I made a DIY boho wall hanging with wooden beads to go above the bed in my daughter’s bedroom. It was very simple, and I love how it turned out.
For Your Wall Hanging, You Will Need:
- Yarn in the colours of your choice – I used white, mustard, blush pink and lilac
- Metal rings – mine were 12cm and 25cm in diameter
- Wooden beads in assorted sizes
- A plan (that’s what’s on the sheet of paper in the pic)
1. Plan out your Wall Hanging
I started with a rough sketch of how I wanted my wall hanging to look. I made a few tweaks as I went along, but it was handy to have an idea of where I was headed.
2. Attach your metal rings together and start knotting
Attaching two metal rings together with a piece of yarn using a larks head knot, I left extra yarn at the top to hang it on the wall later on. I added a few wooden beads in between the hoops, and a few more above the top hoop, which you can see better in the pics further down.
I cut the yarn in lengths that were twice as long as I wanted the wall hanging to be, plus a few extra inches. Taking four four strands at a time, I used more larks head knots to attach them to the bottom of the largest ring. The more strands you use at once, the thicker it’ll look. I started with four strands of my base yarn (white), then added some strands of mustard and lilac in afterwards.
When the bottom row was as wide as I wanted it, I moved on to the top row of my wall hanging. This time, I used strands of two pieces. It gave me a neater, lighter look, which I preferred on the smaller ring. You can see the difference in these two photos. It’s the same amount of yarn in both images.
3. Add the details
I added wooden beads to my wall hanging as I went, threading each set onto a single strand of yarn. I didn’t have to knot them. They fit tightly enough that they just stay in place, although they would be more secure with a little knot above and below each set.
4. Hang & trim
Once I had my wall hanging the way I wanted it, I hung it above the bed where it was going to live, so I could get the length right. I tucked the top row of yarn out of the way so I could see the bottom row better. I’m sure there’s a better way, but I eyeballed it, cutting in a chevron shape.
When the bottom row was neat and tidy, I let the top row down again, and trimmed it to match.
Done. The wall hanging took a of couple of hours to DIY and it works well above the bed in this boho kids room. The supplies rang in at about £23.
The colours tie in perfectly with the rug, and the wooden beads echo similar finishes throughout the room.
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