This is a picture heavy post, but what would a DIY be without pictures to show you how to do it right?? I've seen a lot of woven wall hangings all over Pinterest and love them so much. Some of my favorites are here and here. I already know what I am going to ask for for my birthday (a loom) but for now I decided to just try knotting some yarn and see where it takes me. It ended up turning out so good that it's hanging up in my house and I LOVE it!
All you need is a dowel, copper wire (to hang it up) scissors and yarn.
Start cutting your yarn but keep in mind that it needs to be twice the length you want it to be because you'll be wrapping it on the dowel (see below).
I folded the strand in half so you can see how long the strand is in the photo.
Loop the yarn over and under the dowel. Grab both strands in one hand and get ready to tie your first knot.
Pull the ends of the yarn through the loophole to make the knot.
Move the knot up to the top of the dowel. I had to loosen and tighten the knot once or twice to move it up to the top.
Add more strands of yarn and just continue to make a loophole with both strands and tie the knots. Continue until you have it the width you like.
After you are done with the width of the hanging it's time to connect the knots. This might get kind of confusing so I hope the pictures help. You will. skip the first piece of yarn (the outermost piece) and take the strand next to it (first knot second strand). Add the strand of yarn next to that one. (Second knot first strand) You'll create a loophole and tie it just like you did with the ones before.
Loop them together.
Pull the ends through the loop.
Slide that knot up until it reaches the bottom of the first knot. You will then take the two strands of yarn next to that knot and continue to make the loophole knots all the way down the dowel. Each time you tie a knot you'll be connecting one strand of yarn from two knots.. You'll end with the last piece by itself. (just like the first strand of yarn) I finished after just making two rows, but you could make as many knotted rows as you like by connecting one strand of yarn from two knots. (hope that makes sense)
Now for the finish. I love the arrow or triangle look and wanted to create that so I cut the bottom into an arrow.
I totally eyeballed it and got lucky! If you wanted to make sure the shape was symmetrical you could cut it out on paper, lay it on top of the yarn and cut it that way!
I wrapped copper wire three times around each side of the dowel to hang it up on the wall. You can find copper wire at any hardware store.
I love how you can customize this to fit any space. Make a large hanging to take up one whole side of a wall or use multiple colors to create a statement piece! I love being able to customize and make something I like to look at in my home! Hope you give this a try and thanks for reading!
Hi I'm Ruth!
Wife to Manny and Mama to two little spunky girls, Amelia and Sophia. This is my little corner on the internet where I share my style and everyday life as a stay at home Mama.
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