Easy crafts on a budget

How to Make an Easy Wall Decoration

Every time I see a DIY-related idea on Pinterest I feel extremely incompetent and like it requires skills far beyond what I know to do with a drill (which is nothing.) So here is an idea that is so simple I managed to complete it.

I decided to cheer up a plain, white, rather depressed-looking wall with a little washing line for hanging post-its, photos and pictures on. I opted for pictures that inspired me, were seasonal or relevant to an idea I had had.

Here is a Christmas version I made:



I used some jewellery wire and used cutters to trim a length of it. I made some jewellery loops just to finish the ends off using needle nosed pliers. I can do a post on this if anyone would like to try it. Alternatively you could use a length of ribbon, string, or wrapping ribbon for presents. You could use anything that is lying around the house, like embroidery thread, lace or wool.

I used some decorative pegs and clipped them onto this. You could also use wooden pegs and decorate them with patterned paper, embellishments for card making, glitter glue, paints or nail polish.

You can affix whatever you like to the pegs. It can be used for reminders, recipes, inspiration, photos, etc. You can change the pictures depending on the season/whatever you are in the mood for.

I just used old magazines and cut out pictures I liked/ unusual baubles for Christmas time. It is a really simple, cheap decoration to make and helps you make use of items that are already lying around your house.

When you are finished just hang it from two nails. I measured the length between the nails that I needed in order for it to hang like bunting and used three pin hooks because hammering nails into walls always ends badly for me 🙂

I feel like it would be silly to even categorise this post as DIY, but technically, I did do it myself 🙂


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