June 21, 2012

DIY Yarn Garland

My office has become quite the explosion of pink/coral and grey. And I love it. 

I needed little something to go above my desk in the office so my sister and I created our very own yarn garland. 

It was a quick and relatively painless task. And I already owned almost all of the yarn that we used!

I'm sure you can figure out how I did it by looking at it, but I'll talk you through it in case that helps. 
DIY Yarn Garland
1. Cut strips of yarn to desired length. I chose longer and slimmer "bunches" but my sister went with shorter and fluffier ones. 

2. Lay a few pieces (3) of yarn down--this will be the main string that the bunches are attached to. Fold a bunch of yarn over the main string. Place a smaller string parallel to the main string and wrap it around the bunch until it's secure.


 3. Tie in a knot.

4. Keep cats away from yarn at all times. Good luck with that one.


5. Watch cat's exhaust themselves right into a nap.

6. Continue tying bunches until your string is complete!



 A simple craft that really spices up a room! This would be great to have on hand to use for a party, or to give as a house-warming gift. Or be like me and hang it in your office!


54 comments:

  1. Love it! Your office is really coming together!

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  2. I actually don't like that at all.

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    1. Ditto - it looks like an afterthought to me - sorry Kate. : (

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    2. I agree! I'd be embarrassed to have that on my wall. Lovely colours just looks incredibly cheap. I do love your blog though, hair tutorials are fab! Xxx

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    3. No need to apologize. You are free to have your opinion.

      And yes, it was cheap. In fact--nearly free!

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    4. Maybe use the yarn to cover some wooden or paper mâché block letters to hang over the desk and picture. Those always turn out very cute!

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    5. I've already done that with a "B". It is cute!

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    6. I don't get the appeal to this at all...very random and not at all like other DIYs I've seen you do...

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    7. Agree- it just looks very random and takes away from the appeal of that magnificant wall hanging over the desk.My first reaction was why cover up the focal point? It's a cool idea & I can appreciate the concept; just not hanging over that awesome black modern looking piece.

      You rock the hair tutorials Kate ; )

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    8. Maybe just stick with doing hair.

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    9. I don't think there is any need to be rude. Thanks for all the effort you make Kate. x

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    10. I love reading your posts about things other than just hair. :). I also think this is a cute idea and I'm going to use it for my work cubicle! Thank you!

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    11. Wow I am shocked at how rude people are! If you don't like it, then don't put it in your office. Duh. Now that's settled, I think it looks very fun and I love the colors!!

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    12. I agree. Not sure I would understand it if I got it as a house-warming gift!

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    13. I actually think this would be cuter with more yarn bundles tied to it- it just looks a little sad right now. But I like the thought of it as a way to add some color!

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  3. I love the color gray, coral, and tan. It just perfect color. Your cat is funny and cute! Im dying to see your whole office. Is it done yet? Lol!

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  4. @Kate, where did you get that desk! I LOVE it! Anything grey is pretty much amazing in my book!

    Melissa from Grin and Barrett

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    1. The desk came from Craigslist, and we painted it grey!

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    2. Genius! I may have to pain my desk grey now!

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    3. Can you tell me the color grey you used? I am painting my office and some furniture now and want to paint the furniture grey. Thanks!!

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  5. I think these garlands are so adorable! Great DIY!

    XO
    http://justasmalltowngirlblog.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my gosh! how stinking cute is your office. The gray is fantastic.

    Your cats are going to LOOVVEE that new addition haha


    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  7. I don't like the strand as a decoration, but what if you added more of those doggles and made it into a scarf you actually wear!

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  8. I'm loving your office and I know if I could see your house, I would love it all!

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  9. where is your desk from? love

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  10. I'm so glad you put this up! I saw a picture of your sister's last week and I was wanting to attempt for my daughter's recently redecorated bedroom! Very cute! Thanks!

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  11. Where did you get the black thing on your wall that is holding the garland?

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  12. How cute! I love the way it turned out! :-)

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  13. Fun, easy decoration! Looks like your cats were really "helpful" in the making of it :) Love your blog!

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  14. Love! And super adore the backdrop for this fun craft! That black wire doo-hicky is very cool. I would love to try this out somewhere in my home...maybe above my makeup station!

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  15. I love the kitties going to town with the yarn! My cat would have a hay day with this, so fun!

    Lindsay @
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  16. Very cute idea...thanks for sharing!

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  17. I really like it because sometime you need a punch of color just for a little change!

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  18. I have that same piece over my bed, Pier One is awesome.

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  19. Cute! I like the pop of color. I totally get the look you are going for.

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  20. I like it and think I may try this as a topper for a plain curtain. msqueenfashionista.com

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  21. I have been following your blog and your lovely sister as well! You are both amazing and incredibly talented with crafts and writing! Thanks for sharing! I love your hair ideas and these random posts!
    Thank you!
    Melissa Cipyak

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  22. Very classy office, but the garland is super cheesy

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    1. Just a quick question. Why on earth would you say that to someone? A

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    2. Where did the black wall art come from? I love it!

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  23. I really like this! I was just thinking it would look super cute in my babies room! ;) Adrianna

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  24. look whose got a grey desk now! just like your sisters blog!
    -amandaups

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  25. Super cute, Kate!

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  26. So simple yet so cute. And I love the color combination!

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  27. Awww!
    The kitties are so cute!
    Love this idea!

    <3 Lindsey |
    http://warriorsofculture.com

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  28. Where did you get the wall hanging? I love it!

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  29. What cute and simple way to add a pop of style! I did this for the 4th! See how it turned out here:

    http://meg-silverthorn.blogspot.com/2012/06/red-white-and-blue.html

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  30. Love your blog! First time poster :) I love the black pieces above your desk. Where did you get it or did you make it? I've been looking for something like this for a while.

    http://www.whatawonderfulwhirl.blogspot.com/

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  31. Your office looks amazing! I love how the choral breaks the whole grayness of the place :) But I absolutely fell in love with your kitty-cats!!!

    xo
    Erika
    http://jasminblancboutique.blogspot.co.uk/

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