Monday, March 3, 2014

DIY: Pom Pom Wall Hanging

jessica comingore / pom pom wall hanging

Over a year ago, my sisters and I took a trip up the California coast, and on our last stop in Big Sur, we collected an armful of branches with the plans to make branch weavings for each of our homes. Needless to say, those branches sat in my pantry collecting dust month after month. Until yesterday, when I decided to use a sick day at home sitting on the sofa to take a stab at this wall hanging project. It ended up being quite reasonable in cost (under $20 for materials), fairly quick (3 hours start-to-finish) and ready to hang by the time the Oscars were over.

jessica comingore / pom pom wall hanging

I selected two tonal yarns to make the poms and kind of eyeballed the measurements for hanging each strand. The fun part about this project is that you could make it in most any size and color to suit your space and taste. As for the branch, I’d recommend using one as straight and as sturdy as you can find so it doesn’t snap while you’re working. In case you’re curious, I used Patons Classic Wool Roving yarn for this piece, and tied everything using an off-white hemp yarn. I was thinking one of these would make a great house-warming gift too. Happy crafting!

jessica comingore / pom pom wall hanging

  1. Fernand et Firmin

    Looks super cool. I’ve been looking for projects to do with wood sticks and driftwoods.
    Wood and yarn is the best combinaison of all time if you ask me.
    The simplest project is a long wooden stick, 3 different yarn colours. And you just wrap the yarn around the stick, randomly. Gives a Texan vibe to your room immediately.

    • Jessica Comingore

      Ooh, I’ll have to try that one next!

  2. Maria

    I loved this so much, I made my own! I used a dark, greyish blue yarn and eyelash cream yarn. I hung it from a hook I found at hobby lobby, it’s a bronze owl. It’s actually pretty big. The branch I used is about 5 feet.
    I’m thinking about painting the wood, or maybe adding feathers somehow.

    • Jessica Comingore

      Ooh, fun! So glad to hear it inspired you to make your own, Maria. Would love to see the finished result.

  3. Di

    Hi, I am so excited to try this DIY project! Do you have any instructions on how I can achieve such pom poms like yours? Thank you! :)

    • Jessica Comingore

      Hi Di! Sure thing. Using the material I mentioned above, I cut 10 same sized strings (about 6″ long, you can trim them later) of each color, and folded them in half, creating a little round point in the center. I then used the hemp string and cut another 6″ or so of that, and wrapped it around the top of the pom where the fold is, 2 or 3 times. I secured it with a double knot and trimmed.

      Not all of them came out exactly the same, but no need for it to be perfect! It looks great, even with the imperfections. And like I mentioned, you can go in a trim after you hang everything to make them more symmetrical. Hope this helps!

  4. amy

    Love this! What is the brown yarn you used? How did you tie the strand to the stick? Did you drape it over, or just tie it at the top?

  5. mo

    I think these were originally made by dreams of gold.

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