DIY Boho Wall Hanging

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Happy Friday everybody!  Today I have a simple DIY wall hanging tutorial.  A couple of years ago, I picked up several embroidery hoops in multiple sizes at DI (thrift store similar to Goodwill) for next to nothing in price.  I finally decided that today was the day to actually make something with one of these hoops I had been hoarding!

Supplies needed to make this Boho wall hanging:

  1. Embroidery hoop of any size depending on how big you want your wall hanging

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2. Yarn (I bought this black yarn at Hobby Lobby for $2.99)

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3. Wooden beads (These are from Hobby Lobby and just a couple dollars for a bag of them)

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4. Leather cord to hang the embroidery hoop with (also purchased at Hobby Lobby)

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How to make:

Wrap each piece of yarn around the hoop and tied a knot at the bottom.  I left a long tail on each piece to thread a bead onto.  I started all of the yarn at the center of the hoop and then angled them out.

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Continue this until you fill up the center with yarn.  Then cut each piece of yarn like below and thread a wooden bead on each piece.  I just tied a double knot on the yarn to keep the bead in place.

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It’s really just that simple!  Once you are finished, cut a small piece of leather and tie it around the metal piece on the hoop to hang your Boho wall hanging!  I hope this inspires some of you to make one of your own!

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Want to see more DIY crafts using embroidery hoops?  Check out the Simple Springtime Wreath and Copper Wire & String Heart.

xo

Kemley

Thrifting Post No. 2: Round mirror, globe, table, wooden box, and old books

Yay for more thrifting!  This is a 5-in-1 thrifting post featuring a world globe, yellow table, wooden box, round mirror, and old books.  So basically everything here is thrifted.  This is one of my favorite spots in my living room and this proves that you can create a beautiful set up with thrifted items.

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I bought the table from a neighbor’s yardsale for $15.  It used to be a pale yellow, white washed kind of look.  I decided to paint it mustard yellow and I’m so happy I did because I love how it pops.  The wooden box I picked up at an antique store while on vacation in coastal Oregon in a town called Lincoln City.  I paid $25 for it.  For some reason it spoke to me and so I was willing to pay $25.  Normally I try to pick things up for cheaper than that.  There were a lot of neat antique shops in Lincoln City and tons that we passed along the way in other small towns that we didn’t go into.  We are planning to return to Lincoln City this year and I’m excited to go thrifting there again!
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Right before we moved into our house last year I decided I really wanted a large round mirror for the new place.  I love the simple and modern look of a large, perfectly round mirror.  I really didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for a new modern round mirror.  I posted on a FB yardsale website in search of a large round mirror.  I was SO excited when that very day this one came up for sale about 15 minutes away from where I lived.  For WAY cheaper than other round mirrors I had seen.  It came off of a vintage vanity and used to be mounted to wood with a wooden frame around it.  When I bought it, the wooden frame was partially broken off but I didn’t want a frame anyway so I removed the mirror from the wood completely.

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I found this globe at a yardsale of left over items from the store “Finder’s Keepers”.  The owner closed the doors to the shop and later had a yardsale of leftover furniture and accessories at her home.  Finder’s Keepers was a pretty awesome shop that had refinished furniture and accessories.  Everything at the yard sale sold VERY fast.  I was lucky enough to score this little gem.  I paid $10 for it.  I’m not sure exactly how old it is, but Russia is called the Soviet Union on this globe so it must be pretty old.
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I bought these old books at an antique store called “Transitions” in Blanding, which is a small town in Southeastern Utah where my sister happens to live.  I have at least ten old books from Transitions that I have purchased on a few different occasions while visiting my sister.  I got them for about $1 each which is pretty awesome.  Hence, why I returned for more when I realized what a steal that was.
The glass geometric terrarium and fake succulent were both purchased new.  I found the terrarium at Hobby Lobby and the fake succulent at Target.  I hope this gets some of you excited for thrifting.  If you are on a budget like most of us out there, thrifting is a great way to beautifully decorate your home and keep it unique!

xo
Kemley
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Thrifting Post No. 1: Leather Swivel Chair

So thrifting is a huge part of my life and design style.  I love the thrill of a great thrifting find.  And I love even more the money saved by thrifting!  When I purchase a used item for cheap, I don’t feel guilty about experimenting with it, throwing on a new coat of paint or repurposing the item to use for something unique and fun.  If it doesn’t work out, no biggie because it was like $2 right haha.  I’ll be honest, my thifting excursions have been basically nonexistent since Nash was born.  The thought of taking him into a DI makes me a freak a little, because thrifting can be dirty and germy.  I’m hoping to get back into the game soon.  Successful thrifting is a combination of putting in the time, persistence, a creative mind, ability to see potential in something, and luck!

I decided to highlight one of my thrifting scores today that I found at DI about a year ago.  This fun little leather swivel chair was $6!  I love how it’s a little bit school house, kind of industrial, a tad bit midcentury (even though it’s not), and sort of quirky.  I use it in my office/art studio and it is so comfortable to sit in while I work or sketch.

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I was so excited about this find and (for once) didn’t have to question it and try and convince myself I needed it.  I just knew right away it was for me!  Thrifting scores like this make all the other unsuccessful trips worth the effort!  Oh, P.S.— isn’t that plaid blanket to die for???  Plaid is all the rage right now;)

Here are some places where I thrift and have had success:

1. DI (thrift store similar to Goodwill)
2. Yard sales
3. Facebook online yard sales
4. the occasional antique or consignment store

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I hope this post gets people excited about thrifting!  I will be doing occasional thrifting posts highlighting different thrifting scores of mine!  So stay tuned!

xo

Kemley

Leather swivel chair:  DI
Woven basket: Ross
Monochromatic world map: poster website online (sorry can’t remember exactly which website)
Blanket: old