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DIY Wall Hanging

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I'VE MADE A COUPLE OF THESE WALL HANGINGS BEFORE AND AFTER A FEW PEOPLE ASKED WHERE I GOT THEM, OR HOW I MADE THEM, I FIGURED I WOULD SHARE THIS SIMPLE DIY WITH YOU. FEEL FREE TO ADJUST THE MEASUREMENTS OR SHAPE TO CREATE THE WALL HANGING YOU DESIRE. THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR A VERY SMALL AND SIMPLE WALL HANGING. ENJOY!

MATERIALS: 

1 12" WOODEN DOWEL

3 COLORS OF BASIC YARN

SCISSORS

PACKING TAPE

TWINE

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. FOR THIS PARTICULAR DESIGN YOU WILL NEED 24 WHITE PIECES OF YARN, 24 GREY PIECES OF YARN & 12 ORANGE PIECES OF YARN - FEEL FREE TO ADJUST THE COLORS TO YOUR LIKING. USE YOUR 12" DOWEL TO MEASURE EACH PIECE OF YARN. YOU WILL WANT EACH PIECE TO BE 24", SO DOUBLE THE LENGTH OF YOUR DOWEL. 

2. ONCE ALL OF YOUR YARN IS CUT, TAPE ONE END OF YOUR DOWEL TO YOUR WORK SPACE. THIS WILL BE INCREDIBLY HELPFUL. 

3. IF YOU'RE FOLLOWING MY COLOR SCHEME START WITH THE WHITE YARN. TIE EACH PIECE ON ONE AT A TIME TO YOUR DOWEL BY FOLDING YOUR PIECE IN HALF, ROUNDED EDGE FACING DOWN. PLACE YOUR PIECE OF YARN UNDER THE DOWEL AND PULL THE ENDS THROUGH YOUR ROUNDED EDGE TIGHTLY. 

4. YOUR PATTERN IS 12 WHITE, 12 GREY, 12 ORANGE, 12 GREY, 12 WHITE. REPEAT TYING ON EACH PIECE UNTIL YOU'VE USED ALL YOUR OF YARN. 

5. DECIDE THE SHAPE OF YOUR WALL HANGING. IF YOUR PIECES WERE PERFECTLY MEASURED THEN MAYBE YOU WANT TO KEEP IT AS IS. MINE, OF COURSE, WERE NOT PERFECT, SO I WANTED TO SHORTEN AND TRIM MY WALL HANGING. I USED A BOOK AS MY GUIDE. IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO THIS PLACE THE SPINE OF YOUR BOOK ALONG THE WOODEN DOWEL AND TRIM YOUR YARN. EVEN AFTER THIS I STILL CONTINUED TO TRIM TO MAKE IT AS PERFECT AS POSSIBLE. 

6. USING A MEASURING TAPE MAKE SURE YOUR SPACE ON EITHER SIDE OF YOUR YARN IS EVEN. I LEFT 2" ON EACH SIDE. YOU CAN EASILY SLIDE YOUR PIECES OF YARN TOGETHER TO MAKE ROOM. 

7. MEASURE YOUR TWINE USING YOUR DOWEL AGAIN, 24". TIE ON EACH END OF THE DOWEL & HANG! (OR CONTINUE TO TRIM AND THEN HANG, LIKE ME... HAHA!)

PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY FRANCES. SHOP THE POST BELOW!