Christmas crafting has begun. I know it seems early but these ornaments didn’t really seem like Christmas crafting as they are yarn related.
I made a couple of easy and quick crafty ornaments for knitting and crochet friends. They look like just balls of yarn with a hook or needle poked through, but they aren’t.
Supplies: styrofoam ball, button, fishing line, small amount of yarn, crochet hook or knitting needles, label
Styrofoam balls don’t usually have a way to hang them so I use a button and fishing line. This method works for all sorts of things unless they are heavy. Cut a piece of fishing line, thread it through the button and knot close to the buttom, and then knot at the top to make a loop for hanging. With a dab of glue you fasten the button onto the styrofoam ball. Let dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Take your odds and ends of yarn and start wrapping them around the styrofoam ball. I put a dab of glue on the ball where I started to hold the yarn in place. Keep winding the yarn making sure to cover in all the white parts of the ball showing. I even mad sure I covered up the button. Another dab of glue holds the end of the yarn in place. Sorry for the blurry photo in the above photo, its a bit out of focus. But you get the idea. Let dry.
I made a couple of tags using an online print site for labels. I didn’t want this printed on a label so I just printed it on tag board and cut them out with my pinking shears. Of course they look much bigger in the photo. They are just 4.5 cm in diameter.
Into one of the ornaments I put a crochet hook and into the other I put a pair of knitting needles.
The finished items are ready to gift to knitty and hooky friends. I hope they don’t think that they can make a project with them! There just isn’t enough yarn!
Remember the mini yarn basket from the last post? I just added the Christmas tag to it and it became a Christmas ornament.