Hey guys! Although I do try to avoid following trends I seem to fail regularly, especially with things like a wall hanging. You find them everywhere on the net right now, or maybe I’m just a little bit late as always. So I wanted to try my own, because they are such an easy way to decorate your walls. Plus, the possibilities to style them are endless!
This was wall hanging actually born as an idea to exploit remnants from previous projects and things I didn’t need anymore. For example, take the small round mirror. It’s not a simple mirror I bought online, it’s really from a small vanity mirror you can find at IKEA. Furthermore, the metal loop is the remain from an IKEA lampshade I demolished for these plant stands! So as much as I love improvising in the kitchen I love to do so in the crafting department. Just think twice before throwing away things, you can sometimes easily give them a second life!
- Small round mirror
- Metal loop
- Leather strap
- Balsa wood bar
- Yarn in a colour of your choice
- Golden nail polish
- Super Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
First things first: Start by taping the mirror to paint your design. Then, paint it with the golden nail polish by applying several coats. Let everything dry (and air that room because it’s going to smell).
Next, cut off a roughly 8 cm long piece of leather strap using a sharp knife. Using the super glue, attach it to the upper back of the mirror. Then thread it through the metal loop and glue it to the other side of the mirror. Let it dry.
Take a piece of balsa wood as long as your mirror is wide. After that, measure pieces of yarn in several lengths. I started with the longest piece which would make the centre, then measure two pieces one about centimetre shorter. Repeat this again eight times, so you have 19 strands of yarn in the end.
Now, take a strand of yarn double and make a loop around the bar of balsa wood, then thread the ends through that loop. I hope that process gets clear on the picture! Start with the longest piece in the middle, then add the shorter pieces to the left and right. In the end, you should have a yarn curtain forming a V at the bottom.
Lastly, use your glue gun and attach the balsa wood bar with the yarn curtain to the back of the mirror. Now you just need a good place to hang your wall hanging!
I was really surprised how well everything in this ‘installation’ works together! There’s the glass from the mirror, the yarn, the leather and the metal…when you draft those improvised projects in your head, you never know how (or if) they worked out. But, it did apparently! And it’s a nice addition to my boyfriend’s nightstand. What do you think?