Creative DIY Art Using Yarn

LOVE how she repurposed this old picture frame to make some creative wall art! Great idea for using up your yarn!

All good things must come to an end, right? At least, that’s what people say-ay-ay um hum, that’s what people say-ah-ah (my ode to Taylor Swift). Friends, this is my last month of the 12 Months of DIYs challenges. I have loved being challenged each month to make something with a different product, and this month was another challenge for me. Yarn. I had a few ideas (some which you still may see in your near future!), but this time I wanted to make something super simple! I LOVE how this DIY art turned out! 

LOVE how she repurposed this old picture frame to make some creative wall art! Great idea for using up your yarn!

*Materials in this post were provided by Lion Brand Yarn. This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. For more information, please read my disclosure policy.*

I have a few old frames sitting around. Ones that used to hang in gallery walls, and some that were given as gifts. This frame was just hanging out in my craft storage and it was just what I needed!

Materials:

Picture Frame
Yarn
(I used Wool Ease Chunky Willow, Mulberry, Wheat, and Black)
Tape
Plywood
Scroll Saw
(or purchased wood letters)
Black wood stain
Beacon 3-in-1 glue

LOVE how she repurposed this old picture frame to make some creative wall art! Great idea for using up your yarn!

Start by taking the glass out of your picture frame. Most will come with a semi-firm piece of wood or cardboard inside, if it doesn’t come with one, you need to make your own wood insert.

LOVE how she repurposed this old picture frame to make some creative wall art! Great idea for using up your yarn!

Now pick out some yarn colours that you love and wrap your yarn around the cardboard or wood insert in vertical lines, tape the ends to the back as you start and switch colours. I made a random pattern on purpose because I didn’t want it to look too symmetrical. I LOVE how these colours blend.

DIY Art Using Yarn

When you’re done, because the inserts using have a bit of wiggle room, the board should fit snuggly back into the frame without any struggle.

DIY Art Using Yarn DIY Art Using Yarn

Next, I used my scroll saw to cut a few letters out of plywood [see this tutorial for more tips on how to do that!].

LOVE how she repurposed this old picture frame to make some creative wall art! Great idea for using up your yarn!

I wanted the letters to be dark, and I couldn’t decide on a wood tone, so I went with the black ebony stain from minwax. I’m SO happy with it! I want to stain all of my wood black now! lol.

LOVE how she repurposed this old picture frame to make some creative wall art! Great idea for using up your yarn!

Last, but not least, I had to attach my letters to my yarn. I’m not a huge fan of glue guns and strings of glue, but I LOVE my Beacon 3-in-1 Glue. It worked perfectly for this project – just a little bit on the back and the wood stuck to those yarn pieces beautifully.

LOVE how she repurposed this old picture frame to make some creative wall art! Great idea for using up your yarn!LOVE how she repurposed this old picture frame to make some creative wall art! Great idea for using up your yarn!

I love the idea of using all of my yarn scraps for this after a knitting project. There are so many word and colour combos, I could make these signs forever!

LOVE how she repurposed this old picture frame to make some creative wall art! Great idea for using up your yarn! DIY Art Using Yarn LOVE how she repurposed this old picture frame to make some creative wall art! Great idea for using up your yarn! LOVE how she repurposed this old picture frame to make some creative wall art! Great idea for using up your yarn!

I hope you like the project!

Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY YARN project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.

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From the top left, they are:

Crochet Cowl from Brooklyn Berry Designs
DIY Chain Yarn Garland from Woman In Real Life
Easy Arm Knit Reading Blanket from Heather in Heels
Creative DIY Art Using Yarn from Love Create Celebrate
Easy DIY Faux Macrame with Wool from Vin’yet Etc.
Yarn Pom Poms from PMQ for Two
Free crochet coaster pattern for beginners from Sustain My Craft Habit
Beginner Crochet Infinity Scarf from Fresh Crush
DIY Yarn Wall Hanging from Lifeovereasy
How to Make an Arm Knit Blanket with a Fringe from The DIY Mommy
Make Embellished Yarn Wrapped Glass Bottle Vases from Time With Thea
Christmas Front Porch from Life Is A Party

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LOVE how she repurposed this old picture frame to make some creative wall art! Great idea for using up your yarn!

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10 thoughts on “Creative DIY Art Using Yarn

  1. Love this idea, Lindi! I haven’t seen it done before and my mind is spinning with the possibilities. It’s also a great way to use up some leftover yarn from older projects!

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