We’re back for another round of the Ready, Set , Craft DIY Challenge and this month’s craft item was yarn.  Oh the possibilities, especially if you know how to knit, crochet, or weave.  I don’t know how to do any of these things!  But luckily, my mom knits and she has a lot of extra material for me to use for my project.  But when you don’t know how to do the main things yarn is meant for, what do you do?  You loop and tie!  Here’s my version of a yarn wall hanging.

What You’ll Need: Metal Ring, Yarn (in various colors and textures), Stick/Piece of Wood

Start with the yarn you plan to use in the center of your hanging.  This is usually your biggest section, though it doesn’t have to be.   Pull out a large amount in the longest you want your hanging to be.  Snip any loops and even out the ends.  To attach it to the ring, half the strands and lay the loop over it. Thread the rest through the loop and tighten as necessary.

Since this yarn was so fluffy, I played around with different ways to use it.  I tied the middle section a couple of times and fluffed it out some more.  

Now continue this with your different colors, shortening the lengths as you go.  You can weave some through thicker yarn and alternate the different textures to get the desired look.  Once you’ve finished tying the yarn on, lay it out flat.  Be sure to comb through the strands so that they are laying flat and side by side.  Use scissors to cut down the yarn in a “V” shape.

Place your stick or piece of wood (mine is a thick branch from my backyard, washed off and dried) across the ring and wrap yarn around in an “X” to secure it.  You can use a little hot glue to hold it in place too.

I’m so thrilled with how this turned out!  There are so many great options of yarn so the combinations are endless.

Now it’s time to show us what you made with this month’s challenge item!  Link up your yarn related posts below and check out some of the other fabulous DIYs.
XO, Kelly

So what’s up for February?  Next month item is:

WOOD
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Be sure to come back on February 2nd for the link up!