Make It Boho – Create Your Own Wall Hanging

This week we are going bonkers for boho décor and styling. So, to coincide with our Bohemian Dream post coming later in the week, we wanted to share a “How To” so you can create the ultimate boho statement in your home. The popularity of the Macramé has gone wild in the interior world, with hanging planters and a plethora of dreamy wall art hangings. This idea from Haleema from @slip.stitch was shouting to be shared as a fabulous alternative, to add vibrancy and a hippie style to your home, at a  fraction of the cost. 

Haleem is one talented lady, when it comes to getting crafty with wool and we have crowned her as the Crochet Queen. She has also recently launched her Slip and Stitch marketplace selling her beautiful handmade and crocheted goods, made with love. Make sure you take a look!

So without further ado, its over to Haleem to guide us step by step through the process. 

When​ ​re-doing​ ​my​ ​bedroom,​ ​I​ ​was​ ​going​ ​for​ ​a​ ​boho​ ​theme,​ ​but​ ​I​ ​couldn’t​ ​find​ ​that​ ​“something”​ ​I  was​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​as​ ​my​ ​main​ ​wall​ ​centrepiece.​ As​ ​I​ ​love​ ​to​ ​knit​ ​&​ ​crochet,​ ​I​ ​thought​ ​why​ ​not​ ​get  creative​ ​with​ ​some​ ​leftover​ ​wool​ ​&​ ​make​ ​something​ ​to​ ​my​ ​own​ ​personal​ ​taste. So, I did just that and this was my creation.”

What​ ​you​ ​will​ ​need:

❖ A​ ​stick

❖ Wool​ ​(variety​ ​of​ ​your​ ​chosen​ ​colours)

❖ Sharp​ ​Scissors

❖ String

❖ Beads/feathers​ ​(optional)

What​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​do:

1. Find ​a​ ​stick​ ​of​ ​your​ ​desired​ ​length.​ This can be ​any​ ​sort​ ​of​ ​stick or cane. ​I​ ​used​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​branch​ ​that I​ ​found​ ​in​ ​my​ ​garden.

 

2. Select​ the coloured wool that you would like to use, which coordinates with your décor. You may wish to also use beads or feathers to add that hippie vibe. These can be sourced from any good craft store.

3. Cut​ ​long​ ​strands​ ​of​ ​the​ ​wool​ ​and​ ​rearrange​ ​them​ ​to​ ​your​ ​desired​ ​preference and then ​fold​ ​these stands in​ ​half.​ ​Once​ ​you​ ​have​ ​everything​ ​in​ ​place,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​start​ ​to​ ​assemble​ ​your​ ​wall masterpiece!

 4. Work​ ​from​ ​one​ ​side​ ​to​ ​the​ ​other,​ ​place​ ​your​ ​thumb​ ​and​ ​index​ ​finger​ ​through​ ​the​ ​loop and​ ​pull​ ​the​ ​rest​ ​of​ ​the​ ​strand​ ​of​ ​wool,​ ​pulling again​ ​to​ ​secure​.

5. Continue​ ​to​ follow this process until​ ​you​ ​have​ ​reached​ ​the​ ​other​ ​end of the stick/branch and it is totally adorned with wool.​ ​Make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​pull​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of each​ ​strand​ ​so​ ​that​ ​they​ ​are​ ​secure.

6. Now use​ ​​string​ ​and​ ​tie​ ​it​ ​securely​ ​to​ ​both​ ​ends,​ ​so​ ​you​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​hang​ ​it​ ​on​ ​the​ ​wall. If you prefer decorative cord or even wire could be used.


7. Once​ ​you​ ​have​ ​attached​ ​your​ ​string​ ​and​ ​found the perfect spot for your wall art,​ you will find it a lot easier to cut .​ ​Use ​a​ ​sharp​ ​pair​ ​of​ ​scissors​ ​and​ ​begin to ​cut​ into your​ ​chosen​ ​style.

8. Once complete,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​add​ ​or​ ​tie​ your chosen​ ​beads​ ​or​ ​feathers​, if desired.​ ​All​ ​you​ ​have​ ​to​ ​do​ ​now​ ​is​ ​sit​ ​back​ ​and​ ​enjoy​ ​your​ ​beautiful​ ​piece​ ​of​ ​DIY​ ​wall  art​ ​that​ ​costs​ ​next​ ​to​ ​nothing to create.

What a fabulously simple idea that could be recreated to tie in perfectly with your colour scheme. This could also be made on far larger scale, dependent on the wall space you have available. I love the idea of  incorporating into a feature wall, teamed with some typography prints and other prized possessions.

We are on the hunt for all of your creative and crafty DIY projects to feature on the blog. Please get in touch to share your ideas @_homebirds_ or by email at homebirdsuk@gmail.com

 

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