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DIY – Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack

DIY - Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack Title Page AdorablestDIY – Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack. I pinned a picture of a wall hanging I really liked by Urban Outfitters awhile ago – but it was not available to purchase any longer – so what to do? Make my own! Here is the original by Urban Outfitters (below). It is called the Magical Thinking Athena Wall Hanging …

Magical Thinking Athena Wall Hanging by Urban OutfittersNotice the strings (on the bottom) on the original are different to the DIY Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack. It is easier enough to string just like the original Athena Wall Hanging also if you want.

It has always reminded me of an X and an O – so this is sort of a DIY – Valentine Wall Hanging ūüėČ

DIY - Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack SuppliesYou will need:

  • Plastic or Drillable ring – 25cm (10″) approx.
  • Cardboard or Paper to draw your template
  • Ruler
  • Pencil & Sharpie
  • Paint & Paintbrush for your Ring
  • Pin & String (if you are using to draw your circle)
  • Drill and 1mm Drill Bits
  • 8 – 9 metres of 3x3mm or similar Rollo Chain (Bronze)
  • 14 Eye Pins (Match Chain)
  • 10 Head Pins (Match Chain)
  • Jewellery Tools – Long & Round Nose Pliers & Snips

DIY - Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack Steps 1 to 41. Trace or if you are not confident, use a pin, a piece string and a pencil (draw a circle) to get inside and outside outline of your ring (note: I already had my template drawn and the extra bigger circle that you see was from another larger ring I used – but same principle).

2. Find the center, then evenly draw 6 strings each way to make an X (right angles needed). Mine are spaced approx 1.5cm apart

3. Use your sharpie to mark where to drill on the inside and outside of your ring. You will drill 48 holes total (24 on the inside and 24 on the outside. Drill through completely – makes it easier to thread the pins later). You may need spare drill bits handy as they can gunge up. Do not keep using the same drill bit if it is drilling bigger and bigger holes, as you don’t want the pins to pull through. Note: Yes, some of them end up on quite an angle – but as long as it is drilled straight through.

4. You can measure approx. strings of your chain and cut ready. Or attach and cut as you go. You will need 8 to 9 metres of rollo chain. It might seem excessive, but this is what is needed as it adds up. ie. (25cm x 6) x 2 = 3m, plus the lengths of the tails. For this DIY they add up to being over 5m = over 8m total, so make sure you have enough chain.

I painted my ring with a mix of gold and bronze model paint, but choose whatever you like.

Next is the actual stringing to complete this Wall Hanging. The diagram is more succinct showing the positioning of the pins. You will need 14 Eye Pins (2 up the top and 12 down the bottom) and 10 Eye Pins (5 on each side up the top only).

Attach all the PINK (as in diagram below) side first. Pull the chain fairly taught, but be careful to not pull the links apart. With all of the pins that attach to the chain, finish using your jewellery pliers (closed loop).

Then attach each BLUE (as in diagram below). Weave under and over (see diagram below) and finish by again finishing using your jewellery pliers (closed loop).

DIY - Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack How To Diagram

Below is a close up re: weaving the lines of chain in the middle (over and under, etc) …

DIY - Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack Close UpAttach your stringing cord (to hang to the wall – you remembered that set of eye pins up the top didn’t you!).¬†Finish with your lengths of chain for the ‘tails’. For reference the measurements I used were:

60cm, 52cm, 45cm 39cm, 32cm and the shortest 28cm (x 2 for the tails each side).

Attach them longest or shortest on the outside depending on whether you want it to look more like the original Athena Wall Hanging or not.¬†Following this DIY – Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack – you should then end up with something like this …DIY - Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack DisplayedDIY - Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack DisplayedDIY - Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack DisplayedDIY - Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack DisplayedYou can fiddle with the chain to get the spacing just right. As long as your initial drilled holes were fairly accurate, it will work out just fine!DIY - Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack DisplayedDIY - Urban Outfitters Inspired Wall Hanging Hack DisplayedI’m really happy with the way this DIY turned out. I’m not sure whether I will change the tails or not – what do you think?


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Claire

DIY – Boho Chevron Wall Hanging

Adorablest DIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingDIY РBoho Chevron Wall Hanging. An Easy to make,  piece for your wall! Full tutorial to follow.

Thank You to Endless Leather. I was sent some samples to try and use in a DIY Project. I was thinking of making bracelets, but this idea came to me instead – I hope you like it! While this is an (unpaid) sponsored post, all content, opinions are and always will be my own.

DIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingEndless Leather sent me, from Left to Right:

(Click below to take you to the product category if interested) and to make this DIY Boho Chevron Wall Hanging just like above …

  • Cork Cords – Natural / Gold 10mm x 2mm (x 1 metre) – ¬†Flecks of gold on this natural cork flat cord are very pretty. ¬†It’s also available in silver. Soft to work and easy to cut with scissors.
  • Buffalo Leather Lace – Whisky 10mm x 2mm (x 1 metre)¬†– Rich colour, you will need a sharp scalpel for slicing this product.
  • Round Leather Cords High Quality – Navy 5mm (x 1 metre) – Navy blue! Something a little different. I lightly sanded the side for gluing to ensure it adhered well. Scalpel for slicing.
  • Cork Cord – Pastel White 10mm x 2mm (x 1 metre) – Natural cork again, with a white coating. Very pretty. Thicker than the natural cord with gold (above) – so you will need your scalpel.

You could use just these products to make your Wall Hanging, but I mixed it up a little with some odd ribbons and trims I had on hand too.

You will need:

  • Cords¬†as listed above from Endless Leather (check them out – HUGE range!)
  • Various Ribbons and Trims¬†including a small piece of string for hanging
  • Scalpel / Xacto Knife¬†Best for slicing cords rather than scissors
  • Cutting Mat
  • Scissors¬†For cutting ribbons and trims
  • Stiffened Felt Fabric Buy a long enough piece for your wall hanging
  • Glue¬†Choose one suitable for gluing cords. I used Aldi Brand Craft Super Glue.
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Something sharp¬†To poke a hole in the felt for the hanging thread
  • Large Needle¬†¬†To pull the hanging thread through or poke through!

How To:

DIY Boho Chevron Wall Hanging1. Gather your supplies.

2. Work out your lengths to cut on the angle (chevron). This is an important step.

3. Note how you need to cut LONGER. The length is longer when horizontal.

4. Allow for this diagonal measurement to ensure you have enough length.

5. Finish slicing and cutting all your cords. Lay out and take a PHOTO!

6. Draw a centre line on your felt and start gluing. Get your angle right!

7. Continue gluing and check with a ruler that you’re even on both sides.

8. Finish by slicing the excess cord from the top and bottom after your final gluing.

9. Poke a small hole with something sharp, then thread your hanging cord through.

10. Tie a small knot and glue down firmly.

DIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingDisplay your finished piece! Note the tassel trim on the bottom. I glued this on, then the last piece glued down was actually the whisky colour (over the top part of the tassel trim) to neatly finish over the tassel trim. You may have some slight trimming on the side too – just slice and cut away any excess to keep the lines straight and neat at the sides.

DIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingDIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingDIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingDIYBoho Chevron Wall HangingDIY Boho Chevron Wall HangingThank You to Endless Leather. While this is an (unpaid) sponsored post (cords were supplied), all content, opinions are and always will be my own.

Claire

DIY – How to Make Agate Slice Wall Hanging Art

diy agate slice wall hanging art dream catcher tutorial adorablestDIY РHow to Make Agate Slice Wall Hanging Art. Add some beautiful colour to your walls with this easy to make Agate Slice Wall Hanging. Follow the easy Step-by-step tutorial.

Agate slices come in all sorts of (dyed) colours, shapes & sizes and they are so pretty. I’ve collected several over the last few weeks and to display them, I made this simple wall decoration. If you want to make one similar, you’ll just need a few simple items.

agate slice stacked
You will need:

  • Agate Slices. Various ranging from about 5cm to 8cm, with a single drilled hole.
  • Clear Beading Thread. Not too thick – you’ll be making knots.
  • Stick. I used a piece I found at the beach, like driftwood. Make sure it’s clean.
  • Twine. A small amount for the ‘hanging’ part. Or ribbon or embroidery floss.
  • Scissors. For trimming the clear thread and twine.

agate slices colorfulHow to :

1. Assemble your supplies.

2. On a flat surface, position where you’d like the agate slices to fall.

3. TAKE A PHOTO! It really helps to refer back to it.

4. Knot the clear thread through the agate and tie to the stick (look at your photo).

5. Continue with all the slices, then finish with a piece of twine to hang.

diy agate slices wall hanging driftwooddiy agate slice wall hanging dream catcherdiy agate slice wall hanging dream catcher adorablestPoint to Note:

  • I thought about painting or wrapping the stick with stripes of embroidery thread or ribbon, but decided to just leave simple, but go for it if you want lots of colour.
  • I used a variety of colours, but you could try monochrome or natural shades.
  • Don’t tie to the stick too tightly to start. You may need to adjust the positioning.
  • This could also be used like a child’s mobile or wind chimes, just make sure they don’t ‘clink’ together too much in a windy spot, in case they break.

If you have some agate slices that you would like to display horizontally, have a look at my DIY РMinimalist Modern Agate Slice Holders.


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Claire

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