I don’t always have a lot of time to spend doing huge projects and sometimes I just want a quick and easy creative “fix” that gives me a lot of mileage without a lot of time involved. Enter my Five Minute Wall Art idea. I had a great tea towel (that’s what it’s called, although it’s way bigger than any tea towel I have ever seen before) – and because it was so nice, I really didn’t want to use it to dry dishes or wipe hands on.
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You only need 5 items for your Five Minute Wall Art:
- an iron – I like the vintage-y look of this one
- a large tea towel – I love this one – it makes me laugh
- a canvas (mine was a blank one)
- staple gun
Five Minute Wall Art
I had seen the tea towel draped over a canvas for display and I thought “Brilliant!! Take a beautiful tea towel that you love and put it on a canvas!”
So I ironed the towel to remove the wrinkles,
found an appropriately sized canvas,
grabbed my staple gun (similar to this one) and went to town.
Once I had the towel centered just how I wanted it, I flipped it over carefully – to make sure it stayed in place – then started stapling away. I did the two long sides first, but you could do the two shorter sides first – it doesn’t really matter. The point is to do opposite sides first – this will help ensure that you don’t end up with awkward stretches on the corners.
Just work your way up and down your sides until you’re finished. As you can see, I chose to do just three staples per side – this will make for a fast and easy transition when I’m ready for a new look.
Once you’ve finished stapling, flip over your beautiful 5 minute wall art and admire the awesome job you just did! Now hang it on your wall. and stand back. Smile. You rock.
Have you tried something similar in your home? I’d love to hear about it!
And the next time you see a lovely tea towel that’s too pretty to wipe your hands on? You’ll know what to do with it. *smile*