Easy DIY Yarn Ornaments for Christmas

yarn christmas tree decor

Written by Gergana from Lissana's Fairy Land.

I find myself less and less eager to go out and buy plastic Christmas decorations and instead look for more natural ways to decorate. Every year I start making the house look like Christmas during the first two weeks of the month. I start around 1st of December and then I finish it completely in the next 10 days. This year was no exception. 

My go-to natural decor is super quick to make. With less than 2 weeks until Christmas no one has time for more.

Materials

natural christmas decorations with yarn

 

  • Some remnants of aran or bulky wool yarn. (Choose colors that suit your home and mood.)
  • A thin crochet needle.
  • Soft paper or old newspapers.
  • Instructions

1. Tear a piece of the paper and squish it in your hands to form a ball. The size of the ball will define the size of your yarn ball. I made different sizes for variety without sweating too much over the precise measurements.

diy tutorial natural christmas decorations with yarn

2. Hold the end of the yarn and start making a ball over the paper. Slowly build until you cover the paper entirely. The paper helps to keep the ball light and reduce the amount of yarn needed.

diy tutorial natural christmas decorations with yarn

3. Cut the yarn, secure the end and make a tail to attach it to the tree.

diy tutorial natural christmas decorations with yarn

Done!

diy tutorial natural christmas decorations with yarn

Colors and sizes are entirely optional - I stayed close to the rainbow colors but if you wish you can make them in only one color. A monochromatic palette for Christmas can be really stunning.

diy tutorial natural christmas decorations with yarn

It’s time to decorate your tree.

diy tutorial natural christmas decorations with yarn

diy tutorial natural christmas decorations with yarn

diy tutorial natural christmas decorations with yarn

Come back soon to see how to make the star for the top of the tree.

December 14, 2015 by UpCraft Club
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