Slowly, over the last few months, I’ve been simplifying our home decor. Both my personal style & our home aesthetic I like to consider slightly boho.
& PS – if you needed one – here’s another reason to shop your local thrift stores♥
Pinterest is my go-to for home inspo – obviously – and what I love about Pinterest is its’ brilliance in knowing what images I’ll like. (Follow me on Pinterest!)
So, a couple of months ago I was brainstorming decor ideas for one of our spare bedrooms I uncovered these beautiful wall hangings.
I mean seriously, how gorgeous is this!
Our walls have been pretty bare since we moved in November 2015 so I quickly began scouring the web to find the perfect wall hanging for our spare bedroom.
Well, as y’all know – I consider myself pretty thrifty…
& these beauties aren’t cheap! ☹️
I did stumble across one piece at TJMaxx for around $40, which would’ve been fine, however it was a small 12″ piece and I was looking for something about twice its’ size.
Months had gone by with this wall hanging in the back of my mind, and I’d practically convinced myself that I’d never find the perfect one – “my walls shall remain bare!”
One afternoon while thrifting at my local St. Vincent de Paul I stumbled into its’ craft aisle and found bins upon bins of yarns. Unfortunately, I’m typically not crafty, but these yarns had me feeling really inspired – what could I possibly do with this yarn?
Fast forward – and I was inspired to tackle my own DIY Yarn Wall Art.
I’m really proud of my first piece – and with the direction of Kimberly (whom I found on pinterest) it was so easy & so much fun!
So, without further ado …
Step 1 – Gather my materials.
→ Thrifted Yarn
→ Stick (I went into my backyard to find this stick. You can use any shape & size you’d like – I had fun with this part!)
Step 2 – Plan my design.
→ Here I played with the yarn & put each yarn in order of design. Throughout the project I did rearrange some colors, but I’d recommend pre-arranging the yarn so your vision is clearer. This step isn’t necessary though if you’d rather design more freely.
Step 3 – Cut my threads.
→ Simply hold the thread from the stick & decide the length of your pieces. Once you’ve done this, you’ll double that length & cut the thread. (Example – if you’d like your yarn to hang 24″ long, cut 48″ yarn pieces).
→ I found that cutting the yarn in bulk pieces made the process run smoother & faster.
→ Oh yah, cats love yarn – haha!
Step 4 – Begin threading!
→ I’ve added Kimberlys’ photo here. I think she shows the process of threading the yarn well.
→ This is super easy! This is where you might find that bulk cutting your yarn is a good idea.
Step 5 – Continue threading.
→Don’t forget to change your thread colors! Here’s another chance to be creative – you could space your colors precisely, or alternate the colors & yarn piece count like I’ve done.
Step 6 – Finishing touches.
→How will you hang your piece? I decided to tie yarn so it could be hung from a nail on my walls.
→Time to trim the edges (or not!). I decided to create a zigzag
design at the bottom of my art; however, you could seriously do anything. I’ve seen some really awesome pieces with straight edges, loose edges, or think abstract angles!
This project was so much fun!
At my thrift store each bundle of yarn was priced between 0.25 and only 0.75! This project cost me ~ $5 to complete (yes – time is money; however, I absolutely love thrifting & this project was so much fun). This was so simple & really inexpensive.
I bought plenty of materials at St. Vincent de Paul, so I’ll surely be making more pieces for my house – I can’t wait to get creative!
My love for thrift stores is serious.
Go check out your local thrift stores – they have so much to offer & you never know what you’ll find.
So, what do y’all think?