We are beyond thrilled to participate in another awesome DIY blogger swap! Remember last time we got the most amazing desk caddy from Christina Williams? Wait until you see what ridiculously creative ornament we got this time around! You will die.
First though I guess I should show you what we sent to our lovely swap partner, The Sweetest Occasion! You know those wonderful yarn wall hangings that have been all the rage lately? Well, Machelle and I were discussing making mini versions of them for a necklace (which would still be amazing to do wink, wink) but once we got this ornament blogger swap going I thought that the idea would also translate nicely into ornaments. I also had less traditional yarn colors available so if you want them to be extra festive feel free to grab the perfect shade or red and some gorgeous greens for these mini hangings!
Click through to see the how to for this yarn ornament and all the rest of the amazing bloggers involved but first check out the AHMAZING ornaments we got from our girls at J.Sorelle Blog!
It’s a geronimo balloon! Are you kidding me?!! I’m so absolutely in love with these, I definitely think we won the swap! What a cute idea! To see how to make some of your own, head right here!
- Yarn //
- Scissors //
- Mini wooden dowels //
- Beads (optional) //
- Needle (if using beads)
1. Cut your small wooden dowel and cut it down to your desired size (I made all mine 4 inches).
2. Cut a small length of yarn (maybe a little over two feet) and tie it around the wooden dowel by folding it in half and then looping it through.
3. Tighten the knot and repeat the tying process until you have as many separate yarn sections as you want (mine averaged at about 12 total per ornament). Note, you may want to switch colors at this point (i.e. do one side mint and one red or do every string a different color, whatever style you want).
4. Once the wooden dowel is full to your liking, cut another small section of yarn (about 8-10 inches) and knot it to both ends of the dowel.
5. Now you get to finish up your mini yarn hanging by cutting it any way you want. Below is just a simple diagonal line but there are so many options to use here so have fun! You can also add a bead or two to your ornament at this point or while you are tying your knots.
I tried to do several ornaments in multiple fashions to give you a sense of what you can do! Looking of inspiration? Just type yarn hangings into Google or Pinterest and you should find tons of gorgeous options.
And the best part of all of this is you have 9 other amazing ornaments to check out! So hurry up and head over to the below blogs to find the most unique ornaments you will encounter all year!
And one more view of these amazing balloon ornaments!