If you love easy DIY projects – I’ve got a super cute and easy one. Make one for yourself, and one to give as a gift!
It’s a farmhouse wall pocket that can be made from a scrap piece of fabric, but it’s no-sew and is inexpensive to make.
I put together a step by step photo tutorial to help you make your own quickly and easily.
Easy DIY Farmhouse Wall Pocket
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ticking fabric (you’ll need less than 1/4 yard per wall pocket)
3.97 mm eyelet fastener kit (these are very inexpensive!) Also known as grommets, if that’s a term more familiar to you.
Fold a piece of 8-1/2 x11″ paper in half lengthwise to use as a pattern. Pin pattern to your chosen fabric (heavier weight works best) and cut it out.
Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and iron the fold in the center.
Cut 3 strips of iron-on adhesive. On the wrong side of the fabric, place one inside the fold, one on the long open edge and one at the bottom edge. Iron for 2-3 seconds, let the paper cool, then remove the paper backing.
Fold the fabric and iron for another 8 seconds to seal the adhesive.
Use pinking scissors to trim around all 4 edges. Pinking the edge keeps the fabric from fraying.
Punch holes at the top of both sides of the pocket.
If you don’t have a fabric hole punch, clip a very small X into the fabric on both sides.
Place the eyelet on the on top of the anvil (the small round piece).
Position the hole in the fabric over the eyelet with the wrong side of the fabric at the top.
Put the longer anvil on top of the eyelet and hammer to open up the bottom of the eyelet.
The underside will look like the left side of the photo below and the front of the eyelet will look like the right side.
Bend wire into “hooks” through the eyelets to make the hanger.
The finished pocket makes a great gift. Fill it with dried or faux flowers, or pens and a notepad, or kitchen utensils.
You can make them larger or smaller, depending on what you want to put in them.
If you make one of these easy DIY wall pockets, I’d love to hear about it!
Vaya con Dios,