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How to Make a Yarn Wall Hanging

Learn how to make a yarn wall hanging with this step by step tutorial made by my 10 year old daughter.

How to make a yarn wall hanging. This yarn wall hanging was made by a 10 year old and took less than 1 hour to make.

Yes, you read correctly! My daughter made this yarn wall hanging!

Are you surprised?

Well, you shouldn’t be. hehe She made a window macrame valance a few months ago. Which is absolutely stunning.

She has promised to make me another window macrame valance for my other kitchen window. The rope is hanging and just waiting for her to work her magic.

She is very proud of her macrame valance, but was quite over the moon when I asked her to make a yarn wall hanging for our kitchen.

I’m pretty sure she had already figured out that it would be a lot quicker to make than macrame.

Wondering why I asked her to make one?

Creative Wall Challenge

This month’s At Home DIY Challenge: Creative Wall

I’m participating in a year long DIY challenge with a fabulous group of DIY bloggers. Every month we have a new challenge. Last month’s challenge was $20 DIY Decor, my project was a DIY multipurpose side table. At the bottom of this post you’ll find a collection of Creative Wall Projects.

And that’s why I asked Emanuelle to make me a yarn wall hanging! hehe

P.S. She also made a Rainbow Yarn Wall Hanging with her sister. You see it at the bottom of this post.

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How to make a yarn wall hanging. This yarn wall hanging was made by a 10 year old and took less than 1 hour to make.

How to Make a Yarn Wall Hanging

Supplies:

  • Yarn – 1x ball of colored yarn.
  • Yarn – 1x ball of beige yarn. (I used Cozy Wool from Loops and Threads in the color Fleece.)
  • Dowel – 1x 4 foot wood dowel 1/2″ diameter. It made one big 20″ and two 13 3/4″ small wall hangings.
  • Wood beads (optional)
Supplies to make a yarn wall hanging with beads

Tools:

  • Miter saw or hand saw
  • Measuring Tape
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Step 1: Use a saw to cut the dowel to 20″ in length. (My husband cut it for her.)

Use a hand saw to cut wood dowel.
20 inch wood dowel to make a wall hanging.

Step 2: Cut a piece of beige yarn 28″ in length with scissors.

How to hang a wall hanging.

Step 3: Attach yarn to each end of the wood dowel with knots.

Yarn and dowel
Make knots on each end of dowel to attach yarn to it.
Yarn attached to dowel.

Step 4: Hook the yarn and dowel onto a nail or hook on a wall.

Wood dowel hanging on a wall.

Step 5: Measure and cut with scissors 15 pieces of colored yarn 56″ in length.

Colorful yarn to make a wall hanging.

Step 6: Take 3 pieces of colored yarn.

Grab the center of them.

Loop them onto the center of the wood dowel and tuck the strands into the loop to create a Lark’s Head Knot. A Lark’s head knot is also know as a cow hitch knot.

Three strands of colorful yarn to make yarn knows for a wall hanging.
How to make yarn knots.
Place yarn strands into the loop.
Place yarn strands into the loop and pull to tighten.
Yarn loop knot.
Tighten yarn loop knot by pulling down strands to make a Lark's Head Knot.

Step 7: Repeat step 5 and 6 until you have 5 bunches of colored yarn attached to the wood dowel in Lark’s head knots.

Colorful yarn knots.
Colorful yarn knots.

Step 8: Measure and cut with scissors 18 pieces of beige yarn 48″ in length.

Beige yarn.

Step 9: Take 3 pieces of beige yarn, grab the center of them, and loop them onto the dowel next to the colored yarn.

Beige yarn to make a wall hanging.
Add beige knots next to the colored knots.
Pulls yarn strands through the loop.
Yarn loop knots.
Tighten knot by pulling strands.
Yarn knots on the wood dowel.

Step 10: Repeat step 9 and place the yarn on the other side of the colored yarn.

Add beige knots on both sides.

Step 11: Continue adding beige yarn on each side of the colored yarn until there’s 3 bunches of beige yarn on each side.

Yarn wall hanging.

Step 12: (Optional) To add a little texture to the wall hanging, wood beads can be added by sliding them into place.

If needed, you can use scissors to trim the yarn if you want it completely straight.

You’ll notice that Emanuelle did not put wood beads on ours and opted to not trim the yarn. She liked it as is, and I must say I do too!

And it’s finished!

DIY Yarn Wall Hanging

DIY Yarn Wall Hanging

Doesn’t it look fabulous? I just love it!

Emanuelle loved making it so much that she made 2 more after making that one!

She made a smaller version for her sister in the same colors. And she made a smaller version for herself in pink, purple, and beige. The small wall hangings were both 13 3/4″ wide.

If ever you are looking for another fun wall hanging, you’ll love this upcycled rug wall hanging we made.

Creative Wall Challenge

Are you ready to see everyone’s project for this month’s theme: Creative Wall Challenge

At Home DIY participant

Pretty awesome projects, right? Do you have any favorites wall projects?

If you are looking for another great creative wall project, my how to plank a wall with wood paneling could be something that would interest you.

Yarn Wall Hanging Tutorial

How to make a yarn wall hanging. This yarn wall hanging was made by a 10 year old and took less than 1 hour to make.

Let’s admire Emanuelle’s creation again. Goodness is it ever beautiful! It looks beautiful in my kitchen too! Thanks Emanuelle for making it for me and making a tutorial for me to share!

Our kitchen is really starting to come together nicely! Now we need to get a new counter and new flooring, something that will look nice with our painted kitchen cabinets. Any suggestions?

UPDATE: My daughters made this together:

Rainbow Yarn Wall Hanging

DIY rainbow yarn wall hanging.

Isn’t the rainbow wall hanging super cute? I love the bright cheerful colors!

The yarn they used to make the rainbow wall hanging was the left over yarn from our upcycled rug wall hanging.

The yarn is not as thick as our original wall hanging. So they used 10 strands of yarn per color, which makes bunches of 20 strands dangling down.

Rainbow colors to make rainbow yarn wall hanging

  • 10 strands of beige yarn
  • 10 strands of red yarn
  • 10 strands of orange yarn
  • 10 strands of yellow yarn
  • 10 strands of green yarn
  • 10 strands of blue yarn
  • 10 strands of indigo yarn
  • 10 strands of violet yarn
  • 10 strands of beige yarn

The beige yarn represents the colors.

I hope we have helped inspire you to create your own yarn wall hanging for your home!

Have a great day!

DIY Yarn Wall Hanging

How to Make a Yarn Wall Hanging

Yield: 1 Yarn Wall Hanging
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Less than $20

Learn how to make a yarn wall hanging. Easy DIY wall art that takes less than 1 hour to complete.

Materials

  • 1x ball of colored yarn
  • 1x ball of beige yarn
  • Wood dowel 4 foot and 1/2″ diameter

Tools

  • Miter saw or hand saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Use a hand saw to cut dowel to 20″. Use a hand saw to cut wood dowel.
  2. Cut a piece of beige yarn 28″ long. Beige yarn.
  3. Attach yarn to each end of the dowel with knots. Yarn attached to dowel.
  4. Hook the yarn onto a nail or hook. Wood dowel hanging on a wall.
  5. Cut 15 pieces of colored yarn 56″ long. Colorful yarn to make a wall hanging.
  6. Take 3 pieces of colored yarn.
  7. Loop the center of the yarn over the dowel and tuck the strands into the loop to make a Lark's Head Knot. How to make yarn knots.
  8. Make a total of 5 Lark's Head Knots with the colored yarn.
  9. Cut 18 pieces of beige yarn 48″ long. How to hang a wall hanging.
  10. Take 3 pieces of beige yarn. Beige yarn to make a wall hanging.
  11. Loop the center of the beige yarn over the dowel next to the colored knots and tuck the strands into the loop to make a Lark's Head Knot. Yarn loop knots.
  12. Make 3 Lark's Head Knots on each side of the colored knots. Yarn wall hanging.

Notes

There's enough supplies to make one 20″ wide yarn wall hanging and two 13 3/4″ wide yarn wall hanging.

Kristie

Sunday 26th of April 2020

This is fabulous! I'm featuring it on the Little Cottage Link Party tomorrow. I hope you can drop by!

Allie Vane

Monday 20th of April 2020

What a great DIY project! Very pretty result!

Lauren Renee Sparks

Friday 17th of April 2020

Tell your daughter I love it!

Cecilia

Monday 21st of October 2019

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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