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This project is part of the Yarn Stash Challenge.
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I’ve been wanting to make a yarn wall hanging for forever! Yarn wall hangings are a great way to add a pop of color and rustic charm to a room. And they are so, so easy.
So when I was looking for something fun to do with yarn from my stash, a wall hanging was the first thing I thought of. I found the process of making one to be calming and very therapeutic… which is exactly what I need right now.
First, I went on the search for a nice stick. You could also use a wooden dowel, if you have one, but a sturdy stick works just as well and gives it rustic charm. I found a stick that was almost a yard long, but any length you want is totally fine!
Next I chose my color scheme.
I wanted to stick with white, cream and navy, because those are the colors in my bedroom, where the art would go. I chose yarns with fun textures (finally, a use for all that fur yarn that was too hard to crochet with!) and made a pile on my kitchen table. Then I cut lots and lots of individual strands, making them more than twice as long as I wanted the wall hanging to be in the end.
Then, I started attaching the yarn to the stick using the same method I use when I attach fringe to a crochet project: loop a strand of yarn and slide it down under the stick, then bring ends over stick and down through the loop. Pull tight.
I didn’t have a specific plan going into it as far as color placement; I just decided as I went along, trying to keep it looking cozy and random. I really wanted to end up with a rustic look in the end. I also added braids every so often, just to change it up and add some visual interest. Then I tied string to the ends so I could hang it up.
Once that was done, I trimmed the ends so they were generally straight. (Hint: Use tape across the bottom to guide your scissors.)
Here’s what I ended up with:
I’m in love with the finished product!
Some Tips For You
There are so many directions you can take this project. Here are some things to consider:
Texture: Do you want a rustic look with lots of different textures? Or a more sleek look with only one type of smooth yarn?
Color: Are you looking for a bright pop of cheerful colors? Or a more understated piece with just one or two basic shades? Do you want your colors to be randomly placed, or form a specific pattern?
Shape: Do you want a basic rectangle or square shape? You could also cut your ends in a funky, jagged line, or keep them untrimmed for a more natural finish.
Size: Your wall hanging doesn’t have to be as big as mine; even a stick that’s a foot or less will provide you with a great piece of art that you can hang anywhere in the house.
If you need a little more help, just go to Etsy and search “yarn wall hanging.” Trust me, you’ll find plenty of inspiration!
Make It A Family Affair
Let your kids or grandkids help you, or – better yet – let them make one of their own! They can find their own stick and choose some fun colors, and you can teach them how to attach the yarn. Then, watch their creativity soar!
Don’t forget to share your finished project!
Share it on FB, in our FB group, in other groups, on Instagram… wherever you want to spread joy! Be sure to hsashtag #yarnstashchallenge and tag me @yarnandchai.design so I can see it, too!