Easy DIY Yarn Wall Hanging: Perfect For Hiding Outlets + Faceplates
Last year I wrote a post telling you how I was in search of something to cover up the ugly wall faceplates that were scattered around my home. I ended up ordering a wall tapestry but when it arrived, the colors were totally different than what was pictured. Although I ordered a gray wall hanging, the one I received was a bright peacock blue.
The store’s excuse was this disclaimer–> “because all monitors are different, the colors in the product photo may vary.” Say what?! That huge color variation and the lack of customer service prompted me to send that peacock blue wall hanging right back to the store. When I received my refund, I realized that I could probably make a wall hanging for a fraction of the price and I wouldn’t have to deal with monitor color variations. Ha!
After some late night trial and error, I was able to create a simple yarn wall hanging for around $6.00. Here’s a breakdown of the materials I used:
- a piece of driftwood (free from Florida)
- 1 ball of wool yarn in the color pewter
- 1 ball of wool yarn in the color granite
- approximately 1.5 feet of suede lacing
If you don’t have driftwood lying around, use an inexpensive wood dowel found at most craft stores. The length is up to you.
Since my wall hanging was made in the middle of the night (darn insomnia), I didn’t take photos but I did recreate my steps so you can follow along at home.
First, make two or four loops with your yarn. In the photo below, there are two loops. For my wall hanging, I used four loops.
Gather the top of the loops and wrap around your dowel or piece of driftwood. Your goal is to tie the yarn in a knot onto the driftwood or dowel. If you’re confused, these photos should help you.
If you completed these steps correctly, your knot should look similar to the one pictured below.
Once the yarn is tied onto the dowel, cut any loops found at the bottom of the hanging.
Regarding the length of the yarn, I didn’t measure but eyeballed it instead. Real technical I know. 😉 If you want your wall hanging to be a certain length, measure your pieces.
Once I filled up my piece of driftwood, I wrapped suede lacing around each end and tied it at the top. That will be what you use to hang it on the wall.
If you want to give your wall hanging a “V-shape” like I gave to mine, hang it up on the wall and trim it using very sharp scissors.
My wall hanging isn’t as wide as I liked which means it didn’t completely cover up that ugly faceplate in the dining room. I’ll probably move this hanging to another room and make a wider one. In the meantime, I’m loving the boho/neutral/rustic vibe it’s giving off.
Let’s take another look at the steps needed to create your own Wall Hanging. Just click on an image to enlarge.
What color should I make next?