Easy Fabric Wall Decor

3 Materials
15 Minutes

On a scale of 1-10 I definitely stand at a 10 when it comes to woven fabric wall hangings. They are a complete ode to the 70s and are a cool and unexpected way to add texture on a wall.

Making them can take H O U R S and I give credit to those Etsy shops who specialize in making them. Theyre also a little pricy when you buy them from a small shop and with my new homeowner budget... well let's just say I found a cheat that I cant wait to share!

After agonizing over what to do with an old table runner that just didnt fit my table space (or 2 young kids and a dog), I pulled together some supplies to create a knock off. Here's how!


-Table runner

-Wood rod

-Staple gun


I chose to do a layered look with my runner, but you can simplify by choosing not to. The create the layered hanhing I cut mu runner into 2 separate pieces, 1 long and 1 about 8 inches shorter.

Then I over layed my fabric onto the wood rod. The shorter piece on the bottom and the longer piece on the top.

Then I placed the rod at the top of the overlayed fabric and rolled it over to staple onto the wood.

You can add a cord to hang it and in no time you have an easy peasy fabric wall hanging.

What I'd do different:

·cut the pieces at not such differentiating heights (perhaps 4 inch difference).

·fold over the tops of the fabric, see them and slip the rod through the fabric.

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  • Kathleen Corcoran Dooley Kathleen Corcoran Dooley on Aug 11, 2021

    Very pretty! I have a Christmas table runner that would make a great holiday wall hanging. Thanks for the idea!

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 24, 2021

    If you decide to go with two cut pieces or if you already have two pieces that you would like to make into a wall hanging, to help avoid the pieces not hanging straight, I would suggest using a level:

    -Place a level on the edge where you want to staple to the wood

    -Move it until the bubbles indicate it is level

    -Then put heavy tape along the edge of the level, so that the edge of the tape is also level

    -Trim off the excess fabric outside of the level edge of the tape, rather than along just the design of the fabric, as the design may not be on the grain

    -Staple to the wood as pr instructions above