Tuesday, January 12, 2016

DIY Felt Wall Hanging


Last spring I started transitioning our nursery in to a big girl room that would be shared by the Nickerbeans.  One of my favorite things that I made were these wall hangings. I made one for over each bed and they were so easy and oh so cute. I especially love them against the black wall. The black wall might be a bit much for some (including my husband) but I really do love how it helps everything else in the room pop.  For the record, I offered to repaint it in case it bothered him that much, and it didn't, so black it shall stay.

Felt wall hanging in girls room

I knew I wanted something colorful (and cheap) for over their beds. Something that would make a statement.. I went to pinterest and started looking for inspiration. These two posts are what I liked most:

This cutie was made out of paper. Very pretty but since I knew I wanted to use felt, I decided the hearts might not come out as pretty as this-- I am all about efficiency and not much about perfection..

DIY advent calendar(via)
Then this one. Cha-ching. Love the stick as the hanger #free, love the shape of the felt #easy and I set off cutting a million tiny rectangles out of a few good colors of felt.

 Felt wall hanging in girls room

So in case you want to make one too, here's what I did:

After cutting the shapes I wanted.  I cut pieces of yarn to the same size. I used a big needle and strung it through.


I decided to string every piece with the same amount of stitches, didn't matter big or small. I also tied a knot at the end of the yarn, not because the felt would slide off but because I didn't want the Nickerbeans taking initiative and removing them all for me....


 I strung the pieces with no pattern, rhyme or reason. The only thing I did do, was string a lot more of the magenta color, because number 1, I had more of it and number 2 I wanted them to have some kind of main color..

Felt wall hanging in girls room
After all of the "sewing" was complete, I hot glued them onto the sticks I found in the backyard. There was no measuring, just eye balling. I did make sure that each hanging had the same amount of pieces.


Felt wall hanging in girls room
I hung them up with tulle which I already had around the house. (Every year, I make their Halloween costumes and every year, they consist of tulle.) Once they were up, I trimmed the yarn to be a little more varied. That's it! It was so quick, easy and makes such a big, fun impact above the girls' beds. Let me know if you make one! If I left something out or if you have any questions, just let me know!
Felt wall hanging in girls room

Have you ever used felt for wall decor? Tell me about it.
Thanks for reading, friends!
Felt wall hanging in girls room

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4 comments:

  1. Still obsessed with it on that black wall...

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    1. Thanks! If Mister wasn't against black walls, I might paint more.

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  2. I am one with you in the comment about efficiency over perfection, that's my kinda approach, too! Your felt garland turned out great! The colors just POP against the dark wall, so pretty!

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    1. Amen! Thanks for reading, Audra. Have a great day!

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