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DIY Yarn Wall Hanging For Boho Nursery

If you’re looking for a really easy DIY yarn wall hanging that is perfect for a beginner, this project is for you! You can make this yarn wall art for under $25 in less than one hour. Customize the size, color and design of this wall hanging to really make it your own. I love the way ours turned out for our boho nursery!

 

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I still remember when I stumbled upon this adorable DIY yarn wall hanging from Project Nursery (made by Trendy Peas) on Pinterest.

I remember pinning it immediately and then mentally categorizing it in my mind under “projects I must make for my house”. I’ve just been waiting for the day when I had a good spot for a DIY yarn wall hanging like this.

Yarn Wall Art by Trendy Peas via Project Nursery. This boho yarn wall hanging inspired me to try to make my own version for our baby's nursery!
My DIY Wall Hanging Inspiration -> Trendy Peas via Project Nursery

When I was thinking about what to put above my little one’s crib in her boho nursery, this wall hanging instantly came to mind! I knew it would be the perfect simple contrast on the backdrop of our newly completed board and batten wall in my little girl’s nursery.

Today I’m joining up with a super fun group of bloggers for the Pinterest Challenge where we all take something that we found on Pinterest and give it a try!

The focus of the challenge is to stop pinning and start doing, which is a motto that I can definitely get behind.

Gray and white yarn wall hanging above a baby's crib with text overlay that says boho yarn wall hanging.

Are you ready to see how to make this DIY boho yarn wall hanging??

Supplies needed to make a boho yarn wall hanging: wooden beads and two colors of thick woven yarn - I used white and blue.

Supplies for DIY yarn hanging:

  • Driftwood about 3 feet wide (or you could use a wooden dowel)
  • Chunky yarn in two colors – I got a bag of both the white and gray and had plenty left over.
  • Wood beads
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Scissors

How to Make a Boho Yarn Wall Hanging: Step-By-Step Tutorial

Using a scissors to cut the thick strands of white yarn to the desired length to make the boho style yarn wall hanging

Step One: Cut yarn.

The length of the yarn really just depends on how big you want your yarn wall art to be. Take the approximate height that you want, double it, and then add a couple of inches to account for the looping around the wood. This will be the length that you cut each piece of yarn.

You can save time by cutting a bunch of pieces at once rather than one at a time.

Thick strands of white and gray yarn attached to a piece of driftwood. The yarn is attached with a simple loop knot and alternates in color between gray and white.

Step Two: Loop on yarn to driftwood.

It’s just a really simple loop around the driftwood to attach the chunk yarn. Since I was using two colors, I alternated them.

Wood beads are attached to random strands of yarn at random lengths and intervals. To give this yarn wall hanging a boho look, there's no real pattern to how the wooden beads are applied.

Step Three: Add wood beads.

My inspiration used copper pieces on the yarn, which is so cute! But I thought that wood beads would go better with the general design of the nursery, so I found some that were large enough to string onto the yarn.

The wood beads were just large enough, but not so large that they were “easy” to put on.

I found it was easiest to twist up the bottom of the pieces of yarn and then twist the wood bead onto the yarn (kind of like you would twist and push on the top to a jar) until the yarn was all the way through the bead.

I added the beads in a really random fashion. At first, I tried to replicate the V shape that my inspiration used, but it wasn’t looking good with the wood beads.

This DIY boho yarn wall hanging made with thick crafting yarn, driftwood, and wood beads hangs on a green wall in our baby's nursery.

Step Four: Hang up on wall in boho nursery.

You’ll need to get some long nails so there is enough to go into the wall and hang out to set the wood on top of. We used 2.5″ nails.

A closer up look at the boho yarn hanging - the driftwood has jagged, broken end and the white and grey warn is looped over the driftwood bar with wood beads threaded onto the thick yarn.
A zoomed out look at the boho yarn wall hanging on the nursery wall. The yarn wall art hangs over a black and white baby's crib against a green wall. On the right hand side is a side view of the nursery gallery wall with boho-style wall art and decor.

Also, I’ve gotta mention this safety warning for nursery installations…. Since it is over the crib in our boho nursery, we are going to further attach it to the nails by wrapping some floral wire around the wood and then around the nail.

This isn’t necessary if you’re just hanging it on a random wall!

I’m also going to add some knots under the beads to make sure they stay put (they would have to be pulled off, they wouldn’t just fall). But wouldn’t want those to get in the crib as a choking hazard.

I also was sure to hang this high enough so that a little one couldn’t reach up and grab anything.

A closer look at the bar of driftwood used for this boho style yarn wall hanging, and the thick white and grey craft yarn tied around the driftwood.

My favorite part about this adorable yarn wall art is the piece of driftwood we used. When our little one was just 2 months old, we took a trip as a family to the Oregon Coast.

I looked high and low while walking on the beaches for the perfect pieces of driftwood for this project that I knew I wanted to make. Now that it is incorporated into this wall hanging, it’s a fun reminder of that first vacation of a family of four.

Gray and white boho yarn wall hanging hangs on a green wall. the yarn in tied with simple knots, and threaded with large wooden beads for a boho style look.

Also, if you are wondering – you can take driftwood from beaches as a souvenir (at least here in Oregon), but not for commercial purposes or in large quantities. I was a nervous Nelly so I looked it up. Haha.

A boho style yarn wall hanging hangs against a green wall, over a black and white baby's crib in a nursery.

If you’re not lucky to vacation at the beach and find some driftwood, you may be able to find some at your local thrift stores. You may also be able to find some for sale on Etsy.

This DIY boho style yarn wall art is made with thick strands of gray and white yarn, tied onto a stick of ocean driftwood. The yarn is threaded with large wood beads.

This DIY yarn wall hanging was seriously SO easy to make and only cost me $23 in supplies.

I think from start to finish, this yarn wall art for our boho nursery took me about 30-40 minutes. And that was while I was taking pictures, adding them to Instagram stories….and trying to keep my toddler away from chucking the wood beads across the room, haha.

A close up look at the thick strands of gray and white crafting yarn and wood beads used to make this boho yarn wall hanging.

If you’re looking for a really easy DIY yarn wall hanging that is perfect for a beginner, this project is for you! You can make this yarn wall art for under $30 in less than one hour.

Customize the size, color, and design of this wall hanging to really make it your own. I love the way ours turned out for our boho nursery!

A zoomed out view of the boho style yarn wall art hanging on the nursery wall. the yard hanging hangs over a black and white baby's crib. To the right is a boho style gallery wall with wall art.
A boho style yarn hanging made with white and gray yarn hangs on a green wall. Text overlay reads

What is the last thing you’ve tried after finding it Pinterest??

Let me know in the comments below!


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How to Make a DIY Boho Yarn Wall Hanging

How to Make a DIY Boho Yarn Wall Hanging

Yield: 1
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20

Love the look of boho-chic decor? You'll love this Boho Yarn Wall Hanging! We made this white and gray yarn wall art for our baby's nursery, but this piece of DIY decor will look great in any part of your home.

Materials

Tools

  • Hammer
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut yarn.
  2. Loop on yarn to driftwood.
  3. Add wood beads.
  4. Hang up on wall.

31 thoughts on “DIY Yarn Wall Hanging For Boho Nursery

  1. Your nursery is beautiful! I love the natural wood elements! This soft gray and white wall hanging looks lovely above the crib! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. Nice work! I always wanted to make something from this super chunky yarn. The nursery looks so cozy and I absolutely adore the color you chose for the wall and the collection of frames and sayings.

  3. What a very precious project of love. That yarn is so soft looking. It just looks perfect for something ‘baby’. Reminds me of chubby baby fingers and toes. The whole nursery is such a soothing, sweet space. Beautiful!!

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