More often than not, we really enjoy making things that are practical and useful in some way when we’re done, but not always! Ever once in a while, it feels refreshing and satisfying to create something that is purely decorative and intended just to look nice. That’s why we’ve been looking up how to make all kinds of awesome wall hangings that might add some visual texture and colour to the place!
Are you feeling quite interested in the idea of making your own handmade wall hangings too? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. Easy DIY yarn and wooden bead wall hanging
Are you the kind of crafter who almost always prefers working with yarn any chance you get because, more than anything else, you’re mostly a knitting or crochet enthusiast? In that case, we think you might like this first idea the most, right off the bat! Check out how HGTV made a cute fringed wall hanging from not just lengths of yarn but also nice, natural looking wooden beads.
2. DIY modern tassel wall hanging
Are you loving the idea of making something with fringe but you’re not necessarily a yarn crafter with lots of it on hand? Perhaps you’re actually just looking for something that’s a little thinner and more delicate in its aesthetic and weight? In either case, we’d suggest taking a look at how Homey Oh My made this simple and slightly more modern wall hanging from embroidery thread, beads, and some DIY tassels!
3. Simpler jumbo tassel wall hanging
Maybe you absolutely love the idea of making a wall hanging that involves tassels in some way but you’d much prefer a chunkier look with larger tassels than the embroidery floss ones we just showed you? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Homedit made these chunky yarn tassels hanging from a wooden dowel!
4. DIY photo and triangle wall hanging
Are you the kind of crafter who is very nostalgic indeed and always on the lookout for creative ways to display your own photos and memories? Well, if you’ve ever been a fan of geometric shapes, then we think you’ll really appreciate the way Homey Oh My made this lovely wall hanging that is created with printed pictures and decorative triangles.
5. Chunky braid and tassel woven wall hanging
Are you still feeling like a huge fan of tassels because you really like the visual textures they give a space but you can’t help wondering whether there isn’t an option that will let you make even more texture in your wall hanging? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way A Beautiful Mess made this woven piece from different weights of yarn and wool, tassels, and various braiding techniques.
6. DIY branch and clay stars wall hanging
Maybe you’ve never really been one for working with softer materials like yarn and you’re looking for a wall hanging idea that will let you use other DIY techniques instead? Well, if you’ve ever liked working with clay, then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Lia Griffith created this lovely hanging from clay stars cut out with a cookie cutter and string from a real branch.
7. DIY pom pom and tassel wall hanging
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make a wall hanging from scratch, would you rather create something with a lot of colour in addition to your texture? In that case, we’d definitely recommend taking a look at how Frankie Magazine made this yarn based hanging using bright colours to make pom poms and tassels!
8. Chunky yarn, pom poms, and wooden beads branch hanging
Maybe you’re in love with this yarn and pom poms concept we’ve shown you but you’re also convinced that a much more natural looking aesthetic would suit your space a little better? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get along a little better with something like this hanging from The Nester, which features a tutorial that also uses lovely painted wooden beads that match their neutrally monochrome scheme.
9. Super easy DIY macrame wall hanging
Did we really catch your attention with the idea of making a neutrally coloured yarn or string based wall hanging but you’re not sure that you want to add all kinds of extras? Then maybe you’d rather just use your weaving and knotting skills and create a pattern that speaks for itself! In that case, we’d be willing to bet you’ll get along better with how Hey Lila Hey made this lovely macrame wall hanging i surprisingly few simple steps.
10. Easy pom pom garland wall hanging
Perhaps you’re actually still thinking about how much you love pom poms but you can’t help thinking that you might prefer a look that actually involves even more pom poms than the designs you’ve seen so far? Then maybe this tutorial from Red Heart is more along the lines of what you’re looking for! We love their pom pom garland design and think it would look great in all kinds of different colours.
11. Pull-down style botanical fabric wall hanging
Maybe the kind of wall hanging you’re actually hoping to make is the kind that is solid and resembles a scroll, more like a traditional tapestry? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way Francois et Moi made this lovely pull-down style wall hanging instead! Their tutorial shows you how to make it happen using fabric in a print you really like.
12. Multi-coloured woven wall hanging with chunky braids
Are you actually still thinking about the idea of making some kind of woven wall hanging, and you even like the idea of including braids and fringe, but you can’t help thinking that you’d prefer a little more of the actual woven parts? Then we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along a little better with something like this woven yarn and braided roving pattern detailed nice and clearly on DIY Network!
13. Delicate flower garland wall hanging
Just because you want to make a wall hanging doesn’t mean you have to work with something like yarn, fabric, or any other kind of fibre! Just in case you’re hoping for something a little more natural but whimsical looking, here’s a beautiful dried flower idea from The Kitchy Kitchen that shows you how to make it look like blossoms are raining all the way down the wall.
14. No-sew ribbon and scraps wall hanging
Maybe, even after seeing all of these different designs, the idea of making some kind of fringed wall hanging is still your favourite, but you’re not totally convinced that the yarn idea is the one for you? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at what other kind of awesome trim and crafting scraps you might have left before recreating the piece made in detail on Make Something! Check out their suggestions for yarn, string, rim, ribbon, fabric, and so on.
15. Boho paper ombre flower wall hanging
Did you really love the stunning flower idea we showed you earlier on our list but you’re just not sure that drying your own flowers is the way you want to go? Perhaps you’re just looking for a smaller floral option because you don’t have quite so much space to work with. In either case, we think you might like this lovely Boho paper flower wall hanging alternative outlined step by step on Craftaholics Anonymous!
Have you made other kinds of stunning DIY wall hangings that you still have on display and were very happy with but that you don’t see anything quite similar to on our list? Tell us all about what you made and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!