Memorial Day is this weekend which means summer is here!
I know, not officially but don’t kill my vibe, k?
Anyways, with Memorial Day being right around the corner my mind has been all: “three cheers for the red, white and blue” and “mmmm BBQ” and “SUMMER!!!” but my surroundings – ehhh, not so much. I decided that our little bungalow needed to step it’s game up and show a little patriotism by way of a craft that was easy enough to complete during naptime.
All you need to make your own patriotic yarn wall hanging is a dowel, yarn (red, white and blue assuming you love America as much as I do), a pair of scissors and some kind of string or rope to hang your masterpiece.
I was really loose in my design. I kept the outside bunches single colors (ex: a bunch of red yarn, a bunch of blue yarn, etc) but in the middle I mixed it up (blue and white yarn bunched together, red and blue yarn bunched together, etc). In areas where I though a braid would be fun, I made sure to put a little extra yarn. I didn’t keep count of how many yarn strings were going in each bunch and I wasn’t exact on the lengths since it was supposed to be a naptime craft and aintnobodygottimeforthat.
Once all the yarn had been tied onto the dowel, I added a long piece of rope scrap and hung it up on the wall. I liked the way it looked, but decided that it needed a little somethin’ somethin’ so I added a few felt star stickers for good measure. Next time, I’ll probably use a few different types of yarn for texture.
I’m really happy with how it turned out. It was definitely an easy project but took a lot longer than expected – who knew tying a bunch of yarn on a stick was so time consuming?!
I hope you all have a fun, safe Memorial Day weekend. I am so grateful for all of the men and women who have selflessly given their lives to protect our freedoms. God bless them and their families and God Bless America.