I think I’ve said 45 times that our master bedroom is almost done but it really almost IS now! Just finishing up our gallery wall and I will share the full room! But today I wanted to share a quick tutorial for how I made our fringe wall hanging. I almost didn’t share this, to be honest, because it feels so simple but I know some of you followed along with process on my stories so I wanted to share all the deets! I’m really happy with how it came out. It’s simple and much more neutral than most things I do or make but I wanted our bedroom to feel serene and relaxing so it fits right in. And compared to the rainbow wall hanging which took me almost a year, this one took me only a few hours. BAM!
How To Make a Fringe Wall Hanging
Total Time: 3 Hours (ish?)
Approx 38 Yards of Cotton Brush Fringe (I used this but just found a MUCH more cost effective option here that looks similar!)
1 Yard Contrasting Fringe Trim (I used this! The color is so pretty.)
2'x3' flatweave rug (The one I bought is sold out now! But any neutral flatweave rug will work.)
Hot Glue Gun
36" Wooden Dowel
Thin Cotton Rope (like this, but you can find smaller quantities at a craft store!)
Large Embroidery or Yarn Needle
1. Hot glue a strip of the cotton fringe right along the long bottom edge of your rug.
2. Hot glue another strip about 1/2" to 1" (depending on how dense you want the fringe to be!) above the last. Repeat until the entire rug is covered in fringe.
3. Now add your contrasting fringe. Cut a few small strips and lay them on top to decide where you want them. I only wanted a couple and I wanted them to be varying lengths and densities.
4. Once I figured out where I wanted the contrast, I hot glued them right on top of the other fringe I'd already added. I made each one have a few layers (so the color was really visible) and the longest one has even more (shorter) layers just in the center of it!
5. To hang the wall hanging on the dowel, lay it on a flat surface with the dowel sitting above it. Cut a long piece of cotton cord and thread it through the large needle.
6. Tie a knot on one end of the cord and poke it through the back corner of the wall hanging, about 1/2" down from the top. Then loop the needle and cord through the front and over the dowel and back through the back, about 3/4" away from the last stitch. Repeat until you've stitch across the entire top and end with a knot in the back again.
7. Hang with large nails or hooks!
(Ignore the large cotton piping pictured below, I had another plan for this project before it started! Ha!)
Photos by Jeff Mindell
I have one more wall hanging in the works (for my office!) and then maybe someone needs to take the yarn and trim away from me!? Ha!