Mounting a Tapestry with Foam

Large, printed, fabric tapestries are super popular right now. They are a fairly inexpensive way to change the mood of a room by covering a wall. Today I am going to show you an easy way to turn a tapestry into a interesting piece of large wall art without the expense of custom framing.

Supplies needed to make this project:

  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheets: (9) Size: 12 x 36 x 1 inch
  • Tapestry: Size: 50 x 60
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun & Glue
  • FloraCraft® Foam Cutter
  • Jute Twine


Remove tapestry from package and iron the fabric to remove wrinkles.

Lay your foam sheets side by side out on  large work table following the pattern on the Tapestry Foam Layout.

Using low-temp glue, put a thin line of glue on the edges of a foam sheet and glue each piece together.  You can glue a toothpick in between the pieces for extra strength. Glue the brace strips to the back of the foam sheets to help hold the foam together tightly.

Dust off any loose foam crumbs on the front of the foam where the tapestry will be.

Lay the tapestry over the foam. Make sure the pattern is even on both sides. Start gluing the tapestry to the top end of the foam sheets. Work slowly pulling the fabric smooth as you adhere it to the foam. Next, glue the bottom edge then each side. Glue the corners last in case you need to smooth any wrinkles from the fabric.

NOTE: If you find you have wrinkles in the tapestry, just pull the fabric loose from the side, smooth and re-glue. I did not use a spray glue to mount the fabric because the fabric clings well to the foam, the wrinkles pull out easily and stay smooth.

Brush off any loose foam on the tapestry. Glue a piece of twine to the top center of the back of the tapestry to hang. Since this is such a large piece, do not hang until the glue has cooled and is completely dry. You can secure the twine with pins as well. Hang your new wall art and showcase it with home decor accessories!

Mounting a tapestry is an easy way to fill a large space with a pop of color and have it look like an expensive piece of wall art. The colors in my living room pop now with this fun and unique piece.


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