DIY Shell Wall Hanging

Summer is upon us! Make this simple beachy DIY wall hanging to instantly add the spirit of summer to any room! Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • A 6″ embroidery hoop (I got mine from Hobby Lobby for less than a dollar!)
  • Yarn or string of your choice
  • Cording or twine
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • A shell

Start by taking only the inner hoop of the embroidery hoop, it’s all you’ll need.

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Then, cut the cording or twine about twice the diameter of the hoop. I chose to use cording because I liked the gold color, but really, any kind of string would work just fine!

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With your string, make a loop knot as shown below. This allows the hanging to be hung!

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This next part was a little tricky.  I tied the knotted string to the embroidery hoop and then made one more knot at the end of the string. Essentially, there will be three knots, one right above the hoop, one right under the hoop, and one closer to the middle of the hoop.

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Then, glue the shell to the lowest knot on the cording. I know this shell isn’t perfect or anything, but I found it while scalloping on a trip to Crystal River last summer, and thought it would be a perfect reminder of summer memories!

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Then, cut pieces of yarn about two feet long (because they will be folded in half!) I ended up making 25 pieces and split them into 5 groups in order to make five knots. I love this yarn because of the random pops of black and brown!

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Finally, tie the groups of yarn to your hoop.

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And you should end up with a lovely little wall hanging that is perfect for summer!

XOXO, Val

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