Vintage Textiles to Wall Art Upcycle
I’ve always wanted to do more with my vintage hankies than just store them in a drawer. Now that I’ve transformed some of them into wall art, their floral prints can make any room bloom.
If you want to harness some fabric flower power to make custom pictures, all you need are some vintage textiles, a few small canvases, a staple gun, staples, a needle, and a spool of thread.
First, I cut a piece of fabric to be just a bit larger than the canvas I was going to use. Then, I stretched the fabric over the canvas using thread to hold it taut. Finally, I used a staple gun to secure the fabric to the canvas.
Here’s the finished project:
One picture is made from more modern fabric. My favorite silk shirt from the early 2000s has taken on a new life!
Looks can be deceiving! At first glance, this locket looks like something completely new, when in fact, it has upcycled vintage fabric!
First, I cross stitched a miniature mandala in fall colors to go in a double-sided locket.
Then, I snipped a piece from a vintage hankie and sewed it to the reverse side of the mandala. I chose one of the hankies from my last post.
Finally, I inserted the fabric inside the locket and slipped it on a 14K plated chain. It’s all set to wear!
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