower!