Thrifted Home Decor Challenge: Simple DIY Wall Hanging
Happy weekend! I hope you all are enjoying your end of summer vacations and are stress-free as you prepare to get back into routines with work and school.
We have gathered some bloggers who love to thrift and DIY home decor and welcome you to the first Thrifted Home Decor Challenge. For this challenge, we had a maximum of 20 dollars to spend to find something thrifted and DIY it into something we can use in our homes. I spent a whopping 50 cents for my project and am so excited to show it to you: a simple DIY wall hanging that just about anybody can make.
Welcome to all of you here from Ordinary Royalty! I am so happy to have you here! Ashley is an epic garage sale-er and I love the letter books she came up with for the challenge. If you haven’t yet, check out her garage sale finds tab on her site and see all of her fun treasures.
I’m sure all of you have seen the craze of yarn wall hangings, macrame, tapestries, etc. They are all over the place but can get pretty pricey because they are all handcrafted. I was able to find this vintage metal embroidery hoop at the thrift store for 50 cents. You can find others here and gold macrame hoops here. I spray painted it gold. This Krylon gold spray paint is my favorite. It gives the perfect aged brass color and isn’t too shiny gold.
For this project you’ll need:
1 embroidery hoop or macrame ring (about 14 inches in diameter)
2 skeins of thicker yarn in your color choices
1 pair of scissors
1 ruler or cutting mat
Optional: gold spray paint
Once you have your hoop painted as you choose, it’s time to cut your yarn. You will need 30 pieces of one color (in this case, gray) cut at 48 inches. You will also need 10 pieces of your secondary color (in this case, blue) cut at 24 inches.
Now you are ready to start attaching your yarn to your ring. Take your first piece of gray yarn and fold it in half. Place the folded loop over the ring, as shown below, at the middle of the ring.
Next, you will bring the tail end of the folded piece and bring it under the hoop and through the loop.
Pull the loop tight and you have completed your first knot! I told you this is easy!
Continue knotting your pieces of gray yarn. Make sure you pull the knots tightly and put them right next to each other until you have attached all 30 pieces.
Here is how it will look once you have the 30 knots in place.
Now it’s time to start your blue yarn. You will essentially do the same process but instead of looping the yarn over the hoop you will will loop it onto the gray knots. To find the center, count 15 knots from the outside and start there. You will pull the center gray loop loose. Then, fold the blue piece of yarn in half.
Place it over the loose gray knot.
Take the tail end of the blue piece and put it through the gray knot and through the blue loop.
Pull the gray knot tight first and then pull the blue yarn taut to make a clean knot. (See the close-ups below to see how it sits under the hoop.)
Continue knotting the blue pieces until you have put all 10 pieces through the center 10 gray knots.
You have essentially completed your wall hanging, but it will look a little scraggly at this point. The poor thing needs a haircut.
I chose to cut mine at an angle. I placed a straight edge on top and cut the gray pieces first. You will want to comb through the yarn to make each piece as straight as possible. Count 30 strands from the end to find the center and to make the point of the wall hanging centered.
Next, I placed something flat between the blue and gray strands and used my straight edge and scissors again to cut an angle in the blue pieces, matching the center of the blue with the center of the gray.
Final step: hang on the wall and enjoy!
I hope this simple DIY wall hanging brings some inspiration and will show you that even you can make one of these popular textural art pieces. I can’t wait to put it in the nursery.
Now I send you on to Sarah Gray. Sarah has amazing style, is starting her own shop of curated goods, and even has an amazing daily gratitude IG story template.
Here are the rest of the ladies that are a part of the Thrifted Home Decor Challenge! I hope you take a minute to not only look at their projects but also look at the rest of their sites. This is a great group of talented women and I am proud to be a part of this with them!
I hope you enjoyed this blog hop! If you have a blog and would be interested in being a part of our next Thrifted Home Decor Challenge, please let me know! Also, if you are on Instagram and you love thrifting, I would love to see your finds. Tag them with #thriftonite.
Have a happy weekend and happy thrifting!
I am in love with this, your tutorial is so easy to follow. I can not wait to make one of these, maybe even for a present! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
This looks so incredibly easy, which means I could do a whole wall of them! I’m picturing a gorgeous color pattern in a nursery or in a long hall! These are so beautiful. Pinning for later 🙂
It really was easy! If I can do it with three kids under 5 crawling on me the whole time, you can definitely do it!
Tasha this tutorial is great! I am obsessed with the color combo of the yarn you picked as well. I really want to make one of these! Especially because when you go to the store they’re like 70 bucks! Thank you for sharing 🙂
You can totally make one! I’ve always wanted one and I couldn’t believe how expensive some of them can be. I was happily surprised when I realized how simple one could be.
It goes perfect in my home decor style. Love it!
This is awesome! I love that it only cost .50! I mean you can’t even buy a coke for that! What a perfect rainy day project! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for including me in this blog hop challenge. SO much fun!
Any and every time! It really was the epitome of a cheap and easy project!
That could easily be part of a decor of a boho cafe or restaurant. Great work!
Joy to the World
Wow what a compliment! Thank you so much!
I love this!! So beautiful! I’ll have to put this on my to-do list!
Definitely! So easy!