Saturday, December 10, 2011

Yarn Ball Christmas Tree Decor

Hello there!
I'm elycia from the blog ♥elycia. I am a vintage loving cat lady living in a cute house on a quiet street with my husband and our two sweet kitties. Today I am happy to be here to share a little decor DIY with you. This year Ivan and I decorated an adorable white tree with purple and blue ornaments to match our living room. After the tree was all decorated I got the idea to make some "balls of yarn" to add to it. Here is what I did!
For these yarn ball decorations you will need some styrofoam balls (any size you like) and some yarn in colours that will look nice with your tree and other ornaments.
Start wrapping yarn around your styrofoam ball. It doesn't have to look perfect right away.  Make sure you change the direction that you are wrapping every so often the way I did.
Once you can no longer see your styrofoam ball and you are happy with the pattern you have made with your yarn, cut the yarn and leave a longish tail.
Secure your yarn by weaving the end under a few of your wrapped pieces.
I used my yarn tail to make the hanger for my ornament. Just make a loop large enough to fit over the branches of your tree. Then tie a little knot and secure by weaving once more through your wrapped yarn.
Next I weaved the end down to the bottom of the ball and trimmed it so that there was a little tail hanging. You could also trim the tail completely so that there is none hanging down if you prefer.
Place on your tree! If you kept a hanging tail you can play with it and wrap it around your branches a little bit. These yarn ball decorations are super easy to make and I love the way they look hanging on my tree! All of my balls are the same size but I think it would also look super adorable if you used a few different sized styrofoam balls. I would love to see if you make some yarn ball ornaments for your tree! Pop by my blog and leave me a link if you do! ♥elycia

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Thank you so much for sharing, I'm happy you took part in my blog party! :)
Lu

5 comments:

  1. Omg... It's so nice ...
    But I cannot hang this on my christmas tree, 'cause I got a cat -.-'

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  2. So adorable! I'm definitely going to try this, thanks!

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  3. Ohhhh that is GORGEOUS! Reminds me of cats! Would prolly go fantastic with some cat shaped ornaments :D I think I found some inspiration for next year's tree!

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