Everyone needs a sweet tapestry in their life. These decorative murals immediately bring life to a plain wall, bring the room together and give it a soft boho feeling.
Beautiful wall hangings can be found in the most popular stores, including West Elm and Anthropologie. However, they usually cost a pretty penny. For a budget-friendly option, you can flex your DIY muscles and make your own.
While the materials you use can be as chic and high quality as you like, the assembly process is simple. Even beginners will have fun making this DIY wall hanging from colorful yarn and some other easy to find craft supplies.
Here is what you need for this DIY:
- Three strands of yarn in different colors.
- painter’s book
Step two: Cutting yarn
Cut several pieces of yarn into shorter strips with scissors. The aim is to match the yarn lengths approximately, but they do not have to be exact (you will cut them later). Whether you measure them or not is up to you.
In general, the length of the yarn should be twice as long as the length of the finished wall hanging, as each piece is halved when it is attached to the dowel.
The length of each piece of yarn for this wall hanging was approximately four feet. Use your wing span as a measure for cutting when you are cutting as needed. Cut several pieces from all three colours and set them aside. The appearance of this wall hanging required significantly more white pieces than yellow or brown. When cutting your yarn pieces, follow the colour scheme.
Step three: Hang up the dowel
First things first – this soon to be wall hanging must be hung. Use a piece of white yarn (or choose another colour to match your wall). Cut the thread with scissors to a length of about 55 inches or a few inches longer than the dowel you are using.
Tie the thread into a tight knot at each end of your plug. This will define the outer limits of your wall hanging. Then hang this piece of yarn on a pin or nail on your wall. Avoid additional nail holes by finding out where you want your wall hanging to be displayed.
Hanging the dowel before tying the hanging yarn to your wall hanging makes the process simple and straightforward.
Step four: Tying yarn
Before you tie a piece of yarn onto your dowel, fold it in half. Wrap the middle part around the dowel to form a circle and pull the ends of the yarn through. This simple knot is called a lark’s knot.
The lark’s knot is strong and secure so you don’t have to pull it too tight. It depends on how you want it to look. If you want to add more pieces of yarn to your wall hanging to make it more dense, you can get more space by tying the knots. If you are less on the side of the decor, leave the knots loose to give it a complete look.
If you do this step, you can take a step back and get a good look at your hanging as you walk. This means you can easily make changes and decide which yarn colour to tie next.
First tie several white pieces of yarn to the dowel and add a few yellow and brown threads here and there. Stick to the darker colours in the middle only and fade back to white at the other end of the wall hanging. If it does not look quite right, you can edit it later. Simply place a colour-bound piece of yarn where you need it when you are finished.
While the middle of the hanging can be a bit more random, the ends should be symmetrical. Start with 10 white skeins at both ends. Then the middle part of your wall hanging can be less symmetrical and more random. As with most DIY projects, the final product is up to you. However, follow the design used in this tutorial as a guide.