Welcome back to our Trim the Tree Party!!
I love handmade Christmas ornaments and think that they add such a special touch to the tree and other holiday decor. This week, I have invited some of my favorite blogging friends to join me in sharing one of their favorite handmade ornaments. At the end of the week we will have a special giveaway for you that you don’t want to miss, so don’t forget to check back! There will be three new ornaments each day, so you should have a beautifully decorated tree by the end of the week! 😉
Hi ya’ll! Rachel here from Shades of Blue Interiors! I’m so honored to participate in Jenn’s Trim the Tree Party! I think I make ornaments every year, and this year I was inspired by cozy knit sweaters and the classic imagery of kittens chasing yarn balls by the fire. So, I came up with a pretty yet simple hand-made ornament: Yarn Ball Ornaments! If you have a kitten, maybe don’t hang these ones down low! 😉
Step 1- Use a dab of hot glue to secure your starting point of yarn. Make sure it dries before you start wrapping.
Step2- In order to conserve yarn, switch directions as soon as you have covered one area.
Step 3- Use a dab of hot glue (making sure it dries all the way before continuing) to secure the yarn before switching directions.
Step 4- Go in the opposite direction, wrapping around and covering all the brown areas, until everything is covered. The idea here is to change directions often, so you cover the most area possible without overlapping too much.
Step 5- (Not pictured) Secure end piece with a dab of glue.
You might also enjoy a this Paper and Embossed Leaf Garland
Or this recipe for Almond Apple Pear Tarts!
For more tutorials, home decor inspiration, & furniture redos, visit my blog, Shades of Blue Interiors!
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