Gorgeous wall art on a budget

If you were following on facebook recently you would have read that our family has been a little sick, so much so we were by doctors orders house bound for 5 days with suspected whooping-cough. Long story short, we stayed indoors for 5 days, missed easter with family to then find out late afternoon on 5th day we didn’t have whooping-cough just a horrible cold. But, still was a great time to disconnect from the computer, rest, catch up on TV shows and a few odd jobs we found energy for.

I had a few things around the house that we have been meaning to do for a while. Fix the kids towel rail which always seems to fall off the wall (kids hanging on the towels I presume), sort through Mr 9’s room and hang some fabric wall art that I made awhile ago.

We had a bare wall in one of our living areas that needed a little something to add more colour.

I purchased some fabric panels from Ebay a few years ago, they were called butterfly cushion panels. Instead of making a cushion from them, I stapled them to some canvas I brought from the cheap shop. Added some 3m hooks tabs to the back and place on the wall. Didn’t take long at all.

I love butterflies, i think these are gorgeous!

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Micheala Donohoe on Facebook April 17, 2012 - 6:14 AM

they look great!

Katrina Maree on Facebook April 17, 2012 - 6:25 AM

What an awesome idea

Tamarin Hughes on Facebook April 17, 2012 - 6:31 AM

Great idea….but I actually love your other wall with your baby fotos….youve just inspired me…:)

Louise Hughes on Facebook April 17, 2012 - 6:33 AM

That is genius!!!!!

Lorraine April 17, 2012 - 6:38 AM

That’ looks great. It is a great use of space….cleaver idea using the fabric squares.

Richelle Black on Facebook April 17, 2012 - 7:03 AM

Very very clever lady.

Mel April 17, 2012 - 7:08 AM

i actually love the way you have done your family pics with the words, that is so nice and homey. Love it!

Stacey Derrick on Facebook April 17, 2012 - 8:03 AM

Looks perfect!

Kirsten April 17, 2012 - 8:15 AM

I agree with Mel, I reallylove the family photos. Where did you get the wording from loke that, to stick on the wall. x Love it.

Kirsten April 17, 2012 - 8:18 AM

Oh man I stuffed that up…. “really love” and “like” That’s what happens when miss 2 is climbing on me while trying to type. 🙂

Sandra April 17, 2012 - 8:50 AM

They look amazing katrina, job well done.

Margaret Perusich April 17, 2012 - 9:09 AM

What a brilliant idea. I have two fabric panels that I made at a silk painting workshop on my honeymoon in Bali 15 years ago – I’ve never known what to do with them. Off to the discount shop now to buy some canvases. Thank you.

Dani April 17, 2012 - 9:57 AM

Gorgeous! Love the idea

Hln4paul April 17, 2012 - 10:14 AM

Love this idea! Could also had some glitter to them for a 3d effect.

Kylie Holmes on Facebook April 17, 2012 - 11:19 AM

Copying! I love yr page – keeps me motivated and happy – thank u 🙂

Robyn Baker on Facebook April 17, 2012 - 2:21 PM

Luv the idea of using material as wall art.

Amanda Keys on Facebook April 17, 2012 - 3:28 PM

luv especially the photo’s with the inspriational words as an added bonus

Melanie from A Pocketful of Me April 21, 2012 - 9:00 AM

I love butterflies too, Katrina, and this arrangement looks fabulous! I love how the background colour matches your lounge chairs perfectly and just adds that punch of colour – perfect for the coming cooler months.

Are you going to give us a “house tour” anytime soon? I love your classic modern style 🙂


Alyce {Blossom Heart} April 21, 2012 - 11:54 AM

They’re gorgeous!!

Fiona April 21, 2012 - 6:38 PM

They look great – well done!

Lisa Warren April 21, 2012 - 10:10 PM

What a great use of fabric Katrina! The butterflies look so lovely on your wall, and certainly add that pop of colour you were seeking.

Kate Sins April 27, 2012 - 6:26 AM

Kat, this looks gorgeous – i’m so inspired to do something. We have so many large, bare walls!

Jodene May 1, 2012 - 7:24 PM

Wow, they look fantastic! They have really brightened up that space on your wall!

Nchristie May 17, 2012 - 11:20 AM

Looks great, I do that also, bought 1m of fabric from Lincraft for $12, when u get sick of it easily changed. I have to ask though where did you buy the sticks for your vase? 

Katrina May 18, 2012 - 9:33 AM

I purchased them just recently from Vast. Vast is at our local Helensvale HomeWorld. They came in a variety of different colours, blue, orange, beige and red.

Emilylucas83 June 1, 2012 - 8:59 AM

i do this also but when i buy a bed spread i just buy an extra set of matching cushions and use the cushion covers to glue to the wall canvas, that way you have matching wall art to the doona cover….lovely cheap idea

Narelle Simone September 23, 2012 - 6:36 PM

I have made our own wall art in a similar way, I found a cheap doona cover which I liked and the colours matched our lounge, I cut sections from it and stapled these over a cheap frame from an art supplies shop. The frames all match but are not the same, look great….and can be changed with new fabric if we make any colour changes. I also have the rest of the doona fabric aside to use for other projects (the background colour is white so great to have….am planning to use a small piece inside a photo frame, minus the glass, and stitch our daughters dancing medals onto it….nicely framed and a keepsake)
Thanks for your posts 🙂

KC76 November 26, 2013 - 11:43 AM

Great idea! Another idea my friend came up with was to buy a lovely piece of wrapping paper and frame it – it looks great on her bedroom wall!

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