DIY Wall Weaving
No weaving required! In fact, you won’t even need a sewing machine or thread and needle for this one. This little hack is sure to add some eye candy to your walls.
So the story goes, I have been looking for something to hang on the wall downstairs. Something to add texture and softness. Some kind of tapestry, weaving, or even macrame. I was feeling a Scandinavian or Moroccan vibe. But checking places like Etsy, they are hundreds for modest size pieces.
I had given up all hope. But then it happened, guys. I found the most perfect rug that was much too beautiful to be walked on for a living. It needed to be upgraded to wall art, pronto.
I fell in love with this gem and it came home with me. Little did it know it was being called up to the big leagues. A simple, utilitarian 5×7 rug no longer. On sale $30, originally $70. And you too may have a long lost rug laying around to reincarnate.
- Wooden dowel (size slightly longer than width of rug)
- Hot glue gun
- Rickrack, pompoms, tassels or some decorative fringe (sold by the yard)
- Thin wire
- Wire, rope or string to hang tapestry
Not including the rug, supplies should cost less than $15.
Find a rug. Decide where you’re going to hang it and how. Do you prefer horizontal or vertical?
Measure your strand of rickrack/tassels/pompoms to the edge of the rug and cut off the correct length.
Now, using your hot glue gun, stick the strip to either the front or back of the rug. I liked it showing on the front, but as long as the fringes are hanging down it doesn’t matter. It depends on the way you want it to look.
Roll the other end (top) of your rug once over the wooden dowel.
Now on the back side, use your thin wire to secure the top of the rug around the wooden dowel.
Gently feed the the wire through some threads to tie them together.
Twist the wire as if it were a twist tie, then snip the excess wire off and tuck the edge back so it doesn’t poke anyone.
Next, take your length of cord, rope or wire for hanging the tapestry and secure it to each side of the dowel.
Hang your Wall Art and Enjoy
Seriously, that’s it. The hardest part might be deciding where you want it.
Time to put your feet up and admire all your handiwork. I don’t think I would even notice it was a rug if I saw it for the first time. But even if I suspected, I would still think it was amazing and totally wall-worthy. Joe definitely didn’t think twice. He wondered where I bought it.
I think it would work equally well to hang horizontally. If you wanted to get even more fun with embellishments, you could add different materials and layers over the top of it. The wall is the limit!