How To Create a Christmas Yarn Bauble

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Add a little touch of yarny goodness to your Christmas tree this year with this festive tutorial.

Hi there!

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)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • 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 or share in the comments below.

All the best,

Sam xox



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Hi there! I’m Sam. Back in 2016 I created my first Yarn Ball Bouquet, for my wedding. It was made from lots of leftover yarns, which massively helped reduce a leftover yarn stash that had been sneakily growing. I’ve since refined the processes and now I’m sharing those so you can use up your leftovers and create some beautiful yarn ball projects too!

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