November 18, 2010

DIY: yarn ornaments

An easy little DIY to make something for your gift wrappings, tree hanging, or just cause you are plain craft happy! It is really super easy.

materials:
yarn, use various colors for mixing (or embroidery thread)
scissors
wire cutter
wire of sorts (I used what I had on hand and it is wire wrapped in raffia bought at a local craft store, thick copper jewelry wire would work too, or even embroidery hoops)

*tip: make sure you get wire that keeps it shape and doesn't easily bend as you will wrap the yarn around tightly.
making a little yarn ornament


1. Using a wire cutter, cut off 6''-8'' long piece of wire, depending on the size you want your circle (can even make larger if you so desire). Twist together the ends of the wire to form a circle and this is the top of your ornament.
making a little yarn ornament


2. Taking your yarn, tie a knot at the top part of your ornament.
making a little yarn ornament


3. Wrap yarn around the top a couple of times, then wrap around the circle randomly to create any type pattern you like. Can be wrapped once or twice or even up to ten times, it's up to you how you want your ornament to look like. To end the color, just tie and double knot back up to the top where you first tied your yarn.

*tip: make sure to always go to the opposite side of the circle when wrapping your yarn because you want to make sure the yarn is wrapped around taut. if the yarn is not going from one end to the other, the space between the yarn might be too close together and will just unravel easily later.
making a little yarn ornament


4. Add another yarn color, and repeat steps two and three. Do this again, if you wish to add an additional color. Go color happy and add as many colors as you'd like!
making a little yarn ornament
making a little yarn ornament


5. Cut off a 6''-8'' piece of yarn, fold in half and knot to the top of the ornament. This allows you to hang your ornament or to be able to tie it to your gift wrapping.
making a little yarn ornament


6. Hang it, adorn gifts (or trees), and enjoy your yarn ornament!

yarn ornaments
Hope you have fun making this and that it makes sense! Have any other questions or need clarification on how to make this, please tell me here. Also, if you make it and share it on your blog, leave the links here as I would love to see it!

Happy crafting everyone!!!

15 comments:

  1. you even make YARN look cute! :)
    LOVE!

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  2. Anthropologie will be calling you soon to design displays for their stores!!!

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  3. Love these!! So easy and kid friendly! I will definitely be making some of these to go on my vintage plastic ornaments, and yarn pom-poms only kid safe tree this year!!:)

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  4. Love it! I'll be making these with my daughters! Thank you! :)

    <3 allie

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  5. I love these!! such a unique take on the yarn ornament :) And i've been enjoying your blog! I found it through rachel's vintage here vintage there!

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  6. those are so cute!!! i would love to decorate gifts with some of those and our tree as well. hope i find some time for crafting soon!

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  7. what a lovely DIY decorating idea! i love it!! so unique and crafty, i will be making some this year for sure!

    thank you so much for sharing!

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  8. Too cute!! what a brilliant idea!!

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  9. this is great!! I featured it here on my blog!
    http://punkprojects.blogspot.com/2010/11/make-it-monday_29.html

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  10. I posted your lovely ornaments on my blog and made my own version :o) Thanks for sharing this and the great tutorial.

    http://blissfulwhimsy.blogspot.com/2010/11/25-posts-of-christmas-gift-no-10.html

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