Christmas is almost here but there is still time to sneak in one or two quick DIY projects. I have oodles of yarn laying around (since I have a slight obsession with yarn crafts!) and was in love with some yarn ball ornaments I had hanging on my tree, and thought that maybe I could make some myself. I was shocked at how simple it was to make these Yarn Ball Ornaments and how absolutely adorable they turned out. I am really so in love with them, and since they take like less than ten minutes to make, I can see many, many more of them in my future.
To make these super cute yarn balls, you’ll need:
yarn (any color you wish!)
Start by choosing the colors you want to make, I stuck to tradition and picked red, green, white and a pretty gray. But you could go colorful if you wish, or maybe gold or silver. I don’t know exactly how much yarn I used, but it wasn’t very much.
Glue down one end of the yarn and wrap the yarn around the ball a bunch of times so they all get stuck down. Once that’s done, you just essentially keep wrapping in different directions,until the whole ball is covered.
I wrapped a bunch, and then turned the ball, and kept on wrapping. Don’t gorget to not just wrap all in the same direction, but turn it so you have some going across, up and down and all over!
These have a very “rustic” and “homey” feel so them, so don’t even bother trying to make the wrapping perfect, feel free to overlap and wrap it this way and that, until all of the styrofoam is covered and the ball looks finished to you.
Once it’s finished, cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. Take that tail and tuck it under some of the wrapped yarn and pull it through. I sued the ends of the scissors to help push it so I could grab it, but you could also use a thick sewing needle if you has one. Once its through, I just tied it to itself leaving a loop to hang. Lastly, I stuck a little dot of hot glue under the knot so it didn’t come up when it was hanging.
Each ball took less than ten minutes to make and they are just so dang cute, I want to make a million of them! I am already wondering where else I can put some. Maybe a seasonal bowl on the table? That could work. Maybe I could turn a bunch into a wreath?? The possibilities are endless!
These look just beautiful on the tree and also make a great (and cheap) extra gift for family members or teachers. You could attach it to a present for some added cuteness.