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Blank wall? Create your own DIY Yarn Wall Hanging!
When your husband is an interior designer, you can bet that most of the walls of your house have some kind of artwork on them. That was true for virtually every wall of our house, except the room that serves as both my office and the room where I homeschool Oldest Twin. That room, he pretty much left to me.
In addition to being my office and our school room, this room is all wood paneled. And not just wood veneer, actual thick wood walls. My grandfather was a carpenter and my husband used to do some wood-working as well. So I have an affinity for wood, and I’ve never wanted to paint them. But I’ve also grown tired of staring at bare wood walls.
Now, that isn’t really fair. Three-fourths of the walls are done. Doorways, windows, and shelving claim a large amount of wall-space. But there is one wall that has just been nagging at me. There is a table in front of the wall where I stage indoor photos, and the wall itself served as the background for where I would film videos. But I always wanted a better background, one that was more ‘me.’
And what’s more me than a large yarn wall hanging? Not much. The Julie Measures sign I made a few months ago on my day trip to Decatur!
The thing I love about a yarn wall hanging is that it makes such a big statement, it’s made out of a material I use a lot, and it’s pretty easy to make.
DIY Yarn Wall Hanging Supplies
- Bulky yarn
- Wood branch
Start with prepping the wood branch. I was able to source mine from a fallen branch in my yard. It’s about 3 feet long, but you could have yours be as long or as short as you want.
I love how the bark on my branch looked, but it was already starting to peel, so I went ahead and peeled off all the bark. I then sprayed the branch with a clear acrylic spray paint to seal it. While I waited for the paint to dry I cut my yarn.
Yarn Wall Hanging
When we attach the yarn to the branch we will be looping the yarn over the branch, so decide on the length you want the yarn to be and then double it.
Then we loop the yarn over the wood branch. I decided to go for a color-block look for my yarn wall hanging and chose three different colors of yarn. My three yarns are all the same brand and the same thickness, so the only thing that is different are the colors. I went for equal blocks of color, but that’s all just personal preference.
Loop the yarn over the wood branch and then cinch it tight. Keep repeating until you’ve attached all of your yarn. That’s as hard as it gets!
The last step for me was to tie on a piece of twine to each end so I could hang my finished yarn hanging.
Ah, hanging the artwork. That decision is usually the hardest for me. I can’t hold the pieces up and stand back to look at placement ideas for myself. Sometimes I can get someone to help me hold items and move them around, but that gets pretty boring for them pretty fast. Cubit and the Plott app are my new solution.
So here’s how it works. You need the Cubit, the actual device that I’m holding (or that my son is holding in the photo), and then you need to download the Let’s Plott app. You’ll use the app to take photos of your items, in my case the yarn wall hanging and my Julie Measures sign, and the wall you want to hang them on. Then you use the app to virtually move around your items until you’ve got them where you want to hang them.
Once you’ve virtually arranged your wall, that’s where the Cubit device comes into play. It measures the dimensions of your wall or room, and then guides you precisely to where you need to hang your yarn wall hanging and other items. (The trick is when you take the photos of your wall hanging you even mark where the hang point is so Cubit can show you exactly where on the wall it needs to go.) No need for someone else to hold items up for you, no need to even measure the room yourself.
Taking what I designed virtually and making it a reality.
I know you see that blank space above the Julie Measures sign. Don’t worry, I’m already working on the next piece that will fill that space. Paint pouring will be involved.
Now that I’ve got the wall hanging up, I think it’s time for some new videos. What would you like to see next?