My DIY art idea using a pillowcase

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Over the weekend I finally decided to put to use some picture frames I bought at JoAnn Fabric. I knew I wanted to take up some wall space in my bedroom and since it has a slight Moroccan influence, I figured I could use a beaded pillowcase I bought from Summerfest as art. Below is the simple tutorial…

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First I cut the fabric slightly larger than needed so that I could tape the excess on the back of the mat….

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Taping the fabric to the mat secures it so that it stays in place once hung…

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This is the final result….

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I think framing beaded fabric would look even better in a shadowbox frame to really get a sense of the texture….

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I like the way it looks and I may continue to add to the wall if I ever come across more beaded sari styled fabric. I will say this makes me want to paint the wall a charcoal gray so the jeweled tones of the fabric can pop!

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Finally I used a pillow insert to stuff the other beaded pillowcase as a toss pillow for the bed. I spent $21 for both pillowcases and the frames were on sale for $4. I felt like I shopped my own home as I’ve had these for a while now. So if you have frames laying around and additional fabric samples, a scarf or tablecloth…don’t be afraid to cut it up and repurpose it as artwork.

{Images via me and my Galaxy S3 which will upgraded to the S5 this week}

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