DIY Textile Art

Montross Made
by Montross Made
3 Materials
10 Minutes

I wanted to change up the art on our photo ledges but didn't want to spend a lot of money. This brought about another free DIY art piece! I made this textile piece with an extra pillow case and some paint.

What you'll need:

Fabric (I used an old pillow case)


Picture frame

Step 1: Cut fabric to size

First, I cut up the pillow case to the correct size. I crumpled up the fabric and frayed the edges a bit to give it more texture.

Step 2: Add paint

Next, I added some paint blobs, and folded the fabric in half to make a kind of "ink blot" piece. I repeated this a few times until I liked how it looked.

You can get creative here! Add different colors and fold in different ways if you'd like. I kept it simple with black paint, and only folding one way. I did, however, fold it in thirds a few times, to mix it up.

Step 3: Frame it

Once the paint dried, I added it to a frame.

It now looks like a high end piece, and it adds some nice interest and texture to our photo ledges. Can't beat that for $0!

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  • Janice Janice on Apr 18, 2021

    Love it! And just shows that creativity and working with what you have can result in very attractive pieces and beautiful decor. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Katen Katen on Apr 19, 2023

    being a frabaholic this caught my eye immediately. I like your vision. And I see more ways to expand on it. Nice. Thanks for sharing