DIY Wall Hanging

I had so much fun making this for Zion’s room and wanted to share how i did it so you can do it too for your home!

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This bad boy is MASSIVE. Now you can make yours small or large, but I chose to do a big one because eventually when we move into our home (next year sometime) I want it for one of the walls so I thought I’d go big and use it behind Zi’s crib for this season.

 

DIY WALL HANGING INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP 1:

Go get yourself something to hang your yarn on. I purchased 3 branches at Hobby Lobby for $7.99 (the 50% code was on branches that week.) The one I used was a pretty white birch branch.

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Step 2: Ready for it….? Go out and get yourself a MASSIVE amount of yarn. Like massive. I used almost an entire cone. I would say…close to 1,000 yards. Not sure. But remember, my wall hanging is roughly 3 ft x 4 ft. It ain’t small. I used Ashland and Bay thick and thin yarn.  They are the best company with the largest amount of yarn to use. My yarn came unconditioned so I had to wash it first. TAKE NOTE: This will add a whole day to your process. If your yarn comes unconditioned it is important to soak it and let it air dry before using. It gets the oils off and puffs up a bit more. Let it air dry in the shower or outside hanging on hangers until dry (overnight should do it). NOTE: Pre cut your yarn before you soak it. It gets mushy and tangled and if it’s pre cut it is easier to piece apart to hang.

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Step 3: This applies in between step 2.  Pre cut your yarn.  Okay, so if you you want a 2 ft long wall hanging, you need to cut your yarn 4 feet long because you will loop it on the branch and thus slashing the length in half and doubling it.  Cut 1 piece and then use that piece over and over as a guide as you cut. I just cut until I thought I had enough. I ended up having to cut more. Okay back to the washing and drying ( ONLY APPLIES TO UNCONDITIONED YARN).. After it dries you can begin. OR if your yarn is conditioned, go ahead and start looping.

 

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Step 4: Loop your yarn on your branch.  See how it’s laid in the above picture? Great grab the loop part and place it under the branch where you are going to attach it. Now take the ends and and loop it through and the first loop around the branch. I hope that makes sense. It’s super easy so if you find it’s complicated, I didn’t do a great job explaining it so here’s a ini video below.  BUT first, I tied on my string I was going to hang it with so that I could loop over the string where i tied it on the branch to hide it. Okay, loop, loop, loop. Super close together.

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Step 5: Begin knotting, braiding, twisting, etc. randomly and make it your own creation. This is where is gets fun and you can let your creative juices flow.  I did all of the above.

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Step 6: Hang your masterpiece!

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EASY AS PIE!

OH! Please tag me in your creations! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

X,

J

 

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