How to Craft a Yarn Wall Hanging

by Ben Franklin Crafts

Explore color and texture while crafting a cool decoration for your room.


  • 1 5" metal ring
  • assorted yarns
  • masking tape
  • sturdy cardboard cut to approximately 5" x 18"
  • scissors
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Choose a solid yarn. Tape one end to the ring with masking tape.

    Step 2

    Wrap yarn around the ring until a little more than half of the ring is wrapped with yarn. To avoid tangling the yarn, keep the length between the ball and ring short as shown in the video.

    Step 3

    Cut the yarn. Use masking tape to secure the loose end of yarn to the ring.

    Step 4

    Choose 5-6 different yarns for the loops. Wrap all the way around the cardboard for each strand you want to add. Cut the yarn on one end.

    Step 5

    This diagram shows how the yarn loops are attached to the ring. This is called a Lark's Head Knot.

    Step 6

    Fold one or more strands in half. Add to the ring with a lark's head knot. Start each loop under the ring. Add yarn loops until you don't see any more metal or tape.

    Step 7

    If you like, add braids and/or knots to your wall hanging.

    Step 8

    To trim the ends, tape them to the table with masking tape. Use scissors to cut along the outside edge of the tape. You can make a curved, pointed or straight edge.

    Step 9

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