How to Make a Cool Stick Wall Hanging for Practically Free

4 Materials
1 Hour

A couple of years ago I created a DIY stick wall hanging for FREE using items I had on hand. I loved it so much I decided to create another one in bolder colors, and I love how it turned out!

Wanna make one for yourself? See the easy step-by-step tutorial below.

Gather your supplies.

+ 3-4 sticks (the smoother the better)

+ Acrylic Paint and brushes

+ String and Scissors

+ Spray paint (if you wish to spray paint a couple sticks beforehand like I did)

Start by spray painting your sticks ahead of time if you want a look similar to mine. Once dry start, painting your sticks.

I laid mine out how they would hang on the wall so I could best plan my paint designs. I tried to paint one color at a time on all 4 sticks, and then added other colors in. I chose to leave some parts of the stick natural and non-painted to keep them a little more simple.

Once your paint is dry it’s time to start stringing the sticks together. Lay them flat on the floor how they will hang on the wall.

Cut your string lengths two at a time. I try to keep them about 6-8″ long to start. Tie your first string to the bottom stick, and triple knot.

Take the remaining strand and tie it to the stick above. Triple knot when you are happy with the length.

Trim off excess string, but don’t cut too close to the knot to avoid it coming lose.

Follow the same steps on the other side of the sticks.

Once the two bottom sticks are tied together, take a new 6-8″ string and loop it under the knotted string from the stick below, triple knotting it.

TIP: I like to hold the sticks up in the air to see how they look with each string secured to make sure they look even and I’m happy with the lengths.

Repeat the same steps from the first set of sticks until all of your sticks are securely tied together.

Take a 10-12″ string to create your top string for hanging, and knot the string to the top stick sticks on both sides.

Hang your very own DIY stick wall hanging, and step back to enjoy your work. That’s it!

Here's a TV segment video tutorial if you're interested.

What do ya think? Easier than you expected, right?

Here is another stick wall hanging I made in the past.

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  • Kathryn Kathryn on Jan 14, 2022

    I have one stick with a hawks head painted and a red tail painted with a crystal. A canoe, sun, and moon are in the middle. I have many interesting shaped sticks and I plan to use your ideas with colors and sticks. Love them. Thank you

  • Dora Dora on Jan 14, 2022

    Beautiful, easy and free!! Love it.