INSIDE : Learn how to create this lovely textural wall decor to hang in your home. See how simple Ring Yarn Art is to make and my tips for picking the perfect yarn during week 3 of our the New Year, New Room challenge.
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Welcome back to the third week of our New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge hosted by Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living. Last week I shared how I painted my entry white and repaired some walls with patching. Today I will be sharing some prettier items, like how to make this fun yarn wall decor that was inspired by a similar idea I saw at Wilo + Grove.
And next week, seven bloggers and I are all sharing our final reveals for our “refreshed” rooms. Read to the bottom of the post for links to all of their posts.
What supplies are needed to make Ring Yarn Art?
8 – different colors or textures of Yarn (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
8 – 12″ Embroidery Hoops (Note, you will only use interior hoop)
Cream colored sewing thread
Ruler + Pencil
OPTIONAL : Corresponding (or similar) paint colors
How do you make Embroidery Hoop Yarn Art?
Start this project by using a ruler and marking the halfway point on your embroidery hoops. Be sure to make your line dark enough to see, it is very important for your first wrap of yarn.
Begin each wrapped hoop, by placing about an inch of hot glue on the inside of your embroidery hoop JUST BELOW your halfway pencil mark.
Place the end of your yarn inside on that hot glue line and hold until it is dry. Next, place a line the width of your hoop on your pencil line. Wrap the yarn around the outside of the hoop and then along the pencil line.
From that first line of hot glue, add another line of hot glue on the other halfway pencil line and pull your yarn nice and taught. You can now begin to freely wrap your yarn back and forth across the hoop.
I noticed as I got closer to the edge of the hoop, the yarn was more prone to slipping. So, feel free to use hot glue to keep the yarn from falling off. Going slow and not rushing is the key to keep your yarn looking as clean and perfect as possible.
Once you get to the very edge of your hoop, hot glue is essential for every wrap. You will basically be gluing every single line of yarn as you slowly make concentric circles.
You can see all eight of my rings stacked up on each other below. I loved these colors.
And after seeing the yarn wrapped at different points and layered on each other… I gave SERIOUS pause on possibly doing a stacked art hoop thing. However, I didn’t have enough embroidery hoops to fill my space and do stacking.
If you decide to stack yours, be sure to let me know because I bet it will be GORGEOUS.
Next up, was connecting the hoops all together. I had already decided on the directional patterns I wanted each hoop to have, so I laid them out on our dining room table accordingly.
I hot glued each row of rings that were side by side first. Ample hot glue, but not enough that it was oozing out the side of the hoop. Then, once the glue was dry, I tied cream colored sewing thread around the two rings for extra strength.
Once I had the four rows connected, I simply repeated the same process and began gluing together the hoops vertically. Some of them I couldn’t add thread to, but thankfully this is a very light weight project so it didn’t seem to make a big difference.
Here is a MAJOR TIP : When picking out your various yarn types, you will be SO MUCH happier by picking thicker yarns. Not only does it making the wrapping process 100x faster, but it allows for SO MANY slight mess-ups.
My black yarn and the gorgeous golden yellow ochre yarn were nightmares. I’m showing the picture below so you can see what the thicker versus thinner yarns look like.
FRONT FOYER TO-DO LIST:
-Paint the cream walls a fresh white -Patch holes from Cowboy Swing Door
-Replace the crazy winter coat situation with something more sleek, maybe
-Create an art/yarn focal point
-Replace rug with something less “southwest” feeling
-Warm up space with some plants
Be sure to check out the other amazing Room Refresh plans from the other participating bloggers! I can’t wait to see what they all will be working on.
Looking for some other fun DIY projects? Check out these.