DIY Large Wall Hanging

6 Materials
4 Hours
I’ve been a little bit crazy for wall hangings for the past couple years. I have them all over my house and have given many as gifts. I’ve been wanting a new wall hanging and figured out the easiest way to make one. This diy large wall hanging turned out amazing and was so much faster than weaving one. Who knew a woven rug could be turned into something so beautiful?
I had this 2'x3' woven rug and decided to use this as the backing to my wall hanging. I just ordered this more colorful rug and will use it to make another wall hanging.
I used a ruler to draw some light lines where I wanted the main area’s to be. I “styled” the yarn three different ways on this rug.
Choose yarn in different colors and sizes.
Style 1: Sew chunky yarn in lines with a straight stitch.
Use the straight stitched yarn to create patterns or designs. I also used a toothpick to fluff up some of the smaller yarn.
Style 2: Bunch up chunky yarn (in a zig zag pattern) with a straight line sewn through it. This creates little loops.
Style 3: Sew equal lengths of yarn straight down the middle. This creates the fun hanging pieces.
(This yarn is my favorite for the hanging pieces because it adds so much character)
You can get as creative as you want when it comes to sewing the yarn onto the rug. My rug came with tassels on the ends, so I stuck my wooden dowel through them and hung on the wall.
What do you guys think?
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  • Katie Katie on Aug 11, 2018

    Absolutely great! You've given me new reason to browse the aisles of yarn at Hobby Lobby.

    How did you adhere the fringe at the top to the wall? I noted that it stands up, rather than droop.

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  • Allison Allison on Aug 12, 2018

    Very cool. Your color choices are fabulous. Now you’ve inspired me to make one for over my solid green couch. Thanks so much for sharing your tapestry

  • Janice Janice on Jan 18, 2021

    Absolutely love this unique piece and plan to copy it somehow! Thanks for the sharing the steps of how you created your wall hanging.