Friday, December 11, 2009

Yarn ball garland

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are enjoying this beautiful season.

Today I want to show you a garland that I made. I love yarn balls and think they are pretty. So I decided to use our signature colors of pink and red and make a garland using yarn balls.

It wasn't until after we hung it on the tree that we realized that it not only served as a garland, but also became the ornaments on the tree!

I rolled up several pink yarn balls about 1 1/2" in diameter. I then threaded a double strand of yarn on a darning needle and pulled it through the balls. There is no need to secure the balls they stay in place all by themselves. You can adjust them the way you like them, but I placed mine about 4" apart.




We loved the way they looked arranged on the tree and felt the only other decorations it needed was some candy canes which we were lucky enough to find in pink and red!

We truly hope that you are enjoying the crafts that we are sharing this month. Each of your comments is appreciated and we love to know which projects you really like.

Enjoy the season!

Twyla

24 comments:

becky said...

Oh I love that idea.How clever and it looks so dainty.Who would of thought that would look so nice.I may have to try that next year.all my trees are decorated.All meaning 2.I will keep this in mind for next years Christmas.

Thanks a bunch Twiyla for sharing this.Merry christmas!

becky said...

Twyla that is sorry.Just got in and Im trying to visit people and then go to bed,lol.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh my gosh Twyla...
Sweetie that is just adorable. Who would have thought? It is so festive and fresh looking. I think I would have put a knitting basket on the floor and filled it full of treats or little packages. Would sure look cute. You could have used a few colored knitting needles stuck into the branches here and there. (Element of surprise) How sweet. I love it.

Please stop by and say hi. I love it when you do. I have a new post today that I think you especially will love.

Country hugs...Sherry

LiLi M. said...

Again: thanks for another great idea! Especially when you cannot find a certain color it would be easy to make one out of the right color yarn! Have a great weekend!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh my goodness! This is so cute, Twyla!!!! I don't have much experience with yarn so I've never made a yarn ball. Does the end of the yarn stay tucked in the ball or did you secure it in some way?

You better know I've enjoyed this special holiday presentation you girls have put on! One of the highlights of my morning is coming by here! Thank you so much! ♥

~Tonja~ said...

oh my that is so adorable...I can't wait till next Christmas I am going
to have a Sugar Kissed one thanks to you girls...my mom has a 7ft. white tree she asked if I wanted...well now
I do...I also just seen on one of the blogs I follow a girl had made a wreath with yarn she made a chain stitch and then wrapped it around one
so cute...Thanks for sharing all the wonderful ideas and images with us...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

Julie said...

What a fabulous idea, Twyla! I have TONS of yarn--this would be so much fun to do! You always share things that my girls would so enjoy doing, too!

Thanks for visiting me and being so kind--you always are!

I love all the ideas and projects you two are sharing this month--always somethings beautiful and inspiring to see when I stop by for a visit!

Much love to you both--stay warm and cozy today!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I love your yarn balls. I was thinking of using "fur balls" on our tree in honor of Kes (I could have a mess of 'em in no time), but I think I like you idea better. Love the sweet pink, too!
xoxo
Donna

Margaret Cloud said...

What a beautiful tree, this is a clever idea. I always like to look at Christmas trees that have a theme, I have moved away from the old way of putting on bulbs, garland Thank you for coming by, have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. and tinsel.

~~Carol~~ said...

I love your pink snowballs on that white tree! So perfect for your sugar-kissed Christmas!
Have a great weekend!
Carol

Celestial Charms said...

What a lovely idea. Your white tree looks so lovely. I've always wanted a white tree, or even a pink one. Still have only green. Maybe next year! Thanks for sharing.
Maureen

Kathleen said...

Hi Twyla, thank you so much for visiting my blog, and for your kind words. I was thrilled when I came over here to visit you. I love crafting with paper, making tags, collages, etc. Seems I found a little bit of heaven here. So happy to find you. Hugs, Kathleen

beedeebabee♥ said...

What an adorably sweet tree! You guys are so full of cute ideas! Hugs, =D

Julie Ranae said...

Really sweet idea and so easy to do...that's what we need at this busy time of the year!

Lisa West said...

Wow, you have some beautiful things here. Great to have found you! Lisa

SparkleFarkle said...

DELIGHTFUL! (What flavor are pink and red candy canes?)

Country Dreaming said...

Very cute idea. Will keep it in mind.

Melinda

Lisa said...

Oh that is so sweet! I just love it! Thanks for the info!
Hugs, Lisa

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

You are sooo good at this stuff! These are just too cute.
Brenda

Jacqueline said...

Hi you two crazy crafters! I have been gone for a couple of days with a very heavy work schedule but I'm back! I've read through all the great ideas...now I just need to do it! Happy Crafting and keep jolly!

Anonymous said...

So cute- those yarn balls look like pink divinity.Now, when Christmas is over, you two need to think about giving us some Valentine's tutorials in pink and red!You have spoiled us!
Blessings, Sarita

Shopgirl said...

What a fun idea...you are so creative. I love the Grandma's cards. I have a few packed away from my family when I was a kid, these remind me of them.
merry & Bright, Mary

Kelly said...

This is fab!!!

Bennett said...

Hi Twyla, thank you so much for visiting my blog, and for your kind words. I was thrilled when I came over here to visit you. I love crafting with paper, making tags, collages, etc. Seems I found a little bit of heaven here. So happy to find you. Hugs, Kathleen