Project : DIY Wall Hanging
Posted on July 16 2014Add a little colour to your room with this gorgeous DIY Wall Hanging made from beautiful bias tape. Using just a few basic materials, you can create this fantastic wall feature for decor around the home or as a unique party decoration suitable for any event! Skill Level Intermediate Materials: 1 x Bias Tape Bobbin - Celebrate 1 x Bias Tape Bobbin - Seed 1 x Bias Tape Roll - Street Circles Natural Twine 60cm length of Wooden Dowel - 8mm diameter Iron Sewing Machine White Thread Pins Scissors Ruler Step 1: Prepare the bias tape on bobbins by unravelling them from the bobbins and ironing flat so there are no creases from the folds. (You will not need to do this for bias tape rolls as it is already flat). Next, fold each of the bias tapes in half lengthways so that the design is visible on both sides and iron flat. Step 2: Once each of the bias tapes have been ironed, you are ready to begin measuring and cutting the strips to form the shape of your garland. In this tutorial we have used two colours in the base of the design, Street Circles (pink) and Seed (green). Cut each of the bias tapes into a total of 19 measured strips as shown in the diagram below. Step 3: Next, cut the strips that will form the shape of the heart. Using a bias tape of a different colour, we have used Celebrate (mushroom), cut 11 strips of tape in the measurements as shown below. Step 4: In preparation for assembly in Steps 9 and 10, cut 18 strips of the Street Circles (pink) design and 6 of the Seed (green) design into lengths of 10cm each. These will be used to create the bows that frame the shape of the heart. Step 5: Layout each of the strips of bias tape in order of length to form the base design of your wall hanging. Then starting with the middle Seed (green) strip, place the 23cm strip of Celebrate (mushroom) bias tape 6cm from the bottom and hold in place with a pin. Step 6: Continue placing each of the strips of Celebrate bias tape over the base design, making sure that each of them start 6cm from the bottom. Hold in place with pins. Step 7: Next, using a sewing machine with white thread, stitch across the joins where the Celebrate (mushroom) bias tape overlaps the base colours of your hanging. This will help to secure your heart in place. Step 8: Measure 2cm from the top of each strip and make a fold, using pins to hold in place. Stitch across the end to create a loop that you will thread the wooden dowel through to hold your wall hanging together. Step 9: Using the shorter strips that were cut in Step 4, tie a simple knot where the Celebrate (mushroom) bias tape joins the other bias tapes around the edge of the heart. Make sure the knot is placed on top of the join and pull tight. Trim the excess tape on either side of the knots to create a cute little bow. Continue to tie bows over each of the joins. There should be 24 in total. Step 10: Finish off the edging of the heart by tying two more bows on the 4th and 16th pieces 9cm from the bottom of each strand. Step 11: Thread your piece of wooden dowel through the loops of each strand, making sure that each of the strips are evenly spaced and in the correct order. Step 12: Cut 1 metre of natural twine and tie to each end of the wooden dowel. And you're done! Your DIY Wall Hanging is now complete and ready to hang! Try out different colour variations and see what combinations you can come up with! The left version uses the Snow Village, Seed and Owl designs. This project was created by Dailylike Australia.