I’ve been settling into my new home in California, and getting my room set up how I like it. My walls were starting to look pretty white and boring, so this weekend I decided to whip together a quick wall hanging. It’s easy and quick, and it really livens up a boring or plain space! It’s a good afternoon project to tuck away for a rainy or cold day.
DIY Felt Wall Hanging
- Gather your supplies, and cut out the shape you want a bunch of times. I chose hearts, but I think this would work well with geometric shapes like triangles or diamonds! I used glittery red felt, light blue felt, navy felt, and black felt. You’ll also need scissors and yarn.
- Cut 2 small holes in the center of each felt shape (just wide enough to pass yarn through the holes).
- String yarn through the shapes, leaving a few inches between each heart. Make the strands as long or short as you want. I didn’t want mine to look too even, so I cute various lengths of thread.
- Hang on the wall using a thumb tack or nail. And you’re done! Step back to admire your handiwork.
See how easy!? I hope you try this quick little DIY, let me know how it turns out for you!
It feels a little bit silly writing a post about this project–I had a little scrap of paper left over from one of my recent paintings, and I don’t like to waste things, so I made a little bookmark!
Even though it was an easy project, and took less than 10 minutes for me to do, I wanted to share it with all of you. I think that it would make a really fun gift for any book-lover, and you could really put a lot into making bookmarks. You could definitely get more creative than I did! It might be fun to use some pretty scrapbook papers to doll it up a little bit…
DIY: 5 Minute Bookmark
- Cardstock or a heavier-weighted paper
- Paper, markers, stickers, glitter, or any other craft supplies that you might want to use!
1. Decide on the size of your bookmark. I made a very skinny and long bookmark, mostly because I used a leftover scrap, but I actually really love the look of it–something about it is very dainty!
2. Decorate your paper. I used Sharpie markers to create a simple hearts pattern, and I like the way it turned out. I think it would be fun to make a more intricate bookmark next time, with a more creative pattern.
3. Start reading (so that you can show off your new DIY bookmark, of course)! I checked out 4 new books from the library this week, because I can’t control myself in the library, and I’ll let you know what I think of them. What have you been reading lately?