So, I’ll admit that when I get bored, I search for things to make, change, or DIY. Eric thinks I’m crazy and can’t relax, but I find joy in it. Sometimes, they are nothing worth showing the world, and other times, like today, they are gold.
So let’s talk….
This was my wall:
Pretty empty, ammiright?! You can see why I needed something. I knew I wanted something without words or pictures, so I thought a wall hanging would be perfect.
You will need:
– a dowel rod: any size but I think the one I used was 1/2 inch. I got it in the craft section at Walmart for $1.97.
– 3 rolls of yarn: I’ll be honest when I say that I didn’t even use half of what I thought I would. For instance, I bought the jumbo size in the white, but didn’t use half of it, so I could have saved money. The colors I chose from Walmart were: Mainstays Basis Yarn- 10004 Soft Gray Heather $1.97, Mainstays Basis Yarn- 10005 Medium Gray Heather, and Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo- Soft White $5.84.
– jute 2mm twine: I already had this at home, but you can buy a whole role at Walmart.com for $5.55 and you will only use about 2 yards of it. I used this to hang it, but you can just use nails, or the yarn, or really anything laying around the house.
– artificial ivy, eucalyptus, or something of the sort for decor. This was something I had at home, but you could use something like this. You won’t need the whole vine, but you could cut it and use it for other projects like I do.
Step 1: Start by cutting 70 inch strands of your darkest color. You will need 50 strips total.
Step 2: Take 5 of your strands and begin making slip loops (I have no idea if that’s what it’s called, but roll with me people) like the picture, on your dowel rod. You will want to make 10 loops total and center them.
Ps. If you have cats, this project will be harder than necessary.
Step 3: You will repeat step 1 with your middle colored yarn. You will need 50 strips. Then, just like the dark color, you will begin to make slip loops of 5 strands, 5 total loops on each side of the dark.
Step 4: With the lightest color, you will to cut 200 strips. Continuing the groups of 5 strands, you will make 20 slip loops on the outer side of the middle colored yard, like the pictures below.
Step 5: I took two 70 inch strands of each of the 3 color and made a slip loop in between the 9th and 10th loop of the lightest color on each side. Once the loop is tightened, I braided it all the way down, securing it with a simple knot.
Step 6: I decided to add jute twine to make it easy to hang. I made strands as long as my arms and double knotted them on the outer sides of the dowel rod and hung on a simple nail.
Step 7: I decided that I wanted to make the bottom of my yarn come to a point, but this is totally optional. No matter if you keep it straight or angle it, I would advise that you wait to cut until it’s hung, so you can make sure it’s at the proper length.
Step 8: I added some faux ivy that I had laying around the house to spruce it up a bit.
And ba-da-bing-ba-da-boom, you’re done. I hope you enjoyed this DIY Boho wall hanging tutorial! Make sure to follow along on Instagram for more DIY updates that I do around my country home.