Saturday, 31 October 2015

Mini Yarn Wall Hanging

Mini yarn wall hangings to decorate your tree this Christmas, they are easy and quick and cost next to nothing!
Mini yarn wall hanging Christmas Tree Ornaments
Yes, I know it's October and AGES till Christmas but I'm bring you an easy peasy Christmas ornament idea today as the very last day of a fabulous month long extravaganza with 31 - yes 31 amazing make it yourself Christmas ornament projects. 
I love the gorgeous yarn wall hanging I've seen over the last few years, I've admired all sorts of DIY and shop versions and toyed with the idea of making one of my own. Rather than making a full sized one for Christmas I thought maybe little mini ones would be cute for the tree.
Mini yarn wall hanging Christmas Tree Ornaments
To make one (or two - they are so quick and easy!) you will need:
Cocktail sticks
Scraps of yarn, wool, thread, ribbon, twine, string, lace, whatever you have/like
PVA glue
Beads that fit on the cocktail stick
Good sharp scissors
2 clothes pegs - optional but I found they made it easier
  • Put a clothes peg on each end of the cocktail stick. I found this just lifted it off the table, made it easier to thread the yarn through and stopped things slipping off the ends when I wasn't ready
  • Cut lots of lengths of your yarns and thread, about 8 - 10 inches or so but it doesn't matter too muchHow to make Mini yarn wall hanging Christmas Tree Ornaments
  • Fold a piece of yarn in half and poke under the cocktail stick
  • Poke the ends of the yarn through the loop you've made and pull the ends tight and towards you. DO NOT PULL TOO HARD OR YOU COULD SNAP THE COCKTAIL STICK! (yes I did that!)
  • Repeat with more lengths of yarn until it's almost full and you are happy with the look. How many you need will depend on the thickness of the yarn
  • Take a longer length of yarn and tie it on each end as shown to form a handle
  • Trim across the yarn with your sharp scissors at whatever angle you wantMini yarn wall hanging Christmas Tree Ornaments tutorial
  • Add a blob of PVA glue to the end of the cocktail stick and pop a bead on
  • Leave to dry then using scissors that are not your good dressmaking scissors trim the sharp spike of the cocktail stick off.

Mini yarn wall hanging Christmas Tree Ornaments

I tried one using thin strips of festive fabric:
Mini fabric wall hanging Christmas Tree Ornaments
Mini fabric wall hanging Christmas Tree Ornaments

I made a blue and sparkly "Frozen" inspired one:
Mini Frozen yarn wall hanging Christmas Tree Ornaments
Mini Frozen yarn wall hanging Christmas Tree Ornaments

Lastly I tried making one with just ribbons and a sophisticated colour scheme of just black, white and silver:
Mini ribbon wall hanging Christmas Tree Ornaments
I imagine this would be nice for those who have one of those super trendy black or white artificial trees. In our house we tend to go for more traditional colours, but I do like the colour themed trees when I see them.
The ribbon was a bit more springy than the yarn so I didn't try to cut a sharp wedge shape on this one.

They can be any colour scheme and basically be made using scraps of anything long and thin! I imagine lace or metallic thread would be nice or maybe pom pom trim and ric rac.
Mini yarn wall hanging style ornaments tutorial
Visit the other handmade ornament ideas from all the other super creative bloggers from the links here:





Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance over the 31 Days.

29 comments:

  1. I like all of the variations that you came up with for making this ornament. They will look great on your tree.

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    1. Thanks Paula, as they just use up scraps I kept thinking of different versions I wanted to try!

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    1. I normally go for very traditional colours for Christmas so it was fun to try something different.

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  3. Julie this really is a fun use of leftover scraps. I think these would go very nicely on a old-fashioned style tree of handmade ornaments and those with a similar theme. Such a clever idea. :)
    Thanks for joining us for the 31 Days blog hop. :) It's been fun!

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    1. Thanks Diane, Glad you like it. And thank you so much for letting me be part of the Blog hop - it's been fun.

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  4. What a great idea! I love all of the ornaments!

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    1. Thanks, there are so many great ideas in the link, so much variety so hopefully something for everyone.

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  5. Love the ribbon idea as always seem to end up with strips of ribbon

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    1. Thanks Carolee, I collect them of new clothes and so do all my friends so almost everywhere I go someone gives me a little bag of ribbon scraps. Much better than just throwing them away!

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  6. What a lovely idea, I love all of your variations too.

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    1. Thanks Lucy, it was fun to try lots of different styles.

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  7. how cute, fun and great way to use up wool :) xx

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    1. Ah yes Jenny, those little bits we just can't bear to throw away!

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  8. What a fun idea. I love all the possibilities - colors, ribbons, etc. I cannot wait to make some of these with my daughter.

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    1. Glad you like it Holly, It's very simple so great for kids, just watch they don't pull too hard on the cocktail stick, they are not the strongest things on the planet - I snapped a couple, I wouldn't want anyone to get splinters!

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  9. super cute and so easy to make and bonus! scrap buster!! totally fab!

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    1. They really do cost next to nothing! I didn't buy anything new to make these.

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  10. This is such a quick and easy ornament! I love it!!!

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    1. Thanks Kelly, and thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Cute idea! And I love that my kids could make it on their own (maybe while I'm wrapping gifts). :0) Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night!

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    1. Wow Tiffany, you sound organised - thinking about wrapping already! Kids would be able to make these no problem, but as I said before just get them to be a bit careful not to snap the cocktail sticks, it's easy to pull the knot just a bit too hard, snap them and then you just have to start again!

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  12. These are too cute! Now I know why I've been saving all my little yarn scraps...

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  13. I wish I hadn't decluttered my ribbon scraps now. I'm pinning because I want to make all handmade Christmas ornaments eventually.

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    1. I know decluttering is a big thing at the moment and I'm not averse to sending a bag or two to the charity shop myself but not my craft stash - there are just too many things that might "come in" for a project one day!

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  14. Great idea! they look great thanks for sharing at the stash link party. :)

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    1. Thanks Linda, I love your stash busting party and all the great ideas there.

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  15. How fun! Would be a perfect project for the kids too! Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
    ~Laurie

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  16. Awww so cute, easy and fun ☺♥

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