6.23.2014

M A K E :: copper wall hanging

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The incredible thing about having a home is that you have this little spot in the world that's yours, a place that God has provided and allowed you to make your own. I love being able to express my creativity in creating art for our home. I look forward to our future children looking at these pieces and cherishing them as treasures as they grow old -- something I can pass on to them that will someday make their own house a home. I have seen so many beautiful weavings on the internet lately, so I wanted to create something with a similar feel. Our walls have been pretty bare since moving into our apartment, and these lovely wall hangings have added just the right touch to our home!
 
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S U P P L I E S :: skein of yarn, copper couplings, two wooden dowels, scissors

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1. Gather your supplies. Begin by cutting your yarn into 18-inch strands (this can be adjusted based on the length you'd like the finished product to be).

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2. Once your strands are cut, fold them in half and place the ends through the loop as pictured. Do this all the way across the wooden dowel.

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3. Take three strands of yarn and braid them together. Halfway through the braid, tie a knot and place a copper coupling. Tie a knot on the other side of the coupling and continue braiding. Tie each end to either end of the dowel.

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4. Place a notebook or piece of cardboard atop the ends of your wall hanging. Use this as a guide to trim the excess yarn and create an even line.

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Variation : Use the same technique to wrap the strands of yarn, but cut the strands to be twice as long, collect ten of them together, and then attach.

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Variation (cont.) : pull the strands through the copper coupling and arrange as desired.

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5. Use string or yarn to create the top hanger by tying a loop around each end and placing the dowel inside the loops. You can also make other decorative hangings by trying out other tying and hanging combinations. Display and enjoy!

I previously shared this post on the Deeply Rooted blog, which you can view here. If you haven't already checked out Deeply Rooted, I strongly suggest you do! I loved their first issue and I can't wait to get my hands on Issue Two, which just became available! Yay!


xo. melisa

3 comments:

  1. I really really love your crafts. I featured your blog as one of my favorites. http://www.juliwilliams.com/2014/06/blogs-i-love.html

    Juli :)

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  2. I love this! I actually have little copper tubing laying around just waiting to be used. Great idea!
    xoxo
    Taylor

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