Decor Hack of the Day: Abstract Doodle

Your simple line drawings will look great on a wall, too


For today's decor hack, use brightly colored yarn against a dark wall, or dark yarn against a white wall to make your “drawing” pop.

Production and Styling by Issa Villar. Assisted by Paula de Guzman. Photographed by Dairy Darilag.

Read the original article ("Instant Art") in the November 2013  issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.  

Abstract Doodle

What you'll need:

  • Wire
  • Yarn
  • Nails 


  1. Choose a pattern. For this project, we chose a cube. Keep in mind that it doesn't have to be perfect as it should look like a doodle.
  2. Shape the wire into that pattern then wrap the wire with yarn. 
  3. Using small nails, hang the wire frame on the wall.

RL Tip: As an easy alternative, you may choose to do away with the wire. Following your pattern, place some nails on the wall where the "corners" are supposed to be. Tie one end of the yarn on one nail, then start outlining your pattern with the yarn, wrapping it around each nail as you go. You can also place nails randomly and tie the yarn from one nail to another until a pattern emerges.


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