DIY Feng Shui

True adulting happens when you finally have your own space to enjoy (and be responsible for). Whether it’s your freshman dorm room, or your first apartment, you now have free reign to eat dinner in bed and leave your clothes wherever you please. Another awesome thing you now get to do? Create your own feng shui. That’s right, decorate  away and make that space your own.

It can definitely be hard to create a vibe at your place when you’re just starting out, and don’t have the money to decorate to your heart’s content. As much as we all want to go all out at Pier One, it’s just not a financial reality for many of us. That’s where DIY ideas come in! It’s kinda more fun to create it yourself, isn’t it?

To get your creative juices flowing, check out this easy to make DIY wool wall hanging. Looks super fancy, but very cheap and easy to make (it takes about 45 minutes)… now that’s what we call win-win!

Here are the supplies needed, which are all pretty much available at any craft store or on Amazon:

-1 spool undyed wool roving
-2 ¼-inch dowel rods
-3 yards cotton twine
-Ruler or yardstick
-Scissors

Here’s how to make the wall hanging:

1)      Use scissors to cut dowel rods down to these sizes: 24”, 15”, and 10”

2)      Then, time to cut your wool down to these sizes: 44” (x3), 32” (x4), and 16” (x6)

3)      Attach the longest wool (44”) to the shortest dowel (10”). Working one at a time, fold a piece of the 44 inch wool in half and place it on top of the 10 inch rod, leaving some space at the top. Loop the bottom of the wool through the space you left at the top, creating a loose knot around the rod. Tighten and fluff the knot.

4)      Add the remaining 44” wools to the 10” dowel rod until it has 3 across.

5)      Attach the medium wool (32”) onto the medium dowel rod (15”). Using the same process as step 3, knot the wool until there are 4 across.

6)      Attach the shortest wool (16”) to the longest dowel (24”), and yep, you got it, repeat step 3 and knot the wool until there are 6 across.

7)      Arrange all 3 dowels on a flat surface. Place a ruler in the middle of your top rod so that it’s sticking out vertically. Before cutting the twine, tie twine to the left end of the top dowel rod. Pull the twine to the center so that it lines up with the 12” mark on the ruler. Bring it over to the right end of the dowel rod, cut, and tie. Repeat process with each layer, using ruler for each layer so that all layers hang at correct length.

Your 3 separate wall hangings can now come together on your wall to create a gorgeous little DIY detail to your place! Enjoy!

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