Hi ya’ll! Today I want to share with you this super easy DIY Yarn Wall Hanging in a Boho style! I know it looks like a complicated masterpiece. But it’s literally as simple as cutting yarn and looping it around a stick!
If you are like me, and loving all of the gorgeous wall hangings that are floating around Pinterest, but you don’t want to spend a fortune on one…then this DIY is for you!
Check out the super easy step-by-step instructions below to get started!
What Is A DIY Yarn Wall Hanging?
Before I get started with the “how-to” I wanted to shed a little light on what a DIY Yarn Wall Hanging is.
First off, DIY simply stands for “do it yourself”. You may think that you don’t fit into that category, but I believe everyone is capable of doing something themselves, no matter how creative they think they are (or aren’t). All it takes is a little determination and willingness to learn. Thus the reason why I am sharing a beginner friendly version of a yarn wall hanging!
Secondly, a yarn wall hanging is simply wall decor made from yarn! There are many different options for yarn wall hangings. You can use different colors and types of yarn. As well as, different forms (or sticks) to create them with.
And lastly, I would consider this wall hanging style to be Boho. And Boho is just a term for a more care-free, laid-back kind of style. Which is derived from “bohemian” and closely related to “hippie”. Now I am not the worlds greatest style expert, and I don’t consider my style to be either of those . But I do love the feminine, minimalistic, softness, and chicness of the Boho look. In all honesty my home style would be more Modern Farmhouse, but I think some of the Boho styles fit nicely in there as well.
I hope that helped to clarify any of your questions. Now let’s get started on the fun stuff!
What You Will Need
- Stick or Dowel Rod
- Masking Tape or Painters Tape
- Beads (Optional)
- Thread (Optional) I used a light tan so it would blend in with the beads.
- Needle (Optional)
-White, Gray, and Dusty Rose
I used the beads in the link above. The description read 3 assorted sizes, but I received 4. So I used the 3 smallest sizes which I believe to be 20mm, 16mm, and 6-8mm (I’m unsure on the smallest size being that it wasn’t in the description).
How To Make A DIY Yarn Wall Hanging
Step 1: Find A Stick
This first step is super simple, all you have to do is find a stick. I was taking a walk in the woods with my youngest the other day and found this one! You can go in your backyard or ask a neighbor or friend if you can raid their backyard. However, if that’s not an option you can easily do this with a dowel rod from your local craft or hardware store.
*The stick I am using is approximately 4 foot.
Step 2: Add Twine For Hanging
Step 2 is fairly simple as well.
First, measure in from the end of the stick about 4 inches.
Then wrap the twine around the stick approximately 10x. However, be sure that the end is tucked under the first couple of loops so it holds in place.
Then measure in 4 inches on the other end of the stick and mark it. But before you start wrapping measure out an extra 40 inches of twine for hanging (do not cut it just yet!!). Then wrap the twine around the stick another 10x. When you are finished, simply cut the twine and secure the end under a loop or two.
Step 3: Cut The Yarn
The third step is where you can fully customize this DIY yarn wall hanging to your liking! You can use any color combination, add thicker yarn, or even some braids. You can also adjust the length of the wall hanging to fit your space. However, I would recommend that if you are going to shorten it by more than a couple of inches that you also shorten the stick. This is simply to help balance it out.
No matter what length you are going with you will need to measure out twice as much yarn, because you will be folding it in half. I measured my yarn at 64 inches.
Step 4: Add The Yarn To The Stick
In this step you will finally see your DIY yarn wall hanging coming together!
To get started, cut 3 strands of yarn at 64 inches, then fold them in half.
Tip: It is much easier to do this step with it hanging on the wall. I would also recommend starting in the middle and working your way out.
Next, take the looped strands and run them behind the stick. Then run the 6 loose strands through the loop and pull tight.
Repeat this step until the entire stick is filled!
-10 loops of White (on each side)
-14 loops of Gray (on each side)
-26 loops of Dusty Rose (in the middle)
Step 5: How To Cut The Ends At An Angle
This 5th step seems a little tricky. But fear not, I found a nifty tip that works like a charm!
First lay your yarn wall hanging on the floor and smooth out all of the strands as best as you can. Then, using something long enough to reach both sides (I used a large roll of wrapping paper) decide where you want your angle to begin.
*I didn’t want a very dramatic angle so I kept the wrapping paper roll close to the ends.
Next find the center of the yarn wall hanging and gently add a strip of masking tape. Then extend it upwards (at an angle) towards the end of the wrapping paper roll.
*Repeat this for the other side.
Once the masking tape is in place, carefully cut the ends of the yarn on the bottom side of the masking tape.
When you are done, return the DIY yarn wall hanging to its hanging position.
Step 6: Adding Beads To Your DIY Yarn Wall Hanging
In our 6th and final step we get to add so flair to our DIY yarn wall hanging! I feel like the beads really add that Boho/natural vibe I am going for.
*If Boho isn’t really your thing you don’t need to add the beads. It looks cute and stylish as is!
Stringing The Beads
First, you will need to tie the end of the thread to a needle. (This makes stringing the beads easier.)
Tip: I left the thread attached to the spool so I could move the beads down the thread without them falling off.
-2 of the smallest beads (6-8mm)
-1 of the medium size beads (16mm)
-1 of the largest size beads (20mm)
-1 of the medium size beads again (16mm)
*Repeat this order until you have a strand approximately 43 inches long.
Once you have the beads strung cut the thread from the spool then tie the ends to the stick. I tied mine between the 1st and 2nd yarn loops on the each end. However, I took the 2nd yarn loops and flipped them over the thread to hide it better. (So the strand of beads appears as though it is between the 2nd and 3rd yarn loops.)
While one strand of beads looks cute I decided I wanted to add a little more character. So, I repeated the bead order from above for approximately 24 inches. Then I tied it to the first strand of beads after the 7th set of the smallest beads.
And there it is! Your very own amazing DIY yarn wall hanging! I hope you enjoyed it and found this step-by-step easy to follow!
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