Simple DIY Boho Chic Wall Hanging: Recycled and Sustainable


You can easily make this boho chic wall hanging yourself in an evening and it’s made out of completely sustainable recycled materials.

Supplies Needed:

  1. A branch that suits the style you want, I like the ones with a slight curve to them, but whatever you fancy works.
  2. Some old t-shirts and scissors or you can purchase pre-made here.
  3. A finer twine to mount it.

Making the T-Shirt Yarn

Here is a great video tutorial on how to make old t-shirts into yarn by #sustainmycrafthabit. I used my son’s old t-shirts that he outgrew to make the one shown in the photo above.

  1. Cut a small slit in the t-shirt beginning a the bottom and then tear all the way across. Cut the slit about the size you’d like your strip of yarn to be.
  2. For this project I ended up making different sized pieces of yarn because I like the look of having longer pieces and shorter pieces as well as thicker and thinner pieces.
  3. You can also utilize the collar and seams for thicker/contrast pieces
  4. Once you’ve finished tearing a piece put each end into both hands and pull it, this will stretch it out a bit and hide any loose threads/cut marks.

Putting it All Together

You can check out this guide by #thesprucecrafts for a directional tutorial on looping the yarn over the branch. It’s very simple once you get the hang of it.

  1. Fold yarn in half.
  2. Push halfway mark of your piece of yarn up above the branch and then pull the ends up through the loop.
  3. Repeat this all the way across your branch until you’re happy with how it looks.
  4. I braided a couple of the pieces together to create contrast.
  5. Once it’s complete take a finer piece of string or twine and tie it to either end of your branch for mounting.
  6. Place a nail in your wall and VOILA! You have a beautiful piece of wall art that you created.

Post photos of your creation in the comments, I’d love to see yours!

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