Monday, February 28, 2011

LOVING Fabric on my WALL!!

Oh, this was one of the best projects I have ever done. My kids LOVE it so much!! They keep going into their toy room to see it!

SO on to what it is....liquid starch, yes they make it. It is the coolest stuff. For this project I started with pieces of scrap fabric that I LOVE, a bucket to trace circles with and to put the starch in.

I started off by tracing circles on to my fabric and cutting them out. I think I ended up doing about 24 circles in all.

Then I laid them out on the ground a few dozen times trying to find the right order for the colors. My husband would watch me and just smile and say, "you're gonna do it AGAIN"- ha ha yup, it was fun! So once I had them all laid out perfectly, I dipped my fabric circles into the liquid starch, covering the entire piece of fabric.
Then you'll need to ring it out really well.

Then, apply to the wall. You can use a brush to smooth out the fabric, but I'm a more hands on kind of girl, so my hands worked just fine spreading it out. I went down the wall and added each color in order the way I CAREFULLY planned out :) My little 2 year old was a great helper. I had all the circles laid out on the floor in the right order and he came up with those busy little fingers and moved them all around!! He tried to help and it was so cute, but I had to keep checking to see if I was doing it in the right order!!

Can you tell what we are making?

Loving it...

On to the next step,

Once I had all the fabric up on the wall I decided to cut all the little feet out of vinyl. It was so much faster than tracing it on fabric and cutting it out. I have had a silhouette machine for quite awhile now, its even the older style, but it works fabulous. I love it. So I cut out 48 little legs, 2 antennas, 2 eyes, and a mouth.

My lovely assistant Jessie helping with the legs, my other lovely assistant Terra didn't want to be in any pictures. They both helped so much! It is just so much more fun doing these things with other people. We had so much fun and our kids had a blast playing together too.
I wish my camera was better. The colors are so vibrant and fun. I LOVE how it turned out!

Now the best pat about using the liquid starch, it sticks to your wall, but you can take it off too without ruining your wall. It really comes right off!! Amazing, I seriously wonder why I haven't done this before. I have big plans for my babies room!! Wish I could get a picture of him all in one shot, but he is just too long. It covers most of the wall in the toy room. We are loving are new little 48 legged friend. It makes the perfect addition to our toy room! Now all we need is a name!!