This past weekend I completed my first Christmas craft since I was young entrepreneur in elementary school making Christmas coasters and napkin holders that I sold at local craft fairs (read: guilted family members into buying). I made a set of yarn Christmas trees that I posted a link to last week.
In theory, this should have been a relatively easy craft. After all, it was just wrapping yarn around a foam cone. How difficult could it be? Well if you have the right yarn, it is pretty simple, but I took the instructions to find ‘thick yarn’ a bit too literal. The first version of my yarn Christmas tree looked a little bloated…kind of like a cone-shaped Michelin Man. Being the perfectionist that I am, I dropped the craft and headed out for new yarn. Two stores and one hour later, I came back with skinnier yarn in prettier colours. I also found some pretty cute birdies to top my trees off. Here’s how they turned out.
- Purchase your yarn, foam cones and decorating accessories from Walmart, Zellers or Target (way cheaper than a craft store like Michaels)
- Go for medium thickness yarn (not the jumbo thick kind)
- Pins with a pearl head work best
- For a little extra glitz, try using sparkly yarn