Hey there, I was watching this adorable and hilarious video about being Swedish. The most important thing I learned, in Sweden you drink coffee all day. Then in summer you dance with flowers in your hair. Also, it's not cool to sit next to strangers while using public transportation. I'm so sold! Sweden here I come. There's nothing I like better than flowers in my hair, warm coffee, and strangers who don't bump their knees into mine. I'm a relatively friendly person, but physical contact, including but not limited to, elbow bumping, shoulder rubbing, and knee touching (did I mention knee touching?) are not acceptable unless we know each other intimately. I met someone recently who said when she comes in physical contact with someone in an elevator she doesn't move. I was appalled. My brain doesn't understand.
Moving on, today I made a wall hanging. It has nothing to do with Sweden or elevator touching. It is, super simple, like it says in the title. It also only takes 3 materials, including scissors and you can customize size, shape, and color to suit your taste. I made these two.
Here's what you'll need:
- Yarn - I found my yarn in my grandmother's closet, which means it's at least 20 years old. It's made out of this nylon type of material. It's very stretchy and leaves a raw-looking edge.
- Scissors - I used super inexpensive fabric scissors
- Wooden ring - You can find these at a craft store.
- Cut your yarn twice the length that you want it to hang + 2". So if you want your wall hanging to be 12" cut your piece 26".
- Mine took 22 different pieces to create the effect I wanted.
- Fold your yarn in half and take the folded part behind your wooden loop.
- Then take the two ends of your yarn and pull them through the loop and tighten.
- Repeat this until you get the effect you want.
- What I did was cut one piece very long to see how it would look. I then trimmed it to the length I wanted. Took it off the loop and used it as a marker for the rest of my yarn pieces.
- If you want to cover your hoop with yarn like the white one. Tie on your hanging pieces first, then tie some yarn around the loop and wrap it up tightly. You can drop the yarn through the furthest hanging piece to secure it, if you used the same color like I did. if you used a different color, just tie up the piece when you're done and tuck in any visible edges.
Check out the pictures to make sure you're doing it right. If you're having trouble, leave me a comment and I'll see what I can do to help.