Post by Danielle Kurtz, Creative Director at The Land of Nod
When I was styling the living room for the Nod Family Home, I needed a little something to hang above this bookcase. The entire room was very light and bright, so I wanted something delicate. Also, there was already quite a bit of wall art on the other walls, so I wanted to do something a bit different, and more dimensional. We’d brought along a handful of our gem ornaments to use as baubles in styling the bookcases, maybe put them in a bowl or vase, or just set them atop a stack of books, they’re so pretty! And, even though they’re technically Christmas Ornaments, that doesn’t mean they are only for the holidays or just for a tree for that matter!
- Ornaments – you could choose any that fit your décor, we chose our Gem Ornaments
- Dowel Rod – cut to length of your space
- Paint optional – I painted the dowel rod half peach/half a neon orangey-pink
- Embroidery Floss – pick a color to fit your space, I used a neon yellow to add a subtle pop of color
And, really, there’s not much to the “instructions.” But, here’s how I did it.
- Determine the overall length of the space.
- Cut lengths of floss to double your length, you’ll need one piece of floss for each ornament.
- Thread floss through ornament and tie at the top, tie them at varying lengths, so the gems hit at varying heights. This isn’t an exact science, just create a composition that’s pleasing to you.
- Loop the floss over the dowel rod.
- Cut another piece of floss about 1 ½ times the width of the dowel.
- Tie it at each end of the dowel rod, this will be your hanging piece, you may need to adjust the length once it’s on the wall.
- Put a nail in the wall, and loop the floss over the nail.
- You’re done!
It’s a really easy DIY, and the materials are inexpensive and readily available. You could even make this during the holidays with holiday ornaments, as festive décor. Or, instead of a dowel rod, try it with an embroidery hoop and hang it from the ceiling. It would act more like a mobile that would add lovely texture to any space.
Looking for our other Nod Family Home DIY’s? Check them all out HERE.
Danielle is the Creative Director at Nod and an over-protective mother of two. She’s also completely obsessed with Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and her Kindle, but not necessarily in that order. Danielle loves to craft, sew and crochet. Her current craft of choice is weaving tiny wall tapestries.