DIY Stenciled Wall Hanging

Since we are moving soon, I haven’t really considered making any new decor or switching any of it up lately. But, with our anniversary coming up next month, I thought it would be fun to make a little something that would remind us of that special day. With some FolkArt Stencils & Paints, I made this cute stenciled wall hanging that’s now hanging in our bedroom.

Stenciled Wall Hanging

At our wedding, we had a friend sing a song while we took communion. The song we chose for her to sing was ‘Came to My Rescue’ by Hillsong United. The chorus of the song says::

In my life, be lifted high

In our world, be lifted high

In our love, be lifted high

We really loved that third line, ‘In our live, be lifted high.’ We always want our marriage to be glorifying to God in how we act towards each other, speak towards each other and serve one another. So I thought stenciling that last part of the chorus and hanging it would be the perfect way to remind us of what we’ve entered into together and celebrate our first year of marriage.

To make your own stenciled wall hanging, you’ll need the following supplies.

Wall Hanging Supplies-DIY Stenciled Wall Hanging


FolkArt Multi-Surface Paints

FolkArt Stencil Adhesive

FolkArt Painting Stencil

You can find FolkArt® stencils, paint and more at Michaels.

{Side note: you may be wondering why there’s a blue printed fabric in the supplies picture that’s not seen in the finished product. I couldn’t decide which fabric I wanted to stencil on, but in the end I felt like the paint was going to show up better on the solid linen colored fabric}.

I’ll go into detail about the supplies needed for hanging, but let’s start with how to make the stenciled portion of the wall hanging.

Once you’ve picked out a fabric, be sure to give it a good ironing before you start stenciling. You will want your surface to be as flat and smooth as possible.

Iron Fabric

If you’ve ever stenciled anything before, you know how frustrating it can be when your stencil doesn’t stay in place while you are painting. I highly recommend the FolkArt stencil adhesive. You just apply a little bit to the back of the stencil and wait about 10 minutes for it to dry clear. Then you are able to reposition the stencil on your fabric over and over and it stays in place.

Stencil Glue Adhesive-DIY Stenciled Wall Hanging

Once your stencil adhesive has dried clear, place it on the fabric and start applying paint with a stencil brush.

Start Stenciling with Paint-DIY Stenciled Wall hanging

Here’s an in-progress shot of the stenciling coming together. I chose not to completely fill in the letters with paint, but to leave some subtle white spots to make it feel a little distressed.

In Our Love Be Lifted High

After you have completely stenciled your artwork, cut out the fabric to the size and shape you desire. On the two sides, either sew {if you have mad sewing skills} or use a little no-sew iron-on hem tape {if you have zero sewing skills like myself} to ‘hem’ the sides.

No-Sew Iron Hems-DIY Stenciled Wall Hanging

Now you are ready to hang!

For hanging, find two small to medium size branches, some string or twine and some form of glue.

Hanging Supplies-DIY Stenciled Wall Hanging

My first choice for gluing would have been hot glue. But, most of my craft supplies are boxed up in our basement and the thought of rummaging through 10 boxes to try and find my hot glue gun just didn’t sound appealing. I had this craft glue on hand and it did the trick just fine.

You’ll just roll the top and bottom sides of your fabric over the branches and apply a thin layer of glue.

Gluing Fabric-DIY Stenciled Wall Hanging

Be sure to let both sides completely dry before you attempt to hang.

For hanging, I just took some neutral colored twine and wrapped it around each end of the stick and tied a knot.

Tying Strin- DIY Stenciled Wall Hanging

And that’s it!

Super easy peasy project. As part of our wedding photography package we received proofs of every photo. I figured I would put them to use and hung several around the wall hanging to make this little nook even more special.

Fabric Wall Hanging

I love how it turned out and it’s a great reminder and celebration of our marriage.

Happy almost anniversary babe!

Stenciled Fabric Wall Hanging with Pictures

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This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts. All FolkArt supplies were given to me to create this project. However, all opinions and ideas are my own.

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  1. says

    I love it! and the sticks add a great touch, too. What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary and remember the lyrics to your special song– great song choice, too 🙂

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