DIY Yarn Wall Hanging


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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!

diy yarn wall hanging

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
  • Scissors

DIY Yarn Wall Hanging supplies

diy yarn wall hanging yarn


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.

diy yarn wall hanging tutorial

Take the loop at the top and slide it under your rod making the loop open.

diy yarn wall hanging tutorial tying

Pull the ends over the rod and through the loop and pull tight.

diy yarn wall hanging tutorial tying step

diy yarn wall hanging yarn on rod

Repeat this process over and over using the pattern and colors you choose.

diy yarn wall hanging tutorial finished rod

It was kind of therapeutic with the repetition and simplicity of the looping action. :)

I scrunched my yarn loops as close together as I could to make the whole wall piece thicker.

diy yarn wall hanging tutorial yarn on rod 2

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).

diy yarn wall hanging finished

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…

diy yarn wall hanging tutorial finished hanging

diy yarn wall hanging finished on wall

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Have fun!
And if you’re on a roll and want to make some art for your wall, try this simple project!
Originally published December 10, 2015
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Executive Director at Heartbeat for Hope
I was born and raised in Edmond, OK and love the town so much I stayed here to raise my family. I am blessed with a romantic, caring, talented husband & two awesome boys. I started my career life as a wedding coordinator, and I still love event planning! Now I am founder/director of Heartbeat for Hope, a non-profit supporting education and rural development in Ghana, Africa. I love my fabulous family, friends, movies, binge-watching crime dramas, and home projects whenever I can.

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  1. I love this – what a great decorative project and simple enough I could do it with my 7 year old daughter. She’d love something like this for her room! Thanks for the great idea and tutorial!

  2. Wow, that is a lot simpler than I thought it would be. I am not good at these things in general but I can handle this I think! Looks great too!

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