Saturday, October 23, 2010

Christmas Ornament #4 [Yarn Trees]

A couple days ago the baby and I went to Salvation Army to see what they had. Our store isnt the greatest, but a while back it supplied me with most of my dishes when I was selling hand drawn plates and mugs. Anyways, I was kinda disappointed with what they had, and as we were about to leave I spotted a small out of place wrack with bags and bags of yarn. Its all mismatched and such, but I am not using it to crochet or knit, so it was perfect for me. $3 bag of assorted yarns for me!

Today I have made Yarn Trees for Christmas Decorations. They would look pretty as a center piece or on a shelf. I am going to dust them sparingly with glitter and put them on my craft dresser.

You will need:

Cereal box or sturdy card paper
Hot Glue Gun

-Then curve it into a cone.
-Glue it together with the hot glue gun.

-Starting at the top, I put a dab of hot glue at the tip of the cone and then put attached the yarn.
-I wound it all the way down and then a few dabs of glue at the bottom to hold the yarn there.

-Then to make my tree look a little more tree like, I wound the yarn back up not as tight, just to give it some volume.

-One more dab of glue at the top and then I cut the yarn.

The end!


Cin said...

very pretty :) I just realized I will have the space to decorate this year, and no cats (which while sad, means decorations can go up)

Kitty Ballistic said...

Really nice idea, they look really effective. I like the felt roses with them too.

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