Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Yarn Wrapped Ornaments

This is one of those projects that I loved - It cost nothing for me to make and it was simple and fairly quick.  You can use these for ornaments, gift wrapping, table decor and I think the list could go on.  I think it would be fun to make shapes like hearts or monograms as well.  So let's get to it, here's how I made my Yarn Wrapped Ornaments.

I simply used two items to make these - craft wire (mine was 22 gauge because that's what I had) and yarn.

First I cut a piece of wire (I didn't measure anything, I just guessed) and then bent the wire to form the word I wanted it to say.  Since I used 22 gauge wire it was easily molded with just my hands.  If you use a thicker gauge you may need some round nose pliers.  Your wire doesn't have to be perfect and you can mold and shape it some more once its covered in yarn.

Then after I had my words I just wrapped and wrapped them with yarn until it was fully covered.  I did use a pinch of glue on the ends to keep them in place and from fraying and tied a little baker's twine for hanging.

Then you can hang your pretties on your tree.  I love our tree this year its full of homemade things, as well as all of the ornaments we love to pull out each year- I'll share soon!

There was something really calming about this project to me.  I think that's why I enjoy crafting so much, it allows my brain to rest.  Is anyone else like that or is it just me?

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  1. That is such a cute idea! And crafting is totally calming and relaxing to me, too. Yesterday I was super tired and wanted to take a nap, but I also wanted to be crafty. So I crafted while lying down on my couch. It was awesome. :)

  2. I love this idea!!! I've been looking for cute little ornaments to add to gift wrapping and not only is this more inexpensive, it's more personal! Def going to use this! Thank you!!!

  3. Omgosh I love these! You are so creative :)

  4. Super cute, Megan!!! Such a great idea. Hugs.

  5. I'd like to see you attempt to yarn-wrap "scrumptulescent".

  6. So cute! What a great idea! Definitely going to have to give these a try!

  7. Oh my gosh, what a cute idea! I'm going to have to give this a try!
    I'm a new follower from the almost friday thursday blog hop. :)


    1. Thanks so much Maria!! Thanks for stopping by and for the follow!

  8. Thank so much for following me and inviting me to join your blop hop! I linked up with you!!