DIY: Fun and Easy Yarn + Peg Board Cross Stitch


This has to be the easiest decor DIY. Ever.

Looking for a way to spruce up a space with minor commitment but with major impact? Have I got the project for YOU.  Whimsical? Check. Colorful? Check. Giant wall space covered in a flash? Check. Plus, you can personalize it to your liking!

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All you need is a peg board and yarn. I got this piece of peg board at my neighborhood Lowes and used some mustard colored yarn I had from a previous project. Total cost: $7. The only price better than that is free my friends!

I followed this tutorial (seen on Design*Sponge) and in a few afternoons time I had this…

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You can see beneath the yarn where I penciled the lines where I wanted the stitches. This was an essential step. First I mapped out where I wanted the letters by counting the the number of holes across the board and made sure that my letters would line up evenly from each side. Then I made pencil marks everywhere the yarn would go. That way, as I made each stitch I could move quickly by matching up yarn to pencil line instead of needing to stand back to review the piece and adjust for each letter.

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I realize ‘Cute Pants’ might not mean anything to you. But it’s a long standing inside joke between me and Simeon and makes me smile every time I see it.  If you have a young child, you could write out their name and hang it in their room. Or perhaps an encouraging message to yourself if you’re trying to stick to a new habit.

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The best part is that the whole thing is temporary. I can change it up at any time (perfect for holiday greetings)! And if I get tired of the giant cross stich decor, I can cut off the yarn and use the peg board for another purpose. Maybe even how it was intended. Maybe not.

So, so easy and so fun. Think you might give it a try?

Let me know if you do!

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