My Little Pilot is starting school (JK) next week at the ripe old age of 3! Ah, it seems so young and I'm in complete denial. I'm also in denial that fall is almost here. That's why I'm still decorating our patio and sharing the diy outdoor art I created for it. A few weeks ago I was offered some Marimekko fabric samples by FinnStyle. My love for Marimekko runs so deep that I simply could not refuse! I have a few projects up my sleeve for the fabrics and can't wait to show them to you. Today's project is a 5 minute project that is perfect for a boring white brick outdoor wall like the one on the back of our house. I literally whipped this project together after dinner one evening and still had time to take a few photos. For this project I used one of my favourite Marimekko patterns: Siirtolapuutarha (in oil cloth for durability).
DIY Marimekko Outdoor Art:
- oil cloth or other outdoor fabric
- two dowels the width of your fabric
- twine/string a nylon based one will work best for the outdoors
- two eye hooks
1. If needed, cut your dowels to the width of your fabric and use the dowel as a guide to measure the size of a pocket you will need to sew to contain the dowel.
2. Fold over the fabric at the top and bottom end so that the resulting pockets will fit your dowels. Sew a straight seem across (for both the top and bottom) backstitching as you start and finish your sewing.
3. Twist in an eye hook onto either end of one of the dowels.
4. Insert a dowel into either end of the stitched pockets you created in step 2. The dowel with the eye hooks will go in the end that you would like to be the top.
5. Tie a doubled piece of string/twine to the eye hooks (I looped a single piece of string through one end and tied it off at the opposite end
6. Hang your diy outdoor art. I simply looped mine around the light fixture, but you could also drill a screw into your wall if needed.
Also, in case you were wondering about the reflection in the back door's window…
*thanks to FinnStyle for providing the beautiful fabric for this project.
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