While browsing through an Apartment Therapy House Tour, I came across an image with a Pia Wallen cross blanket tossed on the bed. I immediately started searching the internet to see how much these blankets run. I really really really wanted one for my wall. As in, framed artwork above our master bed. My search was quickly brought to a hault when the price tag of $398 ($398!!!) glared me in the face.
image via Terrain
Clearly I wasn’t about to spend that amount on a blanket. for my wall. So I turned to the next best thing…DIY it! At first I was thinking about painting black crosses on a canvas or paper and framing it. I also thought maybe I could find a fabric that was a replica of the real thing. I searched but came up empty handed. That’s when my super artsy friend, Christina, gave me a brilliant idea. Felt! It resembles the wool look of Swiss blankets. And. It’s super inexpensive.
First, I measured and cut my tan fabric to the size of the frame. Then, I cut the black felt into 1 1/2 x 4 inch strips.
Next, I laid out my crosses in three rows and spaced them out as evenly as possible.
Finally, I hot glued them down and put it in a frame.
I love how it turned out and can’t wait to get it up on our wall. Unfortunately I have to be patient and wait until our headboard project is complete (or started for that matter). But don’t worry. We snapped a couple pics to get a general idea of how it will look in our room.
Despite the preschool picture smile I’m sporting in that top photo, I think this DIY artwork is going to look great in our room! Pin It