I’m continuing my crafting kick this week, but this time I’m busy making decor for my apartment because WELL… I just love staying busy and changing stuff up around my place. My focus these days has been our restroom, it’s been an area that was lacking color and personality. I decided to combine my love for all things bohemian and all things blush and blue. I DIYed a bar towel rack, and whipped up a small yet colorful painting but it still needed something else I knew I wanted to in cooperate a mirror and a little more color, Que the Boho wall Hangings (I have a restroom “reveal” coming soon hence what these are not shown in their new homes, stay tuned).
They were very simple to make, this is the type of craft you can do while binge watching Girl Boss or whatever show you are currently hooked on. Now on to the tutorial.
For this DIY you will need:
- 3 Different colors of yarn ( colors used Blush, Navy and Pale Taupe)
- 7″ round mirror
- 1″ Wooden dowel caps
- Mod Podge
- Liquid gilding
- 26 gauge beading wire
- 2 small paint brushes
- 1 small bowl
- 1 large bowl
I started by cutting 42, 6″ strips of Blush yarn, 11, 6″ strips of Pale Taupe yarn and 1, 20″ strip of Navy yarn, set a side for now.
I then placed a piece of tape just below the middle of the mirror, I used this as a guide to glue down the yarn.
*Crafters note: I recommend using washi tape, or a tape that is not overly sticky.
Step three: (optional)
I wanted to add a boarder to the mirror, to give it more substance, so I place a slightly smaller bowl over the mirror leaving me with the perfect amount to create a border. With a small brush I painted along the edge, this made the mirror really pop (I’m obsessed with this stuff!).
*crafters note, I once you lift the tape there will be a small gap left go back in with your brush and carefully fill it in.
If the gilding liquid bleeds, take a Q-tip and a small amount of nail polish remover to fix any mistakes.
I found the vertical center of my mirror and laid down a generous amount of Mod Podge placing 11 Pale Taupe strips, in the center, and 21 Blush strips on either side. As I added more I made sure to place them closely together and made sure they were straight. Set aside and allow to dry (20 mins to work with, but 24hr to full dry)
*Crafters note: start from the center and work your way out this will ensure everything is symmetrical.
With the same small bush I painted one of my three dowel caps, leaving the other two untouched. Set aside allow to dry.
*Crafters note: I slid a brush handle through a dowel cap, this allowed me to rotate the cap while I painted it.
To hang the “beads” I took my Navy strip and folded it in half, leaving me with 2, 10″ strips. I knotted the bottom portion 3 times and slid the first bead through both strips about 1″ from the bottom. I then made a second knot 2″ above the first one, and slid my second bead, and finally I made my last knot another 2″ above the second one and slid the last bead.
To create a tassel, I simply looped the Navy yarn 20 times around the palm of my hand, I then took a 6″ string and tied it through the center of the loop.
I then snipped the bottom of the loop, creating several separate strands.
To attach the tassel, I simply tied the loose strands through the loop and cut off the access.
After the glue was dry enough, I took the mirror and laid it flat separating each of the strands I then taped all the yarn down with a second piece of washi tape. This will keep everything in place.
To achieve a nice uniform round shape I took a bowl slightly larger than the mirror and placed it 5″ below the bottom of the mirror. Holding it firmly I then began to cut along side the bowl.
The last step is to glue everything down with a generous amount of glue, and allow to dry over night before hanging.
The end result is so chic, I love these in multiples to make a statement.
Hope you all liked today’s DIY, don’t forget to tag me on I.G if you recreate them #lifeinmauveDIY. Follow me on I.G for daily inspiration posts @lifeinmauve
Thanks for reading!