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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DIY: Yarn Balls

Abernathy Crafts made such an easy yarn wrapped ball tutorial, we know this is just perfect for those left over pieces of yarn from crochet projects!  So easy, but soooo pretty.  We LOVE it.  

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I didn’t know what else to call them.  They’re balls, wrapped in yarn.  Yarn balls.  I know, it’s silly.  But if you’d like to know how to make some to add some pretty silliness to your space, I’ve got a tutorial for you.
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Materials needed:

  • Styrofoam balls (any size will do)
  • Wooden skewers
  • Craft glue
  • Yarn
Before I started on this project, I read on Pinterest that you can dye your skewers using food coloring.  So I tried it.  I filled a glass baking dish with water and several drops of food coloring.  Then I soaked the skewers overnight.  The next day I discovered that it didn’t work.  So then I added the entire bottle of food coloring.  That did the trick.  So apparently it does work but you just have to use a ridiculous amount of food coloring for the wood to soak up. 

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So, start by shoving the skewers lovingly into the Styrofoam balls.  Pointed end in works best.
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Starting at the bottom around the stick, spread some glue and begin wrapping the yarn around in a spiral.
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Keep gluing and wrapping the yarn around until you get to the top.
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