We recently moved my 2 year old daughter into her own room. Sharing a room with her older sister was not working how we hoped it would. We went through many nights of her climbing out of her crib, waking her older sister, resulting in both of them crying and getting upset. It was not a good fit for this stage of life but luckily we had an office that we could convert into a bedroom for her. This meant that we had to do some time-consuming tasks like packing, moving furniture, and cleaning – but it also meant that I got to re-decorate a room just for her. There is a bright side to everything, right?Â
While brainstorming decorating ideas and perusing Pinterest, I found an idea for a DIY wall hanging. I have been seeing these sweet wall hangings everywhere lately and l love the soft texture that they bring to a room. When I found out how easy and budget-friendly this project was I couldn’t wait to get started! I got together with a couple of friends and we had a craft night while working on wall hangings for our homes. Warning: after you make one of these and see how simple and easy it is, you’ll want to make one for every room in your house!
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â€¢ Wood dowelsÂ
â€¢ Yarn (as many colors as you want!)
How to make your wall hanging:
You will start by cutting your yarn pieces. Hold up your yarn to your dowel and measure the longest length you’ll want to have for your wall hanging. Then double that length and cut your piece. Now you can use the length of that piece as a guide as you cut your other pieces. (If you want your wall hanging to have varying lengths, you can trim the ends as the final step.)
Each one will wrap around the dowel in the middle, and you will end up with 2 ends. Make a loop and place it behind the dowel, then pull the 2 ends through the loop.
You will repeat this step with each piece, sliding them together so that they are touching. You can alternate yarn in different colors or texture.
Next you will tie your twine to each end of the dowel. If you want to trim the ends you can cut the yarn and create any shape that you’d like along the bottom. I added a couple of braids on each side, adding a little variation in the texture. The options for yarn color, yarn thickness, shape, and dowel color are endless! Excuse me while I go and make 50 more of these guys.
If you liked this DIY project, check out my DIY farmhouse sign tutorial here. I know you’ll love it!