Hey, it’s Kristin. I’m so excited to introduce you to this week’s guest blogger, Emily from Dossier! She is sharing how to create these beautiful travel photo wall-hangings. Let’s get to making!
Hi guys! My name is Emily and I blog over at Dossier about DIY, plants, and home life. I was so excited when Kristin asked me to share a post with you! This DIY photo wall-hanging is a little idea I’ve had floating around for a while and I thought it would be a perfect one to share.
To make this wall hanging I used pictures from my trip to Bali, Indonesia last year. I love that you can use this method to display travel memories, pets, or just pictures you love! It’s a great way to get your photos off your phone to put on display and I love it as an alternative to framed photos. Read on for how to make these fabric travel photo wall-hangings.
Fabric, such as calico or cotton
Iron-on transfer paper
Seam fuse tape
Bamboo or dowel rod
To start, select the photos you’d like to use and print them out on the transfer paper. Keep in mind that the photos will end up as a mirror image on the fabric. You may want to horizontally flip your images before printing, especially if there’s any letters or numbers involved.
You can either go large and fill the paper with one image, or create a collage on whatever computer program you use – it’s up to you!
Be sure to refer to any instructions that came with your transfer paper regarding how to print. Transfer paper works with color or black & white printing, but generally needs to be done on an inkjet printer to work.
Make sure the fabric you want to use doesn’t have any stretch to it. Cut your fabric to size, leaving enough space around the edges to give a border for your pictures. Be sure to add an extra 2 inches to the top of the fabric, to make space for the hanging rod.
Give your fabric a quick iron to make sure there are no wrinkles. Then, use a hard flat surface to iron your printed pictures onto the fabric.
To do this, carefully place the printed images face down onto your fabric. Set your iron to the highest setting. Begin ironing over the images, checking each corner to see if the backing paper will lift free. It may take a few minutes or more for the images to transfer, depending on their size.
Once you have successfully transferred the images, add a dowel to the top of the fabric and seal with seam fuse tape. Add some string to each end of your hanging and it’s ready to go on the wall!
I hope you love this photo wall-hanging idea as much as I do! Feel free to pay me a visit over at dossierblog.com for more crafty ideas.