To Make a Wall Hanging

 

     This post is going to be fun. Reason why, #1: Everyone loves and wants a wall hanging, and this super cheap and easy DIY is a good way to get one. Reason why, #2: I am using this post to announce that I will be making and selling these, starting in the spring, through a shop on here (coming soon!) and one on Etsy. To start off, the shop will only contain wall hangings of small and large sizes and a few color options. Who knows, maybe later I'll add some pinch pots and ring cones. That being said, my main reason for doing the shop and for this DIY post is to bring more accessibility to wall hangings. Every time I had looked for one in the past, they were all way too expensive. I understand why woven and crocheted wall hangings cost more, but ones similar to the one I've made here were in the same price range. I was mystified. As usual, I took it upon my self and my craftiness to fix my own problem.

     The wall hanging you see above took about 30 minutes tops. I've made a larger one for our living room and it took about an hour. I still love to just sit and look at it. This one is for Bailey's room, so it's a bit smaller and hence, did not take as long. It only takes a few materials and you can customize it however you'd like. I chose a cream/white yarn that was the thickest I could find because I just think it looks cleaner. Simple as that. Get the how-to below!

Materials:

- one 8 inch dowel rod

- yarn, lots of yarn

- scissors

- twine

Instructions:

Step one - Decide roughly how long you'd like your hanging to be. Cut about 30 pieces of the longest length you want for the center of the hanging, if you are doing a chevron cut like mine. We will trim it off later.

Step two - One by one, attach your yarn to the rod with a double knot. Keep in mind to tie each string exactly the same, either from looping the yarn behind the rod or from the front. You can do either one, just make sure they are all the same, so that you won't have random ends showing from the knots.

Step three - Once you've finished attaching all of your yarn, trim into the chevron shape and attach your twine for hanging. Happy crafting!