Cardboard Yarn Ornaments

*Editor’s Note: Krisha, from Jacks and Kate, first linked up to Show & Tell Wednesday more than a year ago. It was love at first sight. However, I really got to know her as she competed in So You Think You’re Craft this last year. Her projects were ALL amazing. I am excited to let you know that she will be joining us here as a regular contributor in 2014. Please welcome her! xoxo Tauni

First, I have to say that I’m absolutely thrilled to be on board as a SNAP contributor! Incredibly honored, thanks again Tauni! With that said, this is my debut contributor post. I was given the task to come up with some last minute Christmas decor. It was a little more difficult than anticipated. If I had actually been in a time a crunch, like I usually am, it probably would have been easier. I had to think, what would I do in a pinch?

Cardboard Yarn Ornaments

Yarn Ornament
Easy DIY Yarn Ornament
Since it’s the holidays, I’ve had more than my fair share of deliveries. Which means, I have an over abundance of cardboard boxes collecting. My husband calls me the, Prime Minister, since according to him, I abuse the Amazon Prime system. Is that even possible? Anyway, I knew I wanted to utilize cardboard as a main component of my project. So, I started cutting out random shapes, then remembered something I had seen a while ago. It was so simple and perfect for this week’s post!

For this project you’ll need:

Cardboard
Yarn
Scissors
Pencil

Instructions:

First, cut several symmetrical shapes (I did circles and octagons)
Cut 1/2 inch to 1 inch slits, equal distance apart all the way around the shape.
Slide yarn into first slit, leaving a tail on the other side.
Begin making your way around the shape, passing through each slit several times, until you have your desired look.
Leaving enough to tie off a loop, cut yarn from skein.
Tie a loop for hanging, tuck excess tail under woven pattern.

Easy DIY Yarn Ornament
Easy DIY Yarn Ornament
Easy DIY Yarn Ornament
Easy DIY Yarn Ornament
I just love how these turned out! I’m not really a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas colors, so I opted for bright colors. Also, those are the only colors I had on hand. A great project to get your kids involved in! I love them as ornaments, garlands, or even gift tags!

If you liked this post, you might also enjoy Krisha’s Lego Duplo Advent Calendar

lego

 

Or these lovely book page ornaments

Handmade Christmas Ornament 

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