Simple Yarn Garlands

September 10, 2014 | FILED UNDER: Accents, Yarn
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Introducing my simple yarn garlands! 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 some 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
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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 DIY Yarn Garlands

How to make a yarn garland || Design Improvised blog

How to Make  Yarn Garlands

Step 1. Cut Yarn Strands

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. Here’s a trick that will help you cut a bunch of yarn at once: cut a 1o” x 2″ piece of cardboard and wrap the yarn around it 10 times. Use scissors to cut the yarn at the top and bottom of the cardboard to create 20 strips of equal length!

How to make a yarn garland || Design Improvised blog

Step 2: Arrange strands by color

If you’re using variegated yarn like I did to create an ombre effect, you’ll want to lay the strips out in a row to maintain the correct color pattern in the variegated yarn.

How to make a yarn garland || Design Improvised blog

Step 3: Tie strands to twine

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

Step 4: Add more yarn strands until you’ve filled garland

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’ painted teepee as well!

DIY Teepee || Design Improvised blog
How to make a simple yarn garland

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Photos of girls’ bedroom by Candice Stringham.

 
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