White walls are pretty drab, to say the least. Sometimes it can be hard to find things to fill up your wall space without spending a whole lot of money. So here’s an idea that fits perfectly with a dorm or apartment style space: a homemade tapestry. A homemade tapestry can be more cost-efficient than buying a large one, and they are perfect way to give your room some creative essence of who you are.

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • A plain white or canvas sheet
  • A tarp
  • Painter’s tape or paint stamps
  • Your choice of fabric paint colors

Lay the tarp down on the floor in order to protect it from spills. It will also act as a place for the fabric to dry once you’re done. Spread the sheet across the tarp evenly, making sure there aren’t any creases or folds in the fabric.

Next, using the painter’s tape, create any type of pattern you desire on the sheet. Stripes, checkers or triangles are all easy options. If you chose to use stamps, create cool design by dipping the various shaped stamps in the fabric paint and pressing them hard into the sheet.

Another potential idea is to find a tie-dye kit at a local craft store like Michaels. Following the directions on the box, mix up as many colors as you want and dip your sheet into the colors to create fun spirals or a messy spot look.

This project can be something you can be proud to hang on your wall, and it doesn’t require perfect art skills. All you need is a little creativity and the confidence to just run with it.