A 5 Minute Home Decor Hack for the Weekend

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5 Minute DIY // Turn a 2x3 rRug into a Hanging Weaving

I love a good decor hack. Especially when it only takes 5 minutes to make! So, today I’m sharing a wall art / weaving hack that you can complete in basically no time at all! Right now I have this guy hanging up at the house. Recognize it from my recent guest bedroom makeover? But it’d also be a cool gift for any creative friends or family during the holidays, birthdays, housewarming gift, etc.

All you need is a small 2×3 rug and a few other items. Want to make your own? Here’s how…

A 5 Minute Home Decor Hack (Tutorial)

Materials

  • 2×3 woven rug (mine is from Urban Outfitters – and it comes in other colors too)
  • stitch witchery OR a needle and thread if your rug is thick
  • yarn or twine
  • brass hanging piece (or make your own – I’ll explain later)
  • dowel rod
  • iron (only needed if you’re using stitch witchery)

Instructions

1. Start by cutting a dowel rod down to size. You’ll need the dowel to be a couple inches longer than your weaving width on both sides. See photo for guide. *If you measure ahead of time, you can have the dowel rod cut for you at a hardware store, as long as it’s over 12 inches.

2. Next, flip rug over (good side facing the ground) and place dowel rod approximately where it will be. Then add a strip of stitch witch underneath the dowel rod. Again, as shown.

3. Heat up your iron, fold over the top flap of the rug and follow instructions on stitch witchery…basically just continue running iron over the top until the heat from the iron and bonded the two pieces together. *If you have a particularly thick rug, you may have to use a needle and thread instead.

4. Tie a piece of yarn to each side of the dowel rod and double or tripe knot on each side, as shown. Cut off any excess and it’s ready to hang. OR you can add a brass piece on top like mine. In which, case there’s one more step…

5. Using an extra piece of yarn, weave through a hole in the brass and a weaving opening in the rug, double or triple knot and you’re good to go. Super easy, right?!

5 Minute DIY // Turn a 2x3 rRug into a Hanging Weaving

Can’t find a brass hanging sculpture like mine? You can DIY your own! Just grab some thin brass sheets (or even copper sheets) and  some handheld metal cutters and cut out shapes on your own, then punch a small hole through each one to string them together or attach them directly to your weaving.

A 5 Minute Home Decor Hack (Tutorial)

A 5 Minute Home Decor Hack (Tutorial)

A 5 Minute Home Decor Hack (Tutorial)

5 Minute DIY // Turn a 2x3 rRug into a Hanging Weaving

Photography Amelia Tatnall Lawrence
Styling Brittni Mehlhoff

What do you think of quick decor hacks like these? Yay or nay? Let me know in the comments below.

17 comments | Click here to reply

This idea is amazing, never thought of hanging up a rug!
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Michelle | December 9th, 2016 at 8:45 am

You should totally try it Michelle. SO easy!

Brittni | December 9th, 2016 at 9:00 am

This is a brilliant idea! I do have a rug I could totally hang x

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Jessica | December 9th, 2016 at 9:53 am

Thanks Jessica. 🙂 If you give this a try, let me know how it goes. 🙂

Brittni | December 9th, 2016 at 10:00 am

Love this idea, it looks amazing and so different!
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Rachael | December 9th, 2016 at 10:01 am

Thanks Rachael. 🙂

Brittni | December 9th, 2016 at 10:20 am

Wow, you aren’t kidding about 5 minutes! This is such a neat project that I NEVER would have thought of. Totally awesome. 😀
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Megan @ Adventure & Home | December 9th, 2016 at 10:33 am

Right Megan?! So, so easy and quick! Love projects like that.

Brittni | December 9th, 2016 at 10:37 am

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Main Scoop – HAWTHORNE AND MAIN | December 10th, 2016 at 11:25 am

This is so inspired, unbelievably simple and effective – thank you for sharing

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Natalie | December 10th, 2016 at 3:48 pm

So cool and so simple. Thanks a lot!

Matt | December 10th, 2016 at 10:05 pm

This is a great idea and your photos are so nice!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Finjas white living | December 12th, 2016 at 9:38 am

Hi Brittini, it’s easy time saver idea to make home decorative and amazing. I must say this is a wonderful blog ever. I will use these quick ideas for my home decoration. Please keep sharing.

Kate Evans | December 16th, 2016 at 8:22 am

Lovely idea!
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Electric Sun Creatives | January 3rd, 2017 at 11:52 am

This is such a fun idea! I bought one of these wall hangings from Target a few months back, but I never thought about making one myself! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. 🙂

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Abby Saylor | February 6th, 2017 at 10:47 am

Such a great idea! Just came across this via Pinterest. Where did you get you brass hanging sculpture?

Courtney | April 5th, 2017 at 4:53 am

I bought it locally Courtney at a place called Citizen Supply: http://www.citizen.supply . I don’t believe it’s available online though.

Brittni | April 5th, 2017 at 12:52 pm
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