Lets face it it is easy to get lost in a Pinterest rabbit hole looking at endless images of stunning wall hangings but some of them require a great deal of time and may of us are time poor, I am going to show you how you can make a wall hanging with yarn in a matter of minutes!
This project is a great stash buster
Last month I finished making a rope wrapped rainbow from Makebox, the wonderful craft subscription box brought to you by Hannah. If it is not on your radar yet I suggest you go and check it out. I had a little of the rope left over and as I went to pop it away, (I save EVERYTHING), I discovered some other bits of rope and macrame rope in the drawer. Suddenly inspiration struck!
YOU WILL NEED
- rope, various thicknesses
- wire cutters
- yarn, various
- darning needle
Warning making these is highly addictive
Cut the ropes to various lengths. I selected some wire to strengthen and give the rope form and cut it to be slightly shorter than the looped part of the rope.
Tie a knot with the yarn and tuck the end in once you start wrapping. Begin to wrap the part which forms the loop first and work your way around. Once you get to the end use a darning needle to tuck the last end in and hide it.
Use the darning needle and your fingers to gently undo the rope and create the fringed look.
For the smaller pieces of rope I twisted the wire at the top and left a loop poking out so they can be pendants on a chain. I think making really tiny ones like this you could make a pair of fantablous statement earrings that I reckon Sophie Robinson would love – she has the best earrings!
The world of art and craft has a bad rep when it comes to waste but it does not have to be this way we can be more sustainable in all that we do.
You can hang your piece on the wall, or as I did with one of the smaller ones around a door handle. A piece like this would work really well to break up the hard lines of a gallery wall, all those squares and rectangles sometimes need something to soften them and add a little interest and texture.