We recently bought a house, and I’m really enjoying finally having the freedom to decorate without worrying about an angry landlord. However, my biggest fear this go around was choosing a particular style that I may end up not liking in a few years. I actually have a few boxes of old decorations from our previous house I need to donate because our taste has simply outgrown them. It was a wake-up call when I realized how much money I had spent on trinkets that I no longer like. Learning about how my style evolves with time has taught me to be conservative when purchasing my decorations. Which means not buying every cute thing Target sells on a whim, but instead, taking some time to think through what I purchase. I also look for any opportunity to make a piece rather than buy one, and this DIY Yarn Wall Hanging is the perfect example.
This project is easy, inexpensive and totally customizable. I chose yarn in earth tones, adding suede cords and wooden beads to match our home. You can use any color yarn you would like and add anything from shells to gemstones to match your style. The possibilities are endless, let’s get our make on!
- A few colors of yarn
- 5 yards of clear bead cord
- A 6-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch metal macramé rings (I bought silver and spray-painted them gold, find gold ones here.)
- Wooden beads, similar ones here
- 6 yards of flat suede cord
- Measuring tape
Step one: Spray paint macramé rings to your desired color.
Step two: Cut a 12-inch piece of fishing line to tie together the large ring and the second largest ring, pull the line tight so the knot will hold. Don’t cut the line. Using the same line tie the smallest ring to the medium one and double knot.
Step three: Cut 16, 54-inch yarn strings. Then, cut 3, 54-inch pieces of suede cord. And finally cut 3, 54-inch pieces of fishing line.
Step four: Bead the fishing line by first tying a knot then thread the desired number of beads staking them on the knot. To create a floating effect, space the beads and the next knot about an inch apart. Repeat 4 or 5 times.
Step five: To plan your design, arrange the yarn, suede and beaded fishing line against the second macramé ring.
Step six: Fold the yarn in half and place the loop over the second ring. Then take the ends of the yarn and pull them through the loop. Pull the knot tightly. Use the same technique for the suede cord.
To add the beaded fishing line, tie one tight knot to the ring then trim any leftover line with scissors.
Step seven: Cut a 28-inch piece of suede cord then wrap the cord around the top of the 3 rings 5 times to cover the fishing line knots. Then tie a double knot at the ends of the cord.
Step eight: Trim the ends of the yarn with a pair of scissors so the strings are even.
I hope you enjoy this super rad and inexpensive yarn wall hanging DIY! Don’t forget to share your makes on Instagram using #blissmakes