Monday, December 13, 2010

fun with yarn

Here are some fun Christmas decorations we made using yarn.
First up....
using paper mache ornaments, spread some glue (elmer's or martha's) onto the ornament in sections then wrap the yarn on top of the glue until the entire thing is covered.

 

i think they are so fun. i will admit... a bit of a pain to make because of their shape though.  :)

next up...
using styrofoam trees from the dollar tree, just dab some glue at the bottom of the tree and start wrapping the yarn around. no need to add more glue until you get to the end of that color. these are a lot easier to do than the round ornaments. make sure you start and end each color of yarn on the same side of the tree. place them on top of spray-painted candlesticks to add a little more spunk.
and of course there's a ton of colors to choose from in the yarn section. the color combinations are endless!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I love your walls!!
    Thanks for the great idea! I love the trees!

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  2. Those are really, really cute. Love the bright colors and I love the bright pink bases on the trees! Fabulous!

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  3. These are adorable!! What a great idea! I am going to try this. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  4. Really cute! What a fun idea. Now, got to go find something to wrap.

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  5. I love the ornaments! I just found a huge bag of paper mâché ornaments that I purchased last year for pennies after the holidays. Wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but now I do. Thanks!

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  6. I made yarn trees and a matching wreath this year! I love how endless the possibilities are!
    http://blendedsosplendid.blogspot.com/2010/12/yarn-wreath-revisited.html

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  7. Great ideas! Where do you find such cute candle stick holders?

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  8. love these! iam thinking ahead to next fall, these styrofoam trees in yellow, white and orange. giant candy corn!

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  9. Wow, what a neat idea! Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Oh, so stinkin' cute! I love the idea of those trees:) Thank you for sharing!!!

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  11. I love these colors, how cute they are.

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  12. just stopping by and letting you know that your on my top five christmas crochet patterns I hope you stop by and check it out. http://mariescozycorner.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-5-free-christmas-crochet-patterns_16.html

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  13. Oh, I LOVE the color combinations here! I shared on my blog, She's Crafty-

    http://crafty.littlerockmamas.com/index.php/2010/12/16/25-crafts-of-christmas-nos-19-20-and-21/

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