Didn’t you know I love wall hangings? Really wasn’t intending on doing many of these, but the inspiration kept coming. I see a lot of these types of hangings in stores all over LA, and strangely when I bumped into these gold rings at the craft store, they made me think of the rings I’m wearing on my index finger in , which is what inspired the design for this hanging. Weird, right? I like it when inspiration strikes in unexpected ways, mmhmm.
-gold rings in 1.5″ and
-cardboard (about 14″ in length)
-round wood dowel (cut mine to about 7.25″)
I cut a piece of yarn and folded it in half, then put it through the 1.5″ gold ring.
Taking the loose ends of the string, I pulled them through the yarn loop and then pulled down, but not all the way. I kept it loose like shown in the above right photo. This is called a lark’s head knot and will be done a bajillion more times for this DIY
I double knotted the loose ends of the yarn to each end of a wood dowel, then reinforced the knots with a dab of Krazy glue before cutting off the excess yarn. Weird note- I find watching the glue seep into the knot very satisfying and consider it one of my too-specific favorite craft things.
With another half-folded piece of yarn, this time knotted at the other end, I tied a lark’s head knot around the 3″ ring., pulling it tight.
I pulled this yarn through the loop of the first lark’s head knot that I left open/loose and tied a Lark’s head knot around THAT. Larkception (do people still make that joke?). After pulling that tight, I reinforced the knot with Krazy glue before cutting off the excess yarn. Then, I pulled the first lark’s head knot tight to secure everything onto the gold ring.
I hacksawed a piece of cardboard about 14″ in length from a box and used it to wrap the yarn around it 10 times. Cutting down one end if the yarn yields this bundle of of half folded yarn. Guess what I did with it?
Yup, giant lark’s head knot around the the dowel. I made six of these across the dowel, pulling each one as tightly as possible.
Final step was to give it a hair cut.
I ended up making two because I couldn’t decide which color yarn to get, so I got both. I went with the charcoal gray first thinking I’d love it more, but I’m not as impressed with the color as I am with the linen-colored yarn. It looks much more multi-dimensional than I thought it would, which is what I expected would be the case with the charcoal color, but linen wins this one by far.
What do you think? What color(s) would you make this in?