Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Chunky Yarn Wall Hanging

Welcome to the May Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop hosted by Erlene @ My Pinterventures.  If you aren't familiar with the Pinterest Challenge, it's a monthly event that challenges us to not just be pin hoarders, but to make it happen!
Wall hangings are very popular in home decor these days - especially the handcrafted ones like macrame! And you can find lots of designs and patterns on Pinterest to choose from. Plus, wall hangings are an easy way to fill up that bare spot or empty wall space! But some of us are a bit intimidated by all those macrame knots! So here's a fun and incredibly simple way to achieve a fabulous, similiar look using chunky yarn and decorative trim of wrapped wire tubes. 

Materials needed:

Chunky yarn - 32 yard bundle
Tree stick
Jute twine
Scissors/wire cutters
Floral wire (5pkgs - Dollar Tree) 
Hairpin (make a narrow "u" shape out of floral wire)

I found a stick from our backyard tree trimming and tied jute twine on each end for hanging.
Next, measure the length desired - for me it was 30 inches and double that measurement to 60 inches.  Then cut the yarn into thirteen strips. Next, take each yarn piece and fold in half forming a loop on one end.

Make a lark's head knot (macrame) by placing the loop over the stick.
With the loop hanging down over the stick, pull the two yarn strands through the loop around the stick.
Pull and tighten the knot. 
Then tie 12 more lark's head knots with the yarn strips on the stick. This is the only macrame knot used in this wall hanging!

Next, for a decorative look, make wire tubes to add to the yarn strips!  And you won't believe how easy they are to make.  Just by wrapping floral wire around a small dowel rod .  .  .
to form a long spiral tube.
And then cutting off the tubes every tenth spiral using wire cutters.
The tubes are about 1 inches high and 5 packs from the Dollar Tree makes about 34 tubes.

Use a make-shift hairpin of floral wire to thread the yarn through the wire tubes, skipping the first yarn strip and connecting the next two, etc.

Push the wire tube up the yarn strip to just 4 inches below the stick.  Then I changed my design and decided to place the tubes in a chevron pattern .  .  .

adjusting the tubes slightly below each one and adding them to the single yarn strips, too.
Once that row was completed, the second row of tubes was placed about 7 inches below the first following the chevron design.

And finally, trimmed the yarn ends in a chevron pattern, too!

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Purple Hues and Me  • Decorate and More with Tip 

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Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen •  K's Olympic Nest 

Our Crafty Mom  •  Hello Central Avenue    

Making Manzanita 

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  1. how neat is this? I love macrame and this really is something I can follow. Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. That's beautiful. I love the spiral wire trim and the chevron design.

  3. Gail, you make everything seem so easy. The yarn is gorgeous and I love the chevron pattern.

  4. That is so neat! I would never have thought to use coils of wire but I love that juxtaposition of hard and super soft. Pinned.

  5. Very pretty wall decor! I like the purple wire on the purple yarn.

  6. Very pretty and looks fairly easy to make. Macrame knots seem intimidating, but this looks a bit easier to create design patterns.

  7. I think the chevron adds a lot of interest. I like that you made wire tubes versus tying more knots or wrapping with thread. It seems a lot simpler.

  8. I guess this is like faux macrame! Very pretty way to add color to a wall!


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