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DIY Yarn Art

You should have seen the look on Parker's face when I told him I had another craft project idea for the house. He was less than amused (I can't blame him), but this string/yarn art stuff I have been seeing on Pinterest was too tempting not to try. I am so glad I did! It was cheap, easy, and it looks great in my office over my giant turquoise desk. So here is the finished product:


I decided to do three smaller square boards and have a different design on each. The board on the right is the shape of Texas (I hope everyone already knew that), and the heart is over College Station. Parker and I have lived in a few different places both together and separately in Texas, but College Station is where we met. It's where our story began. The middle shape is an anchor. This obviously symbolizes the Navy, but it had special meaning for me in college as a Delta Gamma, it symbolizes this blog, etc. The heart on the left was kind of a cop-out. I couldn't think of another out of the box shape to do, and I love love, so a heart it is.

Want to make one? Here's how!


Parker ever so graciously cut the boards to proportion for me, and I tackled the rest of the project.

Step 1: Stain or paint your wood. These will be going in the same room as our world map, so I decided to use the same stain we used on that frame to tie it all in. Bonus- we already had some of this stain left over, so that portion of the project was free. The color I used was Cabernet by Rustoleum.  Let the stain dry completely- I let it dry overnight.

Step 2: Print out an image of your desired shape and cut it out. I printed out half a heart twice and taped it down for the heart board. The heart and the anchor were easy because those shapes are mirror images of themselves. The state of Texas...not so much. For Texas, I printed out a smaller shape as a guide and just eyeballed it. Tape the paper shape onto your board and nail around it. Remove the paper/tape and you should see your shape outlined by nails.
 

Step 3: Tie a piece of yarn to your starting point and string away! I didn't follow any specific pattern. I just kept wrapping the yarn until I was pleased with the end result. Tie off the yarn when you're done and that's it! Easy peasy.

This was a fun and easy project for me to take on, and Parker and I really are so pleased with the end result!


This week I was also chosen to co-host the Wednesday Walkabout, so bloggers be sure to link up and meet some new fabulous bloggers! Thanks fellow military spouse Jane at Poppiness for letting me co-host!
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1. Please follow at least ONE hostess, and let us know you're a new follower and how to follow you! To be entered as next week's Mystery Host, follow all hosts from this week.  
Mystery Host Chelsea- Anchors Aweigh
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Happy Wednesday!

29 comments :

Ashley said...

New Follower from the Blog Hop!! I love these yarn pieces! They came out really cute!

Julie @ A Simply Sweet Blog said...

I love those - so cute!

Kate Mitchell said...

They're so cute! Definitely something I'll have to try in the future.

Chelsea said...

These are so cute! My hubby is the same way about my projects!

Chelsea Hannah said...

LOVE this! It all looks so great together!

Christiana Marie said...

You are so talented! I love the little wall arrangement you did! Also, thanks for the linkup!! :)

Loren H said...

New follower from the Blog Hop! Super cute project, I've been wanting to do something similar on a larger canvas. Thanks for sharing!

I'll Love You Forever said...

Looooveee this! Such a cute idea! I love the anchor. I would love to try to do this sometime.
Stopping by from the blog hop!

Lisa said...

New follower from the blog hop! I was an Alpha Gam in college.

Karen said...

Stopping by from the Walkabout :) I love the yarn art. It looks awesome.

Bailey @ Becoming Bailey said...

That's such a cute and creative idea. It looks great!

Jamie said...

Those are so cute!

Chantal said...

Thanks for joining in!

Hilary @ Young Texan Mama said...

Super cute! I have been wanting to do these for a while.

Charity said...

These are amazing!! I totally need to sit down and try these.

Emmett Katherine said...

those are really cool, i really like the state of Texas one!

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Kelly said...

LOVE! How cute and easy!

Janelle Vannice said...

WHOA! These are super cute! I want to try something like this soon... Dan is going to kill me, haha. These turned out GREAT! :)

Janelle

Jane said...

Oh those are SOOO cute! I love them! Thanks for co-hosting with us!! :)

Stephanie Whitener said...

I love these things. I will say though that you need to do it on wood and not canvas. That way the nails are secure. I tried it with pins and canvas and epically failed. You have inspired me to try again!

Parker Phelps said...

Obviously not plywood ... but I will let it slide

Jessa @ Life of A Sports Wife said...

I love those. So cute. I love being crafty. Thanks for the inspiration.

Haylee said...

They turned out so cute! I pinned this for future reference. :)

NIGHT OWL VENTING said...

Thanks for the link up. Awesome project. Love the end result. Wish I was crafty.

Amy said...

Oh my gosh, seriously i love these!
SO CUTE and they look so easy to do! I'll definitely have to try this out soon!
Thanks for sharing!

Becca Moss said...

I love this! I have so many different ideas running through my head from this DIY! Yayyy - thanks! You did great :)

Kirstie Semler said...

Love this!

Kenzie Smith said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing!!

fiona said...

Oh my gosh love these, takes me back to my childhood in the early 70's we had a craze for making them. Thank you for bringing them back I've got the itch to make some more now xxx

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