Is that bare wall in your home driving your crazy? Do you want to do something that really adds a little something special? Wall hangings add texture, color, and pops of color that not only look awesome but also bring a lot of character to your home.
Thats why we put together a list of 37 different wall hanging ideas that you can make at home. You’ll find projects here that use yarn, natural materials such as stone and wood and even repurposed rugs to create one-of-a-kind pieces for your wall.
Most of these wall hangings are pretty simple to make but we threw some challenging projects in there too! The best part is that most of them only require a few materials, some of which you might already have at home. No matter what your style or skill level, we think you’ll find something here that suits you.
DIY Abstract Fabric Wall Hanging
We love this simple project from Sugar & Cloth. It’s a really simple idea that’s easy to put together but makes a big impact. Use bright, bold fabrics like in the tutorial or mix it up with different patterns and colors that match your home.
Mop Head Wall Hanging
You might find it hard to believe that this gorgeous wall art started life as a broom head from a thrift store but it’s true. Head over to The Nester to see how Myquillyn did it. This is a great upcycling project that nobody saw coming.
Gold Dipped Yarn Hanging
This gorgeous idea from Oleander + Palm takes the idea of a simple DIY yarn wall hanging and adds a level of sophistication that’s hard to believe. It’s the perfect balance of metal and yarn with pops of green for just a little bit of color.
DIY Macrame Curtain
If you’ve ever wanted to try macrame but weren’t sure where to start, this project from A Beautiful Mess might be just what you’re looking for. Click through the link to see how Emma breaks down this project, rope by rope and knot by knot.
No-Weave Woven Wall Hanging
This is more of a DIY hack than anything else but the end result looks so good, we had to include it. Follow the link to see how Erin repurposed a simple woven rug into a stunning geometric wall hanging.
Rustic Glass Bottle and Reclaimed Wood Wall Hanging
This project from Mountain Modern Life is one of the more complicated projects on our list but if you’re willing to tackle something a little more difficult, take a look. The best part is you can fill the bottles with anything you want: sand, shells, corks… the list goes on.
Large Woven Wreath
We Are Scout has easy-to-follow step-by-step directions on how to make this show-stopping large woven wreath. At first glance, this looks like a really complicated project but it’s much easier than you might think. Use a color that matches your decor or stick with cream and dip-dye it for a colorful accent.
Mini Rock Wall Hanging
Jane and Sonja made this lovely little mobile using rocks, a think stick, and string. This is a simple project that you can change up any way you want to. Different color string, painted rocks, or a metallic spray-painted stick would each really change up the look.
Pompom Flower Wreath
If you want a wreath that really makes a statement, take a look at this project over at Couture Craft. Who would have thought that a hula hoop could be turned into such a stylish piece of home décor?
Symmetrical Yarn Pompoms
There are a lot of projects on this list that use pompoms but we really like the look of this simple project over at Bre Purposed. We particularly love the contrasts of the rustic wood against the bright modern colors of the pompoms.
Paper Wall Hangings
Anna has a really cool idea over at OhOh Deco. We love the leaf design and the contrast of black on green. It’s a much different look than most of the other projects we found and can be adapted so many different ways using different shapes and colors.
Mini Macrame and Floral Wreath
We love that this fun project from Green Wedding Shoes is basically two projects in one. The delicate floral leaf and large, chunky knots play really well off of one another. Though they’re calling this a holiday yarn hanging, adapting it to any season would be pretty easy.
Full Circular Wall Hanging
Naomi and Sage have this great project over at Plaster & Disaster that’s super simple but makes a big impact. You can use whatever color yarn you want but we have to say, we really like to contrasting stripes in the tutorial.
Mini Circular Wall Hanging Set
While this project from Jelica at A Pretty Fix is a little more involved, it’s a great place to start if you’ve been meaning to try weaving. This is actually a set of three small wall hangings that can be done in any color.
The texture on this ribbon hanging from Danyelle is what drew us in. We love the depth and detail of these different textures and the surprise of finding the small vintage key. Of course, you can adapt this any way you want by using different colors, textures, and charms.
Dowell Rod Art
This project from Persia Lou is a modern, stylish twist on a classic kiddie craft called god’s eyes. Use a grownup color pallet, some tassels, and unique textures and you have a series of wall hangings that you can match to any décor.
Paper Discs Wall Hanging
What we love about this project over at Ruffled is how simple it is. All you need is pretty paper, a large hole punch, embroidery floss, and a needle. The project has a huge impact and can be adapted using different paper, thread, and shapes.
Copper Pipe and Rope Wall Hanging
Elsie and Emma took some rope and copper pipe and turned it into a really beautiful piece of art on the A Beautiful Mess site. We love the contrast of the shiny metal against the natural texture of the rope. If you don’t fancy the copper color, you can always use metallic spray paint to change it up.
DIY Textured Yarn Wall Hanging
Another great yarn hanging is this one from Caroline at Burkatron. The textures and colors of the yarn play well off each other and the addition of the wood bead brings in a natural element that really puts this one over the top.
Double Hoops with Yarn
We love this double hoop design from Harlow & Thistle, especially the texture of the yarn that Andrea used in her version. Of course, you can use any kind of yarn you want. Mix up the colors and textures as you see fit to create a look that matches your style.
Dip-Dyed Tree Branches
We think this dip-dyed design from Rachel is one of the most unique wall hangings in our list and the best part is you can go out and collect all the branches you need on the beach or during a walk in the woods. Choose a color and shape that you like and truly make it your own.
Large-Scale Diagonal Wall Hanging
This design from Two Thirty-Five Designs is a large-scale wall hanging that you can easily tailor to the colors in your home. This is also a great project if you’re looking for a stash busting project for your yarn.
Another awesome project from Elsie and Emma at A Beautiful Mess is this macrame garland. It looks pretty complicated but they break it down into easy to manage steps. This is a great party decoration or a fun conversation starter for any time of year.
If you’ve been thinking about getting a loom, this project from Mollie Makes is a great project to get started with. We love the mix of the woven elements with the tassels and the ombre color scheme really makes the design pop.
You have a lot of options if you want a project using natural materials but we think this hanging eucalyptus design from Oh the Sweet Things is one of the most interesting projects we’ve seen. Not only is it visually stunning but you also get to enjoy the clean smell of eucalyptus.
Phases of the Moon Vertical Wall Hanging
This is a cool project from Nostalgiecat that’s one of the more graphic designs that we’ve seen. We love the way the black moon shapes play against the natural colors of the silver chain and the wooden beads. Nostalgiecat uses teal accents which look great but you can use whatever color suits your décor.
Woven Wall Hanging without the Loom
This is another example of how you can turn simple rugs into a unique, eye-catching wall hanging with a ton of texture. We love that Annabode used rug samples and how the patterns are so different but work so well together.
Hanging Swing Shelves
Why Don’t You Make Me has instructions for how to make these adorable hanging shelves. We love that they resemble kids’ playground swings which adds a little bit of whimsy and the contrast between the natural wood and black cording is pretty awesome, too.
Book Page Wreath
Gina at the Shabby Creek Cottage created this stunning book page wreath that we just can’t get enough of. You don’t need that many supplies, just a glue gun, a cardboard ring, and a vintage book. Change the size and the book to suit your tastes.
Small Woven Landscapes
This project from Jesus-Sauvage is one of the most unique projects we found. We admit it’s a little involved but if you’re up for the challenge, this one is well worth your time. The three frames create a single abstract image though you can do whatever kind of look you want.
Large Scale Pixelated Art
This is another project that’s a little more complicated but Amanda at Wit & Whistle breaks it down pretty well. You do need access to photo editing software if you want to choose your own image though you can search for pixelated photographs online and find plenty of options.
Dip Dye Tassels
This project at Lolly Jane is a fun project that uses plain white yarn and Kool-Aid for dip dyeing. It’s a pretty simple design that you can expand on pretty easily. You can make five tassels like in the tutorial or as many as you need to get the look you want.
Another project that relies on materials you find in nature is this triangle wreath design from Fall for DIY. While the tutorial focuses specifically on a holiday-themed wreath using evergreen leaves, you can use any flower or decoration that you want.
Pompom Circular Wall Hanging
The best thing about this pompom wall hanging from Sugar & Cloth is how colorful it is. By mixing different yarns, colors, and textures, you can really create an interesting piece using this technique. Plus, you can make your wall hanging as big or small as you want.
Repurposed Bathmat Wall Hanging
Over at BRITTANYMAKES, we found this awesome project that takes a simple white bathmat and turns it into a personalized wall hanging. You can paint any design you want but we really love the simple geometric designs in the tutorial.
Giant Pompoms and Tassels
Next up is this cute design from Lisa at We Are Scout. It adds an insane amount of texture using only a few basic materials. The large pompoms and tassels make a big statement and you can choose whatever colors you want.
Pompoms and Tassels
Last but not least is this adorable pompom and tassel design from Madeline over at Brit.co. The mix of the two shapes combined with all the bright colors makes this one of the most fun projects on our list. Of course, you can change it up however you want so it suits your décor.
Choose What Works
We hope you found some great ideas that have inspired you to take on a project of your own. Remember, you don’t have to try them all! Take your time and choose the one that best suits your décor and skill level. Then, tailor it to the look and style of your room.
With so many beautiful options, we’re sure you’ll find something that works for you. Don’t be overwhelmed! Just take your time working through the tutorials and soon you’ll have a one-of-a-kind design made just for your home.