Yarn Decorations

In my last Post I shared our Christmas Tree with you, and I just wanted to say Thank you for all of your sweet comments about it.

I also said that I was going to post how I made my Yarn Ball Ornaments,  So here we go!

I originally was going to make them to sell in my etsy store,  but I loved them so much that I wanted to keep them all for myself (a problem I keep running into) So instead of selling them, I'll just show you how you can make your own.

Start off with a large plastic bulb ornament.  I found mine at the dollar store,  and they only cost.....1 Dollar!!!  ha ha that joke never gets old.

Trim off the tag string,  it will only get in the way.

Then add a big glob of hot glue.  Lay your yarn onto it and start wrapping!  I wrap until the big glob is covered and then add another big glob of glue in another spot.
Wrap. Wrap. Wrap. 
Repeat.  Repeat. Repeat.

I also used a glue stick to push the yarn down into the glue.... BTW you will need lots of glue sticks for this project.

I also found that it helped to hold the bulb in my lap.... but note, wear an old T-shirt because you will get hot glue on it.  I learned the hard way the first time I made one.

They look kinda pretty with a little of the gold coming through,  so you could just stop half way through if you'd like,  Otherwise Keep Wrapping!  And wrap until the bulb is completely covered.  Then cut your yarn,  tuck the end in, and glue.

The last step is to tie on a hook.  I found that if you put a dab of hot glue on the end of the yarn you are able to feed it through the top easier.
Now hang it on your tree and Enjoy!

I  also had this Large red bulb in my box of decorations, that I decided to cover as well. 
So this is also a great way to give new life to some old ornaments you may already have.

I covered it in red yarn this time, but I did find that the hot glue was more noticeable on the red yarn,  so I didn't use as much glue on the top layer.

I just love the way they turned out.

I think they are fun and bring in a touch of coziness!

I didn't just stop there with the yarn.  I kept going!  I tied up my coat closet door with it!
And with just a few clothespins I'm able to hang up all of our Christmas cards.

I've received a few more cards since I took these pictures, and I have to say the more cards I add, the cuter it looks.

And then I'm using the yarn to wrap up my Christmas gifts.  Yarn is really inexpensive, a roll goes a long way, It's re-usable, and it's such a better idea then plastic ribbon. 
Give it a try.

Happy Yarning!


  1. Little oooh's and aaaah's come out of my mouth while looking at these beautiful yarn balls.
    Feel the need to make some myself.
    Nicely done, simple but elegant.


  2. Oh this is so perfect! I have a bunch of ornaments that were ruined in my attic from melted candle wax. I was going to throw them away, but this would be a perfect solution!

  3. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

  4. Adorable. I love the basket filled with them. So simple and festive at the same time. I love that!

  5. Such cool ornaments! I also love how your wreath is hung on the door! Ah some good ideas for next year for sure! :)

  6. Love your yarn ornaments! I wasn't able to find red/white bakers twine this year so I'm using a cute red/white yarn for all of my packages and I love it!!
    Happy holidays to you.

  7. Those are so cool, and so "you"! I really like what you did with your closet door, too.

  8. Ohmygosh, I just love your house! These yarn balls are adorable...def a must for next Christmas. Thanks for checkin out my blog :)

  9. Great job! Love your idea of wrapping the door!

  10. I love the yarn door idea! Definitely going to do that! (And going to post on my blog tomorrow, I'll link back to your post!)

  11. the ornaments are definitely my favorite!

  12. Hi Emily, I loved all of your yarn crafts, especially the Christmas Card holder idea...so we made one ourselves! I cross linked to you on my blog. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!! Donna at www.suburbativity52.com


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