A while back, I posted the picture below on Instagram. I think it was the first DIY project I had in my apartment. Several people have asked me about it and I decided to show you how I did it. It's very easy and inexpensive (depending on your choice of fabric).
Since then, I've had some questions on how I made them. To be honest, it's very simple! Here's a quick run down on it.
- Foam Boards (4)
- Spray Adhesive
- Screws or command strips (to hand on the wall)
To give you and idea on what I was working with, I have a 42'' TV. I did end up cutting my boards down to 26''x18'' in order to fit what I had in mind.
Remember to iron out the fabric to remove any wrinkles or creases.
Next, lay out one panel of fabric that measures about 1'' longer on each side. Mine turned out to be 28''x20''. Lay the front of fabric laying face down and spray the adhesive on the fabric. (It is probably a good idea to do this outside, I may or may not have done that...) I'm actually taking pictures after the fact, but you get the idea.
Place the foam board on the fabric and press down. I recommend smoothing out the front of the panel after placing it down to make sure it looks okay. Then, you can cut the corners at a diagonal to make folding the fabric down to the back of the board easier. You might need more adhesive for this part.
Once you have all four panels, you can hang them on the wall! My TV was already up and I was able to use the wall mount as a guide on where to place the panels. I did use screws to mount the panels as I couldn't get the command strips to work on the wall. If you use screws, punching holes through the foam and fabric before screwing it is highly recommended! Also, an extra pair of hands is very helpful. :)
Here's what it looks like now. I used fabric, but you can totally make it with gift wrap or anything else. My mind is on gift wrap as I just used it to cover a wall (post coming soon!)
If you decide to make this, please leave a comment below or leave a comment on my Instagram (@InterrobangDesigns) so I can see it!
PS: I don't always have a drill on my shelf. That's just leftover from another project...
Thanks for stopping by! What kind of projects are you working on?