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#DelightfulDIY: Thrift Store Wall Hanging

March 24, 2015

I have a quick and easy DIY for you today that costs next to nothing but will make a big impact on any wall in your home!

#DelightfulDIY Thrift Store Wall Art -- create a beautiful DIY wall hanging with a tea towel, a stick & some twine! | Delightfully Kristi

I created this little wall hanging in less than 30 minutes and it cost me a grand total of $2!  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • a thrifted tea towel (or similar)
  • long, straight stick (or dowel)
  • string or twine

A couple of optional extras include a drill and drill bit to drill holes into the stick, but they are not at all necessary.  I’ll explain, but first let’s get started!

#DelightfulDIY Thrift Store Wall Art -- create a beautiful DIY wall hanging with a tea towel, a stick & some twine! | Delightfully Kristi

The first thing you need to do is collect a long, straight(ish) stick and clean it up.  I took off any protruding twigs, knobs, etc. with some garden shears and a razor, just to make it smooth.  As you can see, I drilled a small hole (1/8 in.) in each end, but you can also wrap the twine around the stick instead, making that step unnecessary.  It’s totally up to you how you want your wall hanging to look!

**You can also easily use a pre-made wooden dowel (from a craft or hardware store) and skip this step entirely; but, I like the natural look of the stick, especially with the nature design on my chosen tea towel.

#DelightfulDIY Thrift Store Wall Art -- create a beautiful DIY wall hanging with a tea towel, a stick & some twine! | Delightfully Kristi

Next, simply thread the stick through one end of your wall hanging.  If the tea towel or material you are using does not have an enclosed end like mine, you will need to create one by either sewing one end or using some type of permanent fabric adhesive (check your local craft store!).

#DelightfulDIY Thrift Store Wall Art -- create a beautiful DIY wall hanging with a tea towel, a stick & some twine! | Delightfully Kristi

With the stick in place, it’s time to measure out and tie on the string.  I got this decorative twine from Target’s Dollar Spot (for $1, duh), but any string will work.  Since I drilled holes into my stick, I threaded the twine through the holes and knotted the ends, but you can also wrap the twine around the end of the stick and knot it that way.

#DelightfulDIY Thrift Store Wall Art -- create a beautiful DIY wall hanging with a tea towel, a stick & some twine! | Delightfully Kristi

Simply hang up your pretty new wall art and you’re done!  Feel free to step back and admire your handiwork!  ;)

#DelightfulDIY Thrift Store Wall Art -- create a beautiful DIY wall hanging with a tea towel, a stick & some twine! | Delightfully Kristi

Have you ever come across anything at the thrift store (or elsewhere) that you thought would look neat hanging on the wall?  What would you use to create your own DIY wall hanging??

Thanks for reading!

Delightfully, Kristi (signature)

 

PS.  I ironed the tea towel, but it looks as though it’s been folded for years and I’m having trouble getting the folds out — does anyone have any advice for stubborn creases??  (FYI: The material is a cotton/linen blend.)  Thanks!  :)

 

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4 Comments

  • nyrmirez

    That is a beautiful tea towel! Great find and awesome D.I.Y. I will have to keep my eyes open for something similar that I can recreate this with.

    March 25, 2015 at 11:46 am Reply
    • Kristi

      Thank you!! It was a totally random find. I wasn’t even sure what I was going to do with it when I bought it, but I knew I had to have it, especially for only $1! Good luck on the hunt!! :)

      March 25, 2015 at 12:04 pm Reply
  • Anji

    Great idea, thanks. It looks so much better than hanging the teatowel up with pins. I might try this idea with a tea towel I have.

    September 24, 2016 at 3:21 pm Reply
    • Kristi

      You’re welcome, thank YOU!! I’m so glad you like the idea, I hope it works for your tea towel! You could also get a wooden dowel for very little money from a craft store and maybe even paint it if you’re feeling extra crafty! ;)

      September 24, 2016 at 5:35 pm Reply

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