I am the queen of cheap. I hate spending money, which is usually a beneficial trait; however, my extreme budgeting has really put a damper in my decorating plans. A few weeks ago, I was looking for a snazzy piece of artwork to put over my couch, but everything I saw in the stores was far too expensive for my taste. I knew that if I didn’t want bare walls, I had to get creative, so I opened up my craft drawer and pulled out some scrap fabric, yarn, two nails, and a pair of shears. After a few hours, I came up with some pretty decent textile centric artwork.
I started by putting two nails above my couch so that the distance between them was slightly wider than the couch. Then I took a strand of yarn and tied one end around each of the nails. I left a little bit of slack so that the yarn draped ever so slightly. I took strips of fabric and wrapped each strip around the yarn. I choose a pattern consisting of four different colors of fabric, and arranged the strips so they were slighly varying lengths.
I think it looks quite beautiful. It reminds me of an Anthropologie display.
It goes well with my decor, doesn’t it? The best part was that it was FREE! I only used supplies that I had on hand.