Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Circle wall art

Here is a unique piece of wall art sure to liven up any room!

I made it with fabric and Styrofoam discs!  It is SUPER light and SUPER cool!

Here is how what you will need to make your own:
Styrofoam discs in varying sizes (I used 8 of them) from Dow
DecoArt Decoupaged
Gorilla glue
Gorilla Tape (not pictured)
Scissors (not pictured)
yard stick (for hanging... not pictured)

Cut out a square of fabric a couple inched bigger then your circle on each side.  Then round one corner . 

Fold in half and cut the other corner... fold in half again and cut the remain two corners. 

Fold in half to make a triangle and make sure all the cuts are even... if not even them up.  Open up and now you should have a circle. 

Cut slits about in inch all around the fabric. 

Cover one side of the strofoam disc with Decoupaged.

Face the Decoupaged side down in the middle of your fabric. 

Use a brush to paint Decoupaged onto the fabric and fold the slits up onto the disc over lapping them as you go around the circle.   

Use your stapler to help keep the fabric in place.  Once you have made it all the way around, cover the top of the strips with the Decoupaged.   Let dry for at least an hour.  

Flip it over  and you are done... repeat for as many discs are you are using. 

Once all your discs are covered, work on arranging them how you want them to look.

I used Gorilla glue to stick all the circles together.  I started at the bottom and worked my way up.  You want to make sure to cover a large amount with the glue... I had to go back and add some glue to mine to make it hold better.

I used plates to act a weights to keep the discs in place while the glue dried... books would work too.  I was in the kitchen so I grabbed plates! :)   Let the glue dry over night.

Here how I decided to hang it up. 
I used gorilla tape and taped a yard stick to the back.  This helped keep everything straight.  I used a large head nail to hang it up on the yard stick.  It is very light so it does not take much to keep it up!

I am so in love with it! 


Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

This is so cute and creative! Thanks for sharing!

Janel from NellieBellie said...

Oh the simpleness of this project. Love it! Sometimes we overthink projects but this one is oh so simple and just plain cute! Thanks for sharing!

How to Nest for Less said...

Cute! So many possibilites with this project!! Thanks for sharing :)

Susan Staus said...

This is such a cute idea! I love it!

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