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