DIY Fabric Mat | Gina Chong

Goal #9 on my 30 before 30 list: Make my house pretty.

I don't know if that will ever happen but I will make my baby steps anyway :)

So I have this Pottery Barn frame with burlap matting that I just love (this one!). Thinking about it, I realized it was something I could probably do myself. I found this pretty burlap with gold polka dots at JoAnn's (on sale) and everything else is from Walmart, so it was cheap to make and so easy!

My eventual goal: a room to myself with a sewing table, a photography table and a vanity. Think all white with pink and gold trim. Ahh, to dream.


[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image Need:
-cheap frame with matting (mine was a black 11x14in frame that fits a 4x6in photo)
-desired fabric
-spray paint (if you need to paint your frame)
-spray adhesive
-scissors/rotary cutter (or both)[/caption][caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image Spray paint your frame ahead of time to give it time to dry. For the mat, cut your fabric about an inch larger around than the mat.[/caption][caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image Make sure your fabric is laying very flat (wrong side up). Spray your mat with the adhesive in a well-ventilated area and press down flat on the fabric.[/caption][caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image Cut an X in the fabric where your picture goes.[/caption][caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image Cut all the corners of the fabric like so.[/caption][caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image Trim your X cuts as close to the corners as you can and then cut off the tips like below:[/caption][caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image This is how your fabric should look.[/caption][caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"]Image Spray the adhesive on the excess fabric (in a well-ventilated area) and fold it over, pulling tight. Give it some time to dry.[/caption]



  1. thanks Sis Dittfield~ I had fun making it (only bcuz it was so easy)

  2. This is such a cute idea! I'm definitely doing this for my dorm room!

  3. thanks! It's super easy, so definitely do it!

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