Dress up a window with this simple yarn and felt window hanging. It uses bright and colorful materials from your craft stash and hangs from a tension rod, so it’s easy to set up and then take back down as your mood changes.
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I love spring decor. It’s my excuse to fill the house with bright and cheerful rainbow colors.
We have a large bay window with a window seat in the living room. It’s kind of awkwardly placed, so no matter how I arrange the furniture, part of it has to be blocked. My daughter loves sitting in the window, though. She claimed it as “her” spot when we bought the house almost three years ago.
You can curl up in the window seat with pillows and blankets to watch the birds or read a good book. Close the curtains for some serious alone time.
I wanted to make some kind of artsy thing to hang in the window. I love the idea of a curtain of glass beads, but that would get heavy – and expensive to DIY. Instead, I decided to use up some of my craft stash and broke out the yarn and ribbon, plus some felt balls from a previous Oriental Trading order.
This is definitely a make-it-up-as-you-go type of project, but I’ll share a bit of how I put it all together to help you get inspired to DIY your own window hanging.
How I made a yarn and felt window hanging
- yarn (I used 100% cotton in navy, yellow and white to match my living room)
- felt balls (There are a ton of felt balls in different color combos on Amazon.com.)
- jewelry thread or fishing wire
- a sewing needle
- a tension rod that fits your window
Start by deciding how many strands of balls you want to make. Measure your window and cut enough of the jewelry thread to length.
Tie a knot or two in one end of the string and thread the other with the needle. Thread the felt balls onto the string. I put a dozen on each, but it will depend a lot on the size of your window. My window is about 4-feet square.
Make a loop on the other end of the thread and slide the tension rod through it. Repeat until all the strands of balls are on.
Adjust the tension rod and fit it into the window. Spread the felt ball across the width of the window. The slide the balls down the tread to the desired placement.
For the yarn section, I cut pieces of yarn twice the length of my window. I folded them in half and looped them over the tension rod. Then I braided each bundle and tied a simple knot at the end. I alternated the yarn braids between each of the felt ball chains.
For a final touch, I chose some random ribbon scraps and looped them onto the tension rod.
Easy succulent rainbow pots
While I was really happy with how the window hanging turned out, I felt like it needed something more.
There were still unfinished pots left from my Valentine’s Day painted pot project, so I just painted them in coordinating colors. I ended up with two of each: red, blue, yellow and chalkboard. That post has the full painting tutorial.
Then I found a mix of succulents and mini cactus to plant in them.
The whole thing turned out really cute and colorful!
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