Summery Wall Art Made With Outdoor Fabric

2 Materials
$40
30 Minutes
Easy

A while back, I taught my son how to flip his first condo. You can view the info on it on my website and see what we did and exactly how much he made if you'd like to.


He let me have fun "staging" it, and my favorite area was the back porch. I wanted to make it look Lilly Pulitzer-like but on a dollar store budget. And I needed it to be temporary, so I wanted to find a way to use items that I could reuse for other projects.


My favorite project on the porch was actually the easiest, it's the wall art that helped set the mood for the entire porch area!


Here's the starting point:

Just a bland and messy porch area.

I had bought these 15" x 30" canvases from Joann's. They were on sale at the time, they seem to have the art canvas sales every once in a while and my daughter loves to paint on them so I buy them when they're deeply discounted.

I knew the color scheme I wanted for the porch. I love the print with the brightly colored pineapples, and it paired well with some yellow throw pillows I had. My mom had found some brightly colored curtains at a garage sale (they're the blue in the picture).


Since the canvas was 15" x 30", I cut the pineapple fabric just an inch longer on each side, so it was 17" x 32".


Then all I did was lay the canvas face down on the fabric, and I wrapped the fabric around the edges of the canvas.

Here you can see that I just taped the fabric to the supports on the canvas. Just tape, nothing else. It's the ultimate in terms of being a removable project and allows me to reuse the fabric later.

At the corners, I just folded them so they'd stay flat, and again secured them with tape.

Here's how it looks from the back.

Now when you turn it over, you suddenly have a decorated panel.

Put three of those panels together and now you have a theme!


You can see how they look with just some decor from the dollar store on a little table and the bright yellow pillows on a bench.

Here's a view from another angle. You can see that I also used this same fabric to create little "napkins" on the table. And if you look on the wall you'll see that I also created a beach bag from the same material. I did write up a tutorial on that bag, and you can view it (and other projects) on my blog by clicking here.

Here you can see the curtains too. I had to include a picture showing grandma's garage sale curtain find icon

I hope you enjoyed this super easy, inexpensive, and quick wall art idea!

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