Christmas Fabric Wall Art

Hi, Ribbon Retreat readers! My name is Sarah, and I blog over at Becoming Martha. This is my first time creating a post for TRR, and let me tell you, it was so much fun! Picking only one fabric collection, however… that could be described as the most challenging part of the job!

Today, I am sharing a quick and easy project that will dress your place up for Christmas in no time – this Christmas Fabric Wall Art.

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I started by selecting my fabric from The Ribbon Retreat’s wonderful collection. I went with Aspen Frost by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. I ordered a layer cake and two fat quarters so I would have a big selection of colors and patterns to choose from. The only other materials you will need is heavy duty interfacing and embroidery hoops in various sizes
(mine were 12″, 10″, 8″, 8″, 6″, and 5″.)

**I have to take a second and tell you that heavy duty interfacing is a MUST! I tried using an interfacing for light fabric, and my cutting machine might as well have tore it to shreds. It was a long and painful lesson that I had to learn. Even if you are using a light fabric, like I was, use the thicker interfacing.**

To start, select which fabrics you will use for what part of the project. It will be hard to choose if you order the layer cake; there are so many amazing prints! I was drawn to the music notes and snowflakes, so I focused on those patterns.

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The first step is to iron your interfacing to the fabric you selected for the text. The rough side goes against the wrong side of your fabric. Press together with a hot dry iron. Hold for about 8-10 seconds. When you pull the paper backing off, the back of your fabric should be smooth and shiny. If it is still rough in any spots, put the paper back down and press with the iron for a few more seconds.

Once you have the fabric backed with interfacing, it’s time to cut out your text and/or images. I used my Silhouette to type out some words to “O Holy Night” and also a nativity scene. Then, I cut each one on a different fabric. (Place the side of the fabric with the interfacing down on the cutting mat.)

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After the text is cut out, it’s simply a matter of ironing it to your background. Then, put the outer ring on your hoop, pull the fabric taut, and then tighten the screw as much as you can.

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I hung them quickly with thumbtacks – they are very light, so no heavy duty hanging hardware will be required!
In about 15 minutes, you can have a dazzling wall display.

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I hung mine on our little bulkhead/stair railing in the entrance to our house. It sets the mood for Christmas as soon as you walk in!

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Thanks so much to Michelle and everyone at the Ribbon Retreat for asking me to join their Christmas series!
If you need more Christmas ideas, head over to my blog, Becoming Martha, where I have lots of quick Christmas ideas for both gifts and decorations! Hope to “see” you soon!


Thank you Sarah AND welcome! We are so excited to have you with us today and even more excited to have you as our newest Contributor! You are one talented lady, and I love this simple yet stunning project! We all have bare spaces on our walls that would go from drab to FAB with this yummy wall art! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us today! For more terrific tutorials by Sarah, stop by Becoming Martha to see all of Sarah’s creativity at work!

There are so many things I love about this project…but one of the top reasons is that this project can quickly be changed from a Christmas decoration to an everyday decor perfect for year round decorating or for that special event coming up. Either way, with a little change in fabric this project can become perfect for any occasion!

Did you love this project? Here a few more FABulous wall art tutorials, perfect to add to your Christmas decor…Christmas Ornament Fabric Wall Decals, Christmas Embroidery Hoop Decor, and Ribbon Christmas Card Holder. All of these projects are perfect for filling that bare wall just waiting to be dressed up for Christmas.

Happy Creating & Happy Wall Art!
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  1. Pat C.
    Posted December 3, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Welcome to TRR, Sarah! Thank you for sharing this easy–but sooo clever–idea!! I think it would be fun to embellish the backed fabric with buttons, ric rac, ribbon… whatever strikes one’s fancy… before framing! xoxo

    • Posted December 3, 2013 at 11:46 am | Permalink

      Hi Pat! Thank you so much for your comment! Yes, embellishing this fabric art with buttons, ric rac or ribbons would be so adorable. Great idea! Have a wonderful day Pat and thank you again for sharing! Michelle 🙂

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