Over the past few years, handmade wall hangings have totally taken over the DIY world. They’re perfect for spicing up a boring wall or plain room. Hangings made with yarn have become especially popular, thanks to the growing popularity of weaving and tapestries.
Fortunately, you don’t need to be a professional textile artist to create a unique yarn wall art hanging. This project will show you how to use mini balls of yarn to create an eye-catching installation. The best part is that you can customize the shape and color palette. Here’s how to make it!
YARN WALL ART HANGING SUPPLIES:
- Darice Wood Dowel Rod.
- Darice Silky Soft Yarn (3-4 colors)*.
- Darice Mini Low-Temp Glue Gun .
- Darice Needlepoint Needles.
*The number of colors and skeins will depend on the final design that you’d like to achieve with your yarn wall art. I decided to opt out of using the black yarn and went for a total of three colors (light gray, baby blue, and cream).
For this version, I used one skein each of the light gray and baby blue. I also used one and a half skeins of cream.
Each 1.5-ounce skein of yarn yields about five mini balls of yarn measuring 1.75 inches each. The finished yarn wall art project also uses a total of 16 mini balls of yarn (3 light gray, 6 baby blue, 7 cream). Use these numbers to determine how many skeins you need of each color. Remember, when in doubt, get extra!
Step 8. Plan and position the yarn balls to create your desired pattern. This geometric chevron pattern is just an idea; don’t hesitate to experiment and create something totally unique for your own yarn wall art.
Step 9. Thread the needle with a long strand of yarn and tie a knot at the end. It doesn’t matter which color you use. Tie
Insert the needle through the bottom of the first ball of yarn.
Here’s a tip: Make sure the needle is headed straight through the middle before pushing it all the way through. Once the needle is through the ball, it can be tricky to push it backward. If you insert the needle and the tip doesn’t poke out straight through the middle, remove the needle and try again. It may take a few tries, but you’ll get there.
Step 19. Remove the bundle from your fingers and place on top of single strand of yarn. The strand should lay along the top half of the bundle.
Cut away the excess thread and trim the bottom. This creates an instant tassel.
To hang up your new yarn wall art, place on top of two nails about 10 inches apart. Essentially, the nails should sit in between the two outermost columns on each end. You can also tie a strand of yarn to the dowel and hang it up on a single nail.
What color palette would you use for your yarn wall art hanging? Let us know in the comments, below! If you’d like to try another yarn wall art project, check out this fun fringe yarn wall art hanging.
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Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.