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Save the trees. Embroider your love instead.
I've never had the pleasure, but wanted to mimic the age-old tradition with a whimsical carving of my own. I don't have a tree sufficient enough for "engraving" my love, but happened to have a piece of plywood in my garage and a piece of wood grain fabric. The combination resulted in a fabulous wall hanging. I think it would also be fun to skip the red heart and stitch in the initials of your entire family.

Posted by thehowtogal from South Jordan, Utah, United States • Published See thehowtogal's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a piece of assemblage art. Fabric Wood Carving Wall Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a piece of wood grain fabric to the size of your wood panel.
    I stained the side that would not be covered with fabric for a more finished look. Especially since I used cheap pressed wood!

    Trace a heart shape on your fabric where you would like your "carving" to show through.

  • How to make a piece of assemblage art. Fabric Wood Carving Wall Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Hand stitch any embellishments you would like onto the backing fabric.

  • How to make a piece of assemblage art. Fabric Wood Carving Wall Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Position the embellished backing fabric to the back of your wood grain fabric, directly behind the traced heart, and pin into place.

  • How to make a piece of assemblage art. Fabric Wood Carving Wall Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Position the embellished Turn the fabric over and sew around the traced heart.

  • How to make a piece of assemblage art. Fabric Wood Carving Wall Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Pull the wood grain fabric away from the backing and cut the fabric away to expose the embellished backing.

  • How to make a piece of assemblage art. Fabric Wood Carving Wall Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Be sure not to cut too close to the sewn edge or the embellished backing.

  • How to make a piece of assemblage art. Fabric Wood Carving Wall Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    Position the wrong side of the fabric to the front of the wood panel. Fold the left and right sides over first to ensure the wood grain is secured straight. Staple into place. To make a crisp corner, I fold the fabric just as I would when gift wrapping.

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Kepi
Kepi · Los Angeles, California, US · 49 projects
Love this!
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