Yarn Ball Ornaments

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Yarn Wrapped Ornaments
I think we have already established that I love yarn. So what better way to decorate for Christmas than with yarn! These yarn ball ornaments are super simple to make, and I love the way they came out. And, of course, the first thing I wanted to do was share them with you.

What you will need:
  • A cardboard or Styrofoam ball from your local craft store
  • 3 to 5 different colors from your scrap yarn stash
  • Hot glue gun

What to do: 1.  Add a bit of  hot glue to the ball and start wrapping the yarn around.  You can wrap in all different directions to maintain a round shape, or you can wrap the yarn in one direction to form more of an angular shape.

2.   When you have covered the whole ball, add a dab of glue to secure the yarn and weave in ends.

3.  To finish the ornament off, cut a length of yarn from each skein that can easily wrap around the ball about 6 times.  Holding the center of the strands, wrap around the ball until the strands meet (this will be the bottom of the ornament), then give the ball a 90 degree twist and wrap the yarn back to the top of the ball.  Tie a knot to secure.

4.  I finished off the balls in two different ways.  I tied a bow on one before using a strand of yarn to create a loop for hanging.  On the other ball, I made a series of knots to add a little more height.  Next, I wove in the strands from one side back and forth through the knots.  Then, I used the yarn from the other side to create a loop for hanging and wove in those ends, leaving the loop the length desired.


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25 Responses to Yarn Ball Ornaments

  1. Pam December 11, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    I like these. They look easy to make, yet look effective.

  2. Pam December 11, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Thanks for stopping by… newest follower.

  3. Alyssabeth's December 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    Love how these turned out!

  4. Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com December 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    Hi! Visiting from Sundae Scoop. I love your ornaments.. very pretty! I tried making some and they didnt turn out so hot.. Ill have to try using your method. 🙂

    I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party if you get a chance 🙂

  5. Brittany December 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm #

    These are adorable! Definitely going to try and make some for our tree and for my mom :). Newest follower here…loving your blog! Would be so grateful if you stopped by ours too!

  6. Ladybird Ln December 13, 2011 at 3:18 am #

    These are so much fun, I love different textures on the tree! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, I am now following along your blog as well! I am really in awe of your crocheted ornaments, they are so BEAUTIFUL! I would love to learn how to do that someday! Crocheting is something I have no skill in… yet?


  7. Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style December 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    You seem to be really creative! I’ll be following so I won’t miss a thing!

  8. Vanessa December 13, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Hi, Kara

    I just love your ornaments. They are just lovely!


  9. Vanessa December 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Hi, Kara

    Thank you for stopping by my blog last week. I have been sick and have not been able to stop by till now. I am a new follower too. Have a great day!


  10. Diane December 13, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    Great craft. I’m following you back. thanks for stopping by
    Diane @ Can Do It MOM

  11. Lindsay December 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    This is such a cute idea! I would never have thought of it. Thanks for visiting my blog. I’m your newest follower! 🙂

  12. Q @ JAQS December 15, 2011 at 4:19 am #

    Such a great idea 🙂

    Love for you to share it at my linky party here:

  13. MrsFoxsSweets December 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    Great idea with endless color possibilities! I havent crocheted in almost 3 years, your blog is so inspiring. Thanks for visiting Mrs Foxs Sweets…following you back 🙂

  14. LeAnn-The Modest Homestead December 16, 2011 at 12:18 am #

    Thanks for your sweet comment! I love your yarn ornaments!! Following you back. =)

  15. Alexis @ we like to learn as we go December 16, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    This is so cute! I’m just starting to get into crochet so your blog will be a great help! Thanks for following my blog. I’m following you right back!

  16. Lindsi B December 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    Pinned and LOVE!!! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  17. Lolly Jane December 19, 2011 at 6:19 am #

    So cute. Love this!

  18. Meg {henninglove} December 21, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    these are so cute. love these so easy to do, definitely will have to try this next Christmas 🙂

  19. Is December 21, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Hi Kara,
    Stopping by from Look at me party.
    I love the rustic finished of your ornaments! They will look perfect on my tree and since they are so easy to make I’m definitely going to try this.
    I’m a new follower!
    Greetings from Spain

  20. Katie @ My Darling Days December 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    These are sooooooooooo cool!! Pinning {and doing} these! 🙂

  21. Ang December 23, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    My daughter and I will make these next year! Thanks for the idea!

  22. Bethany November 13, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    These are lovely! What a great way to use your scraps. 🙂

  23. Marilyn November 13, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    This is such a great idea!


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