- Pre-Stretched Artist Canvas or Frames
- Dr. Seuss Fabric
- Decoupage Medium
- Foam or Paint Brush
- Upholstery Stapler and Staples
To make these wall hangings, I followed the same techniques I used to create these Decoupage Fabric Wall Hangings. It would have been easiest to use pre-stretched artist canvas but I couldn't find the sizes I wanted so I had my husband build 3 frames. He simple used 1 x 2's, cut mitered corners, and stapled them together. My frames measured 14" x 24", 24" x 24", and 14" x 24".
The trickiest part was lining up the Dr. Seuss fabric so it looked like the patterns continued from one panel to the next! Because my frames were so big, I had to buy more than 4 yards of fabric to get the proper pattern repeats. The amount of fabric you will need will depend on how big your frames are and the pattern on the fabric you want to use.
I started out by covering the biggest frame with fabric. I cut the Dr. Seuss fabric about 3-inches longer than the frame on each side. Lay the fabric, upside-down, on your work surface and lay the frame, centered, on top of the fabric. Fold up one side of the fabric and staple it to the wood on the back of the canvas. Also staple the opposite side of the fabric to the wood on the canvas. Make sure you pull the fabric tight. Repeat this process for the other two sides.
Now you can do the two smaller wall hangings using the same techniques. I used the larger wall hanging as a guide so I knew which part of the pattern to cut out, and I cut it about 5 inches larger than the frame on all sizes. This will give you plenty of room to position the pattern right where you want it. I laid the fabric face down on my work surface and then set the covered frame, upside-down, next to it so I could follow the pattern. Position one of the smaller frames onto the fabric and staple the fabric onto it once you get it positioned. Repeat for the other smaller frame.
To hang your wall hangings, there is no need to add a hanger to the back. A nail or screw in the wall will usually sit nicely in the opening on the back of the canvas and hold it in place!