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Tropical Palms are all the rage this year in home decor. I have to admit I am kind of obsessed with them myself right now. Minimal framed wall art also is popular right now. So I decided to marry the two trends and create this three dimensional palm canvas with a simple DIY frame.
This project first appeared on the Make It: Fun® Blog where I am a contributor each month. If you have been looking for inspiration that blog is sure to make an impression on you.
FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam is the perfect base for wall art. It is lightweight and easy to cut down to fit any size frame. Just cover it with canvas fabric and go from there. I used poplar square cut wood dowels to make a simple modern frame to fit the palm wall art.
DIY Minimal Framed Palm Wall Art
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Sheet: Size: 1/2 x 12 x 36 inch
- 2 Square Poplar Wood Dowels: Size: 1/2 x 36 inch
- Faux Palm Stems
- Low-temp Glue & Gun
- Wood Stain: Red Oak
- FloraCraft® Foam Cutter
- Canvas Material
- Staple Gun
- Wood Craft Sticks: 4
- Push-in Wall Art Hanger
Lay the fabric over the foam. Fold the fabric over the edges and glue to the edges of the foam. Pull tight as you glue going around the edges.
Trim the fabric off of the corners and glue the fabric together to meet on the corner.
Using a hack saw cut two pieces of the wood dowel to 13 1/4 inches. Cut two more pieces of wood dowel to 15 1/8 inches. Stain the wood dowels with wood stain. Let it dry over night.
Glue the frame together with low-temp glue. Staple corners of frame together for strength. Add glue to the craft stick supports inside the frame and place the foam canvas in the frame and onto the glue.
Using a hammer, add a push-in style wall art hanger to the top center on the back of the frame.
Place the canvas inside the frame. Cut and arrange palm stems. Add glue to the back stem of the palms and press them on the canvas. Glue the back of the palm leaves to the canvas.
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