Who’s for some honesty? I love my master bedroom wallpaper- it’s fun and perfect for a Florida House. But in pictures, it’s a little heavy for my liking. Of course, things will even out as I add art and more trim. To start that process, I thought I’d make a DIY yarn wall hanging with the secret ingredient being a bath mat!
Here’s the inspiration for my wall hanging. This one is from Anthropologie. I definitely wanted something more neutral since there is so much going on with the wallpaper. The tassels and fringe though, those I love!
how make a diy yarn wall hanging
here’s our wall before
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:
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Everything I got (except the dowel), can be bought on Amazon!
I am going to give instructions on how to make this wall hanging exactly like I did. Of course, there’s lots of ways to go about it. But I’ll show you the best way ;). Start by trimming the tassels off the sides and then hot glue them to the bottom of the bath mat. I did this since I wanted my wall hanging to hang horizontally not vertically.
Next, glue on the tassel fringe. This was the quickest part of this project and was instant gratification! There ended up being 4 rows of tassel fringe.
Because I had extra of the tassel fringe, I glued it on in a semi-circle to the middle of the bath mat. Note, I didn’t try to be a perfectionist because this is a hand made item and it’s more interesting if it isn’t 100% perfect. At least that’s how I looked at it. I also glued on the mini tassels to the top of the tassel fringe to cover up the edge that I didn’t like.
And now, it’s time to make 1 million tassels! I show how in the video. Its essentially wrapping yarn around a book, tying a top, cutting the yarn off, and tying the neck. Once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty mindless to do. Just turn on a good show and you can crank these out. Each one took me about 2 minutes and 30 seconds to make.
Honestly, at this point I thought I was done. I glued on the tassels, but it looked naked to me. So I ran to the store and bought another skein of yarn. I didn’t want to stare at something above my bed and not love it, you know? P.s. now that I’m looking at the picture, I don’t hate it- lol.
Finally, I had enough tassels made to cover the entire bath mat. I ended up making a total of 45. I glued those on and hung it up! To hang the diy yarn wall hanging, I used heavy duty string and sewed loops to the top. Then the dowel slid right in. I hammered in a nail to hold up the dowel.
Here’s the new wall hanging in all of her glory! It definitely does what I wanted it to do- it adds texture and is a place for the eye to rest. It makes it feel more cozy and interesting.
Side note, this isn’t the first time I made a wall covering from an interesting material. You can see my tapestry made from a mop head here.
One of my favorite quotes in the world is by Nate Berkus-
Your home should tell the story of who you are and should be a collection of what you love.
Right now, my home is telling the story of how I’m a girl who loves pink and is transitioning to living a beautiful life in Florida. I’m still figuring the right way to decorate in this style- coastal meets modern meets colorful. But I’m determined to figure it out. To me, this wall hanging is a hand made piece that is about trying to find calm in chaos.
I want my house to be full of meaning and to be a happy place to live. I’m still layering that story in each room and it’s been fun to watch it evolve. Even though I am doing budget friendly projects like this wall hanging, they still mean a lot to me.
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