Easy DIY Quote Wall Hanging

Posted by Katie King
Add some motivation to your walls with this easy DIY quote wall hanging!

One of my favorite types of projects to make has always been wall hangings. I don't know why, but adding a piece of colorful ''artwork'' to a plain wall is pretty exciting to me. To be honest. I'm one of those people who would rather decorate a plain white wall than get out all the supplies to actually paint the wall a certain color. Needless to say, my love of wall art, gallery walls and wall hangings has grown in the past couple of years!

I think one reason why I love making wall hangings is because there an easy project for beginning crafters and can be customized to fit anyone's style. For example, today's project is a motivational wall hanging! Now motivational wall hangings are nothing new but I think there a perfect addition to any space whether your living in a dorm room or sitting in your grown up office. Cause let's be honest, we all need some positive encouragement and motivation every now and then!

The wall hanging I made is design to have a phrase, quote or saying in big, bold letters which you can see and then feel instantly motivated by. In this case I used the phrase '''Do What You Love''' because that holds a special place in my heart. However you could use any phrase that motivates you!

This really goes back to my original thought about customizing. For this particular project, you can use the tutorial as a guide and change the color scheme, embellishments and overall look to fit your style. I encourage you to make your own version of this wall hanging that will both inspire and motivate you!

With that being said, the felt sizes that I give in this tutorial are design more for short 4- 5 word phrases or quotes. However you can adjust the felt sizes or use smaller felt letters to accommodate a longer phrase or quote that you may want to use.

To find out how to make your own motivational wall hanging just check out the full tutorial below!


  • 1 Piece of Stiff Felt
  • 1 Piece of Classic Soft Felt (I used Shocking Pink)
  • 2 12 '' Dowel Rods
  • Felt Letters (This set would be perfect)
  • Gems
  • Hot Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
  • Fabric Glue
  • E6000
  • Yarn
  • Needle
  • Scissors

Cut your stiff piece of felt down to 11 inches by 16 inches. Then fold the top edge of your felt down by 1 ½ inches. When you've made your fold, take your hot glue gun and glue the edge of your fold down (refer to picture 1). By doing this, we are creating a sleeve for your dowel rod. Once you're happy with how it looks, repeat this step on the bottom of your stiff felt.

When your done, you should have something like picture 2.

Take your soft piece of felt and sew a simple straight stich all the way around the edge using your needle and yarn.

Now take your soft piece of felt and glue it to your stiff piece of felt with some fabric glue. Then set it aside to dry.

Grab your felt letters and begin spelling out your phrase. When your happy with how it looks, (depending on the type of letters you are using) either iron them, glue them or peel off there sticker sheet backs and press them into place.

For some extra sparkle, glue down three gems at the top and bottom of your banner with some E6000. Then set it aside to dry.

Cut a piece of yarn that is about 12 inches and tie each end to top of your dowel rod.

When you've finished tying the yarn, you're ready to hang your new motivational wall hanging!

I loved how this wall hanging turned out! It will definitely keep me motivate to keep chasing my goals and doing what I love!

What phrase, quote or saying would you use on your motivational wall hanging?