Modern Yarn Hanging

Yarn Hanging Decor

This is a simple, easy, and affordable way to create a wall decor piece. I used this modern yarn hanging to cover up the fuse box that’s next to our kitchen and visible from the dining area. 

Fuse Box Here’s the fuse box. It looks better than it did when we first moved in. That’s because a) the walls were originally brown, and b) the fuse box used to be gray. It used to be glaringly obvious that it was a fuse box. It makes me wonder if the owners before us covered it up with something.

Anyways, when we moved in, we painted everything white. Including the fuse box. Now it just kind of blends into the wall. Nevertheless, I wanted to still cover it up completely. Hence, this post to show you what I did. I made it into a DIY in case anyone is interested!

Materials:

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  • A stick/branch/wood piece/whatever you want to use to hang the yarn from
  • Several types of yarn – your choice of color(s) and texture(s)
  • Twine

This project cost me $0 because I find interesting looking branches all the time when I hike…so I just end up taking them (shhh). Also, I am a yarn hoarder so finding yarn meant digging through my art supply closet. And twine is always something I just keep handy. It’s like coconut oil. It’s has multiple purposes and it’s trendy.

Steps:

  1. Sand down your branch (if you picked it up from the wilderness) to ensure that you get no splinters. This step is optional but it makes tying yarn onto the stick easier.
  2. Depending on how long you want your Yarn Hanging, double that. You’ll need to double it because you’ll be folding the yarn in half when you knot it over the stick. Start cutting out your yarn pieces. It’s up to you how much you want to use!
  3. Group which yarn(s) you want together and tie them onto the stick using a Front Lark’s Head Knot.
    Front Lark’s Head Knot
  4. Get creative! I like textures and used different types of yarns to reflect that. In addition to fun yarn, I also added some details to each yarn grouping. You can braid, knot, or leave each yarn be.
    Textures

    Textures

    Different Styles

    Different Styles

  5. When you’re done, take a strand of twine and tie it from one end of the stick to the other. I just did a simple double knot on each end of the stick.
    Knotted Twine
  6. Put a thumbtack on your wall where you want it to hang. And voila!

    Finished

    Where’s my fuse box?

I love this project ’cause anyone can put their own twist to it. Add dried plants to make it look more earthy. Use colorful yarn. Use one type of yarn for a simple, minimalist look. The possibilities are endless. Just have fun with it. As for me, I will be enjoying it as it hides my fuse box out of view.