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Making a decorative wall hanging, whether for the holidays or to enhance your decor is a great craft project for the novice or experienced crafter. This is a guide about wall hanging craft ideas.

January 25, 20171 found this helpful

hand print wall hanging

This is a guide about making a homemade handprint wall hanging. This colorful fabric wall hanging would be a perfect decoration for a growing family.


December 19, 20161 found this helpful

finished flag wall hanging

This is a guide about making a crocheted flag wall hanging. Red, white and blue yarn can be crocheted with this pattern into a wall hanging reminiscent of the American flag.


November 16, 20161 found this helpful

Autumn Felt Wall or Door Hanging


January 26, 20170 found this helpful

A recycled CD as a floral wall hanging.

A CD, some lace, and a faux flower are used to create this pretty wall hanging. This is a guide about CD wall hanging.


January 26, 20170 found this helpful

Driftwood Wall Hanging

Large or small pieces of driftwood can be used to make lovely rustic wall hangings. You can add beads and other decorative items to tailor the hanging to complement your decor. This is a guide about making a driftwood wall hanging.


January 26, 20170 found this helpful

Red and white heart wall hanging.

Painted wooden hearts and ribbon are used to create this pretty wall hanging. It is perfect for Valentine's Day and all year long. This is a guide about hearts and ribbon wall hanging.


February 18, 20161 found this helpful

Gluing into heart.

This is a guide about making a heart shaped wall hanging. A heart shaped wall hanging will make a nice addition to your holiday or everyday decor.


July 30, 20141 found this helpful

Japanese reed mat

This is a guide about making a tatami wall hanging. Traditionally tatami mats were made of rice straw and used as a floor covering in Japanese homes.


February 27, 20130 found this helpful

Crochet Heart Wall Hanging

This is a guide about making a crochet heart wall hanging. Crochet wall hangings are a beautiful addition to your home's decor, as well as fun to make.


May 6, 20120 found this helpful

Embroidery Hoop Wall Hanging

This is a guide about embroidery hoop wall hangings. An embroidery hoop makes a quick and simple frame for, or can be an integral part of, your craft project.



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September 15, 2008

Make your own scenes outside your "window". If you don't have a window, just paint one! I love beach and lighthouse scenes. So, I made my window looking out at a lighthouse.

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  1. Paint the plaque with a sealer such as Kilz.
  2. Draw your "window frame" around the outside of the plaque.
  3. Paint frame in white or brown to match your molding.
  4. Draw out and paint your scene.
  5. Draw a cross through the middle of the oval, making sure it is centered.
  6. Enlarge the cross to the same size "pieces" as the outside of your "window frame." Paint in white or brown.
  7. Use a gray or dark brown, depending on your molding color, make shadows on the inside of your frame. Also on the cross to make it look like the pieces are joined. This gives it depth and makes it look more real.
  8. Spray with the clear sealer.
  9. Affix picture hanger on back side.

By Artlady from Edmond, OK

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September 17, 20080 found this helpful

Thanks, thanks! I was looking for a way to use some beautiful pictures I have This is an excellent art/craft way to put pictures to use and make the piece look like it's well made. You did a very good job, and again, thanks!

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November 9, 2009

Are you having a hard time with trying to decide what to place on your wall in your open foyer? Or even just on a long wall? I have the solution for you!



  1. Glue the wood strip onto the board.
  2. Glue foam on smooth side of board.
  3. Stretch the material over the foam and staple it to the back of the board. Then nail the photo hanger in the center and you are ready to hang your photo.
  4. Place several in a row to cover your wall! Looks wonderful. Functional Decorating! :)

    By Kerry from Oak Harbor, OH

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    November 9, 20090 found this helpful

    That looks great, nice job. :)

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January 12, 2007

This is a ruined lace tablecloth that was reincarnated into a wall hanging!

I cut a broom handle to fit and painted it. I put the drawer pull on the right end to go with the leaf rod finial on the other - its attached to the wall with 2 cup hooks. A dragonfly pop jewelry pin sits on the left end by the leaves.

By melody_yesterday from Sedalia, MO

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January 13, 20070 found this helpful

Great idea! Reminds me I need some as valances!

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July 22, 2008

Examples of wall hangings made with scrap fabrics.

Can't figure out what to do with all that extra fabric hanging around in your crafting bags?


February 19, 2008

Prayer Wall Hanging

Use decorative edge scissors or pinking shears to cut around edge of fabric. Glue to center of craft foam or construction paper. Glue ribbon under each corner of fabric for hanger.


October 15, 20070 found this helpful

Make a gorgeous fabric picture frame to coordinate with your curtains or drapes! Pick large frame like the size of 11x14 inches, 16x20 inches, or 18x20 inches. Larger sizes look more dramatic.



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August 15, 2009

Looking for instructions for how to make handmade wall hanging or craft.

By sanjyot from Mumbai

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August 21, 20090 found this helpful

What kind of wall hanging were you looking for? There are quilts, crafty with felt, macrame, crocheted. What season if any? What room? It depends on what you are looking for.

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November 9, 20090 found this helpful

I bought a piece of material at WalMart that has the 23rd Psalm on it. The piece measures 33 inches wide by 42 inches long. I want to make a wall hanging out of it but I am not sure how. What I would really like to do is to stretch it across and tack it to the frame so it is tight and the words and the picture stand out. I know that if I could do this it would make a beautiful, but inexpensive wall hanging. Has anybody out there ever done this? Would you share your method with me?

Thank you.
Louise from FL


Making a Fabric Wall Hanging

There is an article in this months issue of Better Homes and Gardens on how to do just that. They took a piece of material and a piece of plywood and just pulled the material tight and used a staple gun to staple the material to the back of the plywood. They folded down the corners, kind-of like wrapping a present. It looked really nice even w/ out a frame around it. (05/25/2005)

By Rebecca

Making a Fabric Wall Hanging

I've made fabric wall hangings by placing dowels through pockets, made like you would curtains. The bottom dowel weights the fabric to stretch it. Tassels can be placed on the corners, and a piece of silky braid tied loosely at the two top corners will provide something to hang it. Good luck with whichever method you choose. It sounds lovely. (05/25/2005)

By Alex

Making a Fabric Wall Hanging

You can get wood stretcher bars like used in artist canvases from any art supplier in almost every size. Try the Dick Blick advertisement in this newsletter. Simply put them together (they interlock at the corners) and staple or tack the edge of the material to the back of the stretcher bars neatly. Good luck! sounds like it would make up lovely. (05/25/2005)

By Donna

Making a Fabric Wall Hanging

I am thinking that it is poly/cotton blend.So you need some wonder under-the stiff white stuff you can put on the back to make it not be so flimsy. Cut the wonder under the same size as the Psalm fabric.Choose a solid color same size as the Psalm fabric.By putting the wonder under between the Psalm fabric and the solid color and fold the edges down and stitch down all but the top edges. Get a dowel rod and cut it the same size as the fabric at the top of the hanging,leaving an inch on either side. Fold the top of the fabric over the dowel rod and stitch it down. Tie colorful cord or heavy rope-like twine on the dowel rod,and hang from the middle.

Hope this makes sense.


By Nancy

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