Monday, December 07, 2009

fiber lover's ornament :: a little tutorial

i recently made a bunch of these adorable little ornaments for some of my knitting friends. they are so cute and so easy to make! i used scrap wool left over from miscellaneous knitting projects, baker's twine for the tags and plain glass balls purchased at craft warehouse- a box of 12 was $5. the tags came from target several months ago and i simply glued the little "in case of emergency" sentiment to each one.

here is what you do ::
wind your yarn into a tiny skein (here is a tutorial on how to make a yarn skein) i used the back of a kitchen chair that is approximately 18 inches wide and wrapped the yarn 10 times.

then carefully push the tiny skein into the glass ball using a chopstick or knitting needle. i strongly caution you against using your finger to push the yarn into the ornament. there is often a little sharp piece of glass inside the neck of the ball. go ahead, ask me how i know this!!

next, pop the top onto the glass ball, add a cute little homemade tag, and that's it! your yarn-y ornament is ready to gift or deck the halls! enjoy!

8 comments:

Jenn said...

I absolutely LOVE the card!

Annmaree (EmuUpAGumTree) said...

I love this idea, and the tag, so cool!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Oh my gosh! I love these! I so may have to make some for Christmas presents to my yarn-lovin' friends. :)

frugalmom said...

i love my ornament! thank you so much!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

What a fantastic idea so cute:)Hugs Darcy

Skooks said...

This is completely adorable. I have a friend who would absolutely LOVE this!

PuggleTrouble said...

These are WONDERFUL! So funny and cute!

Tammy♥ said...

This is just the cutest idea I have seen...thank you for sharing!