wall hanging

diy woven wall hanging

DIY woven wall hanging // sarah sherman samuelI updated a few things in our master bedroom recently since Archie thought it was a fun game to try and rip the black and white print we had above the bed off the wall. He finally succeeded and we were without anything up there for a while but then I got this idea, a tasseled, woven, wall art of an idea. You may have caught a few shots of it on instagram and I got a lot of inquiries about it, so today I’m sharing how I made it!

DIY woven wall hanging // sarah sherman samuelDIY woven wall hanging // sarah sherman samuelDIY woven wall hanging // sarah sherman samuelDIY WOVEN WALL HANGING

Supplies Needed:
– I used this rug as the base
White Jute Twine (I used 12 rolls)
– A small screwdriver (that is what I used but a crochet hook or an oversize needle would be way easier, I am always just grabbing what I have in mind and making things up as I go. Hindsight is a wonderful thing).
– A few small finish nails

Step 1: Make the tassels. SO MANY TASSELS (for tassel making instructions see this DIY post here). I made these ones longer, using a 9″ square to wrap the twine around, but the process is the same.

Step 2: Lay the rug out on the floor and draw yourself some guidelines with a pencil to follow.

DIY woven wall hanging // sarah sherman samuelStep 3: Start from the bottom and lay out the first line of tassels where you’d like to attache them.

DIY woven wall hanging // sarah sherman samuelStep 4: Using a screwdriver (or crochet hook etc) poke the loose ends of the top of the tassel through the rug, spacing them about 1/5″ apart.

Step 5: Move your hands to the underside of the rug and knot the two pieces of twine together, securing the tassel to the rug.

Step 6: Work your way up the rug making sure to stagger the tassels so they don’t line up and it looks a little random.

DIY woven wall hanging // sarah sherman samuelStep 7: Using 4 or 5 finish nails secure the rug to the wall but hammering a nail right through the run and into the wall.

And that is it! With all the twine I had to buy, this wasn’t an inexpensive DIY but it is exactly what I had in mind and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I have to say, making that many tassels was quite therapeutic and attaching them was oddly extremely satisfying. Soooo…who wants one?!

Sources: Bed (was an old west elm that I reupholstered. DIY here) // Custom Dyed Bedding by Flaneur // Wall Art DIY by Sarah Sherman Samuel // Bench by CB2 // Rug from esalerugs.com // Nightstands by West Elm // Sconces by Cedar and Moss // Pendant is vintage find similar here // Vases from West Elm

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel

For more posts on our LA home and to see the process of our renovations check here. 

DIY holiday wall hanging

DIY holiday wall hanging // sarah sherman samuel I threw my first party in the new studio for which I whipped up this evergreen wall hanging and it is easily my new favorite piece of holiday decor. This crazy simple DIY has loads of visual impact but doesn’t take up any floor space, making it perfect for small spaces.

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DIY Eucalyptus Wall Hanging

DIY eucalyptus wall hanging // sarah sherman samuelI’ve had a few requests to share the details on this DIY wall hanging I made a while back (you may have seen it in the works here, and on the blog here), so here she is!

This is definitely one of the easiest DIY‘s I have put together and I really just did it on the fly. You could also make it all your own by switching up the eucalyptus for flowers or other greenery, increasing the number of dowels used, etc. Really, the variations are endless… making me want to make another, and another!

DIY eucalyptus wall hanging // sarah sherman samuelSupplies needed: Fresh Cut Eucalyptus // Yarn // 3 Walnut Dowels 1/2″ x 36″ // Scissors

DIY eucalyptus wall hanging // sarah sherman samuelThe first thing I did was lay the dowels out on the floor, spaced out how I wanted them. Then I started with the full roll of yarn and tied the end onto the left side of the bottom dowel with a simple knot. I then tied knots on the next two dowels up and stretched the yarn out as high as I wanted it (about two feet above the dowels) and finished tying the rest of the knots, going down along the right side.

DIY eucalyptus wall hanging // sarah sherman samuelNext I gathered a bunch of eucalyptus and tied a piece of yarn around its’ end securing it together (repeating that step twice to make two bunches). Then finally I tied the eucalyptus bunches to the wall hanging with a bow, using the same yarn.

DIY eucalyptus wall hanging // sarah sherman samuelPretty fun right? Cracker is clearly impressed.

To see more of my DIY projects check here.

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel

DIY – copper wall hanging

Entryway // DIY wall hanging // smitten studioThis weekend I also put my crafting muscles to work with a little project to spruce up our entryway. I’ve been spending so much time in Home Depot that I started looking at the materials in a different way and thought of this simple way to bring the aesthetic of a macramé or woven wall hanging (with a little metallic flair) into our space.

All of our money is going into the renovation right now so we don’t have a lot to play with to decorate and I am SO over having blank walls. So, while I still plan on getting a real deal macramé piece made by fellow Michigander Sally England once our bank accounts have recovered, I made this to tide me over.

DIY wall hanging // smitten studioEntryway // DIY wall hanging // smitten studioPaired with some art, some of my favorite objects and this storage piece, I think it made a big step forward in shaping up our entryway. We bought that credenza, which is really a mini bar, from CB2 when we first moved into our old house (6 years ago) and have never actually used it as a bar. In our last home it was in the bedroom and here it works out perfectly as an entryway piece. I love that it has drawers for small things like keys and sunglasses and bigger doors for hats or bags (hiding all the clutter that usually lands on the kitchen counter).

Entryway // DIY wall hanging // smitten studioGet the full DIY instructions and list of materials needed in the post I shared over on A Beautiful Mess!

To see more of my DIY projects look here.
To see our entryway before look here.

Product Sources: Mini Bar/Credenza is from CB2 (old) similar sized one here // Rug from Rugs USA // Glass dome terrarium (homemade with an A Sunny Afternoon hexagon) // Octahedron Terrarium by ABJ Glassworks // Antler Art by Keri Herer // Brass xo & brass goblet are vintage // Leopard boots by Zara (old) // Basket holding the fiddle leaf fig is from Target

Photography, design, and styling by Sarah Sherman Samuel