I look forward to the 2nd Wednesday of each month when I join the Thrifty Style Team for a thrifty home decor idea, craft, or tips. This month I am sharing my DIY Vintage Crochet Wall Hanging.
I must admit I was excited and yet a little hesitant to make my
DIY Vintage Crochet Wall Hanging.
It all started years ago when I received a bed coverlet from my mom. Apparently my great grandmother had made it.
Unfortunately, moths had gotten to it long before that. I was torn as to what I should do.
Do I keep it? Get rid of it? Try to salvage what was left? I truly was puzzled as to what I should do. I kept it in my cedar chest for years. Occasionally, I would lay it across my bed hiding the badly eaten cotton strips.
Then, I spotted some lovely crochet wall hangings. They were all over Pinterest, Instagram and from other bloggers.
I remembered the vintage crochet piece I had…And thought, “Why not make a DIY Vintage Crochet Wall Hanging from my grandmother’s coverlet?”
Carefully and painstakingly, I snipped the hand sewn threading from the moth eaten cotton.
Since I wanted to hang it with a rustic feel, so I used an apple tree stick.
I found a reasonable area to cut the crocheted piece. (Believe me when I tell you, there is LOADS more of crochet left over.)
Carefully, I wove the apple stick through the crochet. Then tied a string of twine on the stick to use as a hanger.
For as much as I was afraid to cut into the crochet, I LOVE my DIY Vintage Crochet Wall Hanging, that much more. I am still contemplating adding fringe to the bottom. Would you add some?
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