Saturday, October 6, 2012

Yarn: Not just for knitting!

I have always had a love for crafts. Ever since I was a teenager I have loved decorating my walls. I painted a mural in my bedroom when I was 15. It started with me drawing on the wall with pencil. My mother was pretty understanding, and the mural is still on the wall. 

Unfortunately I live in an apartment, and I can't just draw/paint on the walls when the mood strikes me anymore. Landlords don't tend to be as understanding or supportive of my creative impulses. In Beijing I crafted a large tree in our living room from construction paper. Although I have some more paper crafts in the works (they are in the cutting stage) I want to share something that I did over the weekend. The best part: It only took 15 minutes and a few things I already had sitting around!


I inserted one pushpin into the corner of the wall, then inserted a bunch more randomly. I looped the yarn around the corner pushpin, then around each of the other pushpins, always wrapping around the corner one in-between wrapping other pushpins. Brian thought this looked pretty cool too, so we decided to do the adjacent wall as well, so it's a whole corner! 

I apologize for the bad photos, it's rainy here and our bedroom isn't overly bright. Oh, why did I choose white linens when I have white walls? Have you seen those clorox commercials where the person is diving into a bed full of germs? That commercial is frightening, and since college I've always had white linens so that I can bleach the life out of them (literally!). 


  1. Ok, that is just pure genius! I may seriously have to do that, it's such a great idea!

  2. Thanks! I can't take all the credit, I've seen similar things on Pinterest except it was on a board and with nails. Buying a board and nails sounded like it would interfere with my RIGHT NOW! attitude, so I made do with what I had.

  3. That does look cool! What a great way to decorate easily!

  4. Wow! I will have to steal this.