One of my favorite things about my baby girl’s room is this huge yarn tassel dreamcatcher wall art. This is actually one of my favorite DIY projects I have ever done! 🙂 We have dreamcatchers in every bedroom in the house because I love the legend of how they protect you from nightmares and only let the good dreams through. These are great over a bed, above a couch, or any place where you want to take up a large space on the wall.
Here are the steps for how I made mine:
yarn in various colors
6 to 8 wooden embroidery hoops in various sizes
First choose your yarn from the craft store. I would recommend choosing at least 4 colors that coordinate well together. I was going for a southwest boho vibe in her nursery so I chose these colors and I had some leftovers too!
Next take your wooden embroidery hoops and separate them so that you have 6 individual rings. I bought three different sizes and I think the largest size was about 14 inches wide.
Now you take your main color, I chose white, and tie it to the wooden hoops and just start wrapping. How many times you wrap around is up to you but I recommend wrapping it as tight as you can and go around a few times each time you move to a new place so that the yarn doesn’t move from the weight of the tassels. I didn’t wrap it around too many times because honestly I was getting lazy and was about 8 months pregnant. 🙂
Now start making the tassels…lots and lots and lots of tassels! Put on a great girly movie and make some popcorn because you are going to be there for a while!
Here is a super easy picture for how I make my tassels but you basically tie a knot around the top, tie a long string around the bundle about a half inch down, wrap it around a bunch, tie a knot, and trim the bottom. Easy cheesy!
Here is about 1/10 of what you are going to need! 🙂
Now just randomly start tying the tassels onto the yarn of your hoops. I put them out on the floor to make sure that the colors were spread out and everything was even…and then my dad moved it all to put up some curtains…so I did it again. 🙂 Figure out exactly how you want it to look before you get the hammer and nails out.
When you are done it should look a little something like this:
This doily dreamcatcher that hangs in my bedroom is also super easy to make and totally different than this one!
I posted this yarn wall hanging from our guest room that was made by just looping lots of yarn over a dowel painted with copper paint and I LOVE it.