I think this project is so cool! My walls needed some color down in my “special” room, and so instead of painting I took fabric and liquid starch and made my own wall art. It is so easy to do! Take some fabric and cut out the shapes you would like to apply. Use some double stick tape to position your shapes on the wall to get the exact placement you want. For the liquid starch, you will need to make up a little concoction. Whisk together 1/4 cup of cold water and 1/8 cup of corn starch. Add 2 cups boiling water to this and whisk some more. Let it cool a bit so it is easy to work with. One at a time, take your pieces of fabric and paint the back side of the fabric with the liquid starch. Make sure to really soak it good–I put my pieces of fabric in a jelly roll pan to help contain the mess. Place your fabric on the wall and then brush the front side of the fabric with a little more liquid starch. Let it dry! I have heard, though not tested, that when you want to remove the fabric, you can just peel it off…no damage done! Can you imagine the things you could create!?
Here’s another little project I got involved with last night. My sister-in-law gave us this white rug, her grandparents had made, for a wedding gift. I loved it but you can imagine what a white rug looked like after 5 years. Tony thought there was no hope for it, but I just couldn’t part with it. With the help of a package of Rit dye and my washing machine we gave the rug some new life with a smidge of extra spunk.
You don’t need to make liquid starch! You can buy it in the grocery store in the detergent aisle!