Today I have a very simple DIY project for you - a hanging fabric chart with wooden dowels. This project is SO easy, and is a great way to display a large art piece without the expense of a large (and often pricey!) frame.
For my version, I used one of the black botanical fabric charts available in my etsy shop, but you can use the same hanging method for any kind of poster or even a pretty fabric that you'd like to display.
All you need for this project is the following:
1) hemmed fabric piece or poster that you want to display
2) two wooden dowels, cut about 2-3 inches wider than your chart
3) wood stain in your desired color
4) string or twine to hang the chart with
5) staple gun
I started with one of my black botanical fabric charts in the fig design, which comes hemmed and is 22.5" wide x 33" tall. If you're using a piece of fabric that isn't hemmed, I recommend hemming the four sides (if sewing isn't your thing, this is still really easy to do with iron-on hem tape!)
After picking up my wooden dowels and cutting them to size, I stained them following the instructions on the can. I used Minwax ------- just because it was the shade that I had on hand :)
*And a note on the wood dowels... I purchased mine at Michaels, and they were actually in the doll house section, but most hobby or hardware stores should have them as well. I just made sure they were fairly sturdy, and thick enough so that the staple gun wouldn't staple all the way through the wood (and therefore be visible from the front).
After the wooden dowels were completely dry, I laid them front side down, and centered the fabric chart on them. Then, I carefully stapled the fabric to the dowels every few inches, making sure it stayed centered & laid flat.
Then I just stapled the twine to the dowels, equally spaced on each side. To ensure the twine was secure & to prevent it from slipping, I tied a knot around each staple that was holding down the twine.
Finally, I hung it up on a small nail, and viola!
Easy, inexpensive art that's displayed in a unique way.