DIY Yarn Wall Tapestry

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Hey guys!

When I set out to start decorating my apartment, the living room came together in my head right away. I designed that in my head a million times and it was what I focused on most. The bedroom was another story, and I spent months trying to figure out what to put above the bed. I got the bedding on a whim I thought it was really cute and just went for it. I do love it, however, it was really hard to find something that complimented it to go above the bed. So I spent months perusing Pinterest trying to find the perfect inspiration, browsed on a lot of art websites, and came close to getting a few things but none of them seemed right.

Then, I came across a yarn tapestry on Pinterest and immediately thought it looked so cool. I checked out the blog the pin came from, and the tutorial seemed so easy! Here is a link to the post by Ashley from , she has a detailed tutorial and has a few posts including a few different tapestries she’s made!  So I picked out the colors and fabrics I wanted at Michael’s and went to work.

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Make sure to use a few different textures of yarn, and keep them all on the thick side. Thick wool yarn tends to work the best. I also braided a few strands together to add texture and variety. I used a full ball of yarn of each color.

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I’m really happy with how it turned out! The nice thing about this project is that you can switch out any of the colors if you decide to move it or just want a new change. Overall, it was a pretty inexpensive DIY and not too time-consuming! It took me about an hour to finish and I was taking my time!

Let me know if you make one of these!

Love, Francesca



  1. November 11, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    So cool that you made this decoration yourself! It makes the room much cosier with a personal touch.


  2. November 12, 2016 / 4:12 am

    This is so simple but it looks so great! What a lovely idea 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this!
    xx, Carmen –

  3. Gabrielle
    November 12, 2016 / 9:38 am

    What a brilliant idea to have put together! The textures of each individual colour’s material looks gorgeously ‘wintery’ 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  4. josie
    June 10, 2019 / 4:59 pm

    i’m wanting to make this!! where did you get the rod?

    • vintagelillies
      June 13, 2019 / 3:04 am

      A craft store, I think it was Michael’s!

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