DIY Yarn Wall Hanging
Everyone is probably sick of seeing these wall hanging because they're EVERYWHERE, but I still love them! I have one hanging in my home that I made a couple years ago that I'm in love with unfortunately it took me almost a week to make it and that's just unacceptable. I haven't attempted to make another one beaus of that debacle but overtime I see one on Pinterest I think to myself, "I can totally make that!" I know that is a rude thing to say because some are carefully crafted by skilled artisans but many are made by DIYers like myself. I was inspired to create this post but I learned from my past mistakes and decided to stick with the easiest knot ever...the lark's knot. In the directions below, there is a link to a video showing how to create a lark's knot, the video is only 9 seconds long and that shows just how easy this knot is. This wall hanging is made only with the lark's knot so anyone can make their own wall decor.
The most difficult part was probably deciding which color yarn to use...SO MANY OPTIONS. I decided to use navy blue because it wasn't as harsh as black but it was dark enough to create a great contrast against the metal rings. Before heading to the directions remember that the best part of a DIY is that you can personalize it. If you don't want a metal hoop feel free to use a wood hoop, silver cuffs instead of gold, neon pink yarn instead of navy...let your creativity go wild!
- Floral Hoop (I found this in the section at Michaels with all the fake flowers)
- Metal Cuffs 10mm(Yes, these are meant for hair but they're so beautiful)
1. Cut yarn to desired length and fold. Create a lark's head knot at the top of your loop. Create a knot with the loose ends.
3. After repeating step 2 to the desired amount, hang your creation...this will make the next steps much easier. at the point you can decide if you want to add more yarn.
5. Repeat step 4 on the opposite end of the hoop. Try to keep the metal cuffs symmetrical.
7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 until you reach the center.
2. Cut 45" pieces of yarn. Starting from the center of the base of the loop start creating more lark's head knots.
4. Mentally divide the yarn into 7 bunches. Wrap the metal cuff around the first bunch. It'll seem impossible because of how small the cuff is but trust me it'll fit.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 but move the cuffs about 2 inches down.
8. Trim the loose ends to your desired shape. 9. *optional*Wrap the metal loop with yarn.