I am a major fan of decorating my home. The only issue with that? The cost can really add up quickly 😭! I don’t want to be rich, but I wish I had endless decorating money, ya know? Sometimes when I have the time and extra energy to spare, I like trying my hand at little projects. Often, they are just projects that are inspired by something similar I see somewhere else. Pinterest is a community overflowing with ideas to try out.
I recently came across some wall tapestries that looked simple enough, and I figured, rather then spending money, why not try to make something similar myself? I’ve received multiple compliments on these tapestries, and let me tell you guys, they are crazy simple to make. All it really requires is a little patience and yarn–so not a very heavy investment at all
- A few spools of yarn. I go for anywhere between 4-7, but it’s really up to you. I prefer to get varying types and colors of yarn. And don’t worry–you do not have to be picky about quality here.
- Dowel Rod. It needs to be thick enough to support the weight of the yarn. For this one I used a 48-in. L x 0.25-in diameter. I just had to cut some length off of the ends when I was done with the project.
- Twine. You don’t have to use twine if you don’t like the look. I used it to hang the tapestry onto the wall, but feel free to get creative and use something else for hanging.
- Decide the length that you are going for with your yarn. I like to have about a good 2-ft. amount of yarn draping. You will have to cut it twice as long as the length that you are going for, because the yarn will be folded in half when it is placed on the dowel.
- Cut your yarn. You do not have to be super particular with your cutting. In fact the tapestry looks best when it is not completely even straight across. Again, it all depends on the shape and look that you are going for.
- Grab about 2-4 strands of yarn at a time and fold in half. Partially wrap the folded end around the dowel rod and the knot the yarn around it by pulling the ends through.
- Repeat step 3 until your project is complete
- Go through and decorate your tapestry as you please. I like to randomly unravel pieces of yarn or do braids sporadically. I also like to add knots at different heights. Be creative–you can try adding beads and so forth.
- Cut the yarn to your liking. You may cut it at an angle, or at various lengths, etc.
- Tie twine around the ends of your dowel rod to create a way to hang your completed tapestry on the wall.
- Take a picture of your one-of-a-kind creation and let me see how you decided to do yours. I want to see what you come up with! #yarntapestydiy
Next time, I really want to try adding some over-sized wooden beads to my yarn. I’m currently thinking about making another for my daughter’s room when I eventually get to her room makeover. Maybe I’ll get around to making a video of the craft process in the future. One thing at a time, right?