DIY Textiles for Home Decor

Here’s how to make your own DIY Textile to decorate your home!

I’m so excited to finally share with you a little project I’ve been working on the last couple of weeks. First, let me begin by telling you how AMAZING technology is these days friends – it freaks me out a little! As we are about to begin our basement makeover, I wanted some textiles and decor that were catered to the kids, but something I still loved for myself. I decided to create my own DIY Textiles and Home Decor using my new Sprout in just a matter of minutes!

It all started when I found this super weird faux cactus at a garage sale. Call it an impulse buy, but I knew it would come in handy one day! And here’s where the technology blows my mind! The HP Sprout has a built-in projector, scanner, AND a 3D Camera. I simply laid my faux cactus on the touch mat and with a press of the capture button the image was scanned. The computer automatically deletes any background for you, saving me a bit of extra editing and giving me what I really want. My final scanned image!

Once I captured my cactus, I wanted to take it to another level. I still wanted that child-like look I was aiming for. And so I created my very own version of this cactus by tracing and coloring it in using the draw tool on my touch pad. I saved that illustrated cactus and then just dragged and dropped more to create a pattern. Once I got the design I liked, I grouped the image and saved it to make one file and simply created a JPEG. This took me a matter of seconds! It was SO easy and a lot of fun!



It may not be the exact image I scanned originally, and I was tempted to just keep it like that. It goes to show that you can be inspired in so many different ways and make it uniquely yours! I love utilizing random pieces I’ve collected here and there – like that crazy weird cactus! The pillow will be perfect for our family room.

What do you think? Would you use your HP Sprout to create textiles and decor for your home?

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