DIY | Nail and Yarn Wall Art

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Kev left for his soccer game the other night and I decided to get a little crafty. He came home to find a million little nail holes in the wall and the saying “home sweet home” written on it. I am pretty in love with this cute project. I free handed all the letters using a ruler and the width of the level to mark them all. If you don’t feel comfortable with that, you could print out letters from the computer and tape them up to the wall. Then nail the nails in the corners and around the curves of each letter. I tied the yarn to one of the nails and then just started wrapping. I wanted the string pattern in each letter to be different. That was my favorite part, it was like being a kid again. You could write anything you wanted really. How cute would it be to have the abc’s written in a nursery? or your child’s name? The possibilities are endless!


p.s here is a picture I posted on twitter from when I was drawing out the letters…

  1. so cute! you did such a good job. i love the way it looks in your living room. c:

  2. Love this! It looks great on your wall. It certainly makes a BIG impact with just some nails and some yarn.

  3. Jen this is such a lovely project & it looks fantastic on the wall. Plus, I absolutely adore your living room… you’re such a stylish lady!! Happy weekend! xo veronika

  4. i utterly love this when I saw your instagram picture! Such a gorgeous idea!

  5. This is so beautiful & fun! I’d love to try something like this when I have a real house… not an apartment. Thank you for the tutorial!

  6. Jen,

    This is AMAZING!! I can’t imagine the time and effort it took…you’re awesome.

  7. hey jen! Where did you get your couch? I’m looking for a sectional just like that!

  8. I love love love this idea! I’m also very impressed with how perfectly straight and neat your letters look. I rent, so I’m hesitant to do this many nails in the wall, but I may adapt this onto a piece of wood and hang that on the wall.

  9. come over and lets put holes in adams walls!

  10. um, this is amazing! come make one for me in my house please!

    love it so much

  11. Wow! This is fantastic. So clever and unique.. great color choices too! 🙂 I’d love to do something like this in our place.. we have a bare space in our dining room… hmm.. yes, I MUST do it! Thanks for yet, another great idea with great photos! 🙂

  12. i love this so much, it looks great!

  13. This is so cute! These are my absolute FAVORITE kind of DIYs: simple, inexpensive, quick, with lots of impact!

  14. These are crazy cool! I love the geometric look. And your house is BEAUTIFUL! I love all that natural light and the high ceilings. So pretty.

  15. I LOVE this, Jen! Definitely bookmarking it for the future! XO

  16. It looks so great. I love it!!

  17. hi! I had a yarn and nails adventure and when looking for inspiration this tutorial gave me the courage to actually put my letters right on the wall. (haha) thanks for sharing!

  18. Where did you find the couch? I’m looking for one exactly like this

  19. Love this, ‘pinned’ this! I will be back to visit here again, no doubt! 🙂 I <3 that couch too…… about to 'stalk' your site now…. I have 4 minutes before computer cut-off time… hmmm: I might have to go over today. lol! 🙂

    Im triyng to do something like that!!!

  21. holy moly this is amazing. i love this!!

  22. what were the approximate dimensions of your letters? it looks like they were 12″X12″?

  23. I DID THIS!!! You inspired me! So I did it in our guest room. I posted about it today if you wanna check it out! Thanks for the idea!

  24. this is absolutely stunning.

  25. Adelaide Gorton •

    Hi, I was wondering how you ‘finished to ends of the thread without it looking too messy? Do you just tie it or use glue…?

  26. Beautiful! I like it very much!!!

  27. LOVE this! Trying this today! I’ll let you know how it goes.

  28. Hi Jen! I absolutely love your DIY nail and yarn wall art – what a simple way to add a big statement to your walls! I recently published a blog post about DIY wall art and included a link to your awesome project. Go check it out!

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