DIY Fabric Decals and Wardrobe Makeover

DIY fabric decal bunny wardrobe
Some of you may not know that I have another blog called MADE OF CLOTH. Earlier this year I posted this tutorial explaining how I made these cute little decals for Emma’s wardrobe…here it is for those of you that may have missed it...

Before, a generic pine wardrobe gathering dust in a friends garage…going cheap at zero dollars!

Added a couple of coats of Acrylic gloss paint, some cute little red knobs from Ikea and some sweet little homemade fabric decals…

before and after wardrobe update

Instructions for Decals:

You will need:

Cotton fabric scraps
Stiff iron-on fabric interfacing (white)
Scissors
Iron
Pencil
PVA (woodwork) glue or similar
A damp cloth
A brush to apply glue.

How to:

Iron your fabric to remove any creases.
Iron on a piece of interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric, this should make your fabric nice and thick and prevent fraying.
Trace your desired design in reverse (interfacing side) remember it will come out in reverse so if you are doing letters you will need to trace the mirror image.
Cut out your shapes.
Glue them on to your desired location with the PVA, brush onto the back of decal initially then when positioned brush onto front. The glue will soak through and great a bit or a shiny finish when it dries. Make sure to wipe of any excess with a damp cloth while the glue is still wet

vintage fabric bunny decal

You’re done!

wardrobe makeover with diy decals

3 Comments

  • Very cute!
    I am off to rummage on your other blog!
    Bonnie
    🙂

  • Lizeylou says:

    Love love love it!! Wish this fancy wardrobe was at my house!!

  • jet says:

    I have read about this, but the glue they used of other authors wasn’t available in the Netherlands, And i don’t like to buy all kinds of brands of glue on the internet.
    it’ always try to find a working glue that is available in our shops as well.
    So this is a good working tute for me. thank you so much.
    I had planned to make tags like dollhouse rooms on the doors, I have for other persones a not normal interieur so most people will take the wrong doors to leave the house or to go to the toilet.
    But when some other neighbours will drive in my house with an other kind of wheels they will hit them off, so i think this is a much better solution for me.
    and then i haven’t be a guid for all other guest in my own house anymore.LOL
    i will send you when i have done it some pictures
    Many duch hugs and a great winter time, it’s here really summer;-D

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