How to Make your own Wool Wall Hanging at Home
Have you ever scrolled through your social media feed and been completely envious of someone else’s creative project? Or do you have a friend who just seems to whip up awesome crafted pieces every other day?
I’m Georgi from A Splash of Colour and each fortnight on The Life Creative, I’ll show you how to create projects to add a bit of pizzazz to your home (I’m talking pizzazz that will knock the socks off your friends and rellies!)
How to make your own Wool Wall Hanging
I love creating pieces that make a statement and a relatively easy way to make a large visual impact is to keep your design simple and incorporate a mix of colour and textured materials.
Wall Hangings are a fantastic, easy way to achieve such a look.
What You’ll Need
- Balls of wool – as many or as few as you like, however for this tutorial I’ve chosen five
- A stick or length of dowel, approximately 1cm in diameter, suitable to fit the space for your finished wall hanging.
- Tape measure
- Hand saw/secateurs
Source the stick or dowel and wool, in the colours of your choice. Dowel can be purchased in various lengths and thicknesses from the hardware store. Craft stores usually have a good selection of coloured and textured wools or try op shops for vintage or interesting wool others may have donated.
Using the hand saw or secateurs, cut the stick or dowel to size and remove any branches from the stick. Give the stick a light sand to smooth out the surface and get rid of any nobbly bits.
Measure and cut, using your scissors, 140cm lengths of wool and fold them in half. Cut as many lengths from each ball of wool as you would like. Vary the number of lengths you cut from each ball of wool to create different sized blocks of colour on your hanging.
Start building your first block of colour at one end of the stick. Place the looped end of one length of wool under the stick and position it so an inch of the loop sits above the stick. Take the two loose ends of the wool and feed them over the front of the stick, through the loop that sits above the stick. Pull the two ends firmly, so the loop closes around the stick tightly.
Continue this process for all lengths of wool, grouping the individual strands together to create a block of colour.
The bottom of the hanging can either be left unaltered or finished by trimming the ends of the wool, with scissors, into your desired shape or angle. For this tutorial, I followed the shape that had naturally occurred from looping the wool and created a triangle finish, with the point of the angle just off the centre of my wall hanging.