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3 ways to create a fiber art wall hanging diy with yarn

Fiber art wall hangings are some of the coolest textured decor you can style on your walls. Since larger pieces can get pricey, I thought it would be fun to use some textured yarn to show you how to make your own at home on the cheap.

I'm showing you three different designs you can diy — pick your favorite look and grab some yarn in your color palette, and let's make this dreamy multi-dimentional wall art.

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proj 01:  large scoop tapestry


Starting it off with a statement piece, I created this gorgeous scooped tapestry because I needed to fill a VERY large wall that didn't get any love in my recent LIVING ROOM MAKEOVER — hey, design is a journey, ok?

This oversized piece is about 60" x 50" and I think what really makes it amazing is the freesia yarn texture contrasted with the velvet yarn that matches the gray velvet couches. The freesia yarn has an earthy, handmade feel with a texture that adds interest to a monochrome section of the hanging.

p.s. check out the step by step tutorial below for exactly how to make it + links for the specific colors i used.

proj 02: arched wall art set


Talk about a show stopper! While I really loved that huge canvas art piece I DIY-ed for under $25, I was ready for a little update in this room and I wanted something just as oversized that incorporated some organic shapes and felt less boxy than a canvas.

This 3-piece set was THE MOVE! This project is beginner-level easy considering it consists mostly of cutting and gluing yarn in a line, but it adds major texture and a huge impact. The star of this piece is definitely the Bernat velvet yarn — the texture is luxe and adds a level of cozy sophistication to this piece.

For this piece, I used wood rounds that I cut in half with my miter saw, but if you're looking for a power-tool free version, you could also cut arches out of cardboard. Cover them in wallpaper or caning to conceal the corrugated texture, or stack them up and cover the edges in brown paper mache if you want the same thick look that wood arches give.

p.s. check out the step by step tutorial below for exactly how to make it + links for the specific colors i used.

proj 03:  small scoop wall hanging


This piece is super similar to the first project, but it has a much tighter scoop and a more uniform looking top. I changed it up by using a smaller board, but the same length of yarn. I dialed down the neutrals and worked in a bigger pop of color, making this olive green freesia the star of the show.

If you don't have a huge wall to fill, this piece is a much more reasonable size. You can create it with a small balsa wood board or even use a paint stick since the wood is fully covered for this piece.

p.s. check out the step by step tutorial below for exactly how to make it + links for the specific colors i used.

3 ways to create a fiber art wall hanging diy with yarn

3 ways to create a fiber art wall hanging diy with yarn

Yield: 3

Tools

Instructions

01. cut yarn to size.

all three projects start the same way — with cutting the yarn lengths and laying them out to form the tapestry. Lay the yarn out on the floor first to determine the measurements you want. You can attach them in a single layer or double layer for more thickness.

here are the lengths I cut for each project:

• PROJ 1: 107" long, about 400-700 strands

• PROJ 2: 96" long, about 192 strands per arch

• PROJ 3: 96" long, about 100-150 strands total

02. arrange yarn to create the tapestry

after all the pieces are cut, place a piece of duct tape —sticky side up — on the board a little over halfway. Secure it by taping it to the board at each end. Begin sticking the yarn pieces to the tape, keeping them close together for a full look.

once the yarn pieces are stuck down, run a few thick beads of hot glue along them in the middle, As it cools, press it down flat into the yarn.

03. glue the tapestry fringe to the board

Remove the taped ends from the board, add more hot glue to the board (the length of the tape) and secure the yarn to the board — glue side down with the tape facing up. For projects 1 and 3, glue the yarn to the front of the board, For project 2, glue it to the bottom edge of the half wood rounds.

Once the glue is cooled, remove the tape from the front of the yarn by puling gently upwards and pressing down the yarn to keep it in place. Reattach any pieces that come loose with more hot glue.

NOTE: for project 2, you can add hardware, hang up, and give the fringe a trim after this step to finish.

04. Create the bottom tapestry fringe

Next, lay the whole piece out flat on the floor and create a second tapestry fringe for the bottom. Use the same length of tape, sticky side up, and pull the pieces down from the top fringe, sticking them to the tape at the bottom.

The pieces don't have to be in the exact same order, just relatively detangled and even. Repeat the glue bead process on the back to secure them together.

05. Attach the bottom tapestry fringe to the board to create a scoop

Once the second fringe is done, detach the tape and pull it up towards the board, folding it in half.

To create the top design for project 1 — flip the board at the top over onto the piece so that the side with the first fringe is face up (see the left side of the project in the image below). Then glue the bottom fringe onto the board with hot glue, starting at the opposite edge. Your fringe strips will overlap a little.

To create the top design for project 3 — fold the bottom fringe up and it to the same side of the board as the top side. After the glue cools, trim the edges of the fringe so that its flush on top of the board.

06. Hang it up!

Hammer sawtooth hooks into the top of the back of the board for hanging. Use one hook on each side for the large + small scoop hangings and one hook centered towards the top for the half wood rounds.

Notes

pro tip:

work in a big area, like on the floor, so that you can lay your piece out and visualize each step of the process.

optional:

you can add additional texture to your half wood rounds. I added grasscloth wallpaper to one, caning to another, and left the third one unfinished to show the wood texture

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I'm Cara, the designer & Chief Creative Enthusiast behind Never Skip Brunch. I'm a color & prints obsessed DIY queen who's here to help you create a beautifully lived-in life through home design advice and chic DIY tutorials

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