Elmer's Fabric Triptych

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by Craft Marketing Connections Design Team

Elmer's Fabric Triptych

This is a triptych -- a form of art that involves three sections. So that's one thing that makes this wall art unusual. Also wall art doesn't always involve fabric. That's two things that make it unusual. These components add up to a home décor piece that's sure to be a conversation starter!

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Trim each piece of foam board to 16" x 20". (Tip: Score lightly first and then press more firmly to cut deeper, with several passes of the knife. Replace blade often.) Cut three 18" x 22" pieces from Black or Dark Gray-printed fabric. Press with iron. Wrap each piece of fabric around each foam board as you would wrap a present, making sure the fabric ends are in the back and that the fabric is tight but not stretched. Glue to secure.
  • 2
    Download and print project template. Cut nine leaves from each Gray print fabric for a total of 27 leaves. Similarly, cut three leaves from each Yellow/Gray print fabric for a total of six leaves. (Another Tip: Save time by layering your fabrics before cutting the leaves out.) Pull some of the strings from the cutouts if you want your leaves to look frayed. (Note: There will be one leaf left over.)
  • 3
    Place three foam board panels vertically, side by side on work surface, separated by about 1-1/2". Glue the button so it is 1/2" above the bottom middle of the center panel. Place five Yellow/Gray leaves fanning out from button. Similarly, place next radiating row using an assortment of 11 Gray leaves. Make third row using sixteen leaves, using a combination of Gray and Gray/Yellow leaves. Cut the leaves that run across edges of two panels between panels, without moving them from panel. Apply glue to the back of each leaf and glue it in place.
  • 4
    Measure and mark 2”" down from top and 3" in from each side on a foam board piece. Slightly separate curved ends of one paper clip 1/4". On mark, glue bottom half of paper clip with single loop down, creating hanger loop with longer end of paper clip. Repeat to attach other paper clip hanger. Repeat to create and attach hangers for the other pieces of foam board, then hang from wall with hooks or similar hardware.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Three Pieces of Elmer's 20" x 30" x 1/2" Foam Board in White & Craftbond Quick Dry Glue
  • •X-ACTO Craft Knife (with Replacement Blades)
  • •Fat Quarters (you will need One Yard of Black/Dark Gray Print Fabric, 1/8 Yard of Three Coordinating Gray Print Fabrics and 1/8 Yard of Two Coordinating Yellow/Gray Print Fabrics), 2-1/2" Wide Button, Iron, Six Large Paper Clips, Ruler, Transparent Tape & Wall Hooks or Similar Hardware
Download Project Template