Hello Dear Friends
Oh how I love this time of year. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! My CD player is on repeat and the carols just keeping coming. The weather has begun to turn much colder, and the snow should be falling very soon…I hope. It adds to the seasonal ambiance. I’ll probably be bellyaching about the snow come February, but for now we say bring.it.on!
As the fire is burning and the carols are playing I have been busy creating the cutest DIY ornaments for your tree. I can’t wait to share them with you! Let’s go….
I created these ornaments in (4) different colors, just because those are the colors of yarn I had in my home. The options are limitless.
Taking a cardboard tube (toilet paper, paper towel) I cut a 1/2″ ring for the brim of my hat.
I then proceeded to cut approximately 30-35 10″ strands of yarn in your color choice. It doesn’t have to be e.x.a.c.t.l.y 10″ because you will be trimming away the excess later.
I then fold one piece of yarn in half (creating a loop) and place the loop inside the cardboard ring.
I then take the 2 loose ends and feed them through the loop.
Pull tightly and keep the (2) strands of yarn straight. The “knot” should be on the outside of the hat brim. I call this my version of a slip knot. I am sure this knot has a formal name, but in this blog I will refer it to as a slip knot. (#pleasenojudging)
Now repeat this step 30-35 times gently pushing the yarn close to the previous one, covering the entire cardboard ring.
This is how it should look when completed. It does not matter if the ends match up as you will be trimming them. (I have lightly steamed the yarn at this point if it is too “wavy.” Make sure not to iron too much because the iron loosens the yarn and the hat does not hold its shape…yes, I may have done this. #learnfrommymistakes.)
Take a coordinating piece of yarn and tie a double knot approximately 1″ above the “brim.”
Then trim away the excess yarn.
Now you have a hat with a little yarn pompom. So cute. At this point you can call it a day, add a little white tissue paper inside the hat to hold its shape and hang it on your Christmas tree.
you can take it one step further….
Gently push the yarn pompom back through the center of the hat. (so now the yarn pompom is inside the hat)
And glue a white pompom on top…..
Omg, how adorable is this!! I simply LOVE them! I strung a 8-10″ piece of fishing line through a few strands of yarn on top, knotted it and hung it on our tree. I especially love it on the white tree I have in my office. (Shhh..I may have 4 trees in our home…#rememberdonotjudge)
You should give these little ornaments a try. So charming!
I am selling these in my shop if you would like to purchase one. I have the (4) colors above (red, turquoise, blue, green) and am happy to create them in the color of your choice! You can buy just one or I am selling them in sets of 3 and 6.
I’ll be back with more holiday DIY. Enjoy your week.