Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fabric scraps = Bird wall art

Do you have a pile of scraps a bit little to actually do anything with?? But too big to throw away?? I have a huge bin full and have been wondering what i can do with them...
So, What about this??
A few post back i showed you my new Sewing Room... Remember the big plain wall above my sewing machine that needed something? Well I decided to use some of these scraps and make a Canvas Wall hanging.
I went to our local cheap shop and bought a large blank canvas for $20. For Christmas, mum bought me this wall decal of a branch.. You can find them all over the place...I found some for you  HERE and HERE and HERE
 ..........and together we stuck it to the canvas. It was a little fiddlier than we had hoped. It didn't really want to stick to the canvas surface. But ended up OK.
I sifted through my fabric stash...  and chose some favourites..
I found my bird silhouettes from a pad of paper, you can also find some HERE  I enlarged mine on the photocopier. Made some templates, traced around them and cut out fabric birds. Placed them on the branch and just used regular kids paper glue to stick them in place....And your DONE!!
So easy!!
I haven't yet hung it up on the wall....I'm now thinking instead of a canvas one, I want a quilted wall hanging... Sort of the same, but raw edge applique the birds and branch..?? Ill see how i go....Maybe this one can go in Indi's room!! xx

37 comments:

  1. Very pretty, Rebecca! And so creative!!

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  2. AbAbsolutely gorgeous! Great idea.

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  3. Really really cool Bec!
    I have never thought of combining wall decals and fabric - great idea x

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  4. Perfect for your room. I cheated and bought one form Typo yesterday. Something similar but not as beautiful as yours.

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  5. Ohh I love that!! I want to do one now! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. My BF had these bird decals from another friend and gave me one. I put it on my sewing machine and then thought for a second what can I do with the paper that it came on? Use it as a template for a wall hanging. I swear I did not see YOUR post until now (lol!)

    Gorgeous work!!

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  7. That is so cool! I think a quilted version would be just as amazing if not more so. Such a great idea!

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  8. Super cute! I am totally stealing this idea ;)

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  9. Oh my gosh, I am totally doing this when we move house! I love what you did, you're so creative! :-)

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  10. What a brilliant idea! I've always looked at those canvases in the 'cheapie' shops and wished I had an excuse to buy them. My husband is the artist, not me. But now you've given me one!!!

    I just have to find the wall space for it in my sewing room... most of my wall is taken up with shelves, peg/notice board and shelves

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  11. So so pretty! I have lots of cheapie canvases covered with fabric prints that work as pictures/art - (ie stretched over them and sealed) but never thought of doing something like this! Off to buy me some more and use up those scraps!

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  12. WOW...beautiful! That will look so good in your new sewing room!

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  13. It photographs beautifully! Very creative. I say keep it and hang it in your new room!

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  14. Really beautiful and extremely creative!

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  15. Oh, brilliant! I received a gift certificate to an online decal shop, and haven't known what to do with it. Now I do! Cheers!

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  16. This looks fab, but I agree I'd want make it all out of fabric too!

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  17. Love it! What a wonderful piece of art to have in your studio.

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  18. What a great idea was looking at those canvas' the other day wondering what I could do with them ...thanks

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  19. Ingenious and beautiful! What a way to adorn your new sewing room's walls. I love this idea!

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  20. I love this! Wonderful idea, well done.

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  21. Wow! Those are awesome art work! I love the bird. Super like it!

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  22. WOW! That's pretty! Popped over from Saffron Craig! Great blog! I'll be back!

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  23. great idea, I'd like to make a quilted one too!

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  24. Hi Rebecca, that is so great idea and you have made it wonderful! I'm sure you could make also by sewing very unique and beautiful 'painting'!
    I just made something with tiny animals.
    Have a sunny day!

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  25. That is a great idea! Now I am inspired to make one for my sewing nook!!
    Thanks for sharing a beautiful idea!

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  26. Your blog is such an inspiration - so fresh. I want to make a hanging just like yours NOW! Yup, this is one idea I will not procrastinate on. xx

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  27. What a unique idea. I love the mixed media aspect. Cool!

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  28. I love this clever idea! I just may add it to my To-Do list:)

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  29. WOW this is am amazing project - another one to add to my list of must do. We have several large canvas sitting around waiting to be made into something amazing and I think this may well be it.

    Blessings

    Gail

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  30. This looks fantastic! Well done and thank you for sharing i'd love to try it! xxx

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  31. This is so pretty...FYI You can use iron on fusible,
    and gently iron your designs right on the wall. It stays up beautifully and comes down with no residue or damage to the wall.

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  32. This is so beautiful!! So inspiring!
    I'm following your blog now, I loved all your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  33. This would be a great project using my Cricut! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to see what you come up with next!
    Amanda
    www.scrapproject365.blogspot.com

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  34. featured this awesome craft on my blog today!

    www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  35. hey thanks for the tutorial, here's my adaptation!!

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/422485_3126320490655_1643940016_2663209_170381844_n.jpg

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