I am addicted to redecorating, remodeling, and rearranging my furniture and rooms. I rarely stay satisfied with a room for over five years or so. But this remodeling hobby of mine can get expensive, so I don’t purchase pricey wall art to match every color scheme that I’m rocking during that particular stage. This weekend I pulled down a set of those wall stickies that had been in the kids’ playroom for four years. Then the space looked bare, which was blah, so I took a naptime opportunity to make this fun DIY Pinwheel Wall Art for the playroom! Thanks to this neat-o design foam from Foamology, I was able to customize my empty playroom wall quickly and easily!
Here are the supplies needed to complete this project:
- Fabric- 4 16″x16″ squares for the background. 6 10″x10″ squares, each of different chevron fabric. A half yard of green fabric.
- A striped straw
- A large craft button
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
- 1 Set of Pull-Apart 12×12 Soft Tiles from Fairfield Foamology
- 1 Set of Design Foam 12×12 Tiles from Fairfield Foamology
Begin with the set of 12×12 tiles.
Take one 16×16 fabric square and place it on a flat surface with the sticky side up. (Psst…at the end of this post is also a video tutorial for applying the fabric. Be sure to check that out if you learn better by watching a craft in action!)
Remove the sticky adhesive back from the tile.
Wrap the edges of the fabric around the foam and apply them to the sticky back. Wrap the corners as you would a present.
Repeat with the other three tiles. Set these tiles aside.
Now grab the set of Pull-Apart tiles. Find the tiles that have the smallest triangles. Separate 6 of the smallest triangles from the tile. See the smallest triangles on the top of the others in the below photo.
Using the chevron fabric, cut a triangle that is 2″ larger than the triangle itself. Place one foam triangle down on the fabric, sticky side up. Remove the sticky back adhesive from the triangle.
Wrap the fabric around the foam and apply the edges to the sticky back. The triangles are trickier than the squares. I used hot glue in a few places to secure the fabric, and I also trimmed the fabric where there was extra bulk.
Repeat with the other 5 tiles, using different color chevron for each one. Set these tiles aside.
To make the “grass”, select additional triangles from the Pull-Apart pack and cover them in green fabric,using the method above. The choice of sizes and number is totally up to you.
Now comes the fun part- assembling the Pinwheel Wall Art!
Begin by placing the four background tiles on the wall. Simply stick them and done!
Arrange the chevron-covered triangles on the background in a pinwheel formation.
Hot glue a large craft button to the center of the pinwheel, and glue a striped paper straw in the center as the pinwheel stick.
Now arrange the green “grass” triangles on the background.
Additionally, place any extra green triangles as “grass” on the sides of the wall art to extend the design! Add a monkey. Or don’t.
A special thanks to them for supplying the foam for the kids’ playroom, and I’m excited to explore more ideas on the Fairfield Pinterest Board, Fairfield Facebook page, and Foamology Facebook page. Want to try Fairfield Foamology Design Foam Tiles? Visit their website for a complete selection of products and tutorials, and get 25% off when you use the promo code 14FOAM25 at checkout. The products may also be found at one of my favorite fabric and craft stores, JoAnn’s!
Ready to tackle your own project? Be sure to watch this five minute video that I put together. It has Fabric and Application tips for using Foamology Design Foam!