STEP 1. GET YOUR SUPPLIES
Have your dowel, your yarn out, and your scissors ready to go. Here is some orange yarn if you want the same look as mine, or some chunky black yarn looks amazing too. If you want that natural, boho look then this cream yarn would be perfect. Next, take about 20" of twine and tie to each end of your stick or dowel. This is what will hang your wall piece when it's finished.
STEP 2. CREATE YARN LOOP
Grab your yarn, hold the loose end in one hand, and start to wrap the skein around your arm. Do this loop 10 times (fewer if you have really thick yarn), and cut the string after your last loop around and put the skein down. Once you have that done, grab your scissors and snip the rest of the yarn that is wrapped around your hand. Basically, you end up with 10 pieces of yarn cut to the same length (but keep them folded in half for the next part).
STEP 2 continued. KNOT ON DOWEL
That chunk of yarn you just cut to size will make up your first yarn knot on your dowel. This step is a little tricky to write out, so it’s best to look at the photos here as you go. Basically you’re going to keep your yarn folded in half, and then set your dowel on top. Pull the yarn ends through the top loop, pulling it down tight to create a knot.
STEP 3: HAIRCUT
Now it’s the fun part. Hang up your new wall hanging, get out your scissors, and give that bad boy a haircut. I personally like the symmetry of having it be longer in the middle and shortening out to the sides. Find the middle knot (or two middle knots if you did an even number), then cut up from there. Don’t stress about it being perfect. Cut small amounts at first, and just even it out as you go.
STEP 4. EMBELLISH
The fun thing about these wall hangings is that you can embellish them however you want. This one I used feathers my youngest daughter found for me one afternoon while we were at the park. I just weaved them in through the yarn, adding a little bit of hot glue to hold them in place.
I had some of these brass metal rings, so I played with adding some to my hangings in the past. You can use the rings to create a loop to hang them from.
Fun, right? You can also braid some of your yarn, or add in little beads. It’s fun to really personalize them.
I ended up making a bunch more of these, because they were so fun and easy to do! I'd love to see yours if you make one, so please share on my Facebook page!
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