Tips and Guides

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.


RL Tips: Easy Art

Decor Hack of the Day: Tattooed Light Bulbs

Decor Hack of the Day: Decoupaged Bottles

For more tips and guides, click here.



Latest Stories

A Filipino Designed This Space-Savvy Modern House in Singapore

It even has its own lap pool!

Would You Try "Death Cleaning?"

We've got everything you need to know about this new Swedish decluttering trend

5 Secrets Of A Functional Kitchen

Are you dreaming of having the most efficient scullery? These tips might just do the trick.

11 Peg-Worthy Celebrity Christmas Trees

From showcasing dainty blooms to using quirky ornaments, these personalities have taken the decorating game to the next level

This Quiapo Day Tour Will Make You Love Old Manila Again

Go on a DIY Quiapo adventure and look beyond the vendors. Say a prayer, have your fortune told, take a peek at a mysterious pagoda, and visit beautiful ancestral houses from a more genteel past.

10 Ways To Make Your Shoes Last Forever

Show your favorite pairs some tender loving care with these tips

A One-Bedroom Unit Transformed into a Two-Bedroom Home

The designers of this 45sqm condo in Manila created a functional space with an urban contemporary appeal that’s perfect for its young occupants

Here's Why You Should Skip Bringing Your Phone To The Bathroom

Trust us, liking that photo on Instagram can wait for a few minutes

7 Planners For An Inspired 2018

Stay organized and keep your goals in sight with these picks

These Christmas Ornaments Will Make You Feel Like Dancing

Celebrate a yearly Christmas ballet tradition with The Nutcracker collection

15 Calming Photos of Modern Minimalist Homes

Because less is more

10 Life-Changing Cleaning Habits For Lazy People

We've got the strategies for keeping an impeccably clean house without losing your mind
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!