DIY Gold Dipped Yarn Hanging

Well, I did it again, yes another yarn hanging.  They are just so much fun to make and this might be my all time favorite.  I’ve hung yarn from branches and from dowels, but this large metal ring is so pretty.
This time I used natural off white wool yarn and added color with painted wooden beads.  Then to give it a little sparkle, I painted the bottom few inches metallic gold for a dip dyed effect.

 Here’s what you’ll need:

Design Master Spray Paint (24 KT Gold, Praire Grass and Basil)
12 large wooden beads (about 1″ in diameter)
1 ball of natural, off white yarn
18″ metal ring (found in the jewelry section at Hobby Lobby)
Masking Tape
Drop cloth or newspaper for spray painting

I thought about hanging this piece from an embroidery hoop or making some sort of wire circle or triangle. But, then I decided to wonder the aisles of the craft store looking for a solution.  And to my surprise, you can buy metal hoops in all kinds of sizes.  I found this ring at Hobby Lobby for just $3.47.
Start by spray painting the metal ring gold. Make sure to paint both sides. When it is dry, you can begin attaching the yarn to the ring. Cut pieces of yarn that are 2 yards long. Loop the yarn onto the ring and pull tight. 
Don’t worry about all the yarn being exactly the same lengths, you will trim the bottom once all the yarn is on.
Using masking tape as a guide. Trim the bottom of the yarn in the desired shape.  I like this V shape with the the curve of the ring at the top. 

Paint the wooden beads in a few colors.  I chose to use 2 shades of green and the gold.

When the beads are completely dry, which will only take 5 mins with Design Master spray paints, thread the beads onto a few strands of yarn.  I placed mine very randomly, sometimes threading 2 or 3 on the same piece of yarn.  Secure the beads buy knotting the yarn just below the bead. 
Finally, lay the yarn hanging as flat as possible and spray the bottom few inches of the yarn with metallic gold spay paint.  Let it dry and then turn it over and do the same to the back.  

I love the versatility of Design Master paints, they adhere to practically any surface.  And it you have ever tried dip dying, you’ll know how much easier this is.  Plus, with metallic paint, there is the addition of a little sparkle.  

I buy my Design Master paints and my local Michaels and Joann Fabrics. Design Master paints can paint the most delicate of surfaces, such as silk and fresh flowers, fabric, ribbon, tulle, lace, paper, foam board and Stryrofoam to sturdy hard surfaces such as wood, metal, masonry, terra cotta, ceramics and plaster. Design Master is a great resource for products and ideas.  Be sure to check out all the craft and project ideas on their blog.  

This post is sponsored by Design Master. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. 

10 thoughts on “DIY Gold Dipped Yarn Hanging

  1. Amanda

    I just bought my first Design Master spray paints (gold and coral) and I have to admit – it's pretty amazing. It dries so fast and has great coverage, and I love the satin finish. It's kind of expensive for spray paint, so big project's I'll still use Rustoleum, but for small projects these are great. Also these don't smell bad – a bonus when I'm spraying inside (still, put on the fan and open the window).

    1. Jeran Post author

      I have to agree. DM really makes such a good product. And you are right about the smell. I love how fast it dries between coats. I'm an impatient crafter, so this works well for me. 🙂

  2. Deonna Wade

    I was about to copy your branch wall hanging but now I'm having second thoughts…maybe both at some point 🙂 That hoop is so fun! I bet you could use an embroidery hoop too but I like the metal better for this!

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