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Last week, I shared a leaf-shaped marquee light DIY.
Today, we're continuing the Fall theme with another easy project, this time for your wall.
Red, orange, purple — these are just some Fall colors that I love seeing this time of the year. Whether they're in table settings, or in the leaves outside, I welcome the warmth of these shades as a complement to the cooling weather.
When it comes to home decor though, I like to keep things simple and subtle. So for this week's project, I'm sharing a super easy wall hanging, but instead of solid-colored yarn, I'm using the gorgeous ombre + metallic kind.
Here's what you'll need:
- Measure and cut the white + gold yarn into 20 pieces, 4 feet long / 48 inches each.
- Measure and cut 1 piece of the white + gold yarn into 2 feet long / 24 inches.
- Measure and cut the red + orange + purple yarn in 2 pieces, 4 feet long / 48 inches each.
- Take one piece of the white + gold yarn, fold into two, and tie around both ends of the wooden dowel.
- Take another piece of the white + gold yarn, fold in half, and loop around the first piece of yarn attached to the wooden dowel. Repeat for 19 more times. The objective is to create a hanging or cascading set of yarn from the wooden dowel.
- Once finished, carefully move all the yarn towards the center.
- Repeat step 5 but this time, use the red + orange + purple yarn and place on opposite ends of the white + gold yarn. The ombre from this type of yarn will add a nice "frame" to the wall hanging and complement the subtle metallic of the gold yarn.
- Tie another short piece of yarn on both ends of the wooden dowel to hang on your wall.
As alternatives, I thought about adding two to four loops of yarn from one end to the other, and even knotting the yarn in some areas; however, I wanted to keep this project simple for now.
If you're planning to make your own wall hanging, I suggest using this kind of yarn because they're more interesting compared to the regular solid colors. As you can see, the ombre effect from the red + orange + purple paired with the white + metallic gold is a nice, subtle touch.
There are other color combinations of yarn available too so you can switch things up according to your style / home decor (links to materials are at the bottom of this post).
Share below: How would you decorate a wall hanging using metallic + ombre yarn?