But then everyone started making them and I kind of fought the urge to make one myself. Well then I recently painted my one kitchen wall from black to white and came across the fabulous idea “the nester” had when she made a wallhanging out of a mop head which she found at a thrift store.
I didn’t want to post an entire tutorial because I do want you to head to Myquillyn’s blog for the tutorial since it is her idea. I think it’s a genius idea and I don’t want anyone to think it’s my idea. What makes it so genius is that the non-loop mops are cut to length already and after you take the top sewn strip off, you have these perfectly cut pieces already. No cutting them to the same length, it’s done already! And a mop head is cheap too.
I love the way hers turned out so so much but didn’t want to do an exact copy because that would be lame on a blog. 🙂
Mop head yarn wall hanging
a blue mop head HERE and used that along with
some matching blue wool from draft store
pom pom garland
wood beads (from Etsy HERE and HERE)
stick out of the woods
some cream and white yarn from craft store
So this post is just to show you what I did different and you’ll have to head to her blog to see what she did by clicking HERE.
I made bunched up long wool strings that were longer than the blue ones and attached three bunches to the top.
Below you can see how I tied them together:
I used a thick curved upholstery needle (click HERE) to thread them throw the thick mop yarn and then just tied the string in a knot.
I also made some tassels out of the remaining mop head yarn by tying some wool strands to the bunched up yarn.
Which I then braided before tying up the tassel head.
I added a pom-pom garland (click HERE) to the three groups of white wool strands.
At the end I opened up all the twisted pieces of yarn from the mop strands on the tassel which made the two tassels look much thicker at the bottom.
I like it just this plain and simple already too:
But then I decided to add some more detail to it with a braided wool, pom-pom and wood bead string.
All I did is braid about a strand of wool, then thread on some beads with a big needle and finally sewing some pom-poms on. Remember my favorite tips and tricks for making pom-poms? Click HERE if you missed it.
I’m not sure if I’ll leave it there though. What do you think? With or without.
Above you can see where the giant tassels ended up that I made from our old sofa. If you are new around there then you can find the tutorial HERE.
I had used the same wood beads on them as well.
Below you can see how I untwisted the yarn strands.
Find out more about my DIY cross wall by clicking HERE.
And if you don’t want to DIY a wallhanging then check out the below handmade pieces from Etsy:
And I love how this now ties in with my living room and dining room. Remember I have a blue chaise in the dining room:
And with the new DIY wood bead lighting fixture (click HERE).
And I made blue jeans rug pillows for the living room (click HERE for tutorial):
Don’t DIY owl art from a dishtowel (click HERE) is still in the house and has a new temporary home in my daughter’s room.
I did have a lot of fun making this and I don’t think it will be my last. Lets see.