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DIY Bamboo Yarn Art

As the time of summer is slowly slipping away, it’s when I take time to purge a bit so I can have a workshop that I can feel sane in. haha. I’m sure we all know the feeling of clutter and how invigorating it is to be free of such fuss. With that, I decide what to keep, what to donate, and what to finally give new use. Enter in this remnant piece of a Roman shade I have from my DIY valances. No doubt many would just toss it. However, I feel I can create DIY bamboo yarn art to make it fun. Ready for the challenge? I am!

Bamboo Shade Before | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

While there are many ways I could run with this, I choose to head down memory lane to revisit a time when I was having fun.

CREATING

The first order of business is to remove the blind hardware from the back.

Removing Bamboo Blind Hardware | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

After that, I need to tie up the frayed bottom edge. I use a grosgrain ribbon and hot glue it in place.

Trimming Shade for DIY Bamboo Yarn Art | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

That’s an easy fix, right? Now it’s time to dig out my wool yarn stash. Just so you know, I have more colors than this, but these are what I’m focusing on. A girl’s gotta have a stash, just sayin’.

Stash of Wool Yarn for DIY Bamboo Yarn Art | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

In past posts, you can see what I like to do with wool HERE or in the video below.

Adorable DIY Clothespin Sheep Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Then, I use a marker to outline the design I’m aiming to do. Can you guess what I’m creating before I start? We’ll see if you’re right in minute.

Llama Sketch on Bamboo Shade | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

YARN LOVE

As I begin my handwork, I am reminded of a similar experience I set myself up for when I thought it would be “fun” to embroider an antique strainer. Yeah, I’m a nut like that. ahem. I knew my hands would end up sore, so I wrap my thumb in a medical tape as soon as I commence stitching.

Wool Yarn Embroidery | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

After filling in the drawn design, I start to add the texture and elements to really make this DIY bamboo yarn art come to life. Talk about stitch therapy! This kinda thing allows your brain to roll with whatever you’re carrying on your shoulders. Oh, and by the way, I’m primarily using a split stitch.

Stitching Yarn Llama on DIY Bamboo Yarn Art | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Finally, for more woolly fun, I break out my stash of felted wool and create more accents. Are you ready to see what my hours of sore hands and sore bum produce?

DIY Felted Wool Flowers | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

MEET MY LLAMA

Yep, you read that right…my llama.

Hello Llama Love Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #llama #art #diy

Handmade Bamboo Llama Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #llama #boho #farmhouse #art

Have you ever owned a llama? Me neither, but…I had the wonderful experience of housing them. You see, my dad is a smart fella and would allow various animals to come to our country property so they can mow down our pastures. We had cattle, trail horses that need a break, and a few llamas when an owner needed more space. They are not only an amazing creature, but HILARIOUS!!

Handmade Llama Art on Bamboo by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #art

DIY Wool Felt Flowers on Bamboo Yarn Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #llama #art

Raise your hand if you know how a llama will SPIT. Yeah, when dating my husband, I had him come over to meet our woolly friends. They needed fed, so I told him to go into the stall and fill the food troughs. However, I purposely didn’t tell him how defensive they are about each other getting near their food. The will throw their ears back, cock their nose up, and stick out their bottom teeth. In one swift spit and the nailed him smack in the side of the head. bwahahahahahaha!!! I told you I’m fun. hee hee.

Adorable Wool Yarn Llama on Bamboo by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #embroidery #llama

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Anyhoo, I surely hope I made you giggle and maybe even made you consider differently what you see as trash. Help me name this cutie patootie and leave a comment below. Also, you can adopt her and much more from my online shop.

  • Farmhouse Style Vintage Tea Cart Table available at Prodigal Pieces | shop.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #shopping #furniture
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DIY Boho Bamboo Llama Yarn Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #homedecor #boho

Create your own DIY bamboo yarn art from upcycled materials | by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #art #llama

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blog signatureVintage Pie Safe Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Also, more fun creations with DIY bamboo and yarn:

From Trash to Upcycled Plant Caddy, this cast iron and bamboo creations adds interest and function to your outdoor decor. Plus, repurposed bamboo torches for DIY decor too. Get all the details at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #outdoor #diy #homedecorTake a look at how this boring thrifted stool got a makeover. Cute! Head to Prodigal Pieces for the the details on this cottage style stool makeover with crochet cover | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #handmade #furniture #home #crochet #cottage #homedecor

Comments

  1. ColleenB.~Tx. says

    youur bamboo art is adorable

  2. Rebecca - NC says

    That is the cutest thing ever!!!!!!!!💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕
    I can see it hanging in a little girl’s room. How about “Mama the Llama?” You could write a bedtime story and gave her watching over sleeping tots. Sooooo talented!!! 😍😍😍

    • Larissa says

      I kept calling it llama mama, so that works! 😀 Thanks for the smiles and hugs, Rebecca. This was fun for me.

  3. Wendy says

    You outdid your self with this one! So cute!

    • Larissa says

      One day I will have a llama or two. tee hee! Thank you, Wendy.

  4. Audra says

    This is totally adorable (and hilarious)!!! My kids have a few llama figurines from the Mexican markets in San Antonio that are made from real llama fur! They are so soft! We have given them names too, like Poma Llama (the fur is the color of our friends’ Pomeranian!), Drama Llama, and Rama Llama Ding Dong!!! 😉

    • Larissa says

      bwahahaha!! Those are my kinda names! I love using alpaca yarn too. So soft!

  5. Lynne says

    That is so cute! My children found out about llamas when we lived next door to a Vet who had several llamas…boy they can spit a good long way! His llamas tried to sit on people who they knocked down too! My children learned to watch from afar! 🙂

    • Larissa says

      Oh no! haha. Must be a herd thing, as these guys were pretty tame from the owner’s use of them. too funny!

  6. Niki says

    Hilarious Larissa, and too cute. I don’t know exactly why or when Llamas became one of the in things…..and I really don’t care because they are stinking adorable!!! I think Lucia is a good name for her. Lucia the Llama Mama. 😊🦙 Alpaca’s or “donkey poodles” are equally as adorable.

    • Larissa says

      Right? They’re definitely everywhere now and I love it. They’re definitely one of God’s amazing creatures.

  7. Marie B. says

    That is just too dang ADORABLE, Larissa, and the felt flowers on the hair are such a cute touch!

    • Larissa says

      Hi there, Marie! I’ve missed ya. Thanks so much. This helped me get the llama bug outta my brain. haha.

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