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DIY Wall Art Using Felt Pads

Home DIY Feb 6, 2023

Does anyone remember this upcycled sculptural wall art I did a while ago? I’ve been wanting to make something similar for a while now but in a smaller size and a simpler design.

After spending weeks scouring the aisles of Bunnings, looking for some type of material to use that would make it a really simple project I finally discovered the perfect solution! You know those little felt pads you stick on furniture so the don’t scratch your flooring? Yes those! I found a pack of 100 with all sorts of shapes and sizes, and figured it was worth the try!

I was actually so surprised by how much I liked these, I wasn’t too sure at first but as soon as I started blotting the paint on, I knew they would be good!

Materials You’ll Need For This DIY Wall Art Using Felt Pads

  • 30cm x 30cm MDF board for the base (you could also just use a piece of wood or old canvas)
  • Paint of your choice
  • Felt Floor Protector Pads (I used these from Bunnings)
  • Gyprock multi joint compound
  • Paintbrush
  • Sponge

How To DIY Wall Art Using Felt Pads

  1. First I cut out a piece of MDF board in the shape and size I wanted for the base.
  2. The felt pads make this so simple. All you need to do is peel off the back and stick them down where ever you like. Deciding on the patterns was probably the most difficult part.
  3. Mix together gyprock and your choice of paint, this will create a really unique texture for your finished piece.
  4. I then used a paint brush to apply the paint evenly over the felt pads and MDF board.
  5. While the paint is still wet, take a sponge and gently dab all over the piece to give it that rough looking texture.
  6. then, simply let your pieces dry and you’re done!

How easy was that? And the result is just so good!

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