DIY: Yarn Hanging Backdrop
I have been looking for something to dress up a plain wall in my dining room for a little while now. I am a quite fussy when it comes to paintings and pictures and I wanted something quite large that would be bold and make a statement. So I did a little research and came across the idea of creating a piece of hanging wall art using wool or yarn.
I love how versatile these hanging banners are, they would be perfect as wedding decor or as a photobooth backdrop as well as looking just as good for as a piece of wall art for my home. Once I started making it I couldn’t help but think how awesome it would be to make one of these using stronger colours such as oranges, blues, reds, whites and blacks, complete with fringe this would make a great aztec design, don’t you think? I think that will be next on my list.
Anywho here is how I made it…
You will need: a piece of dowel or bamboo (I used about 3ft however you can use smaller or larger depending on your needs)// Wool in various colours// Glue// Scissors//
Step 1: Tie some sturdy string to each end of your dowel/ bamboo so that you can hang it whilst you work on adding the yarn.
Step 2: Make sure the string is tied tightly around 3 inches from each end.
Step 3: Take your wool and begin by cutting various lengths from each colour.
Step 4: The longest length I used was around 2ft and the shortest 16inches.
Step 5: You might find it easier to cut strands separately using a measuring tape or you can get inventive and wrap the string around things to get continuous strands, I wrapped from hand to elbow, even foot to thigh to get even strands.
Step 6: So that I could keep track of what colours I was using and where I added my strands to my dowel as I went along, this meant I could arrange the wool by colour and length until I got the design I wanted.
Step 7: Now you are ready to start gluing your wool to the dowel/ bamboo.
Step 8: Once all your strands are glued down you are ready to trim. I wanted quite a geometric edge however you can opt for all once length, a downward slant from one end to the other… the choice is yours!
Step 9: Stand back and check to make sure you have trimmed all the edges and their are no leftover threads.
Step 10: All thats left now is to hang your backdrop in its desired location and woila! You have a versatile piece of wall art, a backdrop and a banner all in one!
Pretty easy huh! No excuse for bare walls any more! If you decide to give this a go, we would love to see your designs so please tag us on Instagram and use #bespokebride. Thats all for now folks!
Much Bespoke Love