DIY Pinterest Inspired Tapestry Room Decor + $5 DIY Weaving Loom // Lone Fox



hello everyone welcome back to my channel it is drew here from lone fox and today is my birthday yes the 24th is my birthday on this videos gonna go up the day after but I would honestly rather be spending no other time than filming for my lone Fox Channel I've been obsessed with creating projects room makeovers filming videos lately and you guys the response on my last roommate over video is absolutely insane if you have not seen it make sure to go click the card up here and watch it after you watch this video of course but today we're gonna be doing a super super fun and very budget-friendly project for you guys I'm going to be talking all about weaving on a loom and we're actually gonna be creating a DIY loom ourself that literally costs only a couple of dollars to create and then we're also going to be creating a pillowcase and a wall tapestry hanging and you guys these literally turned out amazing I've already filmed them so I'm filming an intro after I am obsessed with weaving it's my new favorite thing I think I absolutely love it and I also love how you can literally make somebody like a birthday present on a very affordable budget so if you are living on a budget create yourself a DIY loom watch this video make your friend a wall hanging for their birthday because it's literally gonna cost you a couple of dollars to create but in their mind if you are not already make sure to subscribe to my channel and also turn on the little Bell notification next to the subscribe button that I post brand new videos on home decor in DIY every single week and you can also follow me on Instagram if you would like it is lone Fox home and then my personal fashion account is I'm drew Scott what's up attend the screen as well for you guys and I also want to give a humongous shout out to with Wendy which is another amazing DIY and like fabric just sewing youtuber here on YouTube it also sh'mon I'm not exactly sure how to pronounce his username obsessed with both their channels and I did absolutely amazing weaving videos over on their Channel and I definitely drew a ton of inspiration from them so I'm gonna link their videos below because if you want to actually learn from like like real professionals please feel free to check out their videos because they tell you a lot of different stitches a lot of different I'm weaving technique they use all the right terminology I'm just kind of going off what I know and what I've seen so I think we should get into creating in a loom because honestly kind of fun to create the loom and you're gonna see why and just to create the loom I'm gonna be using an 18 by 24 inch painting canvas and I got this at Michael's probably about a year ago I never used it these are super super affordable and I'm flipping the canvas over and don't do what I'm doing here with the screwdriver I actually realized that you can literally just peel the canvas away from the staples and then use an exacto knife just to cut any excess areas that you need to kind of get rid of but you can also keep this canvas if you want to guys once you peel it off of the base so you have this essentially like a it would and a frame you can keep that canvas and use it for future projects but this is a wooden frame that we're going to be using to create the loom and then I brought out a ruler and I'm gonna be marking every 3/8 inch you can do every quarter inch every 1/2 inch depending on the thickness of your yarn depending on the thickness of what you want your weaving to look like I didn't mind every 3/8 inch and then what I did was I took just some little basic nails on these are just like wall nails and I hammered them into every single hole across the bottom and at the top and this took me quite a while and I'm sure my down start neighbors were not very pleased about this but I need to make my loom you know so this is your finished loom once you have all the nails in the top and the bottom sections to start off any weaving project you're gonna want to start by stringing the loom and I'm using a simple white thread that has zero stretch to it because you're going to want to make sure that this stays pretty tight the entire time you are weaving and what we are creating here is known as the warp thread so this is going to be the warp and then the yarns that we're going to be weaving in are going to be view F two threads so I'm going around each nail um in sections of two and then pulling it to the opposite side and it actually ended up stringing almost the entire loom just because the pillowcase is a bit on the larger side so I wanted a lot of surface space to work with and just make sure that it's pretty tight but not too tight and then I cut a one-inch wide section piece of cardboard which I'm weaving in and out and this is going to be a simple little kind of additional help with weaving so you're gonna weave this in and out and this is going to basically make it so that when you are weaving from right to left it's going to make it a little bit more easier so you're gonna flip it up and then it's going to create an opening between those threads and you can weave through super simply so when you're going from right to left super simple to just like put it all the way through but when you're going from left to right as shown here you are gonna have to go every other thread so I'm weaving through what's known as the footer and I'm using the same exact string this is just kind of a starting off point you're gonna you're not gonna want to start off with yarn right away I just like to have this because kind of this makes it a nice little starting base point if that makes sense so I'm weaving through a total of I think I did about twelve sections of this twelve strands but you can do it however much you want I just did this because I saw with Wendy she used twelve as well so I was like I'm gonna do twelve too so I wove through twelve this was sort of the starting base point of our weaving you can cut off any additional thread and just always leave it hanging and this is a color palette I'm going with for my pillow so I'm gonna start off with this really pretty apricot orange color to yarn and I work in six to eight foot sections of yarn so I cut off about an 8 foot section here to work with and I put it on my yarn needle and what I'm doing is flipping up that little cardboard section in there so it's super easy for us to just do our first thread through which is going from right to left and you can just put it through and that cardboard kind of acts as a nice little guide for you to hold the threads apart as you weave through pull it all the way through leaving about a six inch tail at the end you're gonna want to have always long tails to work with and then using your comb just to comb it all the way down to the bottom I don't pull my threads tight ever I really like to keep them very loose even on the edges so don't pull them tight always leave a nice amount of kind of see how that I have a loop at the end there never pull it too tight because once you start pulling that thread really tight you're gonna start getting your weaving to kind of start shrinking towards the center that makes sense it's gonna start getting really really tight so it's gonna start off wide at the bottom and get tighter as you get to the middle if you pull it very tight so I always leave it super super loose because everything's gonna stay intact so don't worry about that at all pillowcase is gonna be super super simple because kind of just sharing with you guys the most simplest form of weaving which is going to be at just kind of strips or rows of yarn so the thing I love about this pink yarn here is that it's super thick it adds a ton of texture and at the same time the thicker the yarn the quicker the weaving goes so this three little stranded section took up almost a two inch section on my pillow which I love I'm now gonna be using a white yarn to add a couple of rows after that pink one and then we're going to be creating what I like to call a bricked section I just call them bricks I don't know what they're actually called but basically how you're gonna do this is you're going to leave it to the center string and then weave back to the edge so you're just not gonna leave all the way across super simple and easy to do it's just gonna be half as much efforts to create this brick I guess you could say so I'm just weaving this up probably about 7 rows just so we have a good substantial is kind of like oblong rectangle to work with and you're gonna see exactly what I mean by that in a second here so I'm leaving all the way to the center point and then weaving back to the edge and then once I have that done I'm starting with an orange thread and I'm just gonna go and fill in the gaps so I'm leaving to the center point and then I'd also like to just go in between the thread so in between as you can see here that thread that kind of was the finishing point of the cream color and you'll see those gap openings where it's supposed to go it kind of puzzle pieces together and I also went through and added a couple more strands of the orange grabbing this really beautiful white very thick yarn which I love because again very quick and easy to weave with I'm weaving through one strand of this leaving a tail and then combing it down with my wide tooth comb and then what I'm doing is a different kind of a stitch for the section so all you're going to do for this is you're going to skip every other warp thread and you're going to put your needle down through and then pull back up and it's going to create the spiral section so you can kind of see here skipping a thread going down and then pulling back up through on the opposite side of the thread and this is just going to pull through and kind of create a very pretty almost knitted look to the tapestry and this is just a very textural element which I love because I think having tons of fun texture on these weaving projects really adds a ton of visual interest and coarse texture so next what I'm doing is creating another textural element for you guys this is just another a sort of stitch you can do so I went through and I added a couple rows of just a white weaving above what we just did and then I'm using a wooden dowel placing it down and how you're going to be doing this loop section is you're going to be going down and up through the opposite thread putting the loop over your dowel and then pulling the yarn underneath and repeating so as you can see here I'm gonna pull the yarn underneath that dowel and we're going to repeat so you're gonna put the thread through the next yarn make the loop go over the top and pull tight so this is going to be creating another sort of textural element on our tapestry super simple and easy and once you get to the section that you like you can actually pull your double out but you are gonna want to add a couple strands of weaving above that so a couple rows of weaving above that that's just gonna lock it in because you can't immediately take out the doll once you get to the end or it will not work so did a couple rows of this just to add a nice little bubbly texture think it's super cute and fun and then I'm going to just kind of finish off my weaving here I'm going through with a couple strands of orange couple strands of pink and white just to kind of match my color palette from here on out guys it's very very just repetitive of what I've already talked about so I'm doing couple rows of Y a couple rows of peak so once you're happy with your weaving and you love the way that has turned out we're actually going to be ending it the same way that we started it with 12 rows of that white thread which is the exact same thing we did when we created that initial footer for the weaving we're going to be doing 12 rows right up here just to finish it off and you might be wondering what to do with all of those excess threads hanging off the left and the right sides and what I do is I take the threads and I actually put it on the needle and I just weave it through the backside so I kind of pick it up through a section and since this is going to be glued down you don't really need to tie them off it's gonna be pretty secure just as is but if you do want to you can also tie them off with a neighboring strand you typically do have a neighboring Strand next to it so I just tie them off on the back side with a square knot just to make it super super secure and you can also add a dab of glue if you would like to those knots just to make them extra secure something I see the little things that you just now everyone kind of has a different way to take your weaving off of the loom I just simply take a pair of scissors snip between the nail and I do a square knot which is right over left left over right just keep that in your head that's a simple square knot so again what I do is I take my scissors I snip it between the nail right over left left over right and you're just going to repeat this process all the way down your loom on the top section and the bottom section once I got that off the loom I actually added a tiny little dab of clear nail polish to each knot and not just secure the knot even more but you can use glue if you like or you can sleeve it as is this is the finish woven tapestry pillowcase and all I had to do to actually attach it to the pillowcase was take a little white pillowcase that matches the exact size as you'd see here it fits perfectly up on there and I simply used fabric tack on the entire back side it secured it amazingly so perfect and clean but you can also sew it down along the edges if you would like so now we're gonna be creating the wall hanging and as you can see I've already prepared the loom with the warp thread and I've already woven in the footer section but I'm now going to be creating a nice little tassel at the bottom of our wall hanging how we're gonna do this is taking the middle section and stringing it up through the bottom of the loom as shown here so you can have a loop sticking out of the top and you're going to take the left side of that tassel on the left side of the string and they're right side over the right side of the string and you're going to pull through and that's just going to create a nice little tassel knot and you can pull it all the way down to the footer section so I repeated this process all the way across to create these tassels now these are super super thick but if you do have a thinner yarn you can kind of use multiple strands in one section and from here on out it is very very very similar to what we did with the pillowcase I am doing these same exact techniques I'm going from left to right using that cardboard section to make it easier on one side for me and I'm also going to be creating a couple of bricked sections with this one so that I'm going in with my yellow filling in the gaps pulling it through and this yellow is just so beautiful I love the way that it adds a pop and then I'm also going to add this orange which is just a nice little complementary section as well I think it goes nicely with that yellow and of course we cannot forget about our very thick sections which make our weaving goes so quick which of course we love and I'm also adding in a very very very dark grey which I think adds such a nice contrast to this wall hanging I love the way that it looked and had just added it in as I did every other strand from left to right from right to left wove it in it to our lovely little wall tapestry I think this turned out so beautiful in the end it's in my room right now and literally obsessed with it and of course I had to create a little brick section here which I will fill in on the left side with a little bit of a loop painting which I shared with you guys earlier no where's my dice woke up since I love you standing on the roof of my painting everything about you once you finish off your wall hanging again go through add 12 strands of just your white warp thread that we use and then tie off your tapestry at the top I said showed with the square knot and then add a little clear nail polish to those knots just to make sure that they're extra extra secure and then what I did was I simply took the a needle and thread and I sew this on it to a dowel just very randomly there's no rhyme or reason to this at all I just sewed it to the dowel simply and then I added a string to the top and that finishes off your wall hanging it turned out amazing so much texture in so much life in this piece you just I'll always get caught in your smile and that was my little tutorial on weaving for you guys I hope that you enjoyed these projects I'm absolutely obsessed with the wall hanging and is currently hanging my room right above my computer over there and I legit love it it's so pretty it's so texture to add so much life to my space and I'm very very excited about it and I also love my little pillow I created it's perfect these projects are just super cute and very customizable and again great projects very budget-friendly so if you liked this video give it a thumbs up so I'll keep you guys for much longer but make sure to subscribe to my channel for more DIY and home decor videos every single week and again follow me on instagram at lone Fox home and my personal one at I'm drew Scott if you would like to as well and I will catch you all in my next video have an amazing day and I'm gonna go get back to celebrating at my little birthday today at home DIY Inge which is where I love to be so I will catch you in the next one bye guys

32 comments

  1. This would be STUNNING as a blanket/throw! Definitely a project to do while binge watching Netflix 😅. Would you glue (attach) fabric to the back to finish it?

  2. i really really enjoyed this tutorial! Great pillow case, i will make one next week! Thanks for sharing (and a belayed happy birthday) 😊 greetings from Germany

  3. The 14 dislikes are from the people who failed whilst they were trying to make this DIY 😂😂💀

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  4. omg your weaving projects is the best! i've seen all of your DIY videos…i've subscribed since the beginning and i must say this is your best video

  5. omg you have such a good eye! please start selling your pillows! you would open such a successful pillow business

  6. Ahhhhh. Watching your nice manly hands doing that gentle weaving was just so…..sensual and relaxing. You are so talented and I think I love you. Happy Birthday you foine boi.

  7. I love this so much. You are a genius?! I remember traditional weaving with what you just did. Our weavers here in the Philippines somehow uses the same technique , i think, but on larger pieces of course. Good work.

  8. I loved the tutorial. It looks easier than the other ones I found online. And loved the music too!

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