Taste and choice in home décor is incredibly personal and unique to each individual. The past few years have shown that chic and rustic themed home décor items have become a popular choice among all ages.
Yarn and rope are basic elements of a rustic home décor and can get pretty expensive when bought from hipster shops. But with the internet providing a plethora of ideas and DIY schemes, you can easily make your own home décor items without spending too much money.
Here are 3 affordable DIY home décor ideas using yarn; giving you the best combination of rustic and chic:
1. Yarn Wrapped Bottle Vase
This easy DIY project is a great way to up-cycle empty bottles. The DIY makes a chic and rustic vase, perfect to keep in any room. And you’ll only need a few things to get the job done!
What you’ll need: empty glass bottles, rope or yarn of your choice, a hot glue gun and a pair of scissors.
Directions: Start by cleaning and drying the bottles thoroughly, leaving no moisture on them.
Starting from the bottom, apply a modest layer of glue, and then start wrapping the yarn around the bottom. As you keep moving up, make sure to wrap the yarn as close together as possible, with no glue peeking out.
Cut the rope when you reach the end and glue the loose end down.
And there you go! In 3 simple steps you get a rustic piece of décor to decorate anywhere in your home.
2. Yarn Balloons
Similar to the previous one, this DIY makes hollow yarn balls which you can gather in a basket for display, or make bigger ones and hang them from the ceiling.
What you’ll need: Balloons, thread or yarn of your choice, white glue, water and a pair of scissors.
Directions: Start by blowing the balloons to the size of balls you want and as many as you would like. Then dunk the thread/yarn into the water and glue mixture and start wrapping it around the balloons. Wrap the yarn as far apart or close as you want. Then hang the balloons by thread to dry overnight in a place with no wind.
When the balloons have dried, just pop and take them out. You’ll have cute yarn balls to display however you like.
3. Yarn Dream Catcher
Famous from Native American folklore, dream catchers are known (superstitiously) to catch bad dreams and pass the good ones through as you sleep under them.
Even if you don’t believe in the myth, you have to agree they are cute for home décor. Here is how you can DIY one;
What you’ll need: Lots of yarn, an embroidery ring, faux feathers, beads and scissors.
Directions: Start out by wrapping the entire embroidery ring with yarn. Next you can weave whatever pattern you would like, by passing the yarn across the ring and creating knots (get creative!).
Remember to tie a secure knot each time you make a weave. When you are satisfied, add beads and feathers to make multiple strings you would like to add and tie them to the ring.
You’ll end up with a custom dream catcher you can hang over your bed and catch all the good dreams.
Now you don’t need to wait to have enough money to buy overpriced home décor items. Using the easy ideas above, you can get the aesthetically pleasing yarn décor in your home, customized to your liking.