HOW TO MAKE AN EASY DIY WALL HANGING WITH YARN
There are so many gorgeous woven and yarn wall hangings out there on Etsy and at craft markets, but I wanted to try making my own. I came across a great tutorial on another blog and decided it was finally time to dive in! And you know what? It was actually super easy! I promise you’ll be able to whip out this beauty in less than 15 minutes. No complicated weaving required.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Yarn. Choose yarn in whatever colour you want! The chunkier the yarn is, the thicker your hanging will look.
- Dowel. You can go with a thin 1/4 inch dowel or a thicker 3/4 inch dowel – it depends on your aesthetic. The black hanging I did is on a thicker piece, while the mint one in the photos below uses a thin piece. Make sure the dowel is at least 12 inches long.
- Metal Rings. This is optional, but I love the way the rings add a fun dimension to the wall hangings. (head to the full blog post to see which ones I chose)
- Scissors. You’ll need some on hand as you’re going to be giving your wall hanging a haircut :)
HOW TO MAKE YOUR DIY WALL HANGING:
Alright, let’s go through it, step by step.
STEP 1. GET YOUR SUPPLIES
Have your dowel, your yarn out, and your scissors ready to go. Use some mint yarn if you want the same look as mine, or some chunky black yarn looks amazing too (I did about 5 different colours because I loved these hangings so much!). If you want that natural, boho look then opt for a cream yarn instead.
STEP 2. CREATE YARN LOOP
Grab your yarn, hold the loose end in one hand, and start to wrap the skein around your arm. Do this loop 10 times (fewer if you have really thick yarn), and cut the string after your last loop around and put the skein down.
Once you have that done, grab your scissors and snip the rest of the yarn that is wrapped around your hand. Basically, you end up with 10 pieces of yarn cut to the same length (but keep them folded in half for the next part).
Head to the full blog post to see the rest of the tutorial, as well as, the different versions I created to give you even more fun inspiration!
Enjoyed the project?
- Yarn (Michaels)
- Dowel (hardware store)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published March 11th, 2018 9:34 PM
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