It’s been WAY too long since I’ve gotten my craft on, and my kids have noticed. “Mom, how come you don’t make us anything anymore?” Um, IDK Annabel, because I’m too busy hiding in a blanket fort while I watch the world spiral out of control? But crafting is a good outlet for me no matter how I’m feeling, so I decided to make my Annie a little wall hanging (James is going to get one, too, don’t worry).
Round cardboard (pre-cut or cut it yourself)
Start by drawing and cutting out a shape in the middle of your cardboard circle (I am going to make James a star wall hanging next!).
Punch a hole at the top of your circle, and several along the bottom.
Since I had a large amount of yarn, I cut smaller bunches to make it easier to wrap the yarn around the cardboard disc.
I glued down the end of the yarn, but I also made sure to wrap the yarn over the end to make it slightly more secure.
It was slow-going but it also felt therapeutic to methodically wrap the yarn around the cardboard. I was zen.
Remember those holes I punched? I ran 14-inche strands of contrasting pink yard through them.
Then I strung some heart-shaped beads onto the pink yarn.
After I adjusted the length of the pink yarn to my liking, I tied off the ends.
Don’t forget to add the hanging loop on top!
All done! It’s hanging in her room for her to discover when she gets home. I hung up some other Valentine’s day decor as well, so her room is looking very festive. Now I’m off to tackle James’ star hanging!
Ooh! This looks like one I could do! And it’s beautiful. Love this.
Is hiding in a blanket fort working for you? Perhaps that can be your next DIY instructional…