I’ve just loved the yarn and woven wall hangings that have become so popular this last year, I hope they don’t go away in 2016! And while there are many I’ve seen, and some great tutorials for them, I decided that I ultimately wanted something a little different in my house and so I created these wall hangings with similar shapes and aspects but instead of hanging yarn or weaving of any kind, I made them with faux fur! They also feature my new favorite beads from Panda Hall and add the best chunky depth to my walls!
As much as I love the wall hanging trend, I think what I loved even more in 2015 was the faux fur trend. Did you see all the amazing fur things in the Christmas section at Target this year?! Ohhh my goodness! They had wreaths and stockings and tree skirts! I wanted them all and Stella wanted them even more! That girl just LOVES anything soft or furry. She hugged, cuddled, “awww”d, and walked around the store with every one of those items. The tree skirt was pretty heavy for her :D
But seriously, at Homegoods when we walk down the blanket aisle, the girl will spend no less than 10 minutes hugging herself in between all the soft fuzzy blankets, rubbing her little cheeks against each one. I can’t believe my daughter loves soft furry things so much. I mean, we all appreciate a comfy blanket, but I’ve never been a big fan of stuffed animals and here I got a baby that literally LOVES every single one! I really don’t think these wall hangings are going to stay on my wall too well…
- Faux fur (I found the best selection at a local store called Nuttalls. Joann was dismal so check your local shops!) //
- Dowel, 3/4″ wide cut to 12″ lengths //
- Yarn & Cording //
- Assorted beads //
- Hot glue and gun //
- Sewing machine (optional)
1. Cut several layers of fur about 9-10″ wide and layer them on top of each other.
2. When cutting, hold the scissors at an angle so that the fur hangs over the cut edge, this will look nicer.
3. Sew across the top of your fur to hold all the layers together. Alternatively, use a glue gun to stick them together.
5. Cut your layers of fur into interesting and varying shapes and angles.
6.Cut long strands to make bunches of yarn t hang on the front of your hangings.
7. Tie knots in the bunches in varying locations.
8. Figure out the placement of these bunches
9. Sew or glue them into place
10. Cut the strands so they’re flush with the top of your fur
12. Use a hot glue gun to secure fur to dowel rods, right in the middle.
13. Tie long lengths of double yarn to the ends of the dowel rods on both sides for hanging.
I chose to do all of mine the same color for each hanging but I think they could look awesome with different colors on the same one too! Just mess around and see what you can come up with with the fur you find :)