Fringe is in and in a big way. Its one of the hottest trends in home decor for 2018. It used to be reserved for blankets and rugs, but not anymore. This year expect to see fringe trim on furniture, lamps and more. Even on mirrors, like this DIY project. It’s a simple craft to put together, although the prep does take some time. And be prepared to vacuum when you’re done! Separating and brushing out the yarn leaves A LOT of lint behind. I used cream yarn with a slight pop of dark green (another hot trend, but more on that later) but of course you can use any colour combination you like. Lets get started:
What You’ll Need:
Two or more balls of yarn in your colour choice
Hot glue gun and sticks
Cut lengths of yarn about 30 cm (12″) in length. How many you’ll need will depend on the size of mirror you’re using. I cut around 250 strands which was enough for my 12″ mirror.
Pull apart each piece of yarn into individual strands. This is not hard but it must be done slowly. If you pull on a strand too hard it will break. Leave one piece of yarn intact for the next step.
We’re going to use the yarn that you left in one piece as the base for the fringe. Take about 20 of the pulled apart strands in a bunch. Loop the bunch around the base yarn to create a half-knot. Repeat this until you have a fringe that will cover the entire length of your mirror.
Use the hot glue gun to attach the fringe to the back edge of the mirror. It may help to tie a knot in the end as a stopper of sorts, so the yarn doesn’t slip out. Repeat on the opposite side so that the fringe is pulled tight and straight across the mirror front.
Gently pull a bristle hairbrush over the fringe to fluff up the yarn.
Cut the bottom o the fringe into the pattern of your choice. I did a layered look, but you could also cut it on a curve or straight across.
Hang in your bedroom, entryway or hall for a bold statement piece that will catch everyone’s eye!