When I was perusing longingly through the CB2 catalog last month I noticed a specialty fabric wall hanging. Theirs was fabric pieces from another country with a significance I can’t seem to remember right now, but I thought “I can totally make that”. Mine would have to be quite a bit less than the $100+ theirs was selling for….and it would not include any fancy fabric…but I could sure get to a Hobby Lobby for some yarn and a dowel rod!
So, here you go. A simple, “custom-to-your-liking, color scheme, and size needs” type of project that took little time and little money. My favorite!
- Yarn (select one, a couple, 15…)
- Dowel rod
After you choose your colors, cut a strand of yarn double the length that you want it to hang. This will be your guide piece.
When you are ready to hang them on your rod, fold your piece in half making the ends even with each other.
Take the loop at the top and slide it under your rod making the loop open.
Pull the ends over the rod and through the loop and pull tight.
Repeat this process over and over using the pattern and colors you choose.
I scrunched my yarn loops as close together as I could to make the whole wall piece thicker.
I also chose not to straighten out the line of my ends once I was done. If you want a more stream-lined or geometric look you can cut the ends when you are done (angled/diagonal would be fun).
I have mine hanging over my fireplace mantle and I love it! For Christmas I hung one of my wreaths from it and really like how it looks. You could do something like that for each season. Already thinking…
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