Last year I created the first Yarn Lovers’ Christmas Bauble.
Things weren’t really up and running back then, due to a then 6 month old. But things have moved on and now you too can create this super quick and easy decoration for your tree.
Combined with a few craft materials and a few steps from The Yarns Lovers’ Shawl Pin eBook (you can get it here free if you don’t have it), and you can make a set of these too.
Step 1: Materials
You will need:
- 6 x 30mm polystyrene balls
- Laceweight yarn
- 6 x small screw in eye hooks (such as these)
- Decoration such as beads or sequins (optional)
- Tweezers (if adding decoration)
Step 2: Make the Yarn Balls
Make 6 yarn balls (as per module 1 of The Yarn Lovers’ Shawl Pin eBook). Use a small amount of glue, and screw in a hook before it dries.
Step 3: Adding Ribbon
Cut 6 lengths of ribbon to your desired length. Mine were 12cm long, which gives a drop of approximately 5.5cm. Thread a strand of ribbon through each hook and knot the ends together.
Step 4: Decorate
If you have chosen to add decoration such as beads or sequins, please do so. Module 4 of The Yarn Lovers’ Shawl Pin eBook gives tips on how to do this.
Step 5: Hang the Yarn Baubles on Your Tree
Our Christmas tree isn’t up yet this year, so here they are on a wooden rail instead.
Please share this tutorial with your friends and let us know how you got on. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or share in the comments below.
All the best,