I grew up with hippie parents. Smelling patchouli and listening to Fleetwood Mac was all part of life for me so when I see these woven wall hangings in Target and other places right now I am immediately brought back to my childhood. I have a soft spot for hippie wall hangings and wanted to make one of my own. I gave a couple of teasers on Instagram a while back…
And now I finally can share my finished product…
I love this quick and easy DIY so very much!
It all started when I saw rolls of colorful vinyl at the fabric store. Here’s how to make your own:
vinyl (I purchased 1/6 of a yard of each color)
wooden dowel (found mine at Michael’s)
(I stained my dowel to give it a richer hue)
First I unrolled all of the vinyl on my table so I could start looking at the colors and determine my favorite combos.
Next I measured and cut a 1.5 inch strip.
To do this I just made a mark every foot or so at 1.5 inch and then carefully cut along those lines.
I taped down this strip and used it as my template for the rest.
I laid the next piece of vinyl colored-side down,
drew my line against the outline of the template, and then cut.
I chose to cut the ends to a point but you could leave them straight or even curved.
Once I had all of my strips cut I laid them against the dowel to play around with the arrangment.
I wanted a banner-type look so I made my strips come to a point.
It took some arranging and rearranging to come up with a layout I liked. I didn’t want anything too predictable or symetrical for this one.
Once I had them in place I just simply took these thumbtacks and secured them.
Then I cut off the remaining vinyl hanging down the backside.
I left about 4 inches so that it would hang flat and used another thumbtack to secure those ends down.
Lastly, I tied twine around each end, creating a triangle, and hung it from a nail.
I love the combination of colors and they work perfectly in my living room
which I will show more of this month!
The combinations are endless for colors, shape, and size!
This has found a nice little home in my living room but you will
have to wait another week before you see it all in action!