DIY Yarn Garland

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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!

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Comments (54)

  1. Sam says
    Posted June 21, 2012

    Love it! Your office is really coming together!

  2. Anonymous says
    Posted June 21, 2012

    I actually don’t like that at all.

    • Chloe says
      Posted June 21, 2012

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

    • Anonymous says
      Posted June 21, 2012

      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

    • Kate says
      Posted June 21, 2012

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

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

    • Emily says
      Posted June 21, 2012

      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!

    • Kate says
      Posted June 21, 2012

      I’ve already done that with a “B”. It is cute!

    • Anonymous says
      Posted June 21, 2012

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

    • Anonymous says
      Posted June 21, 2012

      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 ; )

    • Anonymous says
      Posted June 21, 2012

      Maybe just stick with doing hair.

    • Posted June 21, 2012

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

    • Traci says
      Posted June 22, 2012

      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!

    • Arlene says
      Posted June 22, 2012

      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!!

    • Anonymous says
      Posted June 22, 2012

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

    • Katie says
      Posted June 22, 2012

      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!

  3. Wendi P says
    Posted June 21, 2012

    So cute!

  4. Posted June 21, 2012

    The splash of coral is just perfect!

  5. Christy says
    Posted June 21, 2012

    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!

  6. Posted June 21, 2012

    very whimsical πŸ™‚ i like it.

  7. Posted June 21, 2012

    Cute idea! I love those colors together πŸ™‚

    Maria
    http://www.daintyanddecadent.com

  8. Posted June 21, 2012

    Oh that’s fabulous! I love it!

  9. Melissa says
    Posted June 21, 2012

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

    Melissa from Grin and Barrett

    • Kate says
      Posted June 21, 2012

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

    • Posted June 21, 2012

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

    • Paige says
      Posted June 22, 2012

      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!!

  10. Lindsey says
    Posted June 21, 2012

    I think these garlands are so adorable! Great DIY!

    XO
    http://justasmalltowngirlblog.blogspot.com

  11. Rissy says
    Posted June 21, 2012

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

    Your cats are going to LOOVVEE that new addition haha

    CarissaExplainsItAll

  12. Posted June 21, 2012

    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!

  13. Posted June 21, 2012

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

  14. louise says
    Posted June 21, 2012

    where is your desk from? love

  15. Anonymous says
    Posted June 21, 2012

    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!

  16. Posted June 21, 2012

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

  17. Posted June 21, 2012

    How cute! I love the way it turned out! πŸ™‚

  18. Posted June 21, 2012

    Fun, easy decoration! Looks like your cats were really “helpful” in the making of it πŸ™‚ Love your blog!

  19. Posted June 21, 2012

    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!

  20. Posted June 21, 2012

    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

  21. Kellie says
    Posted June 21, 2012

    Very cute idea…thanks for sharing!

  22. Anonymous says
    Posted June 21, 2012

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

  23. Anonymous says
    Posted June 21, 2012

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

  24. Posted June 21, 2012

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

  25. Posted June 22, 2012

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

  26. Anonymous says
    Posted June 22, 2012

    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

  27. Paulina says
    Posted June 22, 2012

    Very classy office, but the garland is super cheesy

    • Anonymous says
      Posted June 22, 2012

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

    • nikkei says
      Posted June 22, 2012

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

  28. Anonymous says
    Posted June 22, 2012

    I really like this! I was just thinking it would look super cute in my babies room! πŸ˜‰ Adrianna

  29. Anonymous says
    Posted June 22, 2012

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

  30. emma b. says
    Posted June 23, 2012

    Super cute, Kate!

  31. Ashlie says
    Posted June 23, 2012

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

  32. Posted June 23, 2012

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

    <3 Lindsey |
    http://warriorsofculture.com

  33. Anonymous says
    Posted June 28, 2012

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

  34. Meg says
    Posted June 30, 2012

    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

  35. shal says
    Posted July 6, 2012

    Love your blog! First time poster πŸ™‚ 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/

  36. Erika says
    Posted July 12, 2012

    Your office looks amazing! I love how the choral breaks the whole grayness of the place πŸ™‚ But I absolutely fell in love with your kitty-cats!!!

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