Riley Blake has a new fabric line out called Jeep in the Wild. It features, well, Jeeps, of course! My middle boys have been asking for new PJ pants for a bit, and I knew that the Jeep in the Wild coordinates would be great for that.
The boys’ new PJ pants are great, and they love them, but the panels in this line are absolutely gorgeous! I really wanted to do something with one. I originally thought I’d make a pillow, but when it came time, I didn’t want to cut up the panel! I decided to try turning it into a canvas wall hanging, and it’s so perfect!
Here’s how I did it:
This is a super simple project that makes great use of a favorite fabric panel. You just need your panel, a canvas and a stapler. (I purchased this canvas at a crafts store with a 50% off coupon, but you could totally repurpose an old printed one from a thrift shop and add a piece of white fabric behind your panel.)
The most difficult part of this project is ironing the fabric. You want to make sure that all the wrinkles and creases are out. I started with unwashed fabric and a spray bottle of water. I sprayed all the deep creases and pressed until they were gone. I followed that with a light spray starch and the iron again.
Once your fabric is pressed nicely, place it on top of your canvas and position it the way you want it. I used straight pins to hold it in place. (They do poke through to the back, so be careful not to stab yourself in the next few steps.)
Flip everything over, pull the fabric tight and staple it in place.
When you get to a corner, pull the fabric neatly into a triangle on one side, then tuck the rest of the corner fabric up so that it is flat on the outside edge of the frame, like this:
You can trim the extra fabric if you’d prefer, but I chose to just tuck it into the back of the canvas so that if I want to take this canvas apart and sew this fabric later, I can.
That’s it! Go hang it on the wall!