DIY Wall Hanging

4 Materials
10 Hours

Part of my daughter bedroom refresh design included a wall hanging. Unfortunately the inspiration piece I found was $99. I’m going to show you how I made it myself for around $25

Here are the materials you need. A pair of scissors, a wood bead garland (you can get this for $10 at Hobby Lobby when it’s 50% off), the color yarn you would like to use and a piece of cardboard cut to the length you would like each tassel to be.

Start by taking your first color of yarn and wrapping it around your cardboard until it’s the desired thickness. I chose to make each tassel by wrapping the yarn 30 times. Then you will cut the bundle away from your skein of yarn and slide the bundle off of the cardboard. Then while holding the top loop of the bundle in your hand, cut through the entire bottom loop of your bundle and lay the entire bundle of yarn down flat on the table.

Cut a small piece of the same color yarn and tie it in a knot around the middle of your bundle to hold all of the yarn together. Trim the excess. Then take a longer piece of yarn (color of your choice, I chose white) and tie it in a knot to the middle piece of yarn you just used to hold your bundle together.

Flip your bundle over and in half. Your long string should be at the top and all of your yarn strings will be hanging down. You will take another piece of string, about 16” long and use that to start wrapping the top of your bundle about .5” from the top of your tassel. This will form the head of your tassel. Wrap tightly and tie a knot to finish it, cut the excess. I wrapped mine approximately 7-8 times around.

Your tassel should look like this. I also used to my scissors to cut across and make the bottom of my yarn even making a neat tassel. Repeat this until you have made your desired number of tassels. For mine, I used 35 wood beads (removing what was extra by cutting the twine, removing extra beads and retyping the know) and needed 37 tassels.

Use your long white yarn to hang each tassel at varying heights and in any design you’d like. I hung mine on the wall with small nails.

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  • Pete
    on Feb 2, 2021

    Yes ! Most definitely !

  • Elizabeth Haire
    Elizabeth Haire
    on Feb 6, 2021

    You may laugh, or at least grin... when I first saw your finished picture I thought it looked like tiny people walking in a crowd. much for first observations. This is a truly cute idea and can be done by a variety of ages.


    • Melissa
      on Feb 7, 2021

      That’s funny! I agree, easy for anyone to do. Just takes time.

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