I did this project a while ago but here I am, finally telling you about it! Prepare for the easiest DIY. Really. If you can use scissors, you can make this for your home. Remember this wall hanging above our bed?
I made it using a bamboo stick from our yard and an old baby blanket. Yep. That’s it. Let me expand.
I wanted something large above our bed but with the curve of the headboard it’s kind of hard to get something of the right shape and scale. That being said, I decided it needed something a little more organic. I didn’t want to make a yarn wall hanging. (Although those are super easy. See details here.)
I decided I’d deconstruct a crocheted blanket. I looked it thrift shops for a while with no luck and then one Saturday morning on my walk I spotted one at a neighbor’s garage sale. She sweetly let me have it and I headed home for some craft time.
But in my head I was picturing the blanket unraveling from the bottom…Kind of mimicking macrame. Kinda like this:
So I hung hooked the blanket through the bamboo and hung it on the wall.
Not the same, right? (Now, bare with me on these iphone pics and the unmade bed.) My first vision was NOT this.. I hung it but then took scissors to the bottom pieces to cut then unravel. Here’s a detail I didn’t consider though. Crochet is ONE piece of yarn. Macrame is a bunch. You can’t cut apart a crocheted blanket and end up with multiple pieces of fringe. Nope. I tried. Back to the drawing board.
When I laid it out, I noticed the sections in the blanket. So I decided to separate those strips into different pieces.
I hung the bamboo rod back up and just hung each strip over the stick.
I chose to swag some of them. I had more of that at first but ended up letting more pieces just hang.
As I trimmed some strips shorter, I reused them to thicken it up.
That’s more like it, right? Plus look at that big kid. Heart eyes.
I love how it turned out. Literally scissors and a stick. You can do this.
This would look great above a mantel or with a colored blanket in a kids room. The length and size could vary pretty easily. Let me know if you have any questions. I’d love to help.
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Thanks for reading, friends!