Simple Yarn GarlandsSeptember 10, 2014 | FILED UNDER: Yarn
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:
Supplies for Yarn Garlands
- Chunky variegated yarn (one skein makes a long garland)
- Jute twine
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.
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.
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.
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!