I’ll use almost any holiday as an excuse to dress up our house. However, I refuse to spend any significant amount of money on decorations that will only see the light of day for a week. Last year, I decorated our deck with some old school red, white, and blue paper chains that were the perfect balance of cute and cheap. This year, I wanted to make something to hang on the wall for Independence Day, and I challenged myself to keep my spending under $10. What did I come up to pretty up our entry way for the long holiday weekend? Red, White, and Blue DIY Yarn Art.
Yarn hangings have been all over Pinterest for the past few months, but until now, I just wasn’t all that pumped to make one of my own. But with my budget in mind, I realized that some super cheap yarn (plus a dowel I already had on hand) would make it easy to create a large scale piece of hanging decoration just in time for the 4th of July. A quick run to the craft supply store and a couple hours playing with yarn, and I was putting up the finished product.
Now that I see how easy it was to create this low investment, high impact piece of wall decor, I’m already scheming a few more yarn installations for some bare walls that have been stumping me. As a bonus, this is a project that would be great for kids old enough to work safely with scissors. Lots of hands cutting and looping would make this a fast and easy summer project!