Shower Curtain Turned Wall Art

2011
06.11

Alright, I admit it has been way too long since I last posted. The good news is that I have a week off until school starts back up again so I plan on loading up on projects, and then remembering to blog about them. When I was trying to think of different project ideas, I knew I had two criteria: thrifty and at least somewhat useful. So, I decided to start with ways I could turn my rented itty bitty house into more of a home, make it feel more comfortable and inviting. I went to a discount store to see if anything caught my eye and spotted a silky shower curtain with a cute design for $2.99… sold! Here is how I turned a shower curtain into wall art.

Place the shower curtain face down on the floor. Then lay whatever type of framing device you want to use (I had plenty of braced stretched canvases laying around so that’s what I used) on top. Cut the top of the shower curtain off where the holes are along the seam. Then cut around the frame leaving 3-5 inch margins, whichever you feel more comfortable about.

Next, you will want to determine if it needs ironing, and if so use an ironing board or place a towel underneath the curtain on top of the carpet. Once it’s all smooth, place the frame on top and fold the fabric over the frame, folding in the corners like you’re wrapping a present.

Using any type of pin available, pin the corners to help hold fabric in place.

To fasten it to the frame, I used a staple gun, but depending on how hard the frame wood is, you could use a regular stapler. Make sure you pull the fabric taught as you staple it to the frame so you have a smooth finished piece of art.

As you can see here, once I hung it up on nails, it scrunched the fabric a little, so if that happens you can take it down and add a few more staples to keep it in place better. And there you have it, wall art for $2.99.

One Response to “Shower Curtain Turned Wall Art”

  1. brenda says:

    very clever and frugal, too. I like it!

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