DIY Textured Wall Hang
Easy Wall Hang Project
Happy New year! I love the start of a new year and the fresh start we get to have. It has been a tough couple of years and I look forward to a new year. To kick this off, I Marie Kondo’d my home and cleared things that did not spark joy. It’s an amazing feeling to clean and have a fresh start in the new Year. One of the things I have been wanted to do that Sparks Joy for me is to decorate the blank walls in my house. If you have Netflix, I highly recommend her two shows, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo.
I have a guest bedroom in my house and it literally only has a bed and a night stand. After I did my Marie Kondo magic to this room, this room was really bare. This room needed a pop of color. I got to thinking and I decided to use some driftwood I had laying around from one of my beach walks and make a wall hang. I was able to reuse the yarn and wool I purchased for a different macrame project. I had everything I needed! These are the steps I took to make my wall hang.
Things you’ll need for this project:
- Natural driftwood approximately 23-25 inches
- 35 pieces of yard, wool, rope cut to 45 inch pieces
- 9-10 different colors of yard, wool, rope (any kind of texture will add depth to your wall hang)
- 5 gallon bucket
- Clorox Bleach (To clean the driftwood)
- A Rock or some weighted item to keep the driftwood down
Before I started my project, I had to find the perfect piece of driftwood for the wall hang. Luckily I already had a piece laying around the house. If you do not have driftwood, you can use a wooden dowel (of any thickness) cut to 23-25 inches. If you use the wooden dowel, you can skip the next step to clean the driftwood.
To clean your piece of driftwood, I used my 5 gallon bucket and filled it halfway with water. Next, I added a cup of Clorox bleach to the bucket and mixed well.
Place the driftwood piece into the bucket and put a rock or (something heavy) on top of the wood to hold it under the water for approximately 2-3 days. Because this piece of driftwood is so long, I had to do one side then flip it over for the other side for another 2-3 days.
You will need to dry your driftwood for about 2-3 days more depending on your home climate. I live in Hawaii, so with a tropical climate, it takes a bit longer. Once your driftwood is all dry, we are ready to get started with the fun part!
I was able to find different wool, rope and yarn textures at my local Walmart. I find that the different thickness and textures add character to your wall hang. Pick out about 8-10 different colors, textures, and thickness. Go crazy and have fun picking these out!
You will need to cut your rope, yarn, or wool to about 45 inches. I cut out about 35 pieces.
For the thicker yarn, I cut out about 3 pieces each. For the medium and small yarn, wool and rope I cut out about 8 pieces.
To assemble your wall hang, you will be using the Larks head knot. To do this, these are the steps.
Fold your yarn/rope piece in half.
Lay it over your driftwood.
Have the loop hang over the driftwood and tuck it down behind it.
See photo on left. The two tails are over the loop, you will need to bring the two tails behind the loop. See next photo.
Bring the 2 tails under the loop and pull tight.
That’s it! This is called a Lark’s head knot. Continue for all 35 pieces.
Usually I start with one color and work my way across the wall hang.
What’s nice about this project is that you can move the pieces around and change the composition of the piece. This part of the wall hang took about 20 minutes to assemble. Have lots of fun with this!
Once all your pieces are attached, you can trim the bottom with your scissors. I usually like the different heights and textures so I did not trim the ends on my wall hang. It is up to your preference.
The last thing to do is cut an extra piece of yarn or rope to hang your new wall decoration in your home.
I hope you enjoyed this project.
Happy New Year!
With Love and Aloha,