I’ve been itching to do a DIY project for the last year.
Yes, you read that right, the last year. I don’t know why I haven’t really done a legit project but it’s been too long. I’ve been binge watching a ton of youtube videos on organizing, cleaning, and room/home makeovers and I stumbled (and fell in love with) XOXO, MaCenna ‘s account. In this video she shared a project she created for her walls and I was all YES GIRL.
Below is the inspiration picture I snagged from her video.
I’m still debating cutting the lighter colored tapestry into that half circle like she did but wanted to sit on it staying long for a little while because once I cut it, it’s DONE.
It feels so good to have some more things hanging up on the walls; I’ve been struggling to find places for all our art and am eyeballing some new art to add to our collection. Each year that passes I have really been outgrowing a lot of my younger style (of course) and am beginning to pair down and hone in on things that bring me joy.
I’m drawn to that scandinavian, bohemian, minimalistic, woodsy, adventure vibe. I am loving natural tones of wooden pieces, white/light walls, lots of plants, and pieces that spark creativity while resting in our spaces.
- To start get yourself 2 round placemats that you love and yarn that matches your space. I wanted some dimension and neutral colors.
- Find the center of the placemat and use a ruler to draw a line down the middle.
- Apply mod podge down the center of the line all the way down (to help hold the placemat together when you go to cut it. Let fully dry.
- Cut placemat in half.
- Cut each embroidery hoop in half. (I used a jigsaw)
- Use half of embroidery hoop to apply to the back of each half of the placemat with E6000 glue and place books on top to help stick firmly.
- Measure your yarn to the length you want it to hang (I chose around 3 feet) then DOUBLE it and loop the top to hot glue (it’s explained really well in MaCenna’s video).
*Use her advice and find two points that match your distance to wrap the yarn around as it makes this process go so much smoother. I cut the first tapestry by each 6 foot strand and it took forever.
- If you are using different colors in one piece (like I did for my lighter color tapestry) just mix it up as you’re glueing it down.
- Glue down your strands to the straight edge of the placemat, make sure you place them super close to one another. Let fully dry before hanging.
- Lion Brand Yarn (Black Canyon) – $4.99 x 2 = $9.98 (it was on sale, normally $5.99)
- Red Heart Yarn (Aran Fleck) – $2.79 (normally $3.69)
- Big Twist Yarn (Cream) – $1.25 (normally $3.49)
- 12” embroidery hoop (linked) – $2.49 x 2 = $4.98
- Placemat (linked) – $7.92 x 2 = $15.90
- Mod Podge (linked) – $6.99
- E6000 glue (linked) – $4.99
- Hot Glue Gun + Glue (linked) – already had
- Paint brush – already had
Total $ 46.88
…sorry for all the blurry photos, my camera wasn’t cooperating and I honestly didn’t have the time to re-take the images!