As I was putting together a summery front porch I noticed we had two rather large “blank” walls.I realized that if this room was an indoor room, I would hang art on those walls. I thought, “Why not?!?” I had the perfect way to do it, too!
When Hometalk asked me to curate a board of budget DIY wall art ideas, I found an idea that used a shower curtain to create art. You can see that project in the graphic below: the one with the whale.
My very own pinnable graphic! Please pin it!
The problem with this particular version was that it is an indoor project using a cloth curtain and a wooden frame. I didn’t see any reason that it couldn’t be adapted though! I knew I could use a plastic curtain, but what to wrap it around? Why not foam core? It seems kind of indestructible.
Here are my supplies:
3 pieces of foam core, a shower curtain and packing tape.
I bought 3 sheets of foam core, the only plastic shower curtain at my local Walmart that fit my decor, and a roll of packing tape. I wanted 2 pieces of art in 2 different sizes. For the smaller wall on my porch, I used the foam core as is ( 22″ x 28″). For the much larger wall, I decided to attach 2 boards together making a piece that is 28″ x 44″. My middle son helped me! We taped the boards with the packing tape and added additional support with 2 used paint stirs from our basement (free!).
Attaching 2 pieces of foam core with 2 paint stirs
When I opened the shower curtain it was very wrinkled and full of fold lines. This is the one step I would do differently next time: I decided to use my steamer to get the wrinkles out. It did get the wrinkles out, but the steam also puckered the curtain in a few places when it got really hot. I’m not sure HOW I would do it it differently, but I wouldn’t steam it next time. Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments!
We just cut the curtain in two pieces and then further cut it so each piece was slightly larger than the foam core pieces. We wrapped the curtains tight around the boards and taped them to the back with packing tape. I taped down all the loose edges, so no bugs or debris would be able to get inside- this was especially important here because my shower curtain is actually clear on a white board. The curtain is not white. Any speck of dust that would get in there would be visible.
And the finished product:
With a different pillow…
I hung them with sticky back Velcro squares: 4 squares on the small one and 6 on the big one- not because they are heavy, but because I didn’t want the wind to take them. The package said “For indoor and outdoor use”.
I would love to see if you decide to try this yourself!