Fall Drop Cloth Wall Hanging and Free Printable

by Laura
4 Materials
4 Hours

This is a cute fall project. I'm listing it as medium for difficulty because there is a learning curve with the heat transfer process. I've listed the basic steps below, but there is a helpful, more detailed tutorial on my blog. To save time, I recommend keeping this project size to 8.5 X 11. On my blog I made a large wall hanging and tiled the transfer sheets. However, tiling transfer sheets is a more difficult process.

Step 1: Cut off the handle portion of your paint sticks. Then using your paint sticks as a guide, cut your drop cloth to size with fabric scissors. Fray the edge of your fabric.

Step 2: Download the image from my blog. Then print it on an inkjet printer. Be sure your heat transfer paper is loaded with the plain white side set to print on. Change your printer settings to color. Double check to make sure your image is mirrored.

Trim the extra paper from your image.

Step 3: Empty the water from your iron and preheat it to the highest heat setting. Center the image on your fabric with the image facing down. Place a board or hard surface under the fabric. Then put a piece of parchment paper over your image. Press and hold the iron in one area of the image for 30 seconds. Then move it to a new area and repeat. Check your transfer. You may need to repeat this process to completely transfer your image. When the image is just warm to the touch, remove the carrier paper.

Step 4: Cut your twine. Open a regular stapler and staple each of the ends of your twine to one side of the paint stick. Then attach the paint stick to the fabric with hot glue. Then add more hot glue and attach the other paint stick. Repeat this process for the bottom of the wall hanging.

I love doing home decor crafts! But, if you are short on time, I've made this image available as a free printable at the bottom of my blog post. Check out some of my other fall home decor projects here.

Suggested materials:
  • Drop Cloth   (Amazon)
  • Heat Transfer Paper   (Amazon)
  • Paint Sticks   (Home Depot)
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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