A couple weeks ago I shared a boho chic makeover I did in my tiny sunroom. My budget-friendly update included a fun DIY wall hanging, which adds softness and texture to the room. I just realized I never shared the tutorial, so I thought I would circle back and show you how I made my Easy Boho Yarn Wall Hanging.
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I picked up a skein of this pretty yarn at Hobby Lobby:
CONFESSION: This wall hanging began it’s life as a macrame project. I quickly realized that the yarn wasn’t thick enough, so I scrapped the idea and went with a much simpler design.
I picked up a white birch branch from Hobby Lobby, which is a little embarrassing to actually admit. Paying money for a stick? Yep. I did that.
I’m not proud of it.
I probably could have gone to one of the local parks and found something, but I just didn’t have the time and I wanted to get the project done. So – it was well worth the 9 bucks I paid using a coupon. You could use a plain wooden dowel or piece of copper pipe if you wanted to, but I like the natural texture of the birch.
I decided to just let the yarn be the star of the show. It’s soft and fuzzy and features shades of cream, tan and light brown, which is perfect for my color palette.
For each section, I grabbed 5 strands of yarn that were about twice the length I wanted the finished piece to be. Then I simply looped the yarn over the stick like this:
Each section will be 10 strands thick using this method. I was torn between wanting it to be lush and full and wanting the texture of the birch branch to show. If I had to do it again, I think I would double it and make each section 10 strands (to make 20). You can tighten the knot as much or as little as you want.
To mount the wall hanging I screwed a small eye hook into either side:
I didn’t like the way the yarn looked as a hanger, so I grabbed some rough twine I had in the basement. I kind of liked the contrast of the rough vs soft textures, so I tied a few strands on the eye hooks and let them hang down. You could just rest it on a couple of big nails or screws if you don’t want a hanger.
Next, I decided to add some copper couplings to bring in a metallic element.
I attached them with twine and again, just let the ends hang down. I’m thinking about adding a few more, but they are only about $.50 each and you can get them in all different sizes.
My original idea was to cut the bottom into a V or an inverted V shape, so I wasn’t being careful about the length. Once I finished adding all the sections to the stick, I realized that I liked the irregular bottom and decided to keep it.
One thing that surprised me was how much yarn it took to do this – like, almost 3 full skeins.
Which of course, meant 3 separate trips to the ‘burbs. 🙁
I think there are all kinds of possibilities for a wall hanging like this – you could make a very elaborate multi-media piece if you were so inclined.
Boho Yarn Wall Hanging Inspiration
- Multi-colored yarn
- String or twine
- Leather strips
- Braided yarn or string
My wall hanging is 4′ wide by about 5′ long without the hanger. It came in at $40, which is great for something that size. If you have easy access to fallen tree branches you could do it for even less.
For directions on how to make the light fixture in this room, go HERE.
Boho Yarn Wall Hanging Supply List
3-6 skeins of yarn
Branch, dowel or pipe – mine is 4′ long
You’ll need a cordless drill – THIS is the one I have.
The wall hanging might end up being a “work in progress”. I think I’m going to try adding some braided sections and see how it looks. What do you think? Would you leave it as is or add more embellishments?
I’m linking my EASY Boho Yarn Wall Hanging up at some terrific blog parties – you can find my complete list of places I party HERE.