Create beautiful craft room or laundry room wall art in minutes, and for just a few dollars using vintage sewing patterns.
Vintage loving friends, today I’m sharing the simple wall art project from our laundry room makeover a few months ago.
I enjoy it so much, especially how fun and simple it was to put together! Since I already had the sewing patterns, this project came together for less that $5.
I used vintage sewing patterns since I already had them on hand, but you could do this wall art project all sorts of ways.
Keep an eye out at thrift stores for patterns styles you love. You could also use vintage style fashion or pattern printables, or even vintage advertisements that fit the space you are decorating!
This would be a fun wall art idea for all different kinds of vintage and ephemera beyond just sewing patterns, so let your creativity flow.
Laundry Room Wall Art Supplies
I purchased these four wall art frames from the Dollar Tree, as I was doing this project on a tight budget for a $100 Laundry Makeover challenge. You can also find affordable, higher quality multi-packs available online.
The Dollar Tree frames I used are sold as wall art with a quote framed inside. They look great on the wall once you frame them, but I have to be so gentle with them because they are as flimsy as can be!
For the background pattern, I tried out two things. One was vintage fabric, and the other a patterned floral paper I found at Hobby Lobby.
The floral pattern on the vintage fabric was too large for it to really be visible in the background, so I went with the smaller pattern paper. However, this could be a great way to use up your favorite fabric scraps!
Assembling the Wall Art
I made a quick one minute video if you would like to see how simply these come together, and I’ll also describe the process below.
To create the wall art, first remove the backing from your frame. Then, use the backing as a template to cut out your pattern paper or fabric to the correct size to fit inside the frame.
With the frame facing front side down, position the sewing pattern onto the glass so that it is centered.
Next, simply place your fabric or pattern paper and frame backing on top, and fasten the backing.
since sewing patterns are slightly thick, The pressure between the glass and the backing easily holds the pattern in place.
If you are framing a printable, or single vintage sheet, you can secure the artwork into the frame. I’ve used regular double-sided tape for printables, but there is also a specific type recommended for mounting documents.
For our narrow little laundry wall, I framed four patterns and hung them in a square grid. Depending on the size of your wall, you can frame more or less.
Have you done any fun budget decor projects lately? I’d love to hear about it!