D.I.Y. Yarn Back Chair Update

YARN CHAIR   The other day I was shopping through Goodwill on the hunt to find the perfect desk chair. I had envisioned something modern, comfortable, with wheels preferably. As we all know though, Goodwill leads to some creative finds that are not always what you have been looking for. This dinky little chair caught my eye because it was so clearly something that someone had handmade and put a lot of effort into – despite it’s slight wobble and unevenly sanded surfaces. I decided it was worth the $3 investment and that I could find my own way to make it even more unique. That is where the yarn came into play.

I have to forewarn you, while this idea looks simple in theory and required minimal materials to create, it was kind of tedious covering the whole center back panel of the chair, especially since I was using hot glue which dries very quickly. However, I would not have done it any other way and I am obsessed with the final result (as is Winston who I need to keep far away from this chair)!

What You’ll Need:
Yarn of any size or color (I used a medium gauge in an ombre color for fun results!)
A hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
An old chair in need of some sprucing up!

Start by dropping a bit of glue at the base of the area you will cover with yarn. You need to work fast here so the glue doesn’t dry, I typically worked by placing glue on the front and back then wrapping the yarn, but if you are more patient than me (there is a high chance that you are) you can do one side at a time.



Again working swiftly here, wrap the yarn around the chair back ensuring that it stays straight and level. Once you place the yarn against the glue it is really hard to shift it and it looks kind of funky if you do, I highly recommend fumbling around with placement before pressing the yarn into the glue.


Repeat steps one and two until you have reached the top of your chair. Once you have reached the top, simply snip the yarn, apply a little more glue to the very tip top of the chair, and tuck your cut yarn behind another yarn, then press into the glue for security.
The final result! Not gonna lie, I am pretty proud of this chair 🙂


  1. May 27, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Thanks so much Deepti! And I will be sure to give you a read 🙂

  2. May 27, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    Thanks so much! And yes it is a nice cushiony surprise 🙂

  3. May 27, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    Thanks so much Birdie! Shoot me a pic if you do try it out!

  4. May 27, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    Thanks so much Siffat! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  5. May 27, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    This is so very cool!! Totally love it. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Annie
      June 15, 2016 / 11:18 am

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  6. August 22, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Its so nice! I really want to make it!!!

    • Annie
      August 23, 2016 / 12:52 pm

      Thanks Kate! Send me a photo if you try it! 🙂

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