You won’t believe how quick and easy this wall hanging DIY is!
DIY yarn art is the perfect complement to your boho inspired decor! Learn how to make a wall hanging in just 20 minutes, with my secret hack that cut my time by more than half!
I am so excited to be showing you this SO super simple DIY yarn wall hanging! DIYs are one of my favorite things to share (like when I showed y’all how to make this SUPER easy wood bead wreath), but I love it even more when I can share a hack or how to make it even easier!
Most of y’all know my home decor style is modern farmhouse, but lately I’ve been trying to incorporate some more boho vibes throughout.
I have been wanting to try my hand at some DIY boho decor (a yarn wall hanging specifically) but the one thing that held me back: the yarn. As in, cutting allllllll that yarn. The time/reward ratio just wasn’t doing it for me.
But then I had a total lightbulb moment about this whole yarn business that allowed me to knock this yarn hanging out in 20 minutes!
💡Rather than cut each individual piece of yarn (bleh), you can wrap the yarn around your arm (think like you would do a water hose or extension cord that you were about to store), and then cut. And boom: you’ve got a whole group of yarn all together ready to be wrapped on the dowel….or plunger (lol, we’ll get to that).
I can’t tell you how easy it was! But I’ll try. Read on, friends!
DIY Yarn Wall Hanging
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Before we get into it, I want to cover a few quick things about this DIY yarn wall hanging tutorial.
Here’s what this post is not:
- a DIY macramé tutorial
- an expensive DIY project
- not just for “boho” home decor!
Here’s what this post is:
- a no-sew (no tools) DIY project
- a step-by-step guide
- a short and EASY DIY
Yarn Wall Hanging Supplies & Costs
You really only need 2 things for this no-sew wall hanging. Can you guess what they are?
1.) Yarn of your color choice and
2.) some sort of stick/dowel rod.
Like, is this not the simplest supply list ever?? Here is exactly what I used to make my yarn wall hanging:
- Plunger: Dollar Tree
- Um, yeah…you read that right. It turns out that one of the best kept secrets among Dollar Tree DIYers is that the stick from a $1 Dollar Tree plunger is perfect for so many projects! And it is perfect for this fun DIY yarn art too! You can’t beat $1!
- Yarn: Walmart, any craft store, Amazon
- You can get yarn just about anywhere, but I just happened to be at Walmart and found some very affordable options. I used 3 balls of yarn, each between $2-$3. Amazon also has an assorted pack of colored yarn, making each color only $1.
Total cost: less than $10
Related: DIY Wood Bead Wreath
How to Make a DIY Yarn Wall Hanging
I also wanted to point out that there is SO much inspiration on Pinterest, or even Etsy (for a pretty penny!). Pay attention to the colors you’re drawn to, as well as the pattern of how those colors are arranged.
Step 1: Prepare Your “Plunger”
It sound hilarious, but yes…prepare your plunger for crafting!
- Remove the rubber bottom….just twist it right off!
- Remove the sticker that may be on the “stick” part of the plunger.
- Full disclosure, my sticker did not want to come off easily and I just did not have the patience to mess with it. I just made sure the sticker was facing the wall so it couldn’t be seen. Plus, yarn will be covering most of it anyway.
Now from here, you have 2 options:
- You can just move onto Step 2.
- OR you may want to paint or stain the stick.
- I chose to leave mine “as is” since a huge part of it would be covered by yarn. And I preferred the light wood color anyway.
Step 2: “Wrap” Your Yarn
Ok, now this is the step that is going to cut your time on this project by at least half!
Like I mentioned, we are not going to be cutting each individual piece of yarn for this yarn hanging. Nobody has time for that. We are going to be wrapping the yarn around our arm in a “wrapping up an extension cord” type fashion. You with me?
- Chose your color yarn you want to work with first, and start wrapping that around your arm several times.
- Keep count of how many times you’re wrapping, so all your other colors will be the same.
- I wrapped mine about 15 times. That’s totally just a guide. You may do more or less depending on the thickness of your yarn or preference.
*Note: If you are wanting your yarn wall hanging to be longer (like longer than the length from your hand to elbow), then just find something else to wrap it around to to this little hack. Literally anything that is the same length of your yarn preference. Some ideas: large picture frame or book, lid from a giant storage tub, cabinet door, etc.
Once you are done wrapping:
- Cut the string connecting your wrapped pieces to the ball of yarn.
- Then you should have several loops all together.
- Take the the bottom of the looped pieces, and cut them! All at once!
- So now you’re still holding all of the yarn together, but they aren’t connected anymore. You dig?
Step 3: Loop Your Yarn
Keep all of those yarn pieces that you just wrapped and cut and loop them around your plunger as a group.
After this, continue steps 2 & 3 using various colors or thickness of yarn, looping them on your plunger stick in whatever pattern you choose.
There is really no way to mess this up! Whatever colors you choose and whatever pattern you chose to display them, it will be beautiful!
Step 4: Trim the Yarn (optional)
This part is totally optional, but I wanted to kind of taper my yarn wall hanging. So I kind of eyeballed it and trimmed the yarn, starting at the bottom middle and working my way up toward the sides.
Again, this step isn’t absolutely necessary. I’ve seen several DIY yarn wall hangings that were all the same length and look great.
Step 5: Hang Your DIY Yarn Art
Use can use literally whatevaaaaaa you have laying around to hang your wall hanging. For me, it was a piece of yarn I was just using!
I didn’t care too much for the ridges at the end of the plunger (left from where the rubber bottom was), so I wrapped some of my yarn around the end of the plunger so it would cover the ridge. I also did it on the other side (even though there were no ridges) just to keep it cohesive looking.
Right now I just have it hanging from a push pin. And by “right now”, I mean most likely permanently.
Related: DIY $1 Kraft Paper Scroll
My Final Thoughts on This DIY Yarn Wall Hanging
This was a DIY that I allotted wayyyyyyyy more time for than was necessary. So I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how quickly you’ll be able to knock this out. There are so many amazing decor uses for this DIY yarn wall hanging:
- Kids’ Rooms
- Living Room
- Holiday Decor
- Reading Corner (like mine!)
As always, I hope you’re inspired and decide to try it for yourself! If you do, I’d love to see! You can find me hanging out daily on the ‘Gram, or you can shoot me an email as well!
If you enjoyed this DIY, check out my other easy DIY posts:
- DIY Wooden Bead Wreath
- 9 Builder Grade Bathroom Updates You Can Do on a Budget
- Easy DIY: Upcycled Glass Jars for Bathroom Storage
- Farmhouse Style: DIY Towel Rack (Using Scrap Wood)
- DIY: $1 Kraft Paper Scroll
Mary James says
Thanks and I can’t wait to try. If I use a thick cord to hang, should I glue it on so it doesn’t slide off the ends?
I absolutely love it! And I love simple!
Her Happy Home says
Thank you! I’m so glad you loved it!
I am so glad I came across your post! I was about to make this project much harder than necessary!
Her Happy Home says
I’m so glad this was helpful Debi!