Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Simple Yarn Garlands

 DIY yarn garlands - so simple and sweet! || Design Improvised blog

If you spend any time on Pinterest, you know that woven yarn tapestries like these are all the rage. I love this modern take on a retro craft, however they look intimidating to me. My friend Jeran made this yarn wall art, which is more achievable and oh SO gorgeous (those colors!). These yarn garlands are another simple take on the yarn decor trend:

DIY yarn garlands - so simple and sweet! || Design Improvised blog

I love working with yarn - especially variegated yarn - in my crafts. When I saw this super soft chunky yarn at Hobby Lobby I thought it would add some feminine texture to the girls room I recently decorated with Hayneedle. I decided to make a few garlands to hang on the end of their twin beds: 

DIY yarn garlands - so simple and sweet! || Design Improvised blog

Making the garland is about as easy as it gets - just cut a bunch of yarn roughly the same size and tie each piece around a length of twine. A great mindless project while watching TV!

Supplies for Yarn Garlands



How to make a yarn garland || Design Improvised blog


How to Make  Yarn Garlands


1. Determine how long you want the strands of yarn to hang on the garland and cut a piece twice that size (they will be folded in half to make the garland). My pieces were about 10 inches long.

How to make a yarn garland || Design Improvised blog

2. Using your first piece as a guide and cut a bunch more of the similar length, laying them out in a row to maintain the pattern in the variegated yarn.

How to make a yarn garland || Design Improvised blog

3. Cut a length of twine as long as you want the garland to be and then start tying on the yarn one piece at a time. To do so, pinch the piece of yarn in half and then fold over the top of the twine bringing the ends through.

How to make a yarn garland || Design Improvised blog

How to make a yarn garland || Design Improvised blog

4. Continue this process with each of the strands. It is an easy, mindless process but it can take a little time. Expect around 2 hours to make a garland.


Once I started making garlands, I couldn't stop - and made one to drape over the girls' teepee as well!

DIY Teepee || Design Improvised blog

This would make for a really pretty fall garland in an orange, red, and brown variegated yarn draped on a mantel. Ooh, I think I just had my next idea! ;)

If you missed the reveal of Stella and Hazel's new bedroom you can check it out here and for a full list of products in the room check out my Hayneedle Styleboard!

Photos of girls' bedroom by Candice Stringham.

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