How to Make a Wall Tapestry

Did you know that adding color, texture, and depth to your home is as simple as hanging a wall tapestry? They have been around for an impressive number of years, but today they are considered regular art pieces. I’ll show you how to make a wall tapestry so you can hang a fantastic piece of decor in the room of your choice. 

What Is a Wall Tapestry?

Wall tapestry is art on fabric hung on a wall. Traditionally, a tapestry is a big piece of woven fabric that features an intricate design. In the past, they were utilized as pictorial insulation, which enabled drafty medieval castles to remain warm during the winter. 

Even though woven tapestries are still produced in our modern world, the term “tapestry” is now used to describe any piece of fabric that is intended to be hung on a wall.

Most people weave them using various yarns and wools. But a popular trend is to find a pre-made fabric with a decorative pattern.

Where Do You Hang a Wall Tapestry?

The placement of a wall tapestry is the first and most important thing you should consider before doing anything else. This will not significantly limit the choices available to individuals with more spacious homes and an abundance of wall space. 

However, this will provide you with a few different choices of you. Before you go out and buy a tapestry, it is in your best interest to measure the walls so that you can get one that is the appropriate size for your space.

If you want your tapestry to be fully on display and maximize its visibility, you should hang it so that there is a lot of space around it. This will help attract more people’s attention to it. 

How to Make a Wall Tapestry

If you’ve already got a lovely piece of fabric, I’ll show you how to hang your wall tapestry using different methods. 

Method #1: Using a Rod

What You’ll Need:

  • Curtain rod
  • Hanging brackets
  • Hammer or screwdriver
  • Iron

Step One: Attach the Tapestry

Move the curtain rod through the rod pocket slowly and carefully. When carrying out this procedure, extreme caution is required when working with antique or delicate materials. An excessive amount of pulling and tugging can cause damage to the cloth, particularly if it becomes entangled with the rod.

Before hanging the tapestry on the pole, you might wish to first steam it or press it, depending on the type of cloth it is made of. If you are unsure of the composition of the cloth, it is best to steam it rather than iron it to err on the side of caution.

Step Two: Hang the Brackets

Distinct curtain rod designs result in a variety of different hanging configurations. Check the product’s label to see whether any special tools are required to complete the task. You can use a hammer or a screwdriver in most cases. 

When hanging heavy tapestries, additional support in a stud is required to serve as an anchor. A wall anchor can provide additional stability if a stud is not in the appropriate area. To ensure that each bracket is at the same level, measure it from the ceiling. 

Use a level to verify the measurements and markings on the rod to ensure that it will hang in a straight position. Put the brackets on in the correct order as described in the instructions.

Hang the tapestry and enjoy your new decor.

Method 2: Using Velcro

What You’ll Need:

  • Clean cloth
  • Measuring tape
  • Velcro or command strips
  • Pencil 

Step One: Prep the Wall

Both Velcro and command strips require using adhesive. It’s best to avoid this method in areas with high humidity as the adhesive may come off. 

To prepare the wall, wipe it down with a damp towel first. This eliminates any dirt or dust that can interfere with the adhesive’s ability to adhere. Before putting the adhesive on the wall, make sure the wall is dry.

Step Two: Determine Adhesive Placement

To create the top outline for the tapestry:

  1. Measure down from the ceiling to the hanging point.
  2. Use your pencil to mark the points for the top tapestry corners.
  3. Draw a line between the points and use it to determine where to place the adhesive. 

Step Three: Prep the Tapestry

Whether you’re using Velcro or command strips, look at the instructions on the package for proper application. You likely have to peel off one side of the backing and apply it straight on the tapestry so that it sticks to it. 

Remember that the larger and heavier the tapestry is, the more strips you will need. 

Step Four: Add Strips to the Wall

Place the rest of the strips on the wall, following the pencil line you drew earlier. Press each strip to make sure it sticks in place. Add strips for the bottom wall outline of the tapestry too. 

Method #3: Using Tacks, Pushpins, or Nails

What You’ll need:

  • Tacks, pushpins, or nails
  • Measuring tape
  • Hammer

Step One: Install Corner Pins

Regardless of how many pins, tacks, or nails you use, they should be evenly spaces to offer adequate tapestry support. If you’re hanging a large tapestry, ask someone to help you. Hold one of the corners while putting in the first nail or pin. Use your hammer if you can’t push them using your hand. 

Place the second pin in the other corner and ask someone to hold the tapestry in the meantime because that one first pin won’t be able to hold its weight.

Step Two: Install Support Pins

Small tapestries can make do with the two corner pins, but larger and heavier tapestries also require support pins. Grab your measuring tape and locate the equally distanced spot between the two corner pins. Put a pin in here. 

Measure the distance from this support pin to one of the corner pins. In the middle, add another pin. Do this as often as needed to ensure your wall tapestry is fully supported. 


What is the point of a wall tapestry?

Tapestries are a great way to inject life and color into your home or office. Scenes and designs on tapestries often depict emotional and geographical extremes. The peaceful vibe it brings to a room is enhanced, and the room’s energy is lifted.

Can you hang the tapestry on the wall?

You can hang a tapestry on the wall using different methods. Avoid making unsightly holes in your walls or tapestry by hanging things on them with the help of an adhesive instead. There are different wall adhesive methods, ranging from adhesive clips to sticky strips. 

How heavy can a wall tapestry be?

A wall tapestry can be as heavy as the walls, and the mounting method allows it to be. 

Bottom Line

There are many different ways to display these traditional fabrics, each of which adds a different dimension to the room in terms of pattern, texture, and color. Look at the different ways a tapestry can be hung, and select one that is appropriate for the available area. We’ve got tons of gorgeous patterns and prints on our site!

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