Use caning — an intricate material derived from the outer bark of the rattan palm — for an easy wall-art project. These light-catching wall hangings are a breeze to make.

Updated May 23, 2019
caning hoops
TED CAVANAUGH

This wall-art project appeared in our feature, Weave It In, all about modern home décor pieces made from wicker, caning, jute, rattan, rush, and other durable fibers.

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Soak a sheet of caning in a bathtub of water for 20 minutes, using rocks or weights to keep it flat.

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Step 2

Separate a quilt hoop. Put the wet sheet on top of the smaller hoop, then work the larger one down over the caning.

Step 3

Tighten the screw, trim the excess, and let the fibers dry completely.

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Step 4

Hang using a picture hanger or an S-hook.

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