Have you all seen the latest trend that keeps poping up everywhere? While it’s definitely not new, woven cane is making a resurgence in home decor and crafting. I have seen it slowly trickle in the last year or so, and was finally convinced to try my hand at crafting with it. While a woven cane piece can be expensive (about $14 for a 1′ by 2′ piece), you don’t need much for crafting a fun DIY woven cane latch hook wall hanging like this one I made this past week.
I love the natural wood tones that it brings and when paired with colorful, vibrant yarn, the combo is just perfection! When I first started seeing woven cane sheets, I kept thinking how similar it looked to latch hook canvas, and how fun it would be to combine these two trends from the 70’s into a modern art piece for my wall. Well, it was easier than I expected and I am totally in love with the results.
Materials to make your own DIY Woven Cane Latch Hook Wall Hanging:
- 1′ by 1′ piece of woven caning
- A wood frame (I cut this half circle frame with my Glowforge, but a regular picture frame without the glass works too)
- Wood glue and clamps
- Hot glue
Begin by using the wood glue to glue around the back edge of your frame. Then lay the caning over the frame and clamp in place. Let the glue dry overnight, then remove the clamps and trim the caning down so that there isn’t any sticking out from behind the frame. I left the fringe ends of the cane at the bottom of my frame because I liked the look of the wood fringe, but feel free to cut these off too if you prefer.
Now that you have your framed cane piece, it is time to add the yarn details. For this I used my faux latch hook technique. I created a few tassels from the different colors of yarn and some wool roving.
To make your own tassels, just cut 15-20 pieces of yarn into 4″ lengths. Then, tie in the middle and fold in half.
Once you have your tassels, you have a couple of options. One option is to tie them on to the caning through the holes. You can also use the hot glue gun to glue them on to the caning. I used glue and attached them in a random asymmetrical pattern on a portion of the woven cane.
I obviously wanted the cane to show in my wall hanging too. That’s why I made sure to only cover a small portion with the yarn fringe.
I used my scissors to trim the yarn a bit once the glue was dry. This allowed me to get different levels of fringe and blend the tassels a bit.
Then I simply added a removable adhesive hanging strip to the back to hang it on my wall.
Is it not perfect?! I love the fall colors, the yarn texture, and the natural wood all paired together! Now I just need to figure out how to make a huge DIY woven cane latch hook wall hanging. It’d look perfect hanging above my mantel!