What better way to spend a cold, blustery day than in the studio, crafting, [and wrangling a busy baby]!
Today's Crafty Friday project is a simple, cute, yarnament [yarn ornament]. The idea started with these:
If you have a little one, you might recognize these as lids to baby food pouches such as these:
I've always liked the bright colors and interesting design of these lids, and thought they would be great for future craft projects, so I saved them...all of them.
[Hello, my name is Vanessa, and I'm a craft supply hoarder.]
For today's craft, though, the color and design don't really matter. But, I'm upcycling, which is always a good thing.
I've been wanting to create yarn covered ball ornaments for a while now, but Styrofoam balls are expensive, and I'm cheap, and I have about 75 of these plastic lids, so I decided to use them as the base.
To start, I threaded the yarn through the opening and tied a knot, making sure I left a few inches of yarn at the end, like so:
Finally, I glued a button to the center of the ornament:
Once the tree was decorated, I showed my sweet Gus, who absolutely loved...
his dresser knobs.
Oh well, I like the yarnaments.