Learn how to make exquisite shibori textile art for your home with this easy to follow tutorial that only requires some pretty indigo-dyed fabric and a picture frame.

My latest art obsession has been these stunning textile prints from Pottery Barn.

A pair of blue printed textiles in a large, light brown wooden frame (sold at Pottery Barn)

Stunning, right? But worth that huge price tag?

I’m also in love with these Ikat framed prints, also from PB. But again, over $1000 for the set. Yikes!

A group of six black frames displaying blue textile art above a console table containing a vase, books and tray of fruits

At the end of the day, it’s just framed fabric. So I made my own. And I may even prefer them to the PB version!

A pair of DIY textile art inspired by Pottery Barn,  in medium brown frames, above a table containing various decor items
A close-up of one of the framed textile art pieces, showing intricate square white designs on a solid dark blue background

Make Your Own Textile Art

They literally take no effort to make and only cost whatever you spend on fabric and frames. You could easily do a shibori technique on some cotton fabric (think grade school tie-dying but with indigo dye) to create your own custom designs.

An angled view of the pair of framed textile art pieces above a blue table holding a silver  lamp and other decor items

I chose to purchase these pretty pre-dyed fabrics from Etsy (they came all the way from Thailand!). Then, I cut them to size and framed them.

Lining up the blue textile against the measuring mat before cutting with fabric scissors
Taping the cut textile print to the mat of the photo frame

As you can see, all I did was cut the fabric to the size I needed, then taped it to the matte.

A close-up of the newly framed textile prints

Could there be an easier DIY?

A close-up of the newly framed textile prints resting on the carpet before being hung
The pair of framed textile prints now placed on the grey wall above the blue console table

By the way, aren’t those frames fab? They have the perfect medium toned color and a matte finish. Love ’em!

Another angle of the framed textile art, near a silver tray of green moss and a white ceramic vase with white silk flowers

Each piece of art worked out at about $20 – $25 for the frame and $4.50 for the fabric.

A close-up of the medium brown frames of the textile art, which compliment the deep blue textile colors
One of the framed textile art pieces, with a busy and intricate blue and white pattern

I’m so happy with how they turned out and I think they are the perfect touch to this corner of my living room.

What do you think? Is this a project you’ll try? It is endless possibilities – pick a any fabric that complements your existing decor or that adds a pop of color and you’re good to go!

2 framed indigo blue textile art pieces

Pottery Barn Inspired Textile Art

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Don't spend a fortune on beautiful art when you can easily create it yourself - get some pretty fabric and a photo frame and you're done!

Materials

  • 2 pieces of pre-dyed patterned fabric of your color choice
  • 2 large matted photo frames

Tools

  • Fabric scissors
  • Measuring tape or mat
  • Fabric tape

Instructions

  1. Measure the area of the mat of the photo frame, leaving an inch to overlap onto the mat.
  2. Cut the fabric to fit these dimensions.
  3. Tape the fabric onto the mat.
  4. Insert into photo frame and secure properly.
pin for later!
Pottery Barn inspired blue textile art

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3 Comments

  1. Framed fabric is a brilliant idea for inexpensive art! Could also use thrifted frames and paint if desired. In addition to fabric, you could use pretty wrapping paper, wallpaper, scrapbook paper, etc. I also like the idea of filling the entire frame with the fabric/paper without the mat, and possibly layering other items on top of the fabric/decorative paper like photos, dried leaves, vintage postcards, love letters, recipe cards, cut put silhouettes, etc. The possibilities are many!

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