19 March 2012

DIY: Fabric Wrapped Mat

I've had this extremely uninspiring frame in my bathroom for 3 years (man...that's a long time) and thought it might be time for a face lift. I'm sure that you all have random frames sitting around your house too so grab a few and lets do this together!

Here's what you'll need:
1 frame with mat
1 bottle of Mod Podge
1 paint brush (I prefer sponge)
1 pair of scissors

Here's how to do it:
Step 1 Lay your mat out on your fabric. If you're using a plaid like me, or stripes, make sure that your mat is straight.
Step 2 Cut around your mat. Make sure to leave about an inch extra to wrap. Cut inside the mat, as well.
Step 3 In order to wrap your fabric you'll need to cut slits into each corner inside the mat. 
Step 4 Glue your fabric, starting from the inside, to the mat. Try to keep it as straight as possible. Don't be discouraged if it doesn't look pretty yet - remember that you wont see this part once its back in the frame.
Step 5 Continue wrapping and gluing until it is complete. To finish the corners you'll have to wrap it like a present. Cut off any extra fabric that hangs off the edge. 
Step 6 Print out something encouraging and hang your new frame!

1 comment:

  1. nice, thanks for the tutorial. I love the final result. It's so perfect with the quote.


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