True life: I am addicted to Etsy.
It’s the best place to find vintage clothes, original art, & epic minimalist home decor finds.
I recently got sucked down the rabbit hole of yarn wall hangings, but man oh man, those are pricey!! I totally get the pricetag as it looks like a ton of work went into them & it’s always important to support handmade, BUT I really wanted to give my hand at making something similar.
I don’t know the first thing about macrame or crochet, so I thought it’d be fun to make a simplified version that anyone can make super easily. Plus, I added in some clips so it can easily double as a cool photo display (although, they’re optional & you could totally leave them out or replace them with more tassels!).
I went for the black color scheme to match the vibe of my house, but you can get totally fun with this project by mixing up the color combos of the yarn used! Check out all the how-to deets & if you recreate any of these projects I’d love for you to share on Instagram using the hashtag #FASHIONLUSHDIY so I can peep your handiwork!
DIY Minimalist Photo Wall Hanging
1. Make 7 tassels by looping the black yarn approximately 25 times (an easy way to this is start the yarn between your thumb & index finger & wrap around your elbow). When done, tie a piece of yarn around the top about 1” down.
2. Trim your tassels to about 3-4 inches long.
3. Paint your wooden rod black & let dry.
4. Using your black twine, cut a long piece (appx. 36”) & tie to both ends of the wood rod. Secure the knots with a drop of strong hold glue.
5. Cut 7 pieces of black twine and tie to the wooden rod. Cut your strings so that the center is the longest piece, & each piece gets 1” shorter than the last- creating a V formation.
6. Spray paint your metal clips grey (or whatever color of your choice) & once dry, feed them through your twine & make a knot to secure the clip in place. Add clips to all piece of string except for the outer two in a V formation.
7. Spray paint your beads grey & once dry, feed through you twine. Secure your bead by tying on a tassel to the end of the twine.